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Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society - Ridgecrest, Ca.
After a long, hot (and smoky!) Summer, it's finally Autumn. The Fall Show's are in full swing, and upcoming field trips are in the planning stage.
Here are some possibilities I'm working on for Fall & Winter:
October - Poppy jasper - The location? It's still a secret!
November - The fall Mojave Desert Rockhound Odyssey
December - The Annual Last Blast! field trip
January - The 1st Arizona Rockhound Odyssey
These are all in the planning stage, and I'm open to suggestions for sites and looking for co-leaders for these trips.
As always, feel free to post your own field trips, Club Shows and Shop Days, and other Events. Additionally, members are encouraged to post their rocks, lapidary equipment, jewelry and other on-topic wares in the Photo stream. If you need help doing so, just message me.
This year, due to popular demand, I'm offering members a choice of artwork on the front, or back. Priced at $24.95, each t-shirt order includes a RFTF! Supporting Member window sticker and luxury USPS Domestic Priority Mail shipping. Each purchase supports the 0ngoing mission of RFTF! ...
Sharing GREAT Field Trips!
See you in the field, friends!
Kris, the Admin
The RFTF! Del-Air Rockhound Mini-Odyssey is my first collecting foray into the uncharted wilds of the Santa Monica Mountains. RSVP here.
This Mini-Odyssey actually begins with my talk at the October 1st meeting of the Del-Air…Continue
A few beach pebbles I found within a hundred foot radius. A green agate mixed with serpentine I think. It was too porous when I cut it but I would like to go back and look for some harder stuff. A basalt pebble with agate and a paisley jasper. In the same area I found a fossil big sea animal.…Continue
TONOPAH ROCK TRIP
Our April 2015 rock trip to Nevada, which I failed to report on, was an adventure. My cousin Joe and I went prospecting in the area of Tonopah. We had a great camping trip that included a broken…Continue
Here's a list of links for some of the tools, and other items demonstrated and discussed during the first three open days in my Workshop. My thanks go out to the members who attended, and tolerated the "in progress" state of my facilities.
Flat lap tools -
My most used cabbing tool is my flat lap. The grits (mesh) I use most are:
120 to 360 hard discs & dishes - rough grinding and…Continue
Hi all,I am a new member, thanks for having me.I have a hip problem that stops me walking too far, and have been advised that I may find some interesting rocks at road cuts. I have transport, I live…Continue
On the advice of a sensible attorney friend, I've added a liability disclaimer to each Field Trip announcement. This is to cover my a*s.
The disclaimer does not imply any unusual danger.
Fact is, a sensible individual is far more likely to come to harm in their own neighborhood than out in "the wild." I do my best to assure that my own Field Trips maximize comfort and accessibility, and are "family friendly."
I recommend traveling to any "off road" destination with no less than 2 vehicles. Thankfully, I've yet to experience any of the horror stories I've read of danger and deprivation, due to my penchant for over-planning.
The mountains and desert can be dangerous to the unprepared, but on the average, crossing the street in town is far more deadly.
Kris, the Site Admin