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Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society - Ridgecrest, Ca.
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There is an easy collecting locality, west of Jenner, in Sonoma Co., California. The site is along Coast Highway 1, about a quarter mile north of where the Russian River goes out to sea. The mineral is dark blue Glaucophane Schist with brown Pyrope Garnets through-out. The coast highway passes through the middle of the collecting locality for easy access, but parking is very limited along the west side of the highway. On the…Continue
I have been wanting to get out to some Sonoma county beauty for a day trip from the San Jose area and also would LOVE to do some hunting for jaspers, agates, petrified wood, Franciscan complex high grade minerals (glaucophane, eglocite) actinolite, etc.. Does anyone have any recommendations for good spots to look around up there? I'm fairly familiar with 101 area and west highway 116.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
So while out hounding with the wife, we came across a vein of this onyx. Personally I have never seen anything quite like it. after 3 trips now have been able to collect about 250 lbs of it.…Continue
Has anyone been to Stoney creek area for Jasper? It is well known for high quality material . is it still productive? it's about the same distance from my house as area 54. thought I might give it a…Continue
My cousin and I are headed out of California at Big Pine toward "the sump" and Coaldale from 264 to 773 to 95 looking for jasper, agate and what ever we see. Does anyone have any suggestions, hints…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.
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