Doing what Rockhounds do ... Sharing GREAT Field Trips!
Time: May 31, 2012 at 4am to June 6, 2012 at 7am
Location: Davis Creek, Modoc National Forest, Modoc County, CA
City/Town: Davis Creek, CA
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps/m…
Phone: (559) 250-5057
Event Type: field, trip
Organized By: Hand-2-Mouth Mining
Latest Activity: Jul 7, 2012
You've seen pictures of the beautiful rainbow & Sheen obsidian from Hand-2-Mouth mining, and here's your chance to come along and collect your own!
Weather & snow pack permitting, we'll be starting our obsidian mining season with a week long expedition to our "Black Hole" pit at the Middle Fork of Davis Creek, Modoc National Forest, CA.
On past trips, we've stayed at the Wagon Wheel Motel, enjoying the way they treat us like family. This great motel boasts low prices, comfy rooms and a great restaurant on the premises. We heartily recommend this fine establishment!
Itinerary for Hand-2-Mouth Mining for Davis Creek Season Opener Trip
Weds, May 30 - Leave Fresno - Travel to Reno, stay overnight - We'll probably be at the Atlantis.
Thursday, May 31 - Breakfast in Reno, meet up & travel to Alturas - Arrive before 3 pm, get permits at Forest Service District Hdqrs, run up to our pit & post signs. Check in at Wagon Wheel, and socialize with rockhounds in the evening.
Friday June 1 through Sunday, June 3 -
7 am - Breakfast at the Wagon Wheel
8:30 - Depart from the Wagon Wheel for Davis Creek, stopping at Subway's for lunch sandwiches.
9 am (roughly) - Stop at Davis Creek Mercantile to meet up -
9:15 - Depart for Middle Fork - Meet up with Plumb Valley campers at turnoff from County Rd. 11 - Travel to Middle Fork site
9:30 - Arrive at Middle Fork site - If traveling in low clearance 2 wheel drive vehicles, plan to park at the road. The road up to the site is short, but best for 4 wheel drive, high clearance vehicles.
Sunset- Return to Alturas for dinner and socializing at the Wagon Wheel - Attendees are welcome to join us for socializing, Cigars & adult beverages will be consumed!
Hand-2-Mouth Mining will be mining at the Middle Fork site, since this is a business trip for us. Attendees are most welcome to branch out and dig at the other obsidian sites nearby. Additionally, we'll have sheets with nearby rockhounding sites for attendees.
Here's a link with
mine specific information and maps;
Map 1 &
Since this is a mining trip for us, we'll be staying until we have full loads in our truck & trailer rigs. We'd hoped to add a trip to the Sunstone Butte Mine, but it looks unlikely at this time. We need the funds for gasoline!
Attendees, feel free to call me with any questions.
See you there, friends!