CCRMC frequently arrange field trips to rock collection areas and mines - or participate in field trips arranged by the CFMS or AFMS. Some are day trips, other are overnighters, either with a nearby hotel/motel, or where a camper or tent is required.


Photo Albums


Pisgah Crater and the Cady Mountains

March 11, 2017

himalaya trip

Himalaya Mine trip

June 21 & June 22, 2010

Hunting for Garnets in San Gabriel Mountains

When: Saturday, June 24th @ 8AM

Meeting Point: Starbucks 475 Foothill Blvd #M, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

From the meeting point, we will be driving about 10 miles on Highway 2 (Angeles Crest Highway) up into the San Gabriel Mountains to search for alamandite garnet.  The trip should not require any extensive hiking or off-road driving but it may require one to remove garnet from its host rock (mica schist), so definitely be prepared to hammer!  We will most likely end the trip at the Mill Creek Campground, where a number of other minerals are rumored to exist, including pyrite, chlorite, epidote.  Overall, it should be a fairly easy collecting trip with lots of gorgeous views.

Suggested Equipment: Rock Hammer, Eye Protection, plus the obvious (water, snacks, hat, etc).  A small sledge and chisel could also prove to be useful.

Please RSVP via email to or call 310-980-4165

Also, feel free to contact me for questions, etc.


Hans baumann

Fieldtrip Chair