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.

 

FIELDTRIP SATURDAY 2/17 TO LAVIC SIDING FOR AGATE AND JASPER AND LASPER/AGATE

The California Federation of Mineral Societies has a field trip planned in two weeks to a site that makes it easy to find good material for cabbing. It's called Lavic Siding. If you've wanted to try out a field trip, this is one of the best sites - easy to find, experts to show you how to find the material, and really good quality and quantity of the red & white jasp-agate.

Coordinate with others at the club meeting February 12th to car pool out for a great day in the fresh air.


FIELD TRIP LEADERS: CFMS Field Trip South Co-Chairs:
     Adam Dean – theagatehunter@verizon.net or 909-489 4899
     Roy Isaac – 1bionicdj@gmail.com or 818-633-3350

MEETING TIME:
     Saturday, February 17th, at 8:00am

MEETING POINT: 
     Take RT 40 east out of Barstow for 32 miles. Exit south
     at Hector Road and look for orientation and sign in.
     This is about 85 miles from Culver City.
     Waiver of liability will be signed at the meeting spot.
     From the meeting spot we will caravan to collecting site.
     Contact field trip leader for additional information.

DESTINATION: Lavic Siding

MATERIAL: Agates and Jaspers

VEHICLES:
     No low clearance vehicles, most will be able to make it to the
     main collecting area, there is an alternate spot for those with 4X4.
     Car pools are often possible from the meeting & orientation point.
     Gas and food are available in Barstow.

WHAT TO BRING:
     Collecting bags/buckets, rock hammer, digging equipment, safety
     glasses and spray bottles, First Aid kit. Bring lunch, plenty of water
     and a camera. This is mostly open area offering no shade, so use
     sun screen to protect yourself. If you would like to stay for the
     weekend, this area offers a wide variety of material so bring your
     rock collecting guides.

RULES:
     This trip is open to all Rockhounds who agree to abide by the AFMS
     and CFMS Code of Ethics, the directions of the field trip leader and
     practice safe rockhounding. Call the field trip leader beforehand for
     further information.

     Remember to sign in and out with the field trip leader. A Consent
     and Assumption of Risk Waiver of Liability form must be signed
     upon arrival at the meeting site.