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2018 Field Trips
March 31 – April 8 (during Spring Break week)
Due to the overwhelming response this field trip is closed
Field Trip to Arkansas for Quartz Crystals
950 miles – two days drive
Collecting 3 days in the Quartz mines around Mt. Ida, AR, possibly including Crater of Diamonds in Murfreesboro (fee)
Dig for Keokuk Geodes on return in Keokuk-Hamilton area (fee)
Members of other MWF Clubs welcome to join us
For questions & further details contact
Bob Sherwood, email@example.com
Sign-up sheet at club meetings, December through February
Click here for field trip itinerary
Tools & Equipment for most field trips: Safety glasses, hard hat, safety vest, substantial footwear, rock pick, crack hammer, chisels, pry bar, spray bottle, garden claw, Insect repellant, sunscreen, light colored clothing, wide brim hat, fresh water, snacks.
Detailed information including trip itineraries are available from Bob Sherwood or Bob Sinke
Check back often for new trips.
Hard-core field trip . . .
Wonderstone - Vernon Hills, Tooele County, Utah
Jaspilite at the Jackson Mine, Michigan U.P.
Joint field trip with Willamette Agate & Mineral Society members, near Wild Horse Jasper claim, Malheur Co., OR
In Gary Buss' lapidary shop: Ken (L) with polished oak slab; Gary Buss (C) with 3' slab of Hubbard Basin, NV wood; Jack Decker (R)
Wamsutter; lunch on the Continental Divide - high desert
Agate at Sabbath Canyon, Utah
"Cherry picking" Obsidian, Utah
Tulip City Club joined by members of Ft. Wayne and Central Michigan clubs - 6 week field trip from West through Prairie States
Multi club field trip through South Dakota
Collecting Blue Calcite at a quarry in
upstate New York
In May, 1973 several club members went on a trip in a motorhome to Thunder Bay, Ontario to collect at the Thunder Bay Amethyst Mine. Some of the members included Bob Sherwood, Norm Gibson, Dale and Karen Flowerday, and Bob and Marie Zigler.