These will change each year due to weather conditions and access restrictions, and currently COVID considerations. ( The 2021 Field Trip List is in development.) Keep an eye on this page for further information as we are looking into a couple new places to hunt.
The below is a synopsis of last years Field Trips. I am still working on the list for this year ( 2021)
Sat / May 30 -- Cramer Creek -- Jasper; Agate; Petrified Wood
Sunday / June 14 -- Weasel Creek -- Quartz Crystals, Goethite crystals
June 14th - 17th, 2021 Annual Knapp-In at Larry Creek Campground North of Stevensville cutoff. Auction and Demonstrations on site.
Fri,Sat,Sun 26,27,28 June -- Star Garnet Dig ID Star Garnet
Hopefully it will be open this year with the new excavation providing the dig material )
Fri- Sun 3,4,5 July
Since Many people have Family or other get togethers on the WE of the 4th Not going to plan anything here at this time, will bring up for discussion at the meeting.
Saturday xx July -- Crystal Park -- Quartz Crystals
Sunday xx July Thunder Mountain - If the Road is Open/repaired this year -- Thunder Eggs
Friday xx-xx July –Fri-> Sun --Challis ID. -- Agate; Banded Agate; Jasper; Fluorite;
I have information on a few other nearby areas that we can try, but have not been to them yet.
William’s Creek- Jaspter, Mico Zeolite; Pat’s Creek –Agate; Daugherty Gulch – Fluorite; Herd Creek Agate, Jasper;
Sunday / 26 July TBD
Sat / Aug 8 Calvert Hill ( Red Button mine) Aquamarine; Epidote; Garnet; Beryl; quartz
Need to Contacted the Mine owner prior!! ( Ed did for this 2020 already )
Fri / Aug 14 – Sun / Aug 16 -- TBD
Sat / Aug 29 -- TBD
Saturday / Sept 12 Lincoln area Jasper & Agate