Columbine Gem and Mineral Society Columbine Gem and Mineral Society is Chaffee County, Colorado's own rockhunting, fossil, artifact, lapidary and earth science club. Founded in 1947.
Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month in the Meeting Room of the Mount Shavano Manor at 525 West 16th (at J street) in Salida, Colorado and start at 6:30 PM.

Meetings include programs, door prizes and refreshments.
Guests and visitors are welcome.


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Field Trip Rules & Safety

Please note that while our meetings are open to the general public, Our field trips are planned with a limited capacity for the enjoyment
of our members, who get first choice.   If your visit to Chaffee County coincides with one of our field tip dates and you would like to join us,
please contact the field trip coordinator.  If there is space available on our field trip, you are welcome to attend once you and your family
has joined our club and signed the appropriate waivers.
 
When you are visiting Chaffee County we invite you to stop by the RockDoc at Prospectors Village, 17897 US Highway 285, Nathrop,
CO 81236, 719-539-2019.  "A Guide to Rockhounding & Prospecting in Chaffee County" is available for a small donation. Or you may
learn more at www.therockdoc.net.
 
Field Trip Coordinator Bob Giacomellli (719)371-1614 giaco320@gmail.com


Interested members must sign up one month before the trip.


If you do sign up for a trip and can't go - please be considerate and cancel your
reservation by contacting the field trip coordinator.

If you wish to join, please use our
Membership Application Form

Please Note our club liability insurance covers damage to property, 
but not personal injury.  Participation in club sponsored events is at
your own risk.

WHAT TO WEAR Recommendations for all outings: 

1. DO NOT WEAR SHORTS OR SANDALS!
2. Wear Long Sleeve Shirt and Long Pants!
3. Bring lots of Water and a Lunch!
4. Wear a Hat, gloves and Sun Glasses!
5. Bring any medications you  may need!
6. Wear Hiking Boots with ankle support.
7. Bring any and all equipment you may need (shovel etc.)!

American Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Member of the
American Federation
of Mineralogical Societies
Rocky Mountain Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Member of the
Rocky Mountain Federation
of Mineralogical Societies
Colorado Federation of Gem Mineral Societies
Member of the
Colorado Federation
of Gem & Mineral Societies

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