2017 Field Trip List

Columbine Gem & Mineral Society / Pueblo Rockhounds

Field Trips 2017

No same day membership sign ups! Membership applications available here.

 

When: Saturday, June 24, 2017

What/Where: Ute Trail/Midway Springs

Aragonite

Club: Columbine

Contact: Rick Nelson

Must be Columbine Club Member to Attend.

 

When: Saturday, July 8, 2017

What/Where: Mt. Antero

Aquamarine, smoky quartz, fluorite, phenakite, feldspar, others.

Club: Columbine

Contact: Ralph Eyler

Must be Columbine Club Member to Attend.

4×4 necessary – rough road

 

When: Wednesday – Sunday July 20-30, 2017

What/Where: Chaffee County Fair Exhibition

Club: Columbine

Contact: Fred Jackson

Open Chaffee County Fair Grounds.

 

When: Thursday – Sunday August 10-13, 2017

What/Where: Contin-Tail Rock and Gem Show, Buena Vista

Open BV Rodeo Grounds

 

When: Monday, August 21, 2017

What/Where: Total Solar Eclipse   10:30 AM

Total Solar Eclipse   10:30AM Glendo, Wyoming

 

When: Saturday, August 26, 2017

What/Where: Mt. Antero

Aquamarine, smoky quartz, fluorite, phenakite, feldspar, others.

Club: Columbine

Contact: Ralph Eyler

Must be Columbine Club Member to Attend.

4×4 necessary – rough road

 

When: Friday – Sunday, August 18-20, 2017

What/Where: Lake George Gem and Mineral Show 9 am -5 pm

 

When: Saturday, September 2, 2017

What/Where: Hartzel Barite

Blue Barite

Club: Columbine

Contact: Ralph Eyler

Must be Columbine Club Member to Attend.

2×2 OK

 

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017

What/Where: Poncha Pass Agate instead of Monthly Meeting

Agate

Club: Columbine

Contact: Ralph Eyler

Must be Columbine Club Member to Attend.

2×2 OK

 

When: Thursday – Sunday, September 15-17, 2017

What/Where: Denver Gem & Mineral Show

Denver Merchandise Mart, 9 am-6 pm. Now called “Denver Mart Expo”   431 E 58th Ave. (3rd largest Gem and Mineral Show)

 

When: Saturday, October 7, 2017

What/Where: Sedalia Mine

Almandine Garnets, magnetite, Azurite, malachite

Club: Columbine

Contact: Fred Jackson / Ralph Eyler

Must be Columbine Club Member to Attend.

4×4 – high clearance required.

 

When: Saturday, October 14, 2017

What/Where: Lake George

Amazonite, Smoky Qtz, Goethite, Fluorite

Club: Pueblo Rockhounds

Contact: Larry Frank/Einar Wulfsberg

Must be Columbine Club Member to Attend.

2×2 OK

 

When: Saturday – Sunday, November 10-12, 2017

What/Where: 36th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium

Contact: Larry Frank, Einar Wulfsberg, Christina Johnson

36th Annual New Mexico Mineral Symposium, Socorro, NM

(New Mexico Tech) Virgil Leuth 575 835-5302, geoinfo.nmtedu/museum/minsymp/registration. Arrive 2 days early for some field trips-one standard trip is to the Blanchard Claims near Bingham,

NM for fluorite and galena etc. Lectures about mineral deposits in NM, CO, Utah and Arizona by noted experts. There are also mineral dealers at the Comfort Inn selling very nice specimens.  The Mineral Museum is superb at New Mexico Tech.  There is also a Gala Banquet on Saturday evening.

 

You must be a Columbine Gem & Mineral Society member to attend field trips. No same day membership applications allowed! Please complete the membership application on our website as soon as possible to guarantee your spot on a field trip. www.rockaholics.org.

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