This last week end, I led our clubs (Kitsap Gem & Mineral) field trip to Saddle Mountain, Washington for Petrified wood. The BLM has set aside many sections (square miles) of land for rockhounding, and off road vehicle use in a great area for Petwood. This area is but a scant few miles from the Ginko Petrified Forest, and is well endowed with material, the prize of course being the picture wood with its fantastic dentritic scenes.
Here are some photographs of out trip, and the material. Woody The camp
A hole I dug with me standing by whilst a fellow member takes a turn getting out rounds.
Garry: As you well know, I dig the hole, get tired, so when having a break, Kathy jumps in and comes up with the trophy of the day. This time, I gave Dean a go at the hole, and he found a number of rounds, then Kathy got in and found the best of the day. I am in no way complaining about all the rounds I found. This was a very good hole. Woody
drocknut: The weather guessers are predicting possible triple digit temperatures by the weekend here which is way too hot for here. I'm not going to be a happy lady if I have to work in the heat.
Jun 25, 2015 23:02:24 GMT -5
Fossilman: As of today we are busting the triple digits too,been the high 90's for a few days..Going to be some record breakers this summer..
Jun 26, 2015 9:20:30 GMT -5
mr.mohs: it to hot to rock that's the worse of it- otherwise stay cool by posting on RTH with all my rock pals...mostly
Jun 26, 2015 11:45:44 GMT -5
snowmom: 48 degrees here at 4:57 AM, high of 72 predicted for the day. you all come hang out here any time you want!
Jun 28, 2015 3:58:46 GMT -5
drocknut: Snowmom I'm on my way
Jun 28, 2015 7:44:43 GMT -5
mr.mohs: it 72 degrees & 5 o'clock somewhere in the world at all times...but the odds are against for awhile here... mostly
Jun 28, 2015 13:12:25 GMT -5
Fossilman: I'm ready for some 60 degree weather-hell with this hot crap!!!!
Jun 29, 2015 9:44:01 GMT -5
mr.mohs: ouchiemama! I just picked up a plastic bag of rocks and a chunk of gem silicia just smashed by big toe!
Jun 29, 2015 17:07:54 GMT -5
jakesrocks: LOL. Cut its heart out Ed.
Jun 29, 2015 20:00:11 GMT -5
mr.mohs: Luckily what I was looking for wasn't in the bag. A chunk of B.I.F. Higher specific gravity...
Jun 29, 2015 22:34:35 GMT -5