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
Fossilman: The last time I was in Vegas,my buddies went gambling,I just sat and watched the morons gamble their hard earned money and gather up more bills with their credit cards!! LOL I just don't see the point in gambling my money away!
Aug 25, 2015 13:13:32 GMT -5
jakesrocks: Sing along with the rockpicker as she strolls through her yard picking up dog turds. All together now, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eQQKVKjifQ
Aug 25, 2015 20:22:16 GMT -5
drocknut: Neither do I fossilman. I don't even like to watch people gambling; it's boring.
Aug 25, 2015 22:05:53 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Ha ha, Don. Not quite tulips, lol. Got a little rain, not nearly enough... May get a little more tomorrow, thunder and lightning as well. At least, that is what the weather guessers are saying. Definitely muggy!
Aug 25, 2015 23:38:35 GMT -5
Fossilman: Diana,if it would have been daylight hours,I would have ventured over to the car museum,but at 2 AM,I stayed put-LOL..Jean,rain coming here starting Friday,sounds like two days of down pours,Oregon style! Thumbs up
Aug 26, 2015 9:20:58 GMT -5
drocknut: At 2am I'd be sleeping even in Vegas.lol
Aug 26, 2015 10:36:35 GMT -5
folgers: New on here....looking for sphere making equipment....a Barranca Fireball machine....thanks for any help or contacts
Aug 26, 2015 11:17:47 GMT -5
rockpickerforever: Besides sleeping and gambling, plenty of things to do in Vegas at 2 am!! (What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!!)
Aug 26, 2015 11:42:02 GMT -5
yeswinchris9: re bearing needed on the ultra tec faceter... which bearing and how did
Aug 26, 2015 13:33:35 GMT -5
Fossilman: LOL,my 1st time in Vegas (1971),I got to see the inside of their jail system at night!!!!!!! Nope didn't like it,not at all...........
Aug 26, 2015 13:44:27 GMT -5
mr.mohs: got busted for jay walking in Vegas... ...so I knew wouldn't have any luck gambling...mostly™
Aug 26, 2015 17:57:33 GMT -5
Fossilman: I was with a buddy that didn't have a brain! He stole a "Hookers" purse!! Told him not too,wouldn't be anything in it...Hey guess what,there wasn't anything in it!!! Glad I was underage! He wasn't!! They kind of rough him up a bit ......
Aug 27, 2015 9:11:28 GMT -5
Fossilman: The cops told me I should lose the bum,I guess he had a pretty good wrap sheet going in Cali and Montana...Went our different ways in Salt Lake City,Utah...
Aug 27, 2015 9:12:53 GMT -5
mr.mohs: your buddy took the line from the j.geils song to literally--- first I look at the purse
Aug 27, 2015 9:45:14 GMT -5
gemsgalore: I need some advice for tumbling my first opal. It's 2"w x 1-1/2"h, circumference is 4-1/2". I only have ceramic filler but no grinding grit on hand. Can I tumble without the grit?
Aug 27, 2015 10:22:46 GMT -5
jakesrocks: gemsgalore, please post your question here. http://andy321.proboards.com/board/22/totally-rock-tumbling
Aug 27, 2015 10:50:32 GMT -5
Fossilman: Ed-exactly!!! He seen the purse,told he was going to take it..I called him a moron and he proved to me,that I was right..I was 15,he was 23...
Aug 27, 2015 11:50:07 GMT -5
mr.mohs: gemsgalore-- I got better idea of what to do with that chunk of opal. Rather than put it in a barrel------- hand polish it with 37,000gr emery paper and save it as a specimen...mostly
Aug 27, 2015 17:15:54 GMT -5