Friday, July 23, 2010

Show field trips schedule

A free field trip is offered each day of the Show, September 4,5, and 6. Everyone is welcome! The trips depart each day at 9:00 AM from the Grant County Business and Conference Center. Some areas require a high-clearance vehicle, and car-pooling is encouraged. Be sure to bring plenty of water, hats, sunscreen, a bag or bucket, and perhaps a small rock hammer or shovel. Perhaps a light snack as well.

Saturday’s trip is Bear Mountain, not far from Silver City, to look for fortification (banded) agate in rhyolite nodules and fossils

Sunday's trip is to Fluorite Ridge, south of Silver City near Deming for a variety of minerals such as botryoidal psilomelane, beautiful conglomerates and breccia and occasional carnelian chips.

Monday's trip is to Saddlerock Canyon in the nearby Burro Mountains to search for dark gray limestone nodules that occur with golden iron sulfide crystals embedded inside that can be cut and polished into impressive cabochons, as well as perhaps fossils and other interesting minerals.

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