Wonderful Wonderstone

Wonderful Wonderstone

With only a week left here in Nevada, I couldn’t picture leaving without a last trip to my favorite wonderstone sites.  Because, ya know, you can never have too many rocks to haul when you move.   So on one of the first sunny and actually warm days in months I headed out for a day on the rocks.  While my present camera isn’t the best, I did get some pics that will give you an idea of what’s out there.

Part of a good day out.

When I got to the publicized site, I was amazed to see the traffic.  The first time I ever went to the location mine was the only rig there.  And so it was all that year.  This time I just shook my head and passed by all those people at the main site and traveled out further where the rock is colorful, but not the pink and yellow of the one I would go back to later that afternoon.  I was out to get some of all of it.  And I did.

With just a few days left until I head out for Oregon, and a few strength limitations, I was cautious about picking up the boulders I wanted.  If I’d had a jackhammer with me, I could have taken half a hill of beautiful stone.  As things were – I picked up only one actually too big to carry stones. The rest were of varying sizes.  From 3 fist sized to a few just small stones with nice banding.

At my first stop the stones were pretty vivid.

The second site I visited had the pink and yellow stone that the place is known for.

And of course the boulder. I had fun getting this thing back to the rig. Trust me on that one. I’ve carried heavier, but this was a struggle. It’s pretty thick and I’m turning into a little bit of a whimp.  Still – this is the one I HAD to have.

Looking forward to showing a few of these rocks after they’re cut.

Mt. Hood Rock and Gem Show

Mt. Hood Rock and Gem Show

A quick reminder that the Mt. Hood Rock Club’s Rock and Gem Show is just around the corner.  If you like rock and gem shows and/or spectacular gemstones, this is one you really don’t want to miss. This club knows how to throw a rock party!  Here’s the details:

For more info:  mhrcshow@gmail.com   www.mthoodrockclub.com

 

Maplewood Rock and Gem Sale – This Weekend (Apr 8 – 9)

Maplewood Rock and Gem Sale – This Weekend (Apr 8 – 9)

If you’re going to be anywhere near Edmonds, WA this weekend, you might want to do yourself a favor and check out the Maplewood Rock and Gem Club’s  annual Rock and Mineral sale.  They’re going to be having fun and have a lot of great buys for ya, too.  Below is some info that will help you get there.