Tuesday, May 4, 2010

AFMS/CFMS Show & Convention: Fieldtrip Schedule

The 2010 AFMS/CFMS Gem Show and Convention is sneaking up quickly - pre-register for the field trips to assure space!

Friday through Sunday, June 18-20 2010
AFMS/CFMS Gem Show & Convention
hosted by North Orange County Gem & Mineral Society

At: So. CA Univ. of Health Sciences
16200 E. Amber Valley Dr., Whittier, CA 90604
Hours: 10-5 daily

Tickets: $6 per day 14yo and up ($15 - 3 day ticket available)
Sunday ONLY - Father's Day Special!!!!
Dad gets in Free with the purchase of one ticket.

Kids will be out of school for this show and with that in mind we have planned some great Field Trips that will entertain the entire family!

Field Trip Schedule:

Two Tourmaline Mines in Two Days!
(you are not required to attend both days - but it is great fun and the camaraderie shared around a campfire can't be beat!)

June 21st:
The Oceanview - Fee Dig $50

Caravan to the Lake Henshaw Resort (overnight rates start at $20 - if you want a cabin they are limited)

June 22nd:
The Himalaya - Fee Dig $50
For a look at what has been found lately at the Oceanview and Himalaya see: http://flyviewsandreviews.blogspot.com/2010/01/new-years-day-at-himalayaa-socal.html

Fossil Hunters Choice!
A couple of fossicking choices - the Ant Hill trip is a little strenuous as the climb up is fairly steep - but doable! I do it in stages and it works for me - but there will be more digging required as the recent rains filled in a lot of the ledges that were here previously - but there is still great shark teeth and bones coming out! If you want to take the kids to the beach - it is a lot less strenuous and great bone, fossils and agate.

June 23rd:

Trip One - Ant Hill - More Strenuous Option
Trip Two - Jalama Beach - lead by Jon Meredith - less strenuous option

Yes - the big tooth is from Ant Hill!!! There is a great right up about Jalama Beach at Kim's Eclectic Arcania blog: http://eclecticarcania.blogspot.com/2008/07/jalama-beach-rockhounding.html

Rock Hound or Tourist?
We are winding down but for those avid rockhounds one more trip to the desert. Lavic is known for it's gorgeous red patterned Jasper (pictured)!!! For those of you from out of town and looking for a relaxing last day in CA the Natural History Museum is not to be missed. We will have the benefit of the knowledgeable Dr. Larry Barnes (curator) as a guide through the Museum and he will give us some insight into the massive remodeling project at the museum.

June 24th:

Trip One - Lavic Siding - lead by Jay Valle - More Strenuous Option
Trip Two - LA County Natural History Museum - lead by Dr. Larry Barnes - less strenuous option

For info or to pre-register for a field trip contact: Robyn Hawk email: robynahawk (at) yahoo.com