Thank-You to All for a Great Year! It was a busy Year End as you can see below , but a lot was accomplished, in a very short time!
To ALL a Very Happy New Year!
Let’s work together to make 2016 an even BETTER year!
We had a Great Field Trip with wonderful weather, at least till it started to spit rain, when we decided to get on pavement before a full downpour.
Which I hit at least 4 heavy ones on the way home!
Members looking for petrified wood (above), and anything else!
Nice view looking west with more members (above)( still looking!)
Nice piece of petrified wood! ( Above)
Right off the bat Wayne Myers found a really nice piece of petrified wood. Of course we all tried to find something better. Some of us found small pieces of cornelian, petrified wood, rhyolite and fossils. But Wayne seem to have found the best piece.
(Actually I think he tripped over it getting out of his truck)
A couple views of what to look for on or next field trip October 3rd, at the Spaceport Area. These were collected from all over the Jornado-del-Muerto so they look completely different. Top pix all fossilized wood.
Lower pix all Carnelian of various colors, mostly from the arroyos in the Jornado-del-Muerto.
See you there…and GOOD HUNTING!
Just have to keep club members out of it!….( Just kidding 🙂 )
Don’t know how long it had been since the last maintenance, but will put it this way, the sludge in the bottom of the saw was so old it was dried out!
Wasn’t fun, but now it’s done!….
Retired Sargent Eddie Delucca will be passing out Deming Club tumbled rocks to students in a summer science camp. Children from Otero County, NM to visit the field for a rockhound adventure. Hundreds of children to benefit from Eddie’s sincere belief “rockhounding is to educate, pass along free rock, and never stop enjoying the discovery”. The rocks which will be passed out were tumbled by Ken Sholer, VP and Ben Staff, Treasurer and club tumbler.
We would also like to mention that the club donates tumbled rocks to children at Fort Bliss Hospital through Paul Browning. Thanks to Eddie, Ken, Ben and Paul.