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Gem Hill, Rosamond California field trip- Conejo Gem & Mineral Club and Ventura Gem & Mineral Society

Filed under: Coming Events,regular postings — Gary February 5, 2009 @ 10:27 am

Robert sent me these field trips to post.  If anyone attends I would love some stories or pictures!
gem hillto use links go here 

http://www.mountainzone.com/mountains/detail.asp?fid=637145

Robert Sankovich
VP Field Trips
Conejo Gem & Mineral Club
Ventura Gem & Mineral Society
805-494-7734

Field Trips Upcoming: Please let us know if you are going to go on the field trip. The weather can change, if we don’t
know your going we won’t be able to contact you if the field trip is cancelled. There will be maps and flyers at the club meetings.
Gem Hill, Rosamond Calif. Feb 28th 2009 Sat 10am Tri Club Field Trip-Conejo, Oxnard, Ventura
Field trip: Our February field trip will be to Gem Hill,  agate, jasper, opalite, petrified wood.  This is a good field trip for all rockhounds,
you will be able to find float material on the surface or you can dig and find better material. You don’t need 4 wheel drive.
Directions: From Thousand Oaks, drive to the 14 Freeway north towards Lancaster. Exit at Rosamond Blvd. Turn left  (west) go 3.4 miles to
Mojave-Tropico Rd. Turn right, (north) go 4.7 miles.  Turn left (west) on a dirt road,  go .7 miles, Turn left (south) to hills .3 miles. You should
see a CGMC sign in the window of my auto. I will probably drive my black Toyota truck, but I might carpool in another auto. Approximately
94 miles from Thousand Oaks, 1.5  hour drive time
Meeting: Saturday Afternoon, February 28th. 2009, 10am-3pm.
Material to collect: Petrified Wood. Brownish-gray exterior giving a rather chalky appearance. White, cream, and brown are the most
predominate colors. Fairly good display of wood grain on broken surfaces. Digging is required for this material. Good for tumbling and cabbing.
Jasp-agate. Weathered green outside surface. Yellow and green streamers of jasper running through the agate remind one of moss agate.
Found mostly in float. Excellent for tumbling and cabs.
Green Opal. This material occurs in a vein. Much work has occurred here and the diggings are now beginning to undermine the road. The
opal takes a good polish and makes up into attractive cabs and jewelry. Also suitable for tumbling.
Blue Agate. Very nice quality light blue agate occurring in vein. Hard digging is required to recover the material. This agate is quite hard
and solid, and therefore is excellent for polishing.
Tools: Collecting bags, buckets, day pack, digging tools, rock pick, pry bar, chisels, sledges, eye protection, trowels, hat, sunglasses,
sunscreen, sturdy shoes, layered clothing, towels, Drinking water, lunch or snacks.
Contact: Robert Sankovich 805-494-7734 home,  rmsorca@adelphia.net    Mike Miller 805-498-9586 rockfmdr@aol.com

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