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ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: 2017 MEET UP...... Official Dates Set.
« Last post by coldwatergold on June 26, 2017, 06:37:46 PM »
did I respond to this?  May want to take a road trip...Coldwatergold
ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: so I'm thinking of heading to central Oregon...
« Last post by catmandewe on June 26, 2017, 05:52:26 PM »
For 10 bucks you can join the local club in Madras, each field trip costs $2 or $3 but most of the places they take you is pay to dig areas, usually a buck apound for the rock you take home.

ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: so I'm thinking of heading to central Oregon...
« Last post by HeySal on June 26, 2017, 02:13:32 PM »
Well, I'm a little west of Central right now -- but Central is my stomping grounds, so if you're coming out, let me know and we can meet up sometime.

Of course - - if you've been following the meet-up post, you'll know some of us are meeting up on July 14th - so..........  make sure to let me know to put you in the private forum for it if you want to go.  You might already be there....don't really remember who all is in. Just got home from a week in CA so have some catching up to do.
« Last post by HeySal on June 26, 2017, 11:08:56 AM »
Welcome to RHS1, Rockney. 

As far as the addiction.......just LOLOLOLOL.  I know that feeling.  about Back in the mid 80's I had moved to Colorado and was spending a great summer day hiking up the back of Pike's Peak with my dog.  Sat down to rest and take in the scenery and saw something flashing in the sun and it finally got me. I had to get up and check to see what it was. It was a chunk of really sweet quartz crystals.  20 years later we have Internet...........and RHS1. 

The addiction doesn't go away. 
INTRODUCTIONS / Re: Hello from the Western Slope Of Colorado
« Last post by HeySal on June 26, 2017, 11:03:53 AM »
Welcome to RHS1, Goldrckhndr.

I used to live in CO and really still miss it out there sometimes. Definitely sounds like you have yourself set up sweetly there.
« Last post by Rockney on June 26, 2017, 07:19:09 AM »
Hello from Ontario Canada. It all started innocently enough about 10 years ago when my wife took me into a rock shop to look around. Instant attraction.. my eyes grew large, my knees quivered, everything else faded into the background and right then I knew I would never have enough of these purty shiny things. Now we are members of the Brantford mineral and Lapidary Society, have lots and lots of lapidary equipment and base all our vacation time around rockhounding.  We traveled a bit through the southwestern states and would like to meet more like minded people. To say I have the bug is mild, I have it bad. Every room in the house has been taken over. The garage is now our rock work room. look forward to meeting all of you.
INTRODUCTIONS / Re: Hello from the Western Slope Of Colorado
« Last post by Mark K on June 23, 2017, 04:17:00 PM »
Very nice.
INTRODUCTIONS / Hello from the Western Slope Of Colorado
« Last post by GoldRckhndr on June 23, 2017, 01:50:42 PM »
My dearest hubs, our furry kid live on the western slope of Colorado.  We have two absolutely gorgeous, smart and grown daughters who are angelic (Yep us moms are  proud of our off spring and let the world know about it ..  ;D). WE are blessed with three equally smart granddaughters.  Four granddogs (one husky with beautiful blue eyes, one ornery yellow Labrador, two absolutely wonderful Great Danes). 

Both my hubs and myself are rockhounders/learning lapidary (and one day hopefully learn how to make jewelry to make things for our family)  for about 15 years, gold panners/sluicers/dredgers for about 30 years.  We enjoy doing both of those fantastic hobbies and have a blast doing it.  We belong to a local gem club as well as a gold club. 
I also sew, quilt, garden (Veggies and roses) while he likes to hunt/fish, we both enjoy our side by side with our fur kid in the back going on an adventure. 

So that says it all about me ....
ROCK AND GEM HUNTING / Re: so I'm thinking of heading to central Oregon...
« Last post by Oxenkiller on June 23, 2017, 09:29:02 AM »
Thanks for the flyer; I was studying that earlier.  It sounds like you do actually got to be "connected" with the existing club out there to get in on the field trips. Bummer.

I'm thinking now of sticking closer to home this weekend, due to work time off constraints, and maybe- I've heard some of you other folks are gonna be in central Oregon in a couple weeks, so maybe I'll just wait and join up with you guys then.  It depends, of course, on getting the required time off.
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