Mar 16-we actually had planned another location but winter water kept us from it. We spent the day at the Agate and Pastelite. Jack was able to see what was inside of one of his larger finds. What a beautiful day to be out and about.
April 27- We followed Jack along some dusty roads to get to Sacramento Wash and look through the washes and at the mounds of dirt and rocks from the gravel pit.
We found rhyolite, jasper, chalcedony, and other indigenous rocks. There is some Fire Agate but Tim was the only one to come away with some possibilities. There were a few head of cattle, accompanied by a hefty bull, who took their leave when they realized we were staying.
The Burros did not care and hung out with us.
After examining each other's finds, we got back on the Highway and headed towards Oatman. On this hwy is Cool Springs- a tourist stop est. back in the 20's. Yes, it was derelict for a while, well years, until Ned Leuchtner stopped by for a look, and decided to stay. The rebuilding of Cool Springs was a labor of love, a passion. Today it looks much like what it did back in the day. Although no longer a gas station, it is a welcome stop for those heading east or west.
Here Jack maintains a booth with a large assortment of the neat rocks he has collected.
Our 2019 Show and how it looked:
The fun started at 7 AM on Friday morning. Tables, totes, and skirting every
thing before the Vendors could start their setups. Breaks for donuts & coffee.
Getting the Silent Auction, the Greeter's table and the
Kid's Booth ready to go took most of the day.
From tables to Display Cases,
it all started from humble beginnings to awesome finishes!
Ed's display case took the Award for People's Choice. It was full of Fluorite from around the World and some from right here in Arizona.
We could not have pulled this off without the help from the many Club Members that volunteered. Thank you to those that contributed. Everyone involved, from Club Members to Vendors, had a good time and are looking forward to next years Show.