Memorial Day Weekend Field Trip
Lavic Siding Jasper
May 26, 2012

by Adam Dean, Field Trip Leader

The day started with a mild breeze and many Rockhounds buzzing around, anxious to go collecting. We started the journey with 30 cars, 50 people and 5 dogs.

Our first spot of the day started with some collecting at Lavic Siding in one of my favorite areas. There were many bags filled with traditional Lavic jasper, and there were also a couple special pieces found. Chris Koch found a great piece with Sagenite and another young man found a great piece of tube agate with blue Agate Tubes and Cherry red filaments.

After collecting this area for several hours, we all had some lunch and discussed my second planed exploration for the day. I had a surprise planned for everyone, and we all packed up and headed out for Pyramid Peak flame Agate just across the freeway in The South Cadys Mountains.

This was a wonderful decision, everyone was so excited. Upon arrival at Pyramid Peak, we had a short talk about where to collect and before you knew it, it was the end of the day and many people were on their way home.

Teresa and I stayed till just about dark to make sure everyone was out one safely on the road.

We ended with the same 30 cars, 50 people and 5 dogs, and everyone had sacks full of rocks, smiles and no one got stuck in the sand or hurt. All in all it was a great day.

P.S I will be planning something special for this fall. Keep up to date with the CFMS web site so you do not miss out on a trip. We look forward to your company during our future exploration and recovery of Lapidary materials.

Best Wishes and Better Agate!
Adam and Teresa


Sounds like you had a fun trip; here is a post from a LA Rocks member who attended.
Rob Sankovich


CFMS field trip this past Memorial weekend
Something like 20 vehicles, 50 people and 4 dogs was the order of the day. Led by Adam Dean as a first class operation, I'm sure all had a super time, I sure did...Thanks Adam...Hopefully someone will have photos....Craig

Actually there were 30 vehicles the largest field trip I have ever been on. Here are some pictures of both Lavic Siding and the Cadys. Thanks to Adam Dean for leading this trip and giving us his expertise.
Cindy Mendell


Hi Adam,

Thanks for a really enjoyable day of rock hunting. The organization and execution of the trip and the selected sites were great. We found beautiful Jasper and Agate. It was our first trip and it completely exceeded our expectations. As promised we attached a couple photos.

Happy rock hunting,
Sabine and Rainer



Just a note saying a very nice and well organized trip. The material we found (Jasper, Agates, Gold, Amethyst, talc, Pet wood and other rocks. and mineral found were great.

Thank you
Manuel J Garcia
Paradise Gem and Mineral club


Adam and Teresa,

Just a short note to say thanks for leading the field trip last weekend. We had a great time and collected some really nice material to work with. Look forward to when we can get out on another trip.

Wayne and Peggy Leibitzke
Lavic Siding - what can be found