Pre Trip Information!
This trip is open to all rockhounds that agree to abide by the AFMS Code of Ethics, the directions of the field trip leader, and practice safe rockhounding. A Consent and Assumption of Risk Waiver of Liability form must be signed upon arriving at the campsite.
WHEN: Saturday April 25, 2009 (Day Trip). 10 a.m.
WHERE: Lavic Siding
MEET: At the hotel/restaurant parking lot in Ludlow south of I-40 for orientation and sign in.
From the meeting spot we will caravan west to a safe crossing over the tracks then make a number of stops.
SPONSORS: CFMS Field Trip South Co-Chairs
LEADERS: Adam Dean and Shep Koss
WHAT TO BRING: Collecting bags/buckets, rock hammer, and spray bottles. This is the heart of the Mojave but weather can be unpredictabl this time of year so dress accordingly.
MATERIAL TO COLLECT: We will be collecting the world famous Lavic jasper which can come in a multitude of colors and can be brecciate, layered or solid with veins of white, black or blue agate. The jasper has been found in reds, blacks, yellows, goldís, greens, purples, or any combination and range from tumble sized to football sized. Most found as float.
This site covers a vast area between the Pisgah Crater lava fields, the railroad tracks and the dry lake. We will explore various spots here. Other materials at this site may include agates and jaspers with sections of multi-shaded pink opal.
Nearby is Pisgah Crater, a young volcano with an extensive lava field.
BRING LUNCH: This widespread field offers no shade. Gas and food available in Ludlow.
ROADS: While the roads are basically traversable in most high clearance sedans, high clearance trucks and SUVs highly recommended.
FOR STAYOVERS: This general area also offers the southern Cadyís for a wide variety of material, a nearby obsidian field, Dish Hill for peridot, trilobites and the Hector Hills for chalcedony, opal & agate. Bring your rock collecting guides. For these other sites 4wd recommended but high clearance mandatory. Stayovers may camp at a number of undeveloped sites or at the hotel in Ludlow.
TREAT THE DESERT WITH RESPECT: Please help protect our deserts, tread lightly, and pack-out what you packed-in!
All those attending the collecting trips will be required to fill out a Liability Waiver form.
For further information, please contact:
Adam Dean @ (909) 489-4899 or e-mail him: email@example.com
Shep Koss @ (661) 248-0411 (land line) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
You should contact us if your interested in participating, The weather can change and without knowing if your going or not we won't be able to give you updates or notify you if the field trip gets cancelled.