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October 2023 Field Trip - With the Yucaipa Valley Gem and Mineral Society

Field Trip to Tonopah, Nevada
Wednesday October 18th – Monday October 23rd 2023

Location: Meet in Tonopah, Oct. 18, 7 a.m.  to-be-announced location 

Please sign up for the mine digs you want to take so YVGMS can get a head count.

Cost - $125 per mine dig, or all 5 mine digs for $500.

Payment due on each morning of each mine trip, ½ day digs.

Gemfield is $1 per pound
Children age 13 and under are free

To sign up Contact Liz Smith – (
with the following information

1.      Your Name

2.      The names of those in your party, indicate children under age 13
3.      Cell Phone Numbers
4.      Indicate which Otteson Mines or ALL

Wednesday October 18th - Broken Arrow Variscite Mine, Big Nugget Turquoise Mine, and Tree Frog Variscite Mine 
Thursday October 19th – Black Jack Mine
Friday, October 20th – Easter Blue Mine
Saturday October 21st – Royston Mine
Sunday October 22nd – Little Crow Springs Mine
Monday October 23rd – Gemfield


Where to Stay
Tonopah Station Hotel Casino and RV Park ($?)1137 Erie Street 775-482-9777 from $80?
Travel Inn 720 N Main Street 775-482-8202 From $80
Mizpah Hotel 100 N Main Street 775-482-3030 from $130
Belvada Hotel 101 S Main St 775-277-3950 from $145
Best Western Hi-Desert Inn 320 Main Street 775-482-3511 From $161
Comfort Inn 890 Main Street 775-482-8883 starting at $165
Jim Butler Inn & Suites 100 S Main 800-635-9455 Starting at $110
The World Famous Clown Motel 521 N Main Street 775-624-9098 From $85
Economy Inn 826 S Main Street 775-482-6238
Old Brewery Hostel 102 Mineral Street 775-482-3030 $Unknown
Ramada-Tonopah Sta RV Park ($?) reviews are not good 1137 US-95 775-482-6655
Tonopah Hospitality & RV 775-482-1700 or ( These are mobile homes, 2 bedrooms and a living room or 3 bedrooms with a full kitchen, pots, pans, plates, silverware, microwave, stove, refrigerator, coffee maker with pods available, bathroom, central air and heat. They may be booked for October, but there are 2 ea 2-bedroom units available on for American Quality Suites. NO PETS in the hotel. Pets ok in the RV park. NOTE – This may be booked up by mining companies doing long term bookings

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