Out of concern for our member’s (and our community’s) health, and due to an abundance of caution, the Searchers have suspended club sponsored field trips for now.  We look forward to this all being over.  Please do your part and follow all recommended protocols.  The good news is that the rocks will still be there waiting for us when we do get out to collect them. 3/17/2020

Opal Mountain, CA March 21-22, 2020

Leader: Jimmie Peterson                         Download Flier

Details: We’ll be heading next to Opal Mountain North of Hinkley, CA. This area is known for common opal in a variety of colors including orange, cherry, white, variegated, and rarely precious. There are also some interesting warty thundereggs with waterline agates in the centers and some other jaspers to find along the way. Archaeological buffs might be drawn to some petroglyphs in the canyons. Jimmie has a jar of precious to prove it, so make sure you ask to see it! We’ll camp on an abandoned ranch (GPS: 34.972556, -117.191479) and have a bonfire and potluck on Saturday night. We’ll meet at the camp at 8:30am and depart at 9am for collecting. Go North on Hinkley Rd from Rt58 for 3.9 miles. Just past the low hill on the left if the turn in. Look for Jimmie’s RV and Searcher’s signs just before the turn and at the camp. This is a dry camping scenario so bring all your own supplies. This is a 4wd trip due to soft sand and some rocky terrain

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