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GMS Field Trips in 2013

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2013 Field Trips
fossil= Fossil  mineral = Mineral  rock = Rock  tour = Tour

Jan 12 (GMS) Weiss Lake, AL
Trilobites, Brooksellas, Weird Stuff
fossilrock

Jan 26 (GMS) Elberton, GA
Granite, feldpar, and diabase, plus labradorite and other counter top materials. Tour of quarry, processing plant, and museum.
rocktour

Jan 26 (DMC) Jacksons Crossroads, GA
Amethyst
mineral

Feb 09 (GMS) Union Chapel Mine, Jasper, AL
Amphibian, reptile, and insect tracks plus plant fossils
fossil

Feb 09 (DMC) Brooksville, FL
Echinoids (sand dollars, sea urchins), druzy calcite crystals, chert for cabbing
fossil

Mar 02 (DMC) Durham Mines, GA
Pennsylvanian Age Plant Fossils
fossil

Mar 09 (GMS) Wells Creek Basin Impact Crater, TN
Cumberland Furnace, TN

Shattercones and colorful slag
rock

Mar 30 (GMS Adopt-a-Highway Trip) Cochran Mine
Ball Ground, GA

Beryl, Schorl, Mica
mineral

Apr 20 (DMC) Burgin Quartz Mine Norwood, NC
Quartz Crystals, some very large (4 inches across)
mineral

Apr 27 (GMS) Green River, KY
Geodes, Agate, Fossils, Rock Show
rockmineraltour

Apr 26,27,28 Rock Swap & Dig, Graves Mtn, GA
Rutile, Lazulite, Pyrophyllite, Iridescent Hematite, Kyanite, etc.
mineral

May 04 (SFMS) Glendon, NC
Pyrite, Fluorite, Pyrophyllite
rockmineral

May 18 (GMS) Mason's Mine, Franklin, NC
Sapphire, Corundum
mineral

May 25 (DMC) Boxley Aggregates, VA
Anatase, Ilmenite, Kaolinite, Quartz, Rutile, Tacharanite, Zoisite, Pyrrhotite, Pyrite, Aplite
mineral

Jun 08 (DMC) Mason Farm Staurolite Prospect, NC
Staurolite, Gold
mineral

Jun 22 (GMS) Woodbury, TN
Marine Fossils, Geodes, Various Minerals, Suiseki
fossilmineralrock

Jul 20 (GMS) Wells Creek Basin, TN
Educational Tour
tour

Jul 28 (DMC) Summerville, GA
Banded chert/agate
rock

Aug 03 (GMS) Spruce Pine, NC
Aquamine, Beryl, Mica, Apatite, Garnet, Amazonite
mineral

Aug 17 (DMC) Chunky Gal Mountain, NC
Ruby corundum, Spinel, Sapphirine, Talc, Serpentine, Brucite, Tremolite, Actinolite, Smaragdite, Pyroxine, Fuchsite, and Dunite
rockmineral

Sep 29 (GMS) Andalusia, AL
Fossilized Sharks' Teeth
fossil

Oct 04,05,06 Rock Swap & Dig, Graves Mtn, GA
Rutile, Lazulite, Pyrophyllite, Iridescent Hematite, Kyanite, etc.
mineral

Oct 05 (DMC) Coon Creek Science Center, TN
Upper Cretaceous Fossils
fossil

Oct 20 (GMS) Clarkesville, GA
Kyanite
mineral

Oct 26 (GMS Adopt-a-Highway Trip)
Ball Ground, GA

Staurolite
mineral

Nov 16 (GMS) Pickett County, TN
Crinoid Fossils and Geodes
fossilrock
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