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ALABAMA
Agate & Fossil Trip
Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky
August 2004
By Jim McGlynn
Petrified Wood Collecting
Northwest Alabama
November 9, 2006
By Mike Streeter

ALASKA
Big Alaska Adventure
July 2005
By Don Peck

ARIZONA
Round Mountain Rockhound Area
Duncan, Arizona
December 28, 2004
By Junesse Farley
Tucson Show Report 2006
By John Cornish
Maricopa Green Jasper
Maricopa County, Arizona
March 2006
By Junesse Farley
A Rockhounding Vacation
Tennessee, Oklahoma, Arizona and New Mexico
April 8-23, 2006
By Mike Streeter
Tucson Show Report 2007
By John Cornish
Clifton Peak
Clifton, Arizona
December 2007 through February 2008
by Ian Merkel
Clifton & Morenci Mines
Greenlee County, Arizona
June 2008
By Junesse Farley
Tucson Show Report 2008
By John Cornish
Tucson Show Report 2009
By John Cornish
Arizona, Missouri
and New Mexico
Rockhounding Vacation

April 2009
By Mike Streeter
Alpine Adventure,
Arizona-style

White Mountains & San Francisco River Areas
Arizona
June 2009
By Junesse Farley
Tucson 2010 and My
Display at the TGMS Show

By John Cornish
Tucson 2010
By John Cornish
Collecting Arizona Petrified Wood
October 2011
By Jim Stoops
New Mexico & Arizona Rockhounding Vacation
Rockhound State Park, Round Mountain Rockhounding Area,
Gage Rhyolite, Orogrande & Hansonburg Mining Districts
November 2011
By Mike Streeter

ARKANSAS
Arrowhead Quartz Mine
Mount Ida, Arkansas
November 2007
By James Johnson
Miller Mountain Quartz mine
Mount Ida, Arkansas
November 2009
By James Johnson
Geodes, Quartz & More
Jackson Co., Tennessee
Mount Ida, Arkansas
October 2010
By Tom Kuzia
Quartz Collecting
Mount Ida Area, Arkansas
November 2010
By Larry Huffman

CALIFORNIA
Himalaya Mine Field Trip
San Diego County, California
April 2-4, 2004
By Jay Bates
Clear Creek Mines
San Benito County, California
April 29 to May 1, 2005
By Jay Bates
Southern California Desert Agate Collecting
August 2005
By Jim McGlynn
Benitoite Gem Mine
San Benito County, California
May 20, 2007
Jay Bates
Darwin Ghost Town
Inyo County, California
April 2007
John Cornish
Caledonite, linarite,
brochantite, quartz & more

Inyo County, California
April 2007
John Cornish
Laytonville Quarry
Mendocino County, California
December 2009
Keith Peregrine
Nuevo Silica Mine
Riverside County, California
February 2011
By Eva Nie

COLORADO
Calumet Iron Mine
Salida, Colorado
September 2004
By Dave B.
Buena Vista Area, Colorado
September 2004
By Jim Fetty
Adventures of a Colorado Rockhound
Mount Taylor near Monarch Pass Quartz - Mount Antero Aquamarine
Tarryall Area Quartz and Topaz & Kremmling Petrified Wood
Lone Pine Peridot - Poncha Pass Garnet
July 2005
By Dave Bruess
The Denver Show:
September In The Rockies

September 2006
By John Cornish
Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show
Denver, Colorado
Fall 2007
By John Cornish
Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show
Denver, Colorado
Fall 2008
By John Cornish
Colorado Mineral & Fossil Show
Denver, Colorado
Fall 2009
By John Cornish

CONNECTICUT
Roxbury Garnet Mine
Rockbury, CT
July 9, 2003
Tom Kuzia

FLORIDA
Rucks' Pit
Fort Drum, Florida
January 2003
By Mike Streeter
Rucks' Pit
Honeymoon Island State Recreation Area
Cross Florida Barge Canal

Florida
October 11-14, 2003
By Mike Streeter
Caspersen Beach
Florida Gulf Coast
February 2006
By Joe Dunleavy
Rucks' Pit Open House
Fort Drum, Florida
March 11-12, 2006
By Bruce Skubon, Thomas Gordon
& Guri Zeigerman

GEORGIA
Graves Mountain
Lincolnton, Georgia
December 6-7, 2003
By Mike Streeter
Northeast Georgia Amethyst Machine Dig
January 16-17, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Ivey Farm Amethyst Dig
Warren County, Georgia
March 19, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Ivey Farm Amethyst and Scepter Dig
Warren County, Georgia
April 15-17, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Withlacoochee Agatized Coral
South Georgia
April 29, 2004
By Mike Streeter
An Amethyst Dig
Wilkes County, Georgia
July 31, 2004
By Jeff Deere
Agate & Fossil Trip
Georgia, Alabama and Kentucky
August 2004
By Jim McGlynn
Savannah River Agate
Diamond Hill Quartz Mine
Jackson's Crossroads Amethyst

NE Georgia and NW South Carolina
September 18-25, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Patty Mine/Quarry
Chattooga County, Georgia
September 25, 2004
By Jeff Deere
SFMS Annual Meeting
Georgia Mineral Society Show

Norcross and Suwanee, Georgia
December 10-12, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Quartz Dig
LaGrange, Georgia
July 31, 2005
By Jeff Deere
Graves Mountain Rockswap and Dig
Lincoln County, Georgia
October 8-9,2005
By Mike Streeter
Jack Rabbit on Lake Chatuge
Limonite after Pyrite

Towns County, Georgia
January 7, 2006
By Jim Flora with Mike Streeter
Graves Mountain Rockswap and Dig
Screaming Iridescent Colors

Lincoln County, Georgia
October 6-7, 2006
Mike Streeter
My Southeast Experience
Graves Mountain, Georgia & more

October 2006
By Donna Nolte
Habersham County, Georgia
....the path less traveled

October 2006
By Wayne & Patty Brantley
Ladd's Mountain
Dixie Mineral Council Field Trip

Cartersville, Georgia
January 14, 2007
By Jeff Deere
Graves Mountain Quartz Pocket
Lincoln County, Georgia
February 19-20, 2007
By Bill Hayward & Mike Streeter
Another Graves Mountain Weekend
Lincoln County, Georgia
September 15-16, 2007
By Mike Streeter
Patty Construction Quarry
Dixie Mineral Council

Chattooga, County, Georgia
February 16, 2008
By Jeff Deere
Laurel Creek Corundum Mine
Rabun County, Georgia
April 2008
By Wayne & Patty Brantley
Savannah River Agate Collecting
With Ernie Walker
Georgia
December 2009
By Phil Koble
Southern Spring Break
Collecting in North Carolina & Georgia
April 2011
By Phil Koble

IDAHO
Rat's Nest Claim
Challis, Idaho
June 2005
By John Cornish
Burgdorf - Ruby Meadows
Crystal Mountain
Idaho
July 2006
By Rhonda Gheen
Rat's Nest Claim
Challis, Idaho
September 2006
By John Cornish
Dismal Swamp Quartz
Elmore County, Idaho
July 2007
By Rhonda Gheen
Silver City Quartz Crystals
Owyhee County, Idaho
July 31 - August 1, 2007
By Rhonda Gheen
The New Beginnings Mining Claim
Part I - An Unnamed Prospect Pit
Custer County, Idaho
November 2008
By John Cornish
The New Beginnings Mining Claim
Part II - Claimed Ground
Custer County, Idaho
October 2009
By John Cornish
Montana/Idaha Adventure
June 2011
By Jim Adams

ILLINOIS
A Vugaliscious Vacation with Geodes Galore
Lincoln Co., Kentucky - Monroe Co., Indiana
Hancock and Adams Co., Illinois - Clark Co., Missouri
Davidson Co., Tennessee
April 30 - May 8, 2005
By Mike Streeter
Keokuk Geode Hunt
Missouri and Illinois
May 2006
By Virgil Richards
Roctober Geodefest
Keokuk, Iowa Area Geode Hunt
October 2007
By Sherri Hodges, James Johnson,
Bob Cibulka, Bruce Baur & Docia Lenz
Keokuk Area Geode Collecting
Illinois & Missouri
May 2008
By Heidi Retherford

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