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NORTH CAROLINA
Cranberry Iron Mine
Nantahala Talc & Limestone Mine
Avery and Swain Counties, North Carolina
August 16-17, 2003
By Mike Streeter
Chamber's Mountain
Haywood County, North Carolina
July 13, 2003
By Mike Streeter
Nantahala Talc & Limestone Quarry
Swain County, North Carolina
October 25, 2003
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Cookout and Rockswap
Swannanoa, North Carolina
October 25, 2003
By Mike Streeter
Our Trip to North Carolina
October 4-29, 2003
By Carl Mauritz
Mineral & Lapidary Museum
Hendersonville, North Carolina
March 6, 2004
By Mike Streeter
My North Carolina Trip
April 3-8, 2004
By Scott Braley
Little Pine Garnet Mine
Madison County, North Carolina
May 1, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Mason Mountain Rhodolite Mine
June 2004
By Carl Mauritz
McRocks Cookout and Rockswap
Spruce Pine, NC
June 26, 2004
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Cookout and Rockswap
Spruce Pine, NC
June 26, 2004
By Virgil Richards, Carl Mauritz
and Tom Kuzia
Ray Mine Adventure
Yancey County, North Carolina
October 17, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Return to Chunky Gal Mountain
Clay County, North Carolina
October 15-17, 2004
By Wayne Brantley
Ray Mica Mine
Chlorophane discovered and more!
Yancey County, North Carolina
October 24, 2004
By Mike Streeter
"Three Days at the Ray"
Yancey County, North Carolina
November 11-13, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Christmas Kyanite and Mountain Vistas
Chamber's Mountain
Clyde, North Carolina
December 24-25, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Bowers' Farm Limonite after Pyrite
Aquadale, North Carolina
January 8, 2005
By Mike Streeter
NC Petrified Wood Collecting
Uwharrie National Forest, North Carolina
April 9, 2005
By Mike Streeter
The Brantley's Triumphant Return to the Gal
Chunky Gal Mountain/Buck Creek Area
Nantahala National Forest
Macon County, North Carolina
April 22-23, 2005
By Mike Streeter
  Reel Amethyst Mine  
Lincoln County, NC
June 2005
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Cookout and Rockswap
Bear Den Campground
Spruce Pine, NC
June 25, 2005
By Mike Streeter
North Carolina Trip 2005
McRocks Cookout & Rockswap
June 2005
By Carl Mauritz
McRocks Cookout and Rockswap Pictures
June 25, 2005
By Wayne and Patty Brantley
Little Pine Garnet Mine
July 21, 2005
By Bill Hayward
Just a slow walk on the Gal
Chunky Gal Mountain
Clay County, North Carolina
October 21-22, 2005
By Wayne and Patty Brantley
Geology 111 Fall Field Trip to the Ray Mica Mine
Asheville-Buncombe Technical College
Yancey County, North Carolina
October 29, 2005
By Mike Streeter
Nantahala Talc & Limestone Quarry
A Dixie Mineral Council Field Trip
Swain County, North Carolina
November 5, 2005
By Mike Streeter
Redmond Mine (Prospect) Pyromorphite
Haywood County, North Carolina
January 16, 2006
By Mike Streeter
Martin Marietta Hickory Quarry
Catawba County, North Carolina
January 21, 2006
By Mike Streeter
Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies
Executive Board Meeting

Franklin, North Carolina
March 25, 2006
By Mike Streeter
42nd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals Field Trip
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Bryson City to the Nantahala Talc and Limestone Quarry
Swain County, North Carolina
May 7, 2006
By Mike Streeter
42nd Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals Field Trip
Ray Mica Mine - Yancey County
Hoot Owl Mine, Emerald Village & Bon Ami Mine - Mitchell County
Appalachian Stone Yard & River Quarry - McDowell County
May 12 , 2006
By Mike Streeter
Little Pine Garnet Mine
Madison County, North Carolina
May 20, 2006
By Mike Streeter & Tom Winslow
Vulcan Materials Morganton Quarry
Burke, North Carolina
June 10, 2006
By Mike Streeter & Bill Williams
Little Pine Garnet Mine
A McRocks Cookout &
Rockswap 2006 Event
Madison County, North Carolina
July 6, 2006
By Mike Streeter
Ray Mica Mine
A McRocks Cookout &
Rockswap 2006 Event
Yancey County, North Carolina
July 7, 2006
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Cookout & Rockswap 2006
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
July 8, 2006
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Cookout & Rockswap 2006
More Picture Reports
1- By Tom Kuzia
2- By Larry McAuley
3- By Virgil Richards
Martin Marietta Hickory Quarry
Catawba County, North Carolina
July 15, 2006
By Mike Streeter
& Celia Harrington
Corundum Knob - Buck Creek
Corundum & Garnet
Clay County, North Carolina
July 22, 2006
By Mike Streeter
Bower's Farm
Limonite after Pyrite Dig
Stanly County, North Carolina
July 29, 2006
By Bill Hayward
Geologic Overview of the
Martin Marietta Hickory Quarry
Catawba County, North Carolina
September 2006
By Mike Streeter
Nantahala Talc & Limestone Quarry
Swain County, North Carolina
November 4, 2006
By Mike Streeter
Propst Farm Corundum
Lincoln County, North Carolina
November 18, 2006
By Mike Streeter
The Cattail Mine
Yancey County, North Carolina
January 2007
By Mike Streeter
A Western North Carolina
Copper Mine
June 2007
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Ray Mica Mine
Dig & Kyanite Hunt
Yancey County, North Carolina
July 5-6, 2007
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Cookout & Rockswap 2007
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
July 7, 2007
By Mike Streeter
McRocks Cookout & Rockswap 2007
More Picture Reports
1- By Bill Lander
2- By Patty Brantley
3- By Tom Kuzia
4- By Carl Mauritz
Brushy Creek Mine
Mitchell County, North Carolina
July 22, 2007
By Mike Streeter
Martin Marietta Quarry
Lenoir, North Carolina
August 18, 2007
By Mike Streeter
Another Return to Chunky Gal Mountain
Clay County, North Carolina
October 2007
By Wayne & Patty Brantley
Martin Marietta Hickory Quarry
Catawba County, North Carolina
October 13, 2007
By Mike Streeter
Chunky Gal Corundum Hunt
After the Fire
Clay, North Carolina
October 2007 & March 2008
By Mike Streeter
Nantahala Talc & Limestone Quarry
Swain County, North Carolina
November 4, 2007
By Mike Streeter
Yancey County Kyanite Hike
North Carolina
November 2007
By Mike Streeter
Ray Mica Mine
The Big Beryl & More
Yancey County, North Carolina
February 2008
By Mike Streeter
Goethite, Limonite,
Quartz & Marcasite

North Carolina
June 2008
By Mike Streeter
Ray Mica & Mas-Celo Mines
McRocks 2008 Field Trip
Yancey County, North Carolina
June 26-27, 2008
By Mike Streeter
McRocks 2008 Cookout & Rockswap
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
June 28, 2008
By Mike Streeter
Mas-Celo Kyanite Mine Hike
Yancey County, North Carolina
July 2008
By Mike Kosicki
Little Ray and Ray Mines
Yancey County, North Carolina
July 19-20, 2008
By Mike Streeter
A Road Less Traveled
Chunky Gal Mountain Area
Clay County, North Carolina
October 2008
By Wayne & Patty Brantley
Family Hike to Mas-Celo and Ray Mines
Yancey County, North Carolina
February 2009
By Mike Kosicki
Return to a Western North
Carolina Copper Mine
March 2009
By Mike Streeter
Chunky Gal - Buck Creek
McRocks 2009 Field Trip
Clay County, North Carolina
June 25, 2009
By Mike Streeter
Ray Mica Mine
McRocks 2009 Field Trip
Yancey County, North Carolina
June 26, 2009
By Mike Streeter
McRocks 2009 Cookout & Rockswap
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
June 27, 2009
By Mike Streeter
Nantahala Talc & Limestone Quarry
Swain County, North Carolina October 10, 2009
By Mike Streeter
Ray Mica Mine
Yancey County, North Carolina
November 2009
By Mike Kosicki
Standard Minerals Glendon Mine
Moore County, North Carolina
May 15, 2010
By Mike Streeter
Silicified Microbreccia
Marietta-Tryon Graben
North & South Carolina
February 2011
By Mike Streeter
Conversations with a Rockhound
April 2011
By Michelle Fox
Standard Minerals Glendon Mine
Moore County, North Carolina
April 23, 2011
By Mike Streeter
Southern Spring Break
Collecting in North Carolina & Georgia
April 2011
By Phil Koble
Ray Mica Mine
Yancey County, North Carolina
December 2011
By Mike Streeter
Carolina Agate
Banded Chalcedony in Silicified Microbreccia

Marietta-Tryon Graben
January 2012
By Mike Streeter
Ray Mica Mine
Still accessible and bountiful!
Yancey County, North Carolina
December 2013
By Mike Streeter
Aurora Fossil Museum & Dig
Aurora, North Carolina
Spring 2014
By Mike Kosicki
Redmond Mine
Mimetite (?) with Pyromorphite
Haywood County, North Carolina
February 2015
By Mike Streeter

OHIO
Septarian and Pyrite Nodules
Huron County, Ohio
July 10, 2004
By Mike Streeter
Nellie Blue Flint and More
Ohio
January 3, 2004
By Jay Loch
Marine and Mineralized Fossils
Maysville, Kentucky and Georgetown, Ohio
May 1, 2005
By JR in WV
Sylvania Quarry Fossils
Sylvania, Ohio
May 10, 2006
Bruce Skubon
Nethers Farm
Flint Ridge, Muskingum County, Ohio
September 27, 2010
Mike Streeter

OKLAHOMA
Artifacts - Arkansas River
Tulsa, Oklahoma
July 2003
By Virgil Richards
Search for Concharty
A Lost Creek Indian Town Site

Tulsa Area, Oklahoma
September 18, 2004
By Virgil Richards
Ralston Quarry Field Trip
Ralston, Oklahoma
June 18, 2005
By Virgil Richards
A Rockhounding Vacation
Tennessee, Oklahoma,
Arizona and New Mexico
April 8-23, 2006
By Mike Streeter
Chisum Quarry
Gore, Oklahoma
May 13, 2006
By Virgil Richards
Skiatook Lake, Tallchief Cove
Osage County, Oklahoma
July 23, 2006
By Virgil Richards
Mineralized Wood Dig
Pawnee County, Oklahoma
April 4, 2007
By Mike Streeter
Selenite Collecting
Great Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge

Alfalfa County, Oklahoma
May 30, 2012
by Mike Streeter

Field Trip Reports Continued . . .

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