CCRMC frequently arrange field trips to rock collection areas and mines - or participate in field trips arranged by the CFMS or AFMS. Some are day trips, other are overnighters, either with a nearby hotel/motel, or where a camper or tent is required.
Below are photographs from recent outings.
Rainbow Ledge, oftentimes mistakenly called Rainbow Ridge, is the name of the claim held by the Indian Wells Gem & Mineral Society. It is located approximately 15 miles south of Inyokern, and has been well know collecting site for over 50 years. Because of greed shown in the past, the claim is closed to the Public. During the club's yearly Gem & Mineral Show, the club leads a field trip to the claim for $5 donation per person, children under 16 go free. Liability releases must be signed before proceeding to the site. High clearance vehicles are recommended, but not necessary if driven carefully.
The material at the claim is a jasp-agate in a rainbow of pastel colors. Also found is a yellow and gunmetal blue with dendrites. Much of the material has vugs of druzy crystals - there are boulders there where half one side is covered in druzy! Clubs can often arrange a field trip there in exchange for leading field trips to one of their favorite places.