- Location: Howell, NJ
- 9/24/2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
20 ppl Max, 16 y.o. and up only
$ 50 per person, includes cooked lunch
** Area 52 T-shirts (20 $ each) and Hoodies (40 $ each) will be available - you must commit to buying beforehand and let Groundhog Dave know your size(s) to pass along to Sherry / Shane **
** PLEASE let Groundhog Dave know if any of you have DIETARY RESTRICTIONS - Sherry is thinking this time of doing Deli sandwiches and sides, or something similar **
Tools: Shovel, pick, bucket
Max Number of Attendees: 20
Post Event Write-Up:
Clubs in attend: NoJMS, FM-NJ
Attendees: HOSTS Shane and Sherry Moore, Groundhog Dave, Ryan "Klock Man" Klockner, Paul "Mr Reveille" Radziewicz, Suz and Jarrath Shaw, Dawn Hill, Dan Blanco, Kenny and Ofe Napolitano, John Salvi, Tommy Greene, John + Steve Schwind
We had another excellent time out collecting at the Area 52 site, courtesy of Shane and Sherry Moore's hospitality. The day started out chilly but the sun was strong and it warmed up by mid-day. A recent rain provided some washing out of mud from the rocks and boulders in the tailings piles, and we were introduced to some normally "off-limits" areas to dig. Ofe Napolitano found some excellent 1 1/2" - 2" Herks of varying quality, some adjoined. Ryan "Klock Man" Klockner unearthed some nice mid-sized pieces from his area near a seam, which he did not stray from all day. Paul "Mr Reveille" Radziewicz found a few pieces nearly the size of the one great piece he found last time out in June. Everyone else found smaller to mid-sized pieces of varying quality, completeness and shape. Shane Moore found an exceptional "Snowman" triple-stacked Herkimer in their digging area towards the back. Lunch was again great, with cold cuts and sandwich fixins, and cookies, chios and other snacks to go along. Overall, another fun, great outing.
In the evening, Ryan K managed to capture an exceptional fly-by of the Space X probe, which was similarly captured by several News stations. I advised him to consider looking into advertising Geology365 on the side of a space shuttle.