- Location: Howell, NJ
- 6/18/2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Herkimer collecting invite opportunity - 12 person maximum for both NoJMS and FM-NJ combined. FEE 50 $ p/p. All day dig, Grill / BBQ Lunch will be provided. ** FOR ALL DETAILS - REACH OUT TO GROUNDHOG DAVE FOR INFO ** ** there will be a Fall trip to this site as well, details on that also forthcoming ** IF INTERESTED, REACH OUT TO DAVE FOR DETAILS
Field Trip Report
Clubs in attend: NoJMS, FM-NJ
Attendees: Groundhog Dave, Paul "Mr. Reveille" Radziewicz, Ron "Chisel Buster" Schulz, Alaine "Lainie" Mack, Jeff "the Bald Eagle" Wilson, Linda Lovstad, Gregg Steuben, Ryan "Klock Man" Klockner, Dan Blanco, Suzanne and Jarrath Shaw, Bryan Davis, David "the Mailman" Mailman with Izzy
We were treated to an exclusive field trip to visit the famed Area 52 Claim to dig for Herkimers. Shane and Sherry Moore were our hosts and gave us a thorough overview of the property and the claim layout. Ron Schulz arguably had the find of the day, with several sizable doublets and triplet crystals, clusters seemingly in the 2 inch to 4 inch range. Paul Radziewicz had a few notable 1 1/2 inch or so, crystals, and Jeff Wilson found numerous slightly smaller crystals. Everyone left with crystals having been found, of different sizes and compositions. The general trend of the day was, the deeper you dug in, ther better your finds; however there definitely were some exceptions. The lunch provided by Shane and Sherry was also outstanding and much appreciated, with delicious burgers and dogs and a variety of snacks and desserts.
We look forward to being granted a return visit date for the Fall.
Tools: Shovel, sifter, wood/plastic chopsticks, bucket, newspaper/paper towel for wrapping.
Max Number of Attendees: 12