- Location: Howell, NJ
- 11/11/2023 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Times: 9 am till dark (exacts will be in the Trip Flyer)
Location: Mohawk Valley MM site in Sprakers, NY (more details will be in Flyer)
Meet-up location : MVMM Rock Shack 8:15 AM Meet-up
Attendance: 75 people total MAX. (NoJMS and FM-NJ)
Ages allowed: 7 y.o. and up; kids 13 y.o. and under must ALWAYS be in close contact with and supervised by parents
** SEVERAL PORTA-JOHNS ON SITE **
NOTE ** this time we can bring our OWN Hard hats and save the typical 25 $ extra "yearly member" fee !
EVERYONE must now pay the full p/p $ 105 or $65 as a Deposit, by AT LATEST, Sat Oct 14 - Deposits must be paid by Credit Card or Venmo ONLY – you must call the MVMM Office and speak to Janel and spell out either NoJMS or FM-NJ, and mention that we have Zone #2 reserved for Sat Nov 11.
– MVMM Office # is 518-914-9110 (speak with Janel).
For more specific trip Mohawk VMM info – refer to Website https://mvmineralmining.com/ and look under the “Preparing for your Trip” and “Booking your Trip” sections, and FAQs
Fee: $ 105 p/p total for 13 y.o. and up; $ 65 p/p total for under 13 y.o.
Tools: Glasses, sturdy footwear, Gloves *Hard Hats are required.
Max Number of Attendees: 75
Post Event Write-Up:
Clubs in attend: NoJMS, FM-NJ, PESA, DMS, NYMC, FM-Pa
Host / Owner: Scott Hunt
Field Trip Leader: "Groundhog" Dave Shapiro
Attendees: "Groundhog" Dave Shapiro, Katie Marinis, Dave Stillman, David Fordyce, Steve Woodruff, Lisa Pascuzzo, Jason Halpern with sons Isaac and Eli, LaRonda Davis, Dan Anello with wife + daughter, Caridan Bradley
This trip was one of 2 trips offered for our Herkimer Double header weekend slated for Sat and Sun Nov 11 - 12. The day was definitely a cold one, with just above freezing temps, and a pervasive wind chill throughout the day. However everyone managed to have a great outing and come away with some nice finds of varying size and quality.
I found a nice 1.5 inch rectangular - type Herk with "golden healer" internal coloration and some internal crystallization. I also found a flawless 1.5 cm double terminated, water clear Herk. Initially I thought I had uncovered a fist sized hunker of a Herk, however it turned out to be only a partially crystallized Herk with a lot of damage and a large section of dolostone embedded on the back.
Jason Halpern and sons found a variety of 1 - 2 inch or smaller, Herks of different sizes and qualities. They worked at different heights / ledges and worked their way down.
Katie Marinis and Dave Stillman found some nice Matrix dolostone pieces with small Herks in vugs and cavities. They also found some nice druzy pieces (blackish and dark yellow colorations) in the same general areas.
I did not hear from the rest of the trip goers as to their finds, however everyone had a great overall day of collecting at Mohawk Valley MM.