Past Field Trip Details

NOT an Official Field Trip Notice of the Shenandoah Valley Gem & Mineral Society

Where: Vesuvius Mine/Dixie Mine

When: April 6th, 2013

Time: 9:00 AM

Directions: See below

Notes/comments: This is NOT an official trip but a collecting hike.

You are invited to join me for collecting manganese-related ores at the South River (Vesuvius Mine ) and for those physically able to the Dixie Mine.

We may be able to find some Rockbridgeite there. Also along the creek there is abundant quartzite with scolithus.

The area is rocky and rough. May not be suitable for those with physical impairments. [See pictures
here to gain an understanding of the terrain]

Parking is very limited. Meeting time will be at 9 a.m. at the Burger King parking lot on I 81 Exit 205. We will carpool from there. Please respond by April 1st.

Dean Hostetter
Field Trip Coordinator