[Ess_geoclub] Field Trip to Denny Skarn April 19th
David Francis Kiehl
kiehld at u.washington.edu
Mon Apr 13 10:09:13 PDT 2009
FYI there's still a couple feet (at least) of snow on the ground at exit 47
On Mon, 13 Apr 2009, Suzanne Elizabeth Cruchon wrote:
> Hey GeoClubbers,
> This Sunday, April 19th we have a field trip to Denny Skarn at exit 47 on
> I-90. The area was formed 19 to 25 million years ago as part of the
> granodiorite Snoqualmie batholith. There are lots of good minerals to be found
> including quartz, garnet, hemitite diopside and epidote. You can check it out
> more at http://www.washingtonminerals.com/dm.htm It will be a moderate hike.
> We will drive up there, park and hike for most of the day so bring a lunch and
> pack. We will meet at 9 am and get back in the late afternoon. The day will be
> fun hiking and mineral hunting.
> If the snow level is too low and Denny Creek is covered with snow we will not
> be able to make the hike. I will keep an eye on the forecast and let everyone
> know if we are going to go to Denny Creek. If we cannot go to Denny Creek we
> will do a lowland hike. I was planning to look at some of the old coal mines
> in the NewCastle area on the eastside. Let me know it you have any better
> ideas for a fun lowland hike.
> Please let me know you you want to come on the trip or have questions.
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