The club is 5 years old this year.... we need to get going on stuff
As you all know the demo on wire wrapping was a bust
The lady that was to do the demo could not make it but will at a later date
The next meeting will be held at the 4H fairgrounds like also
but we will also be meeting up at GeoFest in Indy
at around 12:00 so if you can find any members they will be the first meeting
Then Don will have the late meeting in Nashville at 6:00pm
Next meeting will
Be on February 21st
meeting will start at 6:00pm
At the 4H Fairgrounds in Nashville
We will start the meeting around 6:00pm and stop around 7:30 or 8:00
Bring something to show and tell or trade
and something to giveaway
We will have a silver coin donated by Jim Bowers
From a few meetings back . He donated the coin and then won it(over and over)
then donated it again.... Thanks Jim.
It may have been won by now...I missed a meeting or two
The May outing went very well
See Facebook page for photos
Click the green dot above to go to Facebook Page
April Meeting went very well. We had a very nice rock trade
At the outing Steve asked my why I don't post many photos on the web page.
I said its because we use a free web page service and are very limited on the
amount of data we can use at a time
Maybe later we will buy more bandwidth and have more info up here
but for right now I post most photos on a photo server (Photobucket)
Thanks Steve for asking and caring.
March meeting went very well.
We talked about trying to set up a small show this or next year.
We talked about going to the library in North Vernon in June.
We set dates for outings in April, May and June.
Judy Kay had some rocks from her place in KY to give away.
She also showed some from a trip to New Mexico.
Steve Gave away 3 pyrite eggs in a drawing... awesome!
Most of the main club members were their with a few new folks.
It was a good meeting and the weather was great at around 55F
I will post some photos on Facebook later
Calendar of events is NOT updated or ready to see for 2014
Hey check out this web page
Its about geodes and rocks and its not only for kids
"This site is for kids of all ages who love rocks "
Its a really cool site by Gere and Elfi Berndl of Ontario, Canada
I will post some photos on photobucket.
Club meets every 3rd Saturday @ 6:00pm
March thru October for sure and maybe after
also if the weather is nice and dry
The Brown County Rock and Mineral Club was founded in 2010 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of Brown County and the natural environment that surrounds it. (Rocks,Fossils & Mineral)
we are open to the public to answer questions if we can. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 (less if accompanied by a guardian)
Membership includes a right to vote at all club meetings as well as the option to suggest a location for outings and field-trips, You will also receive any newsletters and/or other members only things. (at this time we have no newsletter)
How to find Gatesville Indiana
The map is just for reference, Best road is North Salt Creek Rd
From US46 go to Circle K gas station by the Brown County Golf Course
Go North on N.Salt Creek Rd about 6 miles
Fun in Brown County
I got an e-mail a bit back from a guy named Bill Clock
Bill asked me if I know anywhere around Brown County to find geodes
He was heading this way with his family and wanted to pick up some.
I told him he could find more then he could pack home at Gatesville
Well they got them some and had a good time doing it I guess
he sent me some photos and I asked if he minded if I posted them
I hope to see a photo or two of what they found soon
Bill is from Delaware County and his daughter and family are from Chicago
Let hope they come back soon
I got a little book about a week ago or so called
"211 Things A Bright Boy can Do by Tom Cutler"
on page 212 is info on how to find fossils.
Should I be asked to choose between being the kind of guy who
wanders the beach detecting bottle caps with a circular carpet
sweeper, or one of those fellows who discovers a new species of dinosaur
with a single blow of his hammer, the choice would not be a difficult
Equipment And Collecting
o Notebook and pen
o A magnifying lens
o Sturdy waterproof boots
o Whacking tool (see below)
o Flask of hot chocolate
o Goggles and a hard hat for serious walloping under falling cliffs
o A strong bad for the big ones
Always keep a proper record in your book and label each fossil with
details of where it was found.
Thats just a small sample of the info on fossils and thats just 2 pages of info
The book is 312 pages... and yes most of the stuff in the book is silly
and of now use to anyone, but its still fun and thats a okay list of fossil
hunting (even the hot chocolate). It cost me 2 dollars at 1/2 price books in
Greenwood Indiana. On a scale of 1 to 10 , 1 being the best... maybe 6
Our meeting time for the season of 2014 is
6:00pm to around 8:00pm
3rd Saturday of every month
Any month without an outing
Our #1 Rule is Safety first
We as a group or club can not/will not be held responsible for any and all accidents or injuries. You are responsible for yourself and anyone your a guardian of on all outings and field-trips. Rock-hounding can be very dangerous and safety of yourself and others is a lot more important then anything you will find.
Things you should have with you when you go out rock hounding. Red means every time
ROCK HAMMER WATER HAND LENS NOTEBOOK & PENCIL FIRST AID KIT
CHISELS SAFETY GOGGLES GARDEN TROWEL SPECIMEN CONTAINERS
FOOD & SNACKS & MEDICATION HAT & SUNSCREEN COMMON SENSE, & COURTESY
GLOVES KNEE PADS FLATHEAD SCREWDRIVER OLD NEWSPAPERS
We have some of the best Quartz geodes In the US right here in Southern Indiana. I for one am not a big geode fan myself but I do know alot of people go crazy over them. My mom used to pick up every one she ever saw, and would not let anyone bust em open ever. But even I know I am lucky to live in an area so full of a rock people love. Plus we are also in a great area for fossils and I really like fossils.
There's a group that a few of our members go to called Southern Indiana Gold Prospectors
If you would like to check out there web site go to the link below
Drop by and see what they are going over there
Cephy the Cephalopod says Hi
One of our members and a good friend
Passed away October 2011
Bill and his Snoopy shaped rock he found
Here is a photo of Bill on the day the group went on the outing to Monroe county
Bill was a very nice and friendly person and we miss him
He was a very religious man with a great sense of humor
when he joined the club he put down he was 71 yo
Bill was from Scipio Indiana
Him and his wife were long time members of the Southern chapter gold club also
________________________________________________________________________Identifying Unknown Fossils (by their shape)
Click above to follow link
Click above to follow link____________________________________________________________________
Photos from Central Indiana GPAA Boyscout Demo 2011
Photos from Earth Day Demo Nashville Indiana 2011
Photos from Falls of the Ohio 2010
Photos from First outing of the year 2011
Photos from Fossils
Photos from Lawrence County Rock Show 2011
Photos from June 8th 2011 outing photos
Photos from Old Rock club photos
Photos from web site stuff
Photos from Rock Club July 16th 2011
More will be added as we go by
We want you to feel welcome here, Have a look around, meet new friends and enjoy yourself.
If you like Rocks then your in the Right Place.
You don't have to live in Brown County to enjoy this club.... everyone is welcome anytime. You don't have to even live in Indiana :) If you can get to a meeting your welcome here.
Geodes from one of our outings in 2011
The creeks were 40% geodes as large as bowling balls
These are photos from one of our outings a few years back.
The geodes above will hardly
fit into the white 5 gallon bucket their that large, and these are the ones we left.
But we can only get into this place maybe once a year at best... Or maybe not.
Lots of Geodes
all photos by Jestin Kimmet
We may not be able to get back into this creek till much later_______________________________________________________________________
Club Photo March 19th meeting a few years back. Photo by Jestin Kimmet
president: Don Crum
secretary: Rita Snyder
treasurer in absence: Stephanie Carter Cobb (If we ever hear from her again) Let us know how your going Stephanie
treasurer: (Temp) Rita Snyder - we need to find a replacement very soon.
webmaster: Clarence Snyder
public liaison: Denise Fox- starting to look like the job will be open soon.
Club Photographer: Jestin Kimmet (sometimes)When he can get away from art
school in Indy.
Rock-hounding can be dangerous.
Watch for falling rocks. also watch-out for snakes and other Biting things
Also you need to hunt in places you know are safe. People setup meth labs out in the deep woods and places where you used to be able to go and take kids out and enjoy a day in nature. Not as much any more.