Next meeting will
Be on August 20th
We are not be having an outing this or next month after all...to hot
I don't remember what day it was to be anyway.
Come on folks, check out our Facebook page
Like us and talk to us... I know I know, I don't like Facebook any more then you do.
But it is the best way to contact us
Vendor Registration Form.
For the 2016 rock show/swap
The Show will be downstairs, on the porch, and some vendors will be in the yard.
We will have a great variety of everything from dinosaur bones to jewelry to geodes to fine mineral specimens, etc.
We still have openings for a few vendors so please contact us at our
For hotels, campgrounds,
and restaurants go on the web to: http://www.browncounty.com/
As some of you said at the last meeting, I'm not keeping this page up
as will as I used to.... I was considering closing it down and just moving
only to Facebook. Well I guess we want to keep the page and start updating more
often. Okay I can do that.
Just keep reminding me every now and then.
2016 is the clubs 6th yea, yup we have been meeting and having outing 6 long years.
We have had a few members over the years come and go. But I think as a club we
are starting to get our act together.
This year we will have our first show/swap and with the logo and shirts
we are starting to look like a real club.
Its taken a lot of work from everybody and you all deserve a big hand.
The April outing went very well. I hope and believe everyone had a good time.
We talked about the show/swap and prices for tables and such.
We set up next meeting as an outing to Bear Creek.
Meet at the IGA store in Nashville by 9:00am and we will leave at 10:00am.
On the 23rd, the club put on a demo at the Boy/Girls Club
of Beachgrove on Fossils and rocks and such.
It was a really fun time.
Our next meeting will be a meeting on May 21st
we will meet back in Nashville at the fairgrounds to discus
and show off what we found at Bear Creek.
Also at the May meeting I believe Ed will talk about cabbing and other rock stuff.
So I hope to see everybody there again and even more next meeting.
Clarence Snyder - Webmaster
This is our new show poster
If we make any money off the show, maybe we will get a real web site.
I really like Webs and they have been great to up with the free pages and all
but a dot com address would look better. and we would have more room
and more options for doing more.
so wish us luck and maybe later when you return next year we may have more
of a site
List of Club Officers
President: Beva Felmy
Vice President: Don Crum
Secretory: Jestin Kimmet
Treasurer: Rhonda Dunn
Web Master: Clarence Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org
Club Liaison: Robin Dunn
Club Mascot: Shelly
Club Photographer: Anyone with a camera
Club Newsletter: Still open, do you want the job?
Official Rock Identifier: Don Crum
Official Trouble maker: Steven Felmy and others... okay me to.
Other openings are available
Are you ready for the BIG Brown County Rock and Mineral Show???
Think September 30th and October 1st 2016
The dates my change so keep checking back here.
But it will be in Nashville Indiana
At the New Nashville Historical Building
The BIG Brown County Rock and Mineral Show/Swap
It is going to be a swap/show the first year
See our new club logo below, Thanks Rhonda for coming up with it.
Coming in 2016*
The show of a life time !!! The first of so so many to come.
The event of the season, of the year.. dare I say it? Of the 21st Century???
So mark your calenders and set up your days off from work.
This is it folks
The Brown County Rock and Mineral Show
Change of plans.... Now it's going to be a rock swap
Change of plans again, its going to be a rock swap/show
The outing went great, No rain and no one got hurt on ( September 26th)
Well I did really but.....
We headed out at 10:15 just to be safe... no one was running late
The trip was to Tunnel Mill in North Vernon Indiana
The gravel pit trip is off
Still off but getting closer to being a thing
PHOTOS FROM OUR LAST MEETING ARE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE
Our next meeting will be a MEETING
Meetings start at 5:00pm*
The club is 6 years old this year.
As you all know:
We have changed our meeting times to 5:00pm
We hope it will give more people time to get to a meeting and still not be out all night.
Some folks have to drive far and this will make it easier on them.
We also have a new President and Vice President.See you in May
Check out the photos from the outing
on our Facebook page
Next meeting will
Be on August 20th
I believe, check yourself just to be sure
3rd Saturday of the month, weather permitting*
I don't do well in snow and ice... I'm just saying
We will be meeting at the 4H fairground at 5:00pm
all meetings will be at the 4H fair grounds
(I will post here and Facebook page is there is a change) *
meetings start at 5:00pm
Really this time....Don we aren't changing it anymore, Right?
At the 4H Fairgrounds in Nashville
We will start the meeting around 5:00pm and stop around 6:30 or 7:00
Bring something to show and tell or trade
and maybe 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
Update: It has been won but I don't know by who. sorry.
New update: I think Linn won it.
The May 2014 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 Steven asked me 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 2014 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 2016
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.
We no longer Take members on the webpage
It never really meant anything and just slowed down the page
join us on Facebook, like us and get to know everyone
or better yet... come to a meeting and see whats up.
Club meets every 3rd Saturday @ 5:00pm
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
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 2016 is
5:00pm to around 7:00pm
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_______________________________________________________________________
This is the first we had.... many years back.
Club Photo March 19th meeting a few years back. Photo by Jestin Kimmet
Guys it is time for a new group photo
of all in this photo only 3 still show up.
One has passed away/maybe two and one has moved out of state
This is the newest Group Photo. 10/2015
Photo by me (Clarence Snyder) not in photo
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.
* unless I forget to change something or don't update or anything.
Don't blame the web guy
We Hope you Enjoy your Visit with us.
Last updated 06/02/2016
Have a great day
Okay folks, I have fixed all the dates and times of meeting to 3rd Saturday at 5:00pm
If I missed any of them... please let me know about it.
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