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.
Rock hounding can be dangerous, but with a little knowledge it will be safer.
With your membership you receive insurance with Midwest Federation of Mineralogical & Geological Societies. on all outings.
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.
But geodes are heavy and will crush toes and brake bones.