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.
Field Trip Coordinator