The Stoddard Wells tailgate has been an annual trip for many of our club members for, well, let’s just say a LONG time. According to the Bureau of Land Management, Stoddard Valley is characterized by an interesting landscape with steep rocky mountains (elevations of which can reach up to 5,000 feeet), rolling hills, wide valleys, … Continue reading Stoddard Wells Trip
Our club has had the honor of displaying some of 'Natures Treasures' in the Torrance Public Library as of late. The display covers a wide range of objects. Club members have volunteered to share their hand crafted works of jewelry, including beading, wire wrapping, cabochons, and silver smithing. Members have also specimens, fossils, petrified wood, and polished rock. … Continue reading Library Display, Torrance CA
One of our club members Jamie Erickson wrote this brief article about Icelandic Spar, or Calcite and its connection to the Vikings. Enjoy! In today’s society, everyone has a slightly different romanticized image of the famous Norse travelers the Vikings. We have pieced things together from movies, books, legends, and family trees… there might even … Continue reading Vikings and Rocks: Icelandic Spar
Welcome to our new page, both new friends and old. Hello there, if you are reading this then yes, you have made it to our new club web site. You have also successfully navigated your way to the ‘Articles’ section and clicked on it… this must be a good sign. I hope you like the … Continue reading Picking Up Stones Along the Way
Two of our club members Leslie Neff and Larry Hoskinson take frequent trips to Australia to visit friends, go rock hounding, and enjoy the natural beauty of the country. Here is a little write up from their last trip- enjoy! Landing in Sydney after 14 long hours, we felt we had come home. We stay … Continue reading Australia, Opal, and Mosquitos!