Field Trip suggestions

Tim, our Field Trip Chairman,  recommends each person bring: 

  • A container with a handle (for instance a five gallon paint bucket) to carry rocks you find.
  • A hand brush to brush river residue off of rocks picked up out of the water.
  • A rock hounder scoop or a trowel.
  • A wide rim hat, long sleeves, sun shades, and sun screen.
  • A box in your car to put gathered rocks into from your bucket (so you can pick up even more!).
  •  A picnic lunch and related paraphernalia

Bear River Field trip

Bear River Campground near Colfax

We will be meeting Thursday, May 9 at 10:00. Click on the "Get Directions" button on the map at right for directions. The parking lot is next to the river, which includes a comfort station.

A splendid, easy walking access to the nearby river brings the visitor to acres of fascinating collective river cobble. The elevation here is about 2,400 feet above sea level. Plan on some fun rock hounding and a picnic.

All club members and visitors alike are invited.

Sutter Buttes Gem & Mineral Society Field Trip

2500 Campground Road, Colfax, California 95713, United States

If you have any questions, please call (916) 607-7794. We will provide field trip forms on site for insurance purposes.