CMFS Field Trip 2018: Lavic Siding

Saturday, February 17, 2018
Agate & Jasper

Surficial finds of jasper and agate can be found in the wash at Lavic Siding. In the background, the dry lakebed and the Bullion Mts.  Photo: L. Thoresen.


Jasper fragments in situ at Lavic Siding.  Photo: L. Thoresen.


Brecciated jasper fragments from Lavic Siding and a finished cabochon carved by Bill Depue.  Photos: L. Thoresen.



This trip is open to all Rockhounds who agree to abide by the AFMS and CFMS Code of Ethics, the directions of the field trip leaders and practice safe rockhounding. The location is east of Barstow in the heart of the Mojave Desert. Be sure to treat the desert with respect – tread lightly, and if you pack it in, pack it out.

Meeting Time and Place:  8:00AM. Hector Rd. off I-40 on the south side for orientation and sign-in. Waiver of liability will be signed at the meeting spot. From the meeting spot, the group will caravan for about 20 minutes to the collecting site. Contact field trip leaders for additional information.

Organized by:  Adam Dean and Roy Isaac.  This is a CFMS-sponsored field trip.

Contact/RSVP:  Adam Dean at 909-489-4899 or or Roy Isaac at 818-633-3350 or

Reservations/participation:  Call the field trip leader beforehand for further information and updates – weather is unpredictable at this time of year, and the trip could be cancelled at the last minute. Remember to sign in and out with the field trip leader. A Consent and Assumption of Risk Waiver of Liability form must be signed upon arrival at meeting site.

Vehicles:  No low clearance vehicles, most will be able to make it to the main collecting area, there is an alternate spot for those with 4X4. Gas and food are available in Barstow.

What To Bring:  Collecting bags/buckets, rock hammer, digging equipment, safety glasses and spray bottles, First Aid kit. Bring lunch, plenty of water and a camera; this widespread field offers no shade so use sun screen and protect yourself. If you would like to stay for the weekend, this general area offers a wide variety of material, so bring your rock collecting guides.





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