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Barite Dig in NE Colorado!, For Pay Members, and Non-pay members!
Dave S.
post Oct 17 2017, 08:25 AM
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Hello everybody! smileywaving.gif

I am making a public forum invite (pay members and non-pay members), to a Barite dig this coming Sunday and Monday! (Oct.22nd and 23rd, 2017)

(I am avoiding Saturday because of the cold windy weather that day)

The Barite location is near the Colorado/ Nebraska border. (Nearest gas station is in Sterling, Colorado) -- (it is a 2 hour drive from Denver)

I cannot have TOO many people show up, so I will give out directions to those who message me, or post that they are coming on this topic. (please be sure that you are gonna make it, so someone else that can make it does not miss out!)

The Barites are found in 25 million year old volcanic ash (that is now hardened white clay). Regular rock hammers can work for digging, but you can also effectively use Chisels, Mattocks/GeoPicks, SpadeShovels, etc... (leave the 2 handed sledge hammers at home, they don't work very well here.) emoticon-misc-004.gif

If you have any questions please post them here, so I can answer them by Saturday.

Here are some pictures of the dig area, and some previous finds of Barite, and Calcite.
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Hope to see ya'll out there! (sorry for the short notice!) greensmilies-012.gif










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Crusty
post Oct 17 2017, 11:16 AM
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Looking forward to getting back up to this area with so much cool stuff!!


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nate
post Oct 17 2017, 01:46 PM
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Great spot for sure! I was tentatively planning on joining this weekend if it was Friday through Sunday. I'll keep you updated though. Work may be taking me up that direction on Friday, so it's definitely drawing my attention.


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post Oct 17 2017, 03:12 PM
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QUOTE (nate @ Oct 17 2017, 02:46 PM) *
Great spot for sure! I was tentatively planning on joining this weekend if it was Friday through Sunday. I'll keep you updated though. Work may be taking me up that direction on Friday, so it's definitely drawing my attention.

Dave and I may get there sometime Saturday


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post Oct 18 2017, 08:40 PM
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I can't make it, but hope you all have a blast!


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Dave S.
post Oct 19 2017, 03:59 PM
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Thank you Emac!

Should be fun, lotta Facebook people are supposed to show up. (future club members)
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post Oct 20 2017, 07:42 AM
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Sounds like a great time Dave! Thanks for the invite, you rock! signs021.gif


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