Walworth Quarry Open House

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The day started dreary and we drove in with our headlights on at 7 AM, but 166 folks from as many as 7 states and 2 provinces descended into the quarry on Saturday.  Another 70 participated Sunday AM during the second day of the annual event.

The day started dreary and we drove in with our headlights on at 7 AM, but 166 folks from as many as 7 states and 2 provinces descended into the quarry on Saturday. Another 70 participated Sunday AM during the second day of the annual event.

Yes, it was a bit wet.  But where else can grown men and women play in the mud and break things with hammers?

Yes, it was a bit wet. But where else can grown men and women play in the mud and break things with hammers?

So what was found?  Well at least three Wayne County Club memebers went home with a prized fluorite.  A.  Brian McGrath’s cube in a vug.  B.  Bill Chapman’s one inch cubes rests on small dolomites.  C.  Dan Stanton’s is on larger bright white dolomites.  I know there were many others also.  D. OK I do not have a fluorite to show, but how about a Silurian Halysites colony (chain coral), and, of course, a whole lot of white crystalline dolomite to hand out at future events.

So what was found? Well at least three Wayne County Club memebers went home with a prized fluorite. A. Brian McGrath’s cube in a vug. B. Bill Chapman’s one inch cubes rests on small dolomites. C. Dan Stanton’s is on larger bright white dolomites. I know there were many others also. D. OK I do not have a fluorite to show, but how about a Silurian Halysites colony (chain coral), and, of course, a whole lot of white crystalline dolomite to hand out at future events.

 

And as if that were not enough entertainment The Dolomite Group gave youngsters a ride in a big truck.  I wonder if they might loan us one of those things for a weekend of collecting?   Can you imagine approaching the customs booth at Thousand Islands after a week of collecting in Ontario!

And as if that were not enough entertainment The Dolomite Group gave youngsters a ride in a big truck. I wonder if they might loan us one of those things for a weekend of collecting? Can you imagine approaching the customs booth at Thousand Islands after a week of collecting in Ontario!

And as if that were not enough entertainment The Dolomite Group gave youngsters a ride in a big truck. I wonder if they might loan us one of those things for a weekend of collecting?

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