EFMLS Wildacres – The Ultimate Rockhound Experience

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EFMLS Wildacres was an experience that Joe had heard about, but I had never heard of the place. He did not know much about EFMLS Wildacres either but anecdotal background from our friends at the Nassau Mineral Club and the Island Rockhounds.  We did some research on Wildacres, got permission and week long passes from our respective girlfriends, and we were on a road trip!
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Geode Hunt in remote Southern Indiana


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Last weekend two-thirds of the American Geode team assembled in Indiana to re-stock the New York City geode inventory. The past 3 visits had proven cold, dreary, and uncomfortable, but this season we struck luck with a bright, beautiful day.  We took the truck out past 2 soybean fields, to the edge of the woods, then about quarter mile hike you arrive to the dried river bottom and the geodes washed out of Indiana limestone millions of years ago at the end of the Ice Age.
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Orange Garnets in West Redding, Connecticut

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So hunting for orange garnets we were following the varied instructions from the web about an outcrop, located about half-mile from the West Redding, Connecticut train station.  Easy enough to set your GPS to “West Redding Train Station.” First thing we noticed was a cop car idling in the train station parking lot. We had not even begun excavating and they were after us already.
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