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Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/25/2019 - 05/27/2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Location
Riverside INN

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Field Trip Leaders: Tim Goerdt & Phillip Barrett

Weather permitting we will be collecting Dinosaur Bones, Fossils, Petrified Wood, and Montana Moss Agates at two ranch locations.

Children, age 6 and older, are welcome but need to be closely supervised by their parents at all times.

Four-wheel drive is HIGHLY recommended for some locations and we can carpool for those who do not have four-wheel drive.

PLEASE BE SURE TO CHECK GLENDIVE MONTANA TRIP PAGE FOR ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES BEFORE WE LEAVE FOR THE FIELD TRIP.

Equipment to bring:

Rock pick, 5-gallon buckets, small shovel, rake, paint brush, pocket knife, gloves, sturdy footwear such as hiking boots, water (1 Gallon per person), sunscreen, hat, insect repellent, food/snacks, long pants recommended, cameras, backpacks, knee-pads.

Safety Considerations: 

You must always be aware of your surroundings and of your fellow rock-hounds above, below and around you.

Consider Safety glasses when using picks or rock hammers.

If you can not see anyone – no one can see you.  Hunt is pairs or if you must go solo, tell someone where you are going.  Cell phone coverage is limited to non-existent.

Hazards:

Rattlesnakes, Scorpions, Cactus, Rough Terrain, Sun/Heat, Wind, Livestock.

When searching near bushes, shrubs, trees, in holes, and turning over rocks – this is where animals live.  Use caution, suggest a “poken stick”.

Schedule and Cost:

• Saturday: $10.00 per person, per day. Evan’s Ranch: Montana Moss Agates – cash only. Children under 18 are free with a paying adult.

• Sunday: $70.00 per person, per day. Baisch’s Ranch (weather permitting): Dinosaur Bone, other Fossils and Petrified Wood – cash, personal checks accepted with proper identification. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

• Monday: Back up day in case of rain.

Hotels, Motels, Campgrounds:  Search Google for Glendive, Montana lodging or campgrounds.

Riverside Inn: http://www.riversideinnglendive.net/

Super 8 by Wyndham Glendive: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/super-8/glendive-montana/super-8-glendive/overview?CID=LC:SE::GGL:RIO:National:03319&iata=00065402

Yellowstone River INN: https://yellowstoneriverinn.net/

Where and When we will Meet: 

Saturday:  8:30 am, Riverside Inn Parking Lot

Sunday:  8:30  am, Riverside Inn Parking Lot

Monday:  8:30  am, Riverside Inn Parking Lot

Release FormsThe standard MMC release form can be used for this trip.

It is located on the MMC web site https://minnesotamineralclub.org/public-documents/

Complete in advance.

Directions:

From the Twin Cities, follow Interstate 94 West all the way to Glendive, Montana: 9 hours
Approximate Travel Time: (from Falcon Heights City Hall – MMC meeting location): 9.5 hours

Other Places of Interest:

• Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum
• Montana Dinosaur Trail
• Frontier Gateway Museum
• Tom Harmon’s Agate Shop in Savage, Montana
• Paddlefish Fishing on the Yellowstone River
• Prairie Fire Pottery in Beach, North Dakota
• Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota

Bookings

Bookings are closed for this event.

4 Comments
  1. Mike Ridgley 2 months ago

    I see Mike on the trip list but want to be sure you are aware there are 2 others coming as well. 3 total for Ridgley.
    Thanks

    • Author

      As long as they are members of the mineral club we are fine. If they are adults and not members, they need to be paid members before they are allowed on the trip. This is for insurance purposes.

  2. Mike Ridgley 4 weeks ago

    OK, thanks. The 3 people will be Mike, Laurie, (both members) and our10 year old grandson, Max.

  3. Author

    Mike, Please note according to the rules of the MMC, Family memberships are limited to no more than two adults within one household and any minor children under their guardianship. Questions? Please feel free to call me, you will receive and email shortly with my contact information.

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