October has brought some cooler weather to the Big Bend of
Texas, so it’s time to come out and join rockhunts to have fun and find some
beautiful agate, jasper, amethyst, quartz crystals, and other specimens.
I am leading rockhunting field trips on The Ritchie Ranch,
the South Larremore Ranch and East Needle Peak, and Aaron Thomas is leading
them on the 06 Ranch. There are enough different
locations for you to go for five days in a row and not be at any one place for
more than a day.
Below is the schedule of rockhunts, and some information
about costs and meeting locations. For
further information on the ranches I lead rockhunts on, and what you’ll need to
do to prepare, follow this link: http://terismithrockhunts.com/for-rockhunters/ To sign up for one of my rockhunts, send me
an email at email@example.com. The only requirement for my hunts in addition
to the fees stated below is that you need to join the Rollin’. Rock Club. This club costs $10 per year for a single
membership ($16 dual membership), and provides insurance that protects the
landowner from any damage we may accidentally cause.
There have been a couple of changes to the schedule for
rockhunts this winter and spring. First,
the Stieg Ranch will not be hosting rockhunts this spring, due to damage to the
roads that can’t be repaired quickly. So
the weekend hunts to the Stieg Ranch will be changed to the Woodward’s Needle Peak
site or the South Larremore Ranch.
Secondly, Aaron and his family have determined that he needs
to receive something for his time spent on the rockhunts so that he can keep
leading trips every weekend. We’ve decided to add a $15 charge for his services
as a guide added to each of his field trips, starting this Saturday, February
15th. That means that his
hunts to the Woodward’s Needle Peak and the South Larremore Ranch will cost $65
per person. That will enable him to keep the hunts small and
focus on sharing his knowledge of the geography and mineralogy with y’all so
you can find better rocks!
There are no changes to my fieldtrips for this spring. I look forward to seeing y’all out here on
Spring Break and throughout April!
Teri & Aaron
P.S. I now have my
whole rock collection inventoried and available for purchase. Right now the listing is on my website, at http://terismithrockhunts.com/rocks-for-sale/. However, I intend to publish it as an email
in the next few days. It’s first come,
first served, so take a look and let me know what you want!