Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New video - Washington State Jade Rendezvous

In this episode, I traveled to Darrington, Washington for the first-ever Washington State Jade Rendezvous. I had documented the Oso area, among others, as a prime jade locale in my "Gem Trails of Washington" book, but this was even better. We hooked up with several local experts, and you'll see about a ton of nice material collected from the area. In addition, I met up with Ed Lehman, famed wagon-master for the Washington State Mineral Council, and also interviewed Lanny Ream, author of "Gem Minerals of Washington" and one of the premier field geologists in the Pacific Northwest.

Zeolites in Washington video

Check me out in a pith helmet! In this video, we banged on the walls at Robertson Pit outside Shelton and also the "Lucky Strike" pit near the Kamilche casino. After that I visited Rudy Tschernich at the Rice Museum in Hillsboro, Oregon, and viewed his world-class zeolite collection.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New video - Beverly Beach

On the day the tsunami hit the Oregon coast, we were down at Beverly Beach searching for fossils and other treasures. Here's the report:


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Last video for 2009 - Ellensburg Blue Agate

Thanks to another big assist from Dusty Fingers Productions, the final edition of "Garret's World of Geology" for 2009 is ready for viewing on YouTube. We went back to Williams Creek Campground, near Liberty, Washington, which is a great staging area for the trek up to Red Top and a drive over to the Rock 'n Tomahawk Ranch, an easy fee-dig area. We combined both onto one video, tossed in the relevant geology, and voila!

Our special guest was Jake Riley, who came home on leave from Iraq and was rewarded with the biggest agate.

Here's the URL: