Several times a year, the Rock River Valley Geological Society invites our club to Silha Quarry.
This stone quarry is located in the area of Janesville, Wisconsin, and many of our members have taken advantage of this field trip.
People park on the floor of the quarry and climb the huge piles of clean, sorted stones staying away from the dangerous side walls where there are frequent cave-ins.
Rockhounds scatter in search for agates, fossils, minerals, and anything else the glaciers left behind.
Other piles of rocks from the surrounding area can be found there too. They mostly contain fossils.
Germantown 4th of July Celabration 2015 On the 4th we had visits from about 200 children who enjoyed finding their own stones in the sifter and learning about the stones they found. the fact that they could see a real dinosaur, ( Mastodon) tooth was a plus too. about 20 pounds of polished stones were [...]
The Germantown 4th of July celebration was a great place to display our new KMGS club banner. John Rettler and his wife, Mary, organized our club's representation at the celebration.
Hundreds of fliers were handed out to the people stopping by our tent.
Past President, Mike Andrysczyk, talks about the rocks we have on display to those that stop by.
Suzanne Andrysczyk discusses, with a parent, our club's focus on education while the young rockhounds find what is hidden in their containers of sand using the sifter.