The Washington County 4-H invited the Kettle Moraine Geological Society to their 4-H Education Day in West Bend. The KMGS and the 4-H members interacted on a variety of topics from becoming an amateur rock hound to learning about rocks as a budding geologist. We all had a great time. Thanks for inviting us. Here [...]
Moose Lake Agates by John and Mary Rettler Having a business meeting in Minneapolis on Saturday was the only invitation we needed to make a trip north this past weekend. We packed a couple of bags, a cooler some water and ice and we were off! We rambled up along the “Big Muddy” through Nelson [...]
Joe Woger made some nice finds at the Silha quarry in Janesville.
A Rocking Weekend After attending the Lakeland Rock and Gem show in Minocqua on Friday, Mary and I scouted an area known to harbor some specimens of Mica Schist, Blue Kyanite and Red Garnets hidden in a rock formation deep in the forest north west of the Lac Du Flambeau Reservation. But not being prepared [...]
Wisconsin Moonstone March 19th members from the Kettle Moraine Geological Society traveled to Wausau in search of the elusive Wisconsin moonstone. They were met by Bill Schoenfuss who knows the specific area where this gemstone can be found. By the end of the rock hunt, everyone had found fine specimens to take home. There is [...]
The 2016 Kettle Moraine Geological Society's Rock and Gem show, held at the Washington County Fair Park, was very successful this year. Here are some photos from that event. The Kettle Moraine Geological Society has a successful 54th annual show. Johanna Allison and Bernice McCloskey had a great time discussing the history [...]
Saturday, March 19th, eleven members of the Kettle Moraine Geological Society drove to Wausau and set about "Moonwalking" around the rural countryside. This is not a 1980’s dance move; but rather as in walking around on a warm, sunny spring day searching for "Moonstones". About a year ago KMGS friend and supporter William Schoenfuss invited [...]
There are 18 National Natural Landmarks in Wisconsin. Cave of the Mounds is one of four geological landmarks in our state. Carolynne, Richard, Christy and Nicole Rosenberger went to visit this beautiful area in the summer of 2015. I haven't been there for a long time and I was pleasantly surprised at the wonderful grounds [...]