2017 Christmas Song for Rock Hounds

KMGS Christmas Carol – Sing to the tune of “Silver Bells”!  Chorus Silver Bells (silver bells) Silver Bells (silver bells) Its Christmas time in the city Ring- a-ling (ring-a-ling) hear them ring (hear them ring) Soon it will be Christmas day. Verse One On a rock pile, there were miners, excavating for gems In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing,...

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2017 Mazon Creek

Mazon Creek Concretions at Coal City Illinois Saturday morning early; about five am, we drove south to Coal City Illinois.  We met with some fellow Rock Hounds from ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois) and went to an abandoned tailings pile outside of town, left idle since the coal mines closed in the mid 1960’s.  We had loaded the gear into the van...

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KMGS 2017 Picnic

We had a beautiful day for our KMGS picnic at Nixon park in Hartland.   About 25 to 30 members showed up to “talk rocks”, show off what they have found so far this summer, swap stories, and make plans for future field trips.   And of course EAT.   John Rettler presented a new feature that the board decided on and that is to honor members that...

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The Irene Mine

The Irene Mine – Belvidere IL.                                      July 16th, 2017 On Sunday morning the ESCONI (Earth Science Club of Northern Illinois, invited the KMGS to “piggy-back” on a field Trip with them to the Irene Mine near Belvidere Illinois. The open-pit style Dolomite Limestone Mine is known for exposing Gastropods, Cephalopods, Brachiopods, Trilobites,...

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Germantown, 4th of July, 2017

  A KMGS 4th of July The Kettle Moraine Geological Society (KMGS) celebrated the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, by attending and hosting an exhibit at the Germantown, Wisconsin post Parade event on Tuesday the 4th of July. It was true Americana! The weather was sunny and warm in the upper seventy’s to near eighty, the cloudless...

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