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 [...]
May 7th, KMGS Field Trip Saturday of Mother’s day weekend we arranged and hosted a Kettle Moraine Geological Society (KMGS) Field Trip! The weather was terrific! It started a bit breezy and cool, but by the time we got to our second location the sun was out and it was a beautiful day! We met [...]
A welcomed mid-April burst of summer weather stirred us into thinking of a Rock hounding opportunity that we had not done before. It was projected to be in the upper 70's and the Sportsman in me learned that the spring smelting run was in full stream on Lake Superior. So with the ice was [...]
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 [...]