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Washington County 4-H

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 [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:45-06:00February 7th, 2017|Travel blog|0 Comments

Moose Lake – Agates

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 [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:45-06:00August 4th, 2016|Travel blog|58 Comments

Dells of the Eau Claire

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 [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:45-06:00July 19th, 2016|Travel blog|59 Comments

May 7th Field trip

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 [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:46-06:00May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 Spring WI-MI Excursion

  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 [...]

By |2022-01-04T12:52:46-06:00April 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments