Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society

Pink Halite - Dealer Field Trip
Saturday October 8, 9:00 to 2:30 is FULL, and Sunday October 9, 9:00 to 2:30
This field trip is expensive and is primarily being offered for dealers who expect to sell what they collect for a profit.
People looking for just a few specimens are better off buying them from a dealer.

Pink Halite Dealer Special Friday Field Trip



By requiring reservations, we can give Searles Valley Minerals Inc an accurate count of the number of vehicles that must be accommodated on the Friday field trip.  By having the September 28 cutoff date, we can provide Searles Valley Minerals with the time neded to prepare vehicle access and parking at the collecting sites.  10 days is the minimum time needed for them to fit the work for this field trip into their normal work schedules.

     The first field trip will begin on Saturday morning, 9:00AM until to 2:30PM.  FULL

     The second field trip will begin on Sunday morning, 9:00AM until to 2:30PM.

     While everyone is welcome to participate, we believe that only dealers
     that hope to profit from our pink halite can afford the cost of this field trip.       

     We have a new cost structure in 2022 as well as an additional hour of collecting time.  

     The cost will be $125.00 for each vehicle and each trailer (driver not included in the $125.00)

     The cost for everyone entering the collecting site is $75.00.  So a car with only the driver
     will be $200 while a car with 4 collectors will cost $425.  

    We require reservations for the Dealer Pink Halite field trip. 
     Reservations will close at 8:00PM PDT, September 28
    At this time there is a limit of 50 cars allowed on each field trip

      (We may have to limit the number of cars if we have more than a couple of trailers)

     Preregistration can be done by email         

We are now accepting reservations for the Dealer Pink Halite  field trips on Oct. 08 and 09, 2022.

All reservations must include ALL the following information: 
Your name 
Your mailing address where you normally receive correspondence
Your email address so we can provide rapid updates such as trip cancellation were that to become necessary (for example, due to very poor quality salt or earthquakes)
Your land line telephone number (if you have one)
Your cell phone number (if you have one)
The number of people in your collecting party, counting yourself
The number of vehicles that will be carrying specimens of pink halite 

Be aware that your reservation will be only preliminary until the full fee for the field trip has been paid to the Searles Lake Gem & Mineral Society.  To confirm and hold your reservation, we must receive your full payment for the field trip no later than September 28, 2022. If we have not received your full payment by September 28, your reservation will be cancelled.  

Reservation will continue to be accepted by US mail until Sep. 28 but only if accompanied by payment in full for the field trip.  Closing  reservations 10 days before the field trip allows time for  SVM Technicians to construct access to difficult collecting sites should this be necessary.

Cost schedule for field trip:
Each person (including all drivers of vehicles and their helpers) - $75 each person
Each vehicle that carries halite specimens (motorized or towed) -  $125 each vehicle (driver not included in vehicle price)

A full 100% refund will be given if the SLG&MS receives notice of cancellation no later than Sept. 28, 2022. A 50% refund will be given if the SLG&MS receives notice of cancellation no later than Oct. 2, 2022. After Oct. 2, 2022, no refunds will be given.  All notifications of cancellation must be by email or by US postal service. 

P.O. Box 966
Trona, CA 93592-0966

 Your signed liability waivers must be received by the SLGMS by September 28 to enter Searles Lake

1.       The field trip will last from 9:00 AM (departure from SLG&MS building) until 2:30 PM (begin departure from collecting area)

3.       With fewer vehicles, you will be able to get to the collecting area quicker than on the Sunday field trip.

4.       We will travel to and return from the collecting area as a group (no late arrival, no early departure).

5.       The field trip will go to where we know there will be an abundant quantity of the best quantity salt available.

6.       You should be able to park reasonably close to good collecting site although you may still have to haul 50 yards or more.

7.       There is a cost for both the vehicle (and trailer) and everyne going to the collecting area. $125 for the vehicle and $75 per person. Driver is not included in vehicle cost.

8.     Each vehicle that you put salt into to haul salt off the lake (i.e., each car, van, truck or trailer) will count as one vehicle.

9.       Your SVM guides will be Jim Fairchild, SVM Principal Scientist, and other SLG&MS members and SVM employees.

10.       We have scouted all collecting areas so you will go to the best site. But salt differs yearly so the salt this year is different than last year.

11.     Some dealers have learned that large fruit flats are strong and have slots and matching tabs that allow easy stacking 4 to 6 boxes high.

12.     Pink halite is VERY fragile until it has comcpletely dried.  If shipped wet using commercial carriers, it will likely be destroyed.

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Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society
P. O. Box 966
Trona, CA 93592-0966
Phone (760) 372-5356

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