Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society
GEM-O-RAMA
See  Flyer - 2017 Show  for dates and times
Updated January 23, 2019 - What's New for 2019 Show

What's New 
Yes, there will be a Gem-O-Rama in 2019.  

Cell telephone service
     Verizon and Sprint only,
NO ATT

      We also had a problem with people following Rule #1 for Sunday field trip. This rule reads
      "Follow all directions of SVM Inc employees and/or SLG&MS
     members."  Please remember, we are guests on SVM private property and we could 
     
lose our access to Searles Lake if people abuse this privilege.

1.   If you plan to be driving on highway 395 anywhere north of Interstate 15,
      be aware that nearly all of this is two lane road with lots of slow moving
      trucks. Between Adelanto and Kramer Corner there is only one short passing
      lane; the rest is two lane with a double-double line down the middle (absolutely
      no passing allowed).  This is also a dangerous stretch of highway so be careful.
      North of Kramer Corner there are fewer trucks and passing is allowed but there
      are no passing lanes so this is still a very dangerous stretch of highway.

2.   We will continue to have all drivers sign a Liability Waiver that says the
      driver willingly accepts all responsibility and liability for any damages or
      loss of property that occur to him or to anyone in his card and that occur
      while on a field trip.  The required liability form can be found at
      Liability Waiver Form. You can bring this completed from with you or
      sign one when you pay for your field trip ticket.

3.  DEALER'S PINK HALITE FIELD TRIP  - Friday Afternoon
     This field trip will again
be on Friday afternoon, 2:00 to 6:30PM (it will be dark
     by 6:30).  While everyone is welcome to participate, we expect that only dealers
     who hope to profit from our pink halite can afford the cost of this field trip.  
     We will continue the cost structure that we had in 2018 - $150 for car and driver
      + $50 for each additional person.  Accordingly, the cost will be $100.00 for each
     vehicle that transports salt and $50.00 for every person in that vehicle.  So a car
     with only the driver will be $150 while a car with 4 collectors will cost $300.  

    We will again require reservations for the Friday field trip.
    (Reservations are not required for any other field trips)
     Reservations will close at 8:00PM, Sunday, October 6 
or earlier
            if only a small collecting area can be found.
     Field may be cancelled and refunds given if no suitable collecting
         areas with good specimens develops over the summer.
    Possible limit on number of cars allowed on Friday field trip
     Registration gives the SVM heavy equipment operators enough time to prepare
     a place for all participants to park relatively close to the collecting area.  

     ===>>  REGISTRATION WILL BE BY EMAIL
 ONLY <<===
     


     We may require full payment prior to October 6. More about this later.

     When reserving, provide the following: your name, number of cars, number
     of people and phone number. You may have to pay in advance to ensure reservation.  
     
Present signed liability waiver on Friday, Oct. 11.
     
4.  Sunday Pink Halite Field Trip -
      a.   Yes, we know we had problems with little salt and poor parking.
Sometime in the
           
next several weeks we will be assessing options to alleviate these problems.
 

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Searles Lake Gem and Mineral Society
P. O. Box 966
13337 Main St.
Trona, CA 93592-0966
Phone (760) 372-5356

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