About twenty people attended the PMAT field trip at the Mutual Road camp ground in Derby on Saturday 26th of October.
The weather forecast was pretty terrible: showers and thunderstorms, up to 20 mm of rain.
True to forecast, the skies opened up at about 8:00 am, an hour before the meeting. As luck would have it, it cleared up and we had a short meeting. A few new members joined up, so if you’re reading this – Welcome!
The Ringarooma River at the Mutual camp ground was the lowest it’s been for years, so we decided to have a go just there.
The weather held most of the day, with only a couple of showers at lunchtime and the forecast thunder in the afternoon. Nobody found anything ground-shaking, but a decent pieces of topaz and some small sapphires were not hard to find.
Afternoon saw most people settle down for a rest.
Quite a few people camped there overnight, and some of us headed for the Weld River fossicking area, where the sapphires were a bit easier to find. Some stones from the trip below.
Thanks everyone who came… see you on the next one!