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Evening Event

Friday October 5, 2018


Sultan Mine.  Goodsprings, Nevada

This area does have fall hazards.  Children and pet restrictions apply.
Weather report


Directions:

I-15 South

Exit west onto Goodsprings Rd.  (161)

Left onto Sandy Valley Rd.   35°49'41.21"N  115°25'35.97"W

If 5.8 miles, leave pavement on left.   35°48'25.58"N  115°31'4.80"W

In .8 miles, turn right at fork.   35°47'46.11"N  115°31'0.12"W

In 1.8 miles, turn right at fork.   35°46'31.51"N  115°30'26.40"W

Arrive at Sultan Mine in 1.6 miles.  35°45'7.92"N  115°30'0.86"W


Since most of us will be working that day,  there won't be a meeting place or time.  We'll just meet on site at the Sultan Mine.  My plan is to grab some dinner to-go after work and head south.  I should be there around 6:30.  I don't imagine we'll be out there too late.  Our longest evening event ended around midnight, but most end before 10PM.  Since I have to work the following morning, it won't be a late night for me, but you folks stay as long as you'd like. 


Since  this is an evening event, you'll want an assortment of flashlights.  If you choose to go underground, which  is optional,  you'll want to bring your basic underground kit which includes:  

Helmet

Gloves
Flashlight x3
Radio programmed to the group simplex frequency.  


Some of the known minerals found on site are:

Angelsite
Calamine
Cerussite
Galena
Hemimorphite
Hydrozincite
Limonite
Smithsonite


Of these minerals, Hydrozincite is the only one that will fluoresce under UV light.  Very few of us have the proper shortwave UV light required, but my interest in these evening events is just to enjoy the good weather and company.  Hopefully, we'll see you there.