The club organizes outings to locations around the state and beyond to find and (legally) collect rocks. Trips are led by experienced rockhounds who can show you the ropes. Most are day trips but a few involve overnight stays. All trips are child friendly.
We also encourage trips led by affiliated rock clubs and the Washington State Mineral Council.
2023 Field Trips
June 18 - 25: Early summer multi-day field trip Oregon, Nevada, and Utah
August 5: Nooksack for Dunite, Olivine, and Serpentine
August 25: Late summer multi-day trip
TBD (Postponed): Heather Lake for garnets
Contact the NSL&MC Field Trip Committee at