SAN DIEGO ASSOCIATION OF GEOLOGISTS
The annual field trip was held October 25th and 26th. The theme of the trip was "The Elsinore fault and gem bearing pegmatites between Palomar Mountain and the Coyote Mountains, San Diego County, California". We met at Warner Springs Airport first thing Saturday morning, consolidated cars, and headed up to the Cryo-Genie Mine. There we checked in and had a light breakfast. Next stop: an overview of Henshaw Dam. Then it was off to look at a great exposure of the Elsinore fault. Lunch was catered a short distance away at Menghini Winery. We could argue about faults and tourmalines with a cup of vino or beverage of choice. After lunch we headed down Banner Grade and off road to take a look at the Ranchita Mine site. Then one more look at the Elsinore Fault followed by a nights camp at Agua Caliente county park. There you can soak your weary parts in some hot water.
The trip and guidebook will be a joint effort of the San Diego Association of Geologists and the South Coast Geological Society. (There will be two field trips.) For more information, please contact Monte Murbach (email@example.com)
Background image from J.E. Patterson, ©1998