Discover and Explore with the Roseville Rock Rollers

Our field trips offer members an exciting opportunity to explore geological sites, collect specimens, and learn more about the natural world. These excursions are a great way to deepen your understanding of geology and mineralogy while enjoying the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts.

Upcoming Field Trips

Join us for our next adventure! Here’s what we have planned:

  • Jade

    July 20th, 2024

    Sugar Pine Reservoir

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  • Crystal Peak

    August 17th, 2024

    Verdi, Nevada

  • Lovelock

    September 28th - 29th, 2024


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  • Black Butte Lake

    November 16th, 2024

    Orland, CA

Join Us on Our Next Adventure

Field trips are open to all members of the Roseville Rock Rollers Gem & Mineral Society. Whether you are a seasoned collector or new to the hobby, there’s something for everyone. These trips provide a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience, discover new interests, and build lasting friendships.

  • Meeting Time and Place

    Prior registration is required, so please contact our Field Trip Chairperson to secure your spot.

    Specific details will be provided for each trip.

  • What to Bring

    Recommendations on tools, attire, and supplies.

    Don't forget to proudly display your RRR name badge throughout the trip!

  • Rockhounding Guidelines

    Important information to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

    All members must abide by the AFMS Code of Ethics.

CO-OP Field Trips

Available to Society members through our affiliation with the CO-OP Field Trip Chairman's Association, CO-OP field trips provide additional opportunities to explore unique geological sites with fellow enthusiasts from other clubs. For further information, please visit the CO-OP website.

Code of Ethics

As members of the American Federation of Mineralogical Societies, all Roseville Rock Roller Gem and Mineral Society members agree to abide by the AFMS Code of Ethics. A large measure of the enjoyment of our hobby consists of collecting in the field. For that reason, the members are proud to endorse the following:

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American Federation of Mineralogical Societies Code of Ethics

  • I will respect both private and public property and will do no collecting on privately owned land without the owner's permission.
  • I will keep informed on all laws, regulations or rules governing collecting on public lands and will observe them.
  • I will, to the best of my ability, ascertain the boundary lines of property on which I plan to collect.
  • I will use no firearms or blasting material in collecting areas.
  • I will cause no willful damage to property of any kind - fences, signs, buildings, etc.
  • I will leave all gates as found.
  • I will build fires in designated or safe places only and will be certain they are completely extinguished before leaving the area.
  • I will discard no burning material - matches, cigarettes, etc.
  • I will fill all excavation holes which may be dangerous to livestock.
  • I will not contaminate wells, creeks, or other water supplies.
  • I will cause no willful damage to collecting material and will take home only what I can reasonably use.
  • I will support the rockhound project H.E.L.P. (Help Eliminate Litter Please) and will leave all collecting areas devoid of litter, regardless of how found.
  • I will cooperate with field-trip leaders and those in designated authority in all collecting areas.
  • I will report to my club or federation officers, Bureau of Land Management or other authorities, any deposit of petrified wood or other materials on public lands which should be protected for the enjoyment of future generations for public educational and scientific purposes.
  • I will appreciate and protect our heritage of natural resources.
  • I will observe the "Golden Rule," will use "Good Outdoor Manners," and will at all times conduct myself in a manner which will add to the stature and public "image" of rockhounds everywhere.

Past Field Trips

Our members have explored a variety of fascinating sites, including:

  • Indian Springs

    June 22nd, 2024
    (Chinese Writing Rock)

  • Opal Mine Rendezvous

    May 24th-27th, 2024
    Virgin Valley
    Memorial Day Celebration
    BBQ and Live Music

  • Pillikin Mine

    May 19th, 2024
    Folsom Lake

  • Bear River Park

    April 27th, 2024
    Gold Panning

  • Cache Creek

    March 16th, 2024



  • Stifle Claim

    February 24th, 2024


    Vesuvianite, Clinochlore, and Grossular Garnets.


Interested in leading a field trip or have a suggestion for a future destination? Contact our Field Trip Chairperson. We look forward to exploring with you!

Field Trip Chairperson

Gene Doyle