Field Trips

To find out more about how to attend a field trip, please contact the Fort Worth Gem and Mineral Club via email.


Some trips that are scheduled have a cap on the amount of attendees allowed. If there is a trip scheduled with a limit to the number of participants, then you would need to speak with Felice so he could try to find a way to get you in, if at all possible. Some trips are also scheduled that will not allow minors. So it is always best to pay attention to this fact before planning to attend. Sometimes these may be first come, first serve sorts of situations for club members on a limited visitors trip. These kinds of trips don't happen often, but every once in a while, we do have an age restriction or maximum number of participants to heed. All Field trip rules must be obeyed. Please, when attending these trips, bring proper equipment: Hard Hat, Long Pants, Long Sleeve Shirt, Safety Glasses, Hard Toe Leather Shoes. Without these items (in some cases where they may be absolutely required), you may not be allowed into the site. These are our club safety rules for both liability reasons and for your well being. You will also be asked to sign a hold harmless agreement as well before going on any trips. The site may have other rules like staying in a marked off area. If you don't obey all rules you may be asked to leave. Disregard of these things put the club at risk of not being able to return for another field trip. So be kind and please remember these rules when considering joining us on a trip. If you have questions, please be sure to only ask the person in charge of the field trip or make comments directly to him. He will be able to take care of any problems you may have. Bring every thing out that you take in with you, including garbage. Last, but not least, please be considerate of the host of the company site, as these employees volunteer their time. If you would like, you may copy and pasted these rules and print them out to keep.

Field Trips

Waco, Tx - 4/28/18

Purpose: To collect TURRITELLA and attend the Waco Gem & Mineral Show. This trip is led by Billy Proffitt and we have recovered some wonderful pieces here in the past. This trip is open to anyone interested in joining – you do not have to be a club member.

Date & Time: Saturday April 28 th, 10:00am

RSVP: Please RSVP to

Cost: No cost to hunt. Park entrance fee of two dollars to have picnic lunch

Location: Near Waco, Texas.

Meeting Place: 10am at Don Citrano’s Coffee Shop Café, 1005 George W. Bush Parkway (Hwy. 84), near Waco…arrive early and enjoy breakfast!

Background: The hunt will take approximately two hours. All rockhounds are then invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy each other’s company at Mother Neff State Park which is nearby, followed by an optional trip to the Waco Gem & Mineral Show located at Extraco Events Center, Creative Arts Building, 4601 Bosque Blvd, Waco, Texas.

Preparations: Participants should supply all rockhounding and essential gear. Pry bars are extremely useful on this trip. The area we’ll be collecting in is grassy and hilly, so durable clothing such as jeans and hiking boots and leather gloves are suggested. There is always a possibility of encountering snakes, so be sure to keep children close to the hunt area and it would be best if they wore high top boots of some kind. Insect repellent is also recommended as there is sometimes a problem with ticks. Bring a hat for sun/rain protection and also a raincoat or poncho just in case. Be sure to bring buckets to carry your treasures home.

Important Note: This time of year, weather could be a problem. Check the weather and if you have any questions, you can call Billy to confirm the trip is a go at 817-295-2132


Check out the video below!


Did you attend a field trip with us? Want to share your photos from the trip with the rest of the visitors to this site? Just write Stephanie Moran an email and she will add your images to the photo gallery! Please note: for the sake of server space and loading time, images that are large in size and are not jpg file format upon submission will be resized to 530 X 400 (estimated size) and converted to jpg compressed file format. When submitting photos, please provide as much detail about the trip as you can. You may even provide captioning for your photos. In the least, the date and place of the trip are requested. Credit of photography will be given to you, if you so request upon submission of photos.

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* 4/28/18 - Waco, Tx

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At each meeting we will discuss upcoming field trip events and possible trips in the near future. It will also be published in the newsletter, as well as added into the calendar which is located on the forum. Please, feel free to contact Felice Moreno if you have suggestions on a trip for the group. Not all trips allow minors, but there are several trips planned with minors in mind. So if you're considering becoming a member of this group and have children, don't be discouraged! There's something for everyone! For more information on upcoming trips check out our Facebook page (Like us!) or join the forum.

*NOTE: As expected, during the hot months, our trips are not as frequent and this is the same for when it is rainy season, for obvious reasons. It should be known that we do, on occasion, join trips with other groups and visa versa. If you are interested in joining in on a trip, the best thing you can do is write to us and ask for more information, or ask about any up coming trips that may not have made it's way to this website yet. This section is updated as often as I can, but it's just not always going to be the most accurate information either since plans do and can change before reaching my ears.