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Orogrande Mining District

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Description: Visit the dormant Orgrande mining district and have a chance to collect copper minerals, crystals, and other beautiful rocks. Your guide will also explain the geology and natural history of the area. Meet at the Valero on Hondo Pass and Gateway N Blvd. (MAP) We will carpool from there. High-Clearance vehicle such as a pickup truck or SUV is strongly recommended. Also bring sturdy shoes, hat, lots of water, snacks, a collecting pack for rocks, and optional bucket for happy cactus soil. Contact Dr. Kappus for more information:

The event is sponsored by the El Paso Cactus and Rock Club which meets monthly throughout the year on the first Saturday of the month.  The meetings start at 10.00 AM with the business meeting. The meetings are generally held at 3105 Grant Street, in El Paso.  Occasionally there are no meetings, or the location is changed. For more information, please contact Jean-Claude Linossi,,

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