Trip to the UP of Michigan November 9th 2012.

At 6 AM we headed to the UP of Michigan for a fun filled day with our good friends Dennis & Janice Laubenstein. We wanted to stop at Kingsley North for dome lapidary stuff then on to the Champion Mine for some neat rocks. Our first stop was at the cafe in Crivitz, WI for some breakfast. They had a good buffet that Randy and I had, Janice had a waffle with blueberries on it and Dennis had eggs and toast.  We got to Norway, MI Around 10:15 AM and bought a few things that we need.

We got the Champion Mine around 12:00 noon and Janice couldn’t believe it that I could find it LOL. I was to this mine several times so finding it was no trouble at all. We spent around 2 hours finding good rocks to bring home and cut. The big pile of Specular Hematite was now gone from here so we had to look in the tailing piles to find anything. Randy found a real nice one with Pyrite in it. Around 2:00 PM we decided we better head for home for it was over 5 hours to get there. We stopped at Watersmeat for supper at the Casino and man the food was great.

KOR Carl