Location: Yerington, Nevada


Geological Society of Nevada (GSN) Spring 2021 Field Trip

Saturday and Sunday May 15-16, 2021

Yerington Mining District


Reserve your space now!

GSN is going to continue to make the best of the covid-19 situation by having a socially distant/truncated field trip on May 15-16, 2021.

The field trip starts on Saturday at the Scout Camp at Fort Churchill State Historic Park. After settling in, we will head over to the visitor center before touring the ruins of the fort and Buckland Station, a Pony Express stop, supplier for western emigrants, boarding house and home. Next, George Eliopulos will lead a tour of the Minnesota Mine on the northwestern edge of the Yerington Mining district. The Minnesota Mine was originally developed as a copper mine but became a major iron ore producer (Standard Slag) after World War II. On Sunday, Hudbay Minerals Exploration Manager Matthew Cunningham will present a core shack examination and discussion of their Ann Mason copper deposit before we head over Mickey Pass to visit the Ann Mason Project. Nevada Copper geologists will also have core available to view.

Friday, May 14, 2021           Early arrivers can stay at the Scout Camp at Fort Churchill State Historic Park (camping fees will be paid with registration)

Saturday, May 15, 2021      10 am – Begin arriving at Scout Camp at Fort Churchill State Park to check-in

                                                    11 am – Visitor center, Fort Churchill ruins, and Buckland Station tour

                                                    Noon  – Sack lunch provided

                                                    1 pm   – Leave for Minnesota Mine

                                                    5 pm  – Camping and happy hour at Scout Camp

Sunday, May 16, 2021        Breakfast on your own

                                                   10 am – Hudbay’s Ann Mason and Nevada Copper, Pumpkin Hollow Core

                                                   Noon – Ann Mason Tour, sack lunch provided

                                                   3 pm – Optional trail hike


Please arrange your own transportation to the Scout Camp at Fort Churchill.

RV’s are allowed at Scout Camp. There are no hookups or running water. A vault toilet is available. The camping area is first come first served but there should be ample room for our group (and others).

Please reserve your own hotel asap if you prefer not to camp. (cost not included in the field trip).

Kids are welcome!

We will follow CDC guidelines regarding covid-19

Limit is 50 people!  Email Laura Ruud at:


Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!






05/15/2021 10:00:0005/16/2021 15:00:00America/Los_AngelesGSN Spring 2021 Field Trip – May 15-16th – Yerington, NV Area – Ft. Churchill, Minnesota Mine, Ann Mason, NV Copper coreReno, NV
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