Nevada Mineral & Book Company, Orange, Sunday, Aug 6, 2023


Hi, fieldtrip friends!

Can you feel the heat seeping through everything? Do you want to get close to more rocks and minerals and do not possess a fully functional stillsuit (book reference!) allowing you to hunt rocks on the dunes at 120°F? Then this fieldtrip is for you! Minerals, rocks, rare maps, and books await in a cool place!

Let’s gather in Orange County on Sunday, August 6 at 10:00 AM for a summer indoor fieldtrip to Walt Lombardo’s mineral and book store. The address is 342 S. Tustin St., Orange, 46 miles from Pasadena. It’s located in a small shopping mall, just N of CA-22 and just W of CA-55. The Google Maps link is here:,+Orange,+CA+92866

The store is closed to the public on Sundays, but Walt will open it up just for us. We will hear his exciting mining stories and browse his extensive inventory, including specimens collected while working for a borax mining company in Death Valley. No new material will ever come out of that place. Here is more info about Walt:

The weather forecast shows 111°F for Baker but chilly 85°F for Orange, no rain, possibly marine layer. No 4×4 cars will be necessary unless there is a pile-up or post-apocalyptic debris on I-5, a.k.a. Damnation Valley. Be prepared for cold weather, mud, wet bushes, and steep slopes. Just kidding!!!

Hope to see you all there!