Welcome to the Washington State Mineral Council


The Greenwater Access and Travel Management Plan final report has been released.

The only notice was in the Snoqualmie Valley newspaper and to individuals that have left their e-mail addresses with the Forest Service. This was issued on November 23, 2016 and if you look up the report on the following website you want the items that are marked Nov. 23 to get the latest position. Greenwater Access and Travel Management Plan

The report is over 100 pages with all of the issues and details, in brief, it states that the Alternative #3 was the preferred and final position. They are not looking for comments with this report unless you contest ( you have 45 days from the date of newspaper report) the process violated the Forest Service procedures.

Alternative # 3 was the one that the Indian’s inputted and supported, it was the middle position on supporting some of the roads scheduled to be closed/destroyed.


The Washington State Mineral Council is dedicated to the location and conservation of rock and mineral sites of interest to the rockhounds of Washington state.

The Council is also committed to the Rockhound’s Code of Ethics and to educating the general public about the benefits of the lapidary, rock and mineral collecting, and fossil collecting hobbies as family oriented activities in which people of all ages may participate.

Through its Wagonmaster arm the WSMC conducts field trips several times a year. These trips offer the rock hound the opportunity to collect material with experienced guides.

The WSMC is made up of the representatives of over 25 rock and mineral collecting / lapidary clubs spanning the state. Further information may be obtained by email (see link below)) or by snail mail at: 27871 Minkler Road SW, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284 .