Eleventh Annual Great Basin Rendezvous: Save the Date! September 8-10, 2023  

Eleventh Annual Great Basin Rendezvous
 Save the Date!
September 8 – 10, 2023

Come join your fellow geologists, drillers, consultants, and their families at Camp Lamoille in the beautiful Ruby Mountains of Elko County for our Eleventh time around!!
Mark your calendars now for the 2023 Great Basin Rendezvous (GBR) being held September 8 through 10, 2023! This year, we return to Camp Lamoille in the beautiful, glaciated Ruby Mountains metamorphic core complex. After the devastating 2018 fire that destroyed the Whipple Lodge building and scorched the camp, the GBR was moved to the Wilson family’s Royal Peacock Opal Mine in the Virgin Valley where Julie Wilson (mine owner) spoiled us for the last three years.

While the enclosed Whipple Lodge was consumed in the fire, the original stone foundation and chimney survived to support the building of the current open-air pavilion with ten tables. A restroom/shower house is newly remodeled and has three showers per side (men/women), with ADA-accessible toilets. There are plenty of camping areas for tents and there are 14 RV spaces with power and water hookups.



Upper Left: From the ashes survives the foundation and chimney. Upper right: New pavilion built on old foundation. Lower left: Pavilion from the SE. Lower right: Grill, small refrigerator, and sink in pavilion. 


This year’s field trips, hikes, and/or other activities are still being worked out, but we do have a comittment from the Celtic folk band Southwind to entertain us Saturday night, as in the previous three years at the Camp Lamoille GBRs. Southwind has always gotten us up kicking and clogging!
We have always had excellent suppport from our sponsors and contractors. This year, we are again looking for support for Friday and Saturday night dinners, Sunday morning breakfast, and rental support for the camp. All sponsors will have their logos prominantly displayed at the camp. As previously mentioned, we have been spoiled the last several years by Julie Wilson and her crew cooking and serving the dinners. Since we are back at Camp Lamoille this year, the dinner sponsor will be responsible for either personally preparing the dinners (with many volunteer helpers) or finding a caterer.  
Please contact Catherine Lee  (clee@westlandresources.com) or JoAnn Newbury (jnewbury.consulting@yahoo.com) if you desire to sponsor an event.
Please contact Warren Thompson at wfthompson@frontiernet.net for further information.

We look forward to having you join us this September!

– NMEC  

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