Bucoda, Thurston County, Washington, USA
GEOLOGY Northcraft Formation - Eocene (50-42 Ma).
Eocene basalt flows containing sizable zeolite pockets were encountered duing blasting for the dam abutment and spillway along the north and south sides of the Skookumchuck River valley between 1969 and 1971. Most specimens were collected by the project geologist during construction (Charles Trantham), Rudy Tschernich and the dam guard.
Large mesolite crystals, pink to orange heulandite clusters and exception analcime specimens are the notable species collected at this time. No collecting is permitted.