Novembr 16-18—COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA: Annual show; The Columbia, SC Gem and Mineral Society; Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-6, Sun. 12-5
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 Post subject: Upcoming trip to Quartzite/Tucson
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:21 pm 
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Any recommendations for places to do a little rock hounding on this trip?


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming trip to Quartzite/Tucson
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there are no rocks in the dessert south west [-X


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Although, rumor has it that there are no rocks in the desert southwest, I bet you can download some of these publications just in case.

Halka Chronic, Roadside Geology of Arizona (2003).
Lon Abbott & Terri Cook, Geology Underfoot in Northern Arizona (2007).
James R. Mitchell, Gem Trails of Arizona (Rev. 2010).
Gary Blair, Rockhounding Arizona (2d ed. 2008).
Neil R. Bearce, Minerals, Fossils, & Fluorescents of Arizona:A Field Guide for Collectors (2006).
Neil R. Bearce, Minerals of Arizona:A Field Guide for Collectors (Rev. ed. 2004).
Bob Lynch & Dan R. Lynch, Arizona Rocks & Minerals:A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon State (2010).
B.J. Tegowski, Easy Field Guide to Invertebrate Fossils of Arizona (1995).
Maureen G. Johnson, Placer Gold Deposits of Arizona (2010).
Allan W. Eckert, Earth Treasures Vol. 4A - Southwestern Quadrant (1987; reprint in 2000).
James Martin Monaco & Jeannette Hathway Monaco, Fee Mining & Rockhounding Adventures in the West (2d ed. 2007).
Kathy J. Rygle & Stephen F. Pedersen, Southwest Treasure Hunter's Gem & Mineral Guide (4th ed. 2008).


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 Post subject: Re: Upcoming trip to Quartzite/Tucson
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Gee... I have already found a number of places listed. Fools Gulch looks like it has some nice copper minerals. Quartz crystals just south of Quartzite (no surprise there)...


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Feel free to share what you find, David.


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I'm pretty sure the Quartzsite rock club is still active. You could contact them, or even join for a season ($15). Last I knew they even had a fire agate claim. http://qrgmc.org/
In Tucson, there's the Old Pueblo Lapidary Club (OPLC). They have field trips. http://www.lapidaryclub.org/


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https://scottsrocks.com/scotts-blog/67- ... izona-2014

Is one I found that looks promising. Not interested in going into the mine, but the tailings look pretty good.


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