A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States

Collected By: Robert C. Beste, PG 1996
Second Edition

A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States

Published by Hobbit Press 2435 Union Road St. Louis, Missouri 63125 December, 1996


A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States

Table of Contents Page Preface..................................................................................................................v Mineral Locations by State Alabama ...............................................................................................................1 Alaska.................................................................................................................11 Arizona ...............................................................................................................19 Arkansas ............................................................................................................39 California ...........................................................................................................47 Colorado .............................................................................................................80 Connecticut ......................................................................................................116 Delaware ..........................................................................................................121 Florida ..............................................................................................................122 Georgia .............................................................................................................126 Hawaii ..............................................................................................................139 Idaho.................................................................................................................140 Illinois...............................................................................................................150 Indiana .............................................................................................................155 Iowa ..................................................................................................................160 Kansas..............................................................................................................165 Kentucky ..........................................................................................................171 Louisiana..........................................................................................................177 Maine................................................................................................................179 Maryland ..........................................................................................................198 Massachusetts..................................................................................................205 Michigan...........................................................................................................209 Minnesota.........................................................................................................215 Mississippi .......................................................................................................219 Missouri............................................................................................................221 Montana ...........................................................................................................236 Nebraska ..........................................................................................................243 Nevada .............................................................................................................247 New Hampshire ...............................................................................................264 New Jersey .......................................................................................................270 New Mexico ......................................................................................................280 New York..........................................................................................................295 North Carolina .................................................................................................302 North Dakota ...................................................................................................333


..........Classification of Mineral Deposits ........................................................Fluorescent Minerals ..................................................The Various names & Forms of Opal ...442 Wyoming .......408 Virginia .........411 Washington .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................477 Appendix F .....................................450 APPENDIX & GLOSSARY Appendix A .......................................................................................................368 South Dakota .......................................366 South Carolina .................................................................................................429 West Virginia ................................................499 Bibliography............................................................................................................510 iv .........................................................................................................................................Buddington’s Theory for Magmatic Separation ............................................................Quartz Family Gemstones .....387 Utah......................................................................................................................................352 Rhode Island ................................................................................374 Tennessee ...............................................Instability of Selected Minerals.........................................340 Oregon ........................................497 Glossary......343 Pennsylvania...................................................................................................................................336 Oklahoma .......................................................................................400 Vermont.................................493 Appendix H ....................................459 Appendix C .................437 Wisconsin ..........A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Ohio ............380 Texas .................................................................................................458 Appendix B ....467 Appendix D ........................................................................495 Appendix I ...................................490 Appendix G ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................The Various Names & Forms of Agate......................................473 Appendix E .Ideal Scheme of the Zonal Theory of Ore Deposits..............Igneous and Metamorphic Rock Types ....................

It should be said that my personal contribution. To my dismay. This is the 5th printing and each time updates have been added (and each time I tell myself that I will not do this again). If in doubt. Generally. but there is enough information to be useful to most gem and mineral collectors. but the most useful references were no longer in print and were rarely available to collectors at local libraries outside of USGS repositories. It goes without saying that property owners should be asked for access and collecting rights. Vince Kurtz. Eric Kurtz. outside of editing. Mitch Albert. and try to put together a useful tool for some of my friends. Special thanks also go to Bill Hyland for editing this book to some form of English and especially my wife Becky for allowing me to put in all the long nights needed to bring this together. Last year as I started this annual process. there were some new references for individual states. Andy Bettman. and each year I spend hours looking through reference materials to plot out my trip (to include locations which interest me). The format used was from Gems and Minerals of America. collecting gem and mineral samples somewhere in the United States or Canada. I would like to thank many people for the career opportunities and encouragement needed to complete this listing. v . so remember you were told. Minerals are capitalized while rocks have been left lower case. Be sure to examine the Biography for excellent sources for further information. Good Hunting. Erwin Mantei. This is by no means a complete end all reference and some of the references are more of historical value for new exploration than anything else. a county map will tell you who the legal owner is. was only about 1% of this effort. my favorite reference (even considering its age — this could almost be considered an updated version).A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Preface Each year I vacation in the field. This prompted me to collect all my books and personal references. I decided to find a new and more complete reference to reduce my research time. along with many trips to the reference library. Art Rueff and others for their help through the years.

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Randolph. R. and gneisses. adjacent to the Cahaba R. BLOUNT COUNTY BLOUNTSVILLE: c W 1 mi. both sides. Prior to the California gold rush of 1849.407 ft. marble. although gold may still be panned in the regional streams. Tallapoosa. on Hwy. AUTAUGA COUNTY PRATTVILLE.. as well as numerous granite pegmatites and ore-bearing veins. principally in adjacent parts of T. and chert. etc. in gravel pits⎯agate. about 60%. Celestite. WOODSTOCK. carnelian.. and conglomerates. 2 nearby exposures. (Such deposits were well known to prehistoric Indians. 25 N.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States ALABAMA Alabama comprises two geological regions. in prospecting pits⎯agate. Fluorite. Cleburne. this portion of Alabama experienced its own gold rush. banks. largely unprofitable. This crystalline or mineral region is composed primarily of metamorphosed Paleozoic rocks which are exposed and commercially mined in Chambers. 5: (a) chert quarry⎯Barite crystals. above sea level. SE 1 mi. Coosa. d area limestone quarries⎯Calcite. d along Hwy. e SIXMILE (hamlet on Sixmile Cr. Sulfur (in cavities). 11 E⎯Barite deposits associated with fairly large crystals of Fluorite.. d N 5 mi. petrified wood. structurally complicated region of slates.⎯gemmy minerals. CENTREVILLE: c area stream gravel. 128. road cuts. and Lee counties. and sardonyx. Limonite. Clay. area⎯Vivianite. garnet. wide enclosed in a ferruginous sandstone⎯red ocher. is the gently rolling to flat Costal Plain averaging about 500 ft. chert. 27 on way to Holly Pond⎯agate nodules. and some Calcite crystals. siliceous oolites. The northeast section is mountainous. quartzites.. chalcedony. quartz). 10. 6 mi. Cheaha Mt. N. a unique deposit as a vertical vein from 10 to 24 in. constituting the southern end of the Cumberland Plateau and climaxing in 2.⎯siliceous gemstones. N & E. as a bed deposit⎯yellow ocher.) BARBOUR COUNTY BAKER HILL. and just E of the Birmingham to Montgomery Hwy. BIBB COUNTY GENERAL AREA: c county gravel pits along the Cahaba R. (b) extending another 5 mi. marbles. : 1 in a deep ravine. on Rte. From this predominantly farming region the widespreading Tuscaloosa formation disgorges chert that has gemmy qualities for cutting and polishing. at Sixmile Cr. and parts of Chilton. chalcedony. schists (mica. e W 2 mi. massive & nodular). area of abandoned mines⎯Barite (crystallized.). deep red to variegated⎯ocher. In this contorted. chert. graphite. Elmore. the series includes granites. 1 . Most of the rest of the state. phyllites.

in NW¼SE¼Sec.T. 15. area quarries⎯black marble. ROCK RUN: c area mines and furnaces. T. 2 . exposing Hillabee schists⎯Gold (Stream gravels of Mulberry Cr. area pegmatite outcrops⎯Muscovite mica.) PELL CITY. ANGEL STATION (NW part of Co. c W 13 mi.. Arsenopyrite. as large pisolitic samples⎯Bauxite. to Sec. possibly dropped by prehistoric Indians from lead producing areas of the upper Mississippi Valley. Gold and Pyrite. Not a county in Alabama but a tradition of a “lead Mine” worked by Indians. e iron mines⎯Hematite. SPRING GARDEN. area Miocene outcrops⎯tektites (dark green and dark blue tektites have been found associated with iron meteorite). R. on Rte. and d in Murphrees Valley.6 mi.). CHEROKEE COUNTY CENTRE. CHESTERFIELD. CALHOUN COUNTY AREA: c lead mines⎯Galena. with good quality exposures much restricted. as veins cutting limestone⎯Fluorite. d area lenses and pockets (also widely distributed throughout Alabama) along unconformable contacts between Cretaceous and Paleozoic horizons. in old Civil War quarries⎯Galena. etc. 8. intercalated with brown iron ore⎯Limonite. area⎯Barite crystals. JACKSONVILLE.. 9 on left side of road⎯Fluorite and Rock Crystals. NE 3 mi.. James Hampton in Leesburg). and its tributaries have long been worked for gold. the Mulbery Cr. LEESBURG: On Lowe farm to N.22 N. f limestone and dolomite quarries⎯Barite and Calcite. d SE Region: (a) B.⎯Amethyst. and E of the Louisville and Nashville RR). Clair counties. d N 3. 13 E.. CEDAR BLUFF: take Hwy... d sand & gravel pits⎯Quartz gemstones. Manganite. CEDAR BLUFF: c along shores of the Weiss Reservoir⎯Rock Crystal.Alabama BLOUNT-ETOWAH COUNTIES AREA: c West Red Mt. in the Talladega formation. CLANTON. on S bank of a creek in the Hillabee schist⎯Arsenic. Childers prospect in NW¼SE¼Sec. d as minerals in a graphitic schist⎯Kyanite. Mica and Vanadium. as a narrow strip of scattered outcrops about 5 mi. Copper. Magnetite. near remains of a 10-stamp mill⎯Gold and Pyrite. W 5 mi. 17. places (most westerly exposures of the crystalline schists). CHILTON COUNTY AREA: c east-central region (W and SW of the Coosa R. (Loose pieces of galena are found over the entire state. area limestone. Chalcopyrite. (The marble belt extends through Calhoun. (b) Franklin or Jemison Mine. area⎯green Calcite. Psilomelane and Pyrolusite.. in Trenton limestone. then left ½ mi. long⎯Manganese minerals. on tributary of Mulberry Cr. area⎯Barite. and search in field ⎯Quartz crystals. along a branch of Mulberry Cr. e Little R.).) WELLINGTON. (for information see Mrs. Pyrite. top and NW slopes. area manganese mines⎯Manganese minerals. 9 for 3½ mi. Etowah and St.

R. after a gap.). a length of about 60 mi.) and continuing a short way into Chilton Co. Limonite and Pyrite. quarry⎯Graphite. as in some forms of limonite. WALKER SPRINGS. Muscovite mica and Tourmaline. Feldspar crystals. a bed⎯dark yellow ocher.): (a) many mica mines and prospects⎯gem Apatite. Rhodolite and Almandite garnets.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States CLARKE COUNTY AREA. Garnet and Smoky Quartz. (e) Coosa and Tallapoosa R. Muscovite mica.. Albite and Microcline.⎯Copper minerals and Turquoise. d Rte. 1. or immediately N of Quenelda graphite mines. CLAY COUNTY AREA: c pegmatite outcrops in the mica schists. T. d Garrett Pyrite prospect. both sides⎯Quartz crystals. (b) Gibson prospect⎯Garnets. in banks and rd. on dumps⎯Beryl. to Millerville. and just E of hwy. Kyanite and black Tourmaline. e Buzzard Cr.) DELTA: c the old Delta Mine. 49⎯Turquoise (Light green to yellowish green vein Turquoise found in schist. Feldspar crystals.7 mi. the Southern Graphite Co. e Pleasant Grove Church: (a) just S. d S along W side of Gold Mines Cr. drainage area pegmatite outcrops and numerous old mines⎯Muscovite mica. road: (a) 5.. Olivine and upstream Pyrope garnets (massive). d NW 1 mi. as encrustations⎯Turquoise (or Wavellite). Kyanite and Tourmaline. Galena and Pyrite. f Pyriton Dist. 43 jct. Garnet. then. (S of Talladega Cr. (The known deposits of graphite are mostly confined to a zone with a NE-SW trend running from the NE corner of Clay Co. Quartz. and tributaries⎯Chlorite and green Quartz. 1 Mine⎯gem Beryl. Biotite and Muscovite micas. (c) 6½ mi. abundant⎯Garnets. toward Coffeeville via first dirt road N of jct. in numerous pits along creek⎯Pyrite. Garnets (to 1” dia. JACKSON: c N 1½ mi. Quartz and Sillimanite.. 43⎯seam agate JACKSON-COFFEEVILLE-GROVE HILL. placer Gold. (c) Bob Lee Mine. a bed⎯yellow ocher. SE 3 mi. the unweathered ore also carries Apatite. vein outcrops along county roads⎯chert (resembles chalcedony). d NW 2. and (b) N 2½ mi. (stretching 17 mi. as large platy books found in loose. near summit of a flat-topped hill.) Associated with graphite are: Feldspar. 9 crossing of Ketchepedrakee Cr. area deposits in the Tallahatta formation (worked by prehistoric Indians) ⎯agate (Alabama Blue moss). NE¼NE¼Sec. in manganese deposits⎯Manganese minerals and Rhodonite.). with radiating fibrous textures. 6 E. etc. in boulders⎯Actinolite. 43 jct.. Kyanite. area⎯chalcedony.) d NW 2½ mi. reached only by rough roads) ⎯Beryl. (d) In road cuts NW on Hwy. showing up near Goodwater (Coosa Co.. ERIN: c (a) area RR cuts. many mica and gold mines in hills W of Rte. (A line drawn from the Delta Mica Mine in the NE corner of the county with a bearing 45º W will lie at all points about centrally of the observed and developed mica occurrences in Clay Co. 3 . cuts⎯septarian nodules. 9. (c) Shirley prospects⎯Garnet. NE to SW. golden and green Beryl. Chalcopyrite. 5½ and 14½ miles NW of jct. Magnetite and white Tourmaline. 21 S. with Hwy.). and in stream gravels of tributary of the Tombigbee R.⎯agate and chalcedony.6 mi. to Clarke Co... (d) along Pleasant Grove road. ASHLAND: c area: (a) M & G Mine⎯Apatite. with widths form 2 to 5 mi. weathered rock⎯Muscovite mica. the Smith No. from Rte. as far S as the vicinity of Idaho. (b) E bank of Gold Mines Cr. (b) RR cut NW on Hwy. from Rte. (b) in road cuts and clay banks and along nearby Fire Tower road. but botryoidal aggregates of small crystal pipes or stalactites. (The pyrite found on the dumps is not solid. silicified wood. 17. Chlorite. as veins or disseminated in quartz⎯Arsenopyrite. Sillimanite and Talc. CRAGFORD: c area mines (including parts of Randolph Co. widening out southward..

(c) Eckles property. 2⎯Gold. no communities shown on map but various mining districts overlap into Randolph Co. TALLADEGA. R. 33. Feldspar crystals. 7 in road cuts⎯Alum. 12 E. LINEVILLE. Sec. most extraordinary gold placer in Alabama. 17 S. T. Sec. 12 E. Cuprite. R. Sec. Sec. and Uranium minerals. (I) Smith’s Copper Mine⎯Chalcanthite. near center of NE¼NW¼Sec. Sec. 11 E. and Silver. T.: (a) Harall Gold Mine. in bedded vein⎯Gold. R. lying SW of the pyrite mines. R.). Pyrite. T. R.⎯Gold. 10 E. R. R. Sec. Sec. d SW 7 mi. outcrops⎯Kyanite. e S. 7 E ⎯Chalcanthite. Garnets. j E of Arbacoochee: (a) Middlebrook property. 23. 17 S. (k) other nearby mines⎯Copper sulfides. Pyrite and Turquoise. 17.Alabama IDAHO (Dist. k NE of Arbacoochee. Sec. T. E by secondary roads N and S of Rte. 7. (h) Ayers prospect SW¼SW¼Sec. 11 E. d Carr Cr. 46. Sec. in the Hillabee schists: c T. ARBACOOCHEE (Dist. 9 E (mining mostly along Chulafinnee Dr. 3. R. 25. Sec. in Ashland schists of W part of Co. h Lee Mine. Sec. 7 E. e Morris Mica Mine. of Pleasant Grove church on the Hobbs farm⎯Turquoise. T.. T. 17. Sec. Pyrite. under soil surface) ⎯Gold. R. 17 S. (j) Stone Hill Copper Mine. S 13 mi. 34. Malachite. Copper sulfides. QUENELDA. R. 21 S. Sec. 25. Malachite. T. CHULAFINNEE (dist. abundant⎯Azurite. g Hicks-Wise Mine. Muscovite mica. Sec. 17 S. just E of the Blake cemetery⎯Gold. 24. 11 E. Garnets. old stamp mill. Kyanite. Kaolinite.). 10 E. Sec. (g) Pritchet property. first gold-bearing quartz discovery in district⎯Gold. (N). 34. 6. Quartz crystals and Tourmaline. Sec. once employing 600 miners⎯Gold. (f) Lucky Joe. Sec. 16 S. Garnet. CLEBURNE COUNTY AREA of extreme S border with Randolph Co. R. Garnets. 23. deepest gold mine in state⎯Gold. (S) and Fox Cr. along Rte. f extreme S. 16 S. f Valdor property. d Barfield. Sphalerite. d E to church. E of town: c numerous pegmatite outcrops in area bordered by Crooked Cr. Pyrrhotite. e Anna Howe mines. several notable old mines⎯placer Gold. c area. copper. 20 S. ft. T.): c Arbacoochee Placer Mine. 16. Placer. 34. as low grade deposits⎯Gold. starting 1½ mi.): c Chulafinnee Placer. on Watts farm⎯Rhodonite. g Striplin property. (d) Mossback property. (c) Stringfellow prospect. (b) Sutherland property. 22 (3 mi. Sec. 3. f King Mine. Pyrrhotite. stamp mill. massive). 35. Chalcopyrite. (b) Crown Point property. NW 2 mi. 20 S. border. 7 E ⎯Gold. Sec. 11 E⎯Gold. 19. E½NW¼Sec.500 sq. (b) Prospect Tunnel. 2. Hornblende crystals. 15. 6 E ⎯Gold. 22. W of Chulafinnee). Marion White property. SW¼Sec. Hematite. covering some 600 acres on the top and side of Gold Hill. R. Gold. T. 17 S. d Clear Cr. once a source of rich specimen ore and float⎯Gold. 16. 12 E. d Jim Flemming Mine⎯Beryl. T. Azurite. Kyanite and Quartz in hornblende muscovite schists. 21. Copper (native). Gibbs. in pegmatite⎯crystals of Garnet. Pyrite (iron.: c Dyne Cr. Placer. 36. 16 S. 11 E. e Rev. (e) Wood’s Copper Mine. some 240 acres in a deposit of gravel and clay. 23.. T. in decomposed quartz⎯Gold. 35. T. Chalcopyrite. and Griffin mines⎯Beryl. Graphite. pit covering 2. fine⎯Gold. Sec. 17 S. T. Sec. 17 S. Pyrite. long famed for it’s rich production⎯Gold. Graphite. R. Sec. Quartz crystals and Tourmaline (Minerals in veins in schist and gneiss. area deposits⎯Barite. then N to first graded road and E to Lake Simon sign to turn N on logging road⎯Beryl and Feldspar. shallow openings showing stringers of quartz in 4 . (l) Turkey Heaven. 14. King’s property. in gravels which were 5 to 6 ft. area⎯Kyanite (in veins in schist and gneiss). 17 S. R. PYRITON. i S of Arbacoochee: (a) Golden Eagle or Prince Mine. 19 & 20 S. a rich zone of secondary Chalcocite. under iron gossan and the first paying copper discovery in Alabama (1874). T. R.

Rutile. Brown. R. h W 1½ mi.. NE¼NW¼NE¼Sec. (b) Goldbranch. MARGERUM. Gold. quartz vein⎯Alum.. Cassiterite. many pegmatite outcrops⎯Cassiterite. at a point midway between old power plant at Lock 12 and Mitchell Dam⎯Muscovite mica and accessory minerals. crystals and minerals (mainly found in pegmatites and veins in schist and gneiss.) Along both sides are numerous: c old mica mines and prospects⎯Muscovite mica and accessory minerals. area. toward Goodwater.. 16 E⎯Copper minerals. Corundum. This road branches to the E along the county line. Quartz crystals and Sapphires. Staurolite and Zircon. 1. 11 and 22. R. Feldspar. with Rte. abundant⎯gems. wide. at Stewart or Parsons mines. g NE 1 mi.). c entire area. Garnets. Bermanite. Lepidolite. MICAVILLE CHURCH (Take Rte. SW. Rockbridgeite and other gems. 17 E. R. Sec. in Sec. Sec. Feldspar crystals. 22. T. T. to mine at Williams prospect⎯Beryl. 2. bronzy Pyrite. on an elevation in an 8 ft. 35. (c) Gold Ridge Mine. the Millsite Tin Mine⎯Albite. Dark-brown Corundums have been found showing asterism. T. (b) several mines just N of the Thomas (Coward. T. W on Hwy. f W 1 mi.) MARBLE VALLEY. 23 N. Epidote. Mica. massive white Quartz. Iron sulfates and Pyrite. takes a fine polish). NE 1 mi. 22 N. 16 E. turn right on trace that dead-ends near Pond Mine. R. Metastrengite. Muscovite and Quartz. 9. on road toward Crewsville. yellow). Sillimanite. as described for Hissop. Moonstone. 17.. on Hwy. extending in a narrow belt along the border of the metamorphic area through Talladega into Calhoun Co. T. COLBERT COUNTY ALLSBOROUGH: c area outcrops. between Rtes. then ¾ mi. gemmy. crystals and minerals. d countywide old gold mines⎯Gold. Mi. (The Rockford mining district runs about 8 mi. 4. left on SACP road 4199 for ½ mi. E and 8 mi. in heavy quartz vein as a trace⎯Gold. obtainable by panning⎯Gold. 6. Topaz and black Tourmaline (Schorl). 37 from its jct. W of Hissop. These mineral occurrences are from veins in schist. Aquamarine. 431. in bed and bank of a small stream as a light deposit containing many thin streaks of white clay and overlain by a ledge of ferruginous conglomerate⎯yellow ocher. (a) Flint Hill. 22 N. 15. in 200 ft. near mouth of a creek. at Bently tin property in 5 . first worked by open cuts⎯Gold. Quartz and Tourmaline. d old Miller mines (1840) ⎯Gold. excellent⎯yellow ocher.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States schist⎯Gold. on Rte. wide auriferous part of the ridge.. thin quartz veins in decomposed schist. Garnets. Hatchet) ⎯pegmatite crystals. 16 E and 1½ mi. HANOVER. (a) Thomas prospect⎯Aquamarine and other gem Beryl (lime green. h Higginbottom property. then left on dirt road ½ mi. d NW 4 mi.. BRADFORD. COOSA COUNTY AREA: c Countywide pegmatite outcrops⎯Muscovite mica and accessory minerals. E of the Coosa R. Biotite mica. R. Sec. rock crystal.. long and averaging ½ mi. 35 mi. embracing about 32 sq. 22 N. old mica and tin mines. after crossing the Tallapoosa R. on tributary to Jack’s Cr. T. Graphite. area⎯Golden Beryl. with many regional quarries⎯marble (crystalline. d many pegmatite exposures in road cuts⎯pegmatite gems and minerals. on dumps⎯Feldspar. Beryl. d N 1 mi. highly ferruginous⎯Bauxite. R. 2 mi. 16 E. HISSOP: c NE 1 mi. Sec. e N. Apatite. HOLLIS CROSSROADS: E 1½ mi. 4 S. area as numerous fine crystals⎯Corundum HATCHETT CREEK: c Alum Bluff. take right fork 1½ mi. area pegmatites⎯Beryl. 21 N. d SE limits of town. PENTONVILLE. 14 W. Collect pegmatite in left hand ditch⎯Beryl. Gold. then secondary road left (keep left) to a Y after ¾ mi.. e Ivey Mine. excavations⎯Gold. ROCKFORD: area⎯Cassiterite . adjoining the Striplin on NE. 14 for ½ mile to fork.

6 . d NW 4 mi. 43⎯carnelian. PHIL CAMPBELL. in Will’s Valley.⎯agate. DE KALB COUNTY FORT PAYNE: c area iron ore deposits⎯gemmy chert. PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH. only locality developed to any extent in Alabama⎯fuller’s earth. in stream bed⎯Gold. R. coves. along the S boundary in Creens Creek Valley. Hematite. 14..Alabama SW¼Sec. e Jacobs Mt.. cliffs⎯agate. area deposits of a resinous yellow to brown hydrocarbon ⎯Walchowite. at dam to north⎯Garnet. showing narrow V-faces of the primary prism between the pyramids. W 2 mi. a 4 carat Diamond crystal of faint yellow color was found in the alluvium. 18 E (only authentic occurrence of tin in Alabama) ⎯Cassiterite. JEFFERSON COUNTY BIRMINGHAM. FRANKLIN COUNTY WACO. Turquoise in thin veins in schist. 22. and Tallapoosa R. ELMORE COUNTY AREA: c gravels of Coosa R. d area dry washes. i W 2 mi. placer sands⎯Gold. banks. area. (b) on N side of Rte. JACKSON COUNTY PAINT ROCK: c area river and tributary gravels⎯agate (“Paint Rock”). N of town on Hwy.⎯silicified wood (some palm). rock crystal and brown sardonyx. area deposits⎯Barite crystals. d along shores of Lake Martin⎯silicified wood. j Crewsville. to ½ in. WETKUMPKA. cabinet GREENE COUNTY PLEASANT RIDGE. deposits⎯Barite crystals. the 1400 Tin Mine⎯ (see g) . in gravel pits 2 mi. The crystals are well formed octahedral..⎯Kyanite. gemmy chert. chert. NEXBURG. SW 3½ mi. T. l Gin-House Branch. ETOWAH COUNTY AREA. hillsides. LEEDS. in the Adah Quarry. jasper. as large quantities of excellent specimens⎯oolitic limestone. k Carroll and Pole Branches. the Two Bit Mine⎯ (see g) . dia. Also some Tantalite and Tourmaline are present. 22 N. : (a) Pond Mine⎯Muscovite.

sandstone quarries⎯itacolumite (flexible sandstone).. NW via Rte.) MICAVILLE (site of first attempted recovery of mica commercially in the state from what was later known as the Pinetucky Gold Mine) ⎯Muscovite mica. Arbacoochee District. Rutile. banks. GURLEY: SE on Rte. This district has various mica mines with productive dumps. in springs area fields. area⎯Calcite crystals. SW 5 mi. 72. MARSHALL COUNTY GUNTERVILLE. crystals and gems. in a gully just N of the main hwy. OPELIKA. RANDOLPH COUNTY AREA: c numerous pegmatite exposures throughout Co. with dumps well supplied with minerals. as float⎯“Paint Rock” agate. go a mile to Dobbins Branch and collect in field downstream⎯Quartz nodules. LIMESTONE COUNTY ATHENS: NW 18½ mi. to Monroeville. f area manganese mines⎯ Ankerite. Manganese minerals. gemmy chert. on small Mt. AUBURN: c many nearby localities (check with rock shops in town) d 10 mi. distant⎯gemmy quartzite (partly opalized). crystals.. etc. then S on Hwy.. road cuts. MARION COUNTY PEARCE’S HILL (and area outcrops)⎯red ocher.⎯Quartz crystal. PERDUE HILL. etc. most mines are in the belt along the N border with Cleburne Co. MADISON COUNTY AREA: c stream gravels. Siderite. 99 to Good Springs.⎯gemmy chert (grades into chalcedony). MARENGO COUNTY BARTON’S BLUFF.. especially behind the Boy Scout camp⎯rock crystal. Rutile. d regional barite quarries⎯Barite crystals. Pinetucky. on Hwy.) 7 .A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States LEE COUNTY AREA. as bright yellow outcrops⎯ocher. area stream gravels⎯rock crystal. e regional metamorphic or intrusive contact zones⎯carvable Steatite. pegmatite gems and minerals.. in banks of a small stream⎯yellow ocher. MONROE COUNTY JONES MILL. (There are more than 100 mines. 26. d regional stream sands⎯placer Gold. some still active in this county. Tourmaline. 37 (the Micaville Rd. e area abandoned mica prospects⎯Mica. SE. E 3 mi.

d SE part of Co. old pits⎯Barite. W of connecting road and about midway between. Sec. to 1½ in dia. Garnets. and many nearby mines⎯pegmatite minerals. R. 4. (b) Pinetucky Gold Mine.⎯Antimony. the Pitts Mine⎯gemmy hornblende gneiss (pistachio green. Grizzel. d W: (a) Vickers prospect. R. a “rich specimen” mine extensively worked in quartz⎯auriferous sulfides. e E 2 mi. of Pinewood Cr. Morris. f along W boundary of Co. in E part of Co. f Beaver Cr. Beryl. Crystal Clear. Pine Hill. at Prescott Siding. SAGINAW. and tributaries. (extending into E section of Clay Co.’s Cragford District). R. numerous mines in Sec. abundant⎯Tourmaline.J. banks and gravels⎯Wavellite. Copper and Gold. E of Clay Co.⎯pegmatite minerals. T. Farrar. Woodford 8 . 19 S. 37. group of famous mines: (a) Great Southern Mine. NW ½ mi. abundant⎯Apatite. ST. T. VINCENT. E 1¼ mi. Arsenic. and W. 2 Mine⎯Garnets (maroon.Alabama and numerous side roads. TALLADEGA COUNTY AREA: c ½ mi. mines near the Cleburne Co. Dawkins. and just N of Rice Mill⎯Apatite (turquoise color) and Rhodolite garnets. Pyrite and Tourmaline. 1 prospect⎯massive Garnet. e Along N border of Co. S of Rte. Magnetite and Manganese minerals. such as Ribble’s Mine. Bedford Ridge. 10 E. dia. e regional barite pits⎯Barite. SHELBY. 6 E. Goldberg. Aquamarine. Teakle. area deposits⎯Barite. a 2 carat greenish crystal was once found here in alluvium⎯Diamond. Gold (free-milling. T. dumps. line and ½ mi. SHELBY COUNTY HARPERSVILLE. veined with white quartz). T. 18 S. the Manning. just off Rte. Garnet and black Tourmaline. BROMPTON. including Harpersville and Wilsonville districts⎯ Barite. 48. SUMPTER COUNTY LIVINGSTON. MILNER: c N. the Jones No. line E of the Tallapoosa R.. in abandoned brown ore workings⎯Red Ocher containing pebbles of Hematite. 10 E. d just N of Pinetucky. etc.. in highly garnetiferous mica schist⎯iron-aluminum Garnets (to 3 in. (c) Haynes Mine⎯gem Tourmaline. d Coosa R.. Rhodolite garnet and black Tourmaline.. in limestone⎯Pyrite (crusts and nodules). 12. sulfides). toward Pinetucky. many much decomposed). Sec. 9 & 10 E. area of Longview.). New No. 16 & 20.. 1 Mine⎯Apatite (blue. Mountains. R. PINETUCKY: SW and NE in pegmatite mines⎯Beryl. the Riddle’s Mill District (most important gold mining area at the Talladega series). 17 S. in limestone exposures⎯gemmy chert. area quarries and gravels of the Tombigbee R. Aquamarine and Mica. a metamorphic exposure. 19 & 20 S. CLAIR COUNTY AREA: c old copper prospects⎯Azurite and Malachite. (d) Arnott No. Garnet. Arsenopyrite. (b) J.: (a) Gold Ridge property. native Gold and Muscovite. (e) Edwards. (b) Liberty Mine⎯gem Apatite. spectacular). numerous placer mines.

(b) Camp Hill. were less important. etc. at the Berry Mine⎯Muscovite and Garnets. large deposit⎯Actinolite. e Coon Creek. Scheelite. SE near Coleta. Pyrite.. Chambers and Randolph counties as a greenish. frequently studded with Garnets in an inch or more dia. Monazite. as occasional artifacts and as fine specimens ⎯soapstone (Steatite. Epidote crystals. Arsenopyrite. (b) many unexplored mineral rich areas around this side of the lake: e S. Quartz crystals and Sericite.) ⎯Margarite and Sapphire. Corundum. area outcrops and quarries in Cambrian-Ordovician limestones ⎯Calcite. (d) ½ mi. at a talc mill⎯carvable Steatite. DADEVILLE: c area dikes and veins cutting crystalline schists and mica gneisses⎯Corundum. This marble deposit is about 32 mi.. 12. Talc) is rather widely distributed in Tallapoosa. at Hog Mt. area igneous outcrops⎯Beryl. specular Hematite and gemmy Quartz. Damourite and Talc. this locality was where cyaniding was first introduced into Alabama for the recovery of gold⎯Arsenic. etc. Ilmenite. R..⎯Epidote and Quartz. on one of the highest peaks (knobs) in SE Alabama. Cleavelandite. (c) Mica Hill. Feldspar. Bauxite. Smoky Quartz and Tourmaline. Lazurite. Gold. 7. f Garfield Heard farm (12 mi. Ruby.) f NE 13 mi. several miles along the river⎯Corundum. and Cogburn or Gold Log Mine⎯Chalcopyrite (with Bornite tarnish). area marble quarries⎯ornamental marble (white and cream color) and snowy marble (with Pyrite cubes inclusions). just S of the Montgomery hwy. WINTERBORO. 11 Mi. wide. (b) the mines of the Devil’s Back Bone and Eagle Creek Dists. thick. at Easterwood Mine⎯Muscovite. Sphalerite. at the Doc Heard prospect⎯Garnet. crosses road. near the Tallapoosa R. d many active and inactive prospects and quarries⎯Andalusite. Muscovite. Onyx and Steatite. Galena. T.. Chromite. Sapphire is often associated with Asbestos and Steatite.. Spinel. Enargite. which occur at varying intervals along a narrow belt of slates. area. scene of major mining boom in the early days. DUDLEYVILLE: c area mine dumps (N of Dadeville and W of Dudleyville.. (b) Wind Cr. Pyrite. (b) E 1¾ mi. Magnetite and Pyrite.3 mi. f Ham’s Cut. OUR TOWN: to the E. graphic granite... asbestos. about 14 mi. on Central of Georgia RR in igneous dikes⎯asbestos. on NESW angle with N section drained by tributaries of the North Fork of Sandy Cr. Goldville and Hog Mountain: (a) Goldville Dist. Feldspar crystals. E of Dadeville) ⎯soapstone. Eagle Creek.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Tract.. schistose rock consisting of a felt or mesh of Actinolite crystals and Steatite. Quartz crystal and Unakite. 1½ mi. then S to where Hatchett Cr.. TALLAPOOSA COUNTY AREA: c This county contains four major gold-mining districts: Devil’s Back Bone. TALLADEGA. a prehistoric Indian quarry. ALPINE. ZANA. etc. area⎯Corundum. d NW 2 . SYLACAUGA. unique old gold mining district in which quartz veins bearing Gold were found in quartz diorite and granite. and 400 ft. 23 E. e NE 11 mi. (Corundum. long. turn left on Hwy.. collect ¼ mile farther S on E side of road⎯Azurite and Malachite. 9 . (c) various unexplored localities along the several hundred miles of lakeshore⎯gems & minerals. Storey. 22 N. ALEXANDER CITY: c W shores of Lake Martin: (a) numerous outcrops⎯Epidote. Chromite. Chromite and asbestos. d area mica mines: (a) Kidd Mine⎯violet red Garnets. e Easton district: (a) area dikes of igneous rocks⎯Corundum. long. Bronzite. Gold. d E shore of Lake Martin: (a) various access areas⎯Actinolite. Pyrite and Smoky Quartz. Pyrrhotite. NW of Mica Hill Mine in NW¼SE¼Sec. in fields along Wind Cr. Warwick. Graphite. at Carleton (Buttston) Mine ⎯Muscovite and pegmatite gems.

Steatite and Vivianite. then ¼ mi. W of town leading N to mine⎯nodular Hematite. Siderite. d NE on Hwy. TUSCALOOSA. fossils.Alabama TUSCALOOSA COUNTY BROOKWOOD: c area stream gravels. d nearby strip mines reached via Hwy. Quartz crystals. and pits along the Black Warrior R. chalcedony. Kyanite. sagenitic agate and petrified wood.. more on N to Brookwood location to collect in strip mine area⎯Quartz and petrified wood. iron mines. W to Peterson⎯agate. jasper. on dumps below washer and tipple⎯Goethite and Limonite. 116 for 4 mi. 116 to Girl’s 4-H club camp sign. GOETHITE. 10 . Brown Ore Mine. abundant and gem quality⎯silicified wood. c S in area gravels.

on beaches⎯agate and bloodstone (best in Spring). d Upstream in caribou creek at Milepost 118⎯agate and bloodstone. Nonvianuk Lake. as pale red and honey colored pebbles⎯carnelian. many scattered prospects⎯Cinnabar. New prospectors. Geographically. and possess an expert’s capabilities for prospecting and solving the survival problems to be encountered in any virgin wilderness should try their luck in any area at all off the little-traveled state highways. and more truthfully the Billion Dollar Land. Alaska is 99.. to be exact. as placer⎯Gold. e Mulchatna R. rather than counties: Southeastern⎯rugged coastal mountains. Alaska is divided into four major regions. Owing to its general inaccessibility. This pluton is unbelievably rich in commercial metallic ores and un-explored deposits of gemstones. PORT HEIDEN. d Kujulik Bay.7% public lands. Hundreds of great mineral strikes made during the first seventy-five years after the fledgling United States purchased Alaska from Russians for $7 million (about 2 cents an acre) produced a registered total of more than half a billion dollars. on N shore and near outlet. and timbered islands: Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands⎯volcanically active peninsula and island archipelago extending across the North Pacific almost to within sight of Kamchatka. ALCAN HIGHWAY: c Around poles on right hand side of road at Milepost 1225½⎯Smoky Quartz. 11 . f far SW peninsular beaches from Chignik Bay to Tuxedni Bay. whether for gemmy substances or for commercially valuable minerals. and today it is oil. WA) to Attu Island fronting onto the Kamchatkan shores of Asia is as far as from New York City to San Francisco.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States ALASKA America’s forty-ninth and largest state has long been facetiously called Seward’s Folly or Uncle Sam’s Attic. as seepages⎯oil. is really the northern terminus of an immense granite batholith that extends along the spine of both North and South America. Alaska will long remain one of the most mineralized but least explored regions in North America. as placer deposits⎯Gold. Interior⎯sea-level plains forested with birch and spruce with rolling hills that embrace thousands of tundra lakes within the vast drainage system of the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. area beach gravels all the way to Port Moller⎯agate. in gravels of inflowing streams. However. fjords. a region nearly twice the size of Texas. along shores⎯agate and petrified wood. or a 3. area fumaroles and volcanic pits⎯pumice and Sulfur. Except for jade in the extreme northwest portion of the state. (b) farther N. the ore minerals have completely dominated the gemstones. (c) S.300 miles of the North Pole. KATMAI NATIONAL MONUMENT: c area outside boundaries: (a) N. The main continental bulk of Alaska. e Lake Iliamna. Becharof Lake. only those rugged individualists who are well financed are immuned to physical hardship and loneliness. Iliamna Lake and Lake Clark.000 mile span of the far northern longitudes. are sure to be welcomed with open-handed prodigality. ALASKA PENINSULA and BRISTOL BAY BRISTOL (NUSHAGAK) BAY: c area and along the Wood R. reaching to within 1.. Even greater wealth in oil has been developed along the shores of the Arctic Ocean. d Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. silver and copper.647. upper reaches. area⎯petrified wood. and the Arctic Slope⎯treeless tundra plains sloping northward from the east-west transverse Brooks Range to the Arctic Ocean.730 in pre-World War II gold. From Ketchikan (nearest Alaskan city to Seattle. $579.

and Portage Creeks. Little Eldorado. gray). d Dictator Cr. about 70 mi. then south and west to Attu across the North Pacific. Marguerite. a chief ore mineral associated with gold is Stibnite. this immense territory contains the most important known placer Gold deposits in Alaska. green argillite and jasper. area petrified forest remnants. however. placers.: c Big Eldorado. upper reaches. INTERIOR REGION (Yukon River Basin) Larger than many mid-western states. US Geological Survey Bulletins No. along with Galena and Pyrite. d between Erickson Gulch and Bonanza Cr. lead-antimony sulfides and Jamesonite (fine grained). Apollo Mine (operating since 1900) ⎯Gold.. d crater of Mt.. SEDANKA ISLAND. long an important mining center: c California-Totatlanika Cr. No transportation exists other than by an occasional ship or by air (usually a chartered “bush pilot”). ADAK ISLAND. covering “The Yukon-Tanana Region. Bonanza.). Yukon): c Big Cr.⎯Ferberite. SE beach gravels⎯gray pebbles of chalcedony and jasper. POPOF ISLAND. Lead. AKUTAN ISLAND. W coast beaches and contributary lodes⎯Copper. area placer⎯Gold. beach placers and area lodes⎯Gold. Silver and Stibnite. Lead. N shore beach gravels⎯gem red jasper. Platte. Gold. area beach gravels⎯agate. (b) near Mentasta. Lead and Silver. Sand Point. Lead. e Little Squaw Cr. beach gravels. CHISANA (Shushana) and NABESNA Dist. many claims and prospects⎯Gold. In all the gold mining districts listed below. as a number of occurrences⎯ Stibnite.Alaska ALEUTIAN ISLANDS This 1. dia. area. south of the Kenai Peninsula at the head of the Gulf of Alaska and extends along the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula to Unimak Island.200 mile long arc of islands begins with Kodiak Island. many placer mines⎯Gold. and many other area placer mines⎯Gold. UNGA ISLAND. Each summer. e Nabesna Mine area: (a) area pegmatite outcrops. CHENA DISTRICT. KODIAK ISLAND. Moose. many area mines and prospects⎯Gold. Silver and Zinc. sees numerous scientific expeditions working in the Aleutian Islands. Makushin⎯Sulfur. area beach gravels of Captain’s Bay to Priest Rock⎯agate (banded. ATTU ISLAND. TANAGA ISLAND. Beaver Cr. 12 . with the region between Eagle (on the Canadian border) down river to Tanana being most the productive... BONNIFIELD DISTRICT (including the Kantishma and Valdez Cr. SHUMAGIN ISLAND. near the Liberty Bell Mine and in float near Caribou Cr.” are especially detailed in the investigations of the mineral resources of this section of Alaska. d Eva Cr. abundant⎯Gold and Scheelite. area volcanic deposits⎯Sulfur.⎯Muscovite mica and accessory minerals. none of gem quality but of great specimen interest⎯petrified wood. CHULITNA RIVER. carnelian. small area high-grade deposits⎯Zinc. books and sheets to 12 in. More than $200 million in gold was recovered from its mines prior to World War II. CACHE CREEK DISTRICT. UNALASKA ISLAND: c Dutch Harbor. as pebbles⎯agate.. chalcedony and jasper. e Gold King.. 872 and 907. separating the ocean from the Bering Sea. CHANDALAR DISTRICT (N of Ft. many mines⎯Gold. E of Fairbanks. ATKA ISLAND. Tin and Zinc. Silver. the Palmer Cr. chalcedony. Gold.

HEALY. McGrath and Sleitmute districts. e Ketchumstuk and My creeks. an area 20 mi. distant. Wolframite and Cassiterite. NW 10 mi.. (c) E of the Ketchumstuk Cr. placers on Fourth of July. (b) N. Davis and Poker Creek. e Fairbanks: (a) N 70° E from Treasure Cr. area⎯Amethyst with agate and Quartz. along the Alaska RR. d Rapids Roadhouse. Valley. Similarly.. upstream from road⎯Stibnite (bearing Gold). Tungsten and Zinc. d Flat.) 13 . area lode deposits⎯Gold. especially in the Fairbanks district.⎯Scheelite.000 ft. mines and railroad access from Cordova were abandoned in 1938). dia. Mt. e Portage Cr. and ½ mi.. GULKANA. Gold and Silver mines. f S Fork of Birch Cr. lode ore⎯Stibnite. to lower Fairbanks Cr. as float⎯Stibnite. 6 Pup. S ½ mi. d Bremmer R. Hayes: (a) N side. fossils and petrified wood. FORTYMILE and GOODPASTURE Dist. and such lesser camps as Stonehouse. Engineer. Gold and Silver. (In the Innoko.: (a) head of. S of Hot Springs Dome.. Kantishna. in a 6 mi. American. in large pegmatite exposure area⎯sheet Muscovite mica. INNOKO DISTRICT: c Little and Ganes creeks. in limestone⎯Copper and Lead. regional placers⎯Gold. (c) Chistochina district mines⎯Copper. Gold. in basalt dike⎯Cobalt bloom and nickeliferous Pyrrhotite. tributary to Little Cr. wide. area placers⎯Gold. (d) Nerchina district placers⎯Gold... many⎯Cinnabar. (b) in 40-mile area⎯agate and obsidian. on Antimony Cr. at 5. placers⎯Gold. except the Kuskokwim region and the Iditarod and Innoko areas.. d Chicken. e OPHIR. Copper. S of Flat).A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States CIRCLE DISTRICT: c Crazy Mts. this placer Wolframite less abundant. Ingle. common⎯Cassiterite. Lost Chicken. DONNELLY DISTRICT: c Alaska Range. rich ore⎯Molybdenite. d Yankee Cr. Stibnite. d Deadwood Cr. and Crooked creeks.. ⎯Gold. Gold and Tungsten.) COLORADO. in Fortyfive Pup. mineralized zone⎯Gold and Stibnite. SE Alaska): c many area wide-spread mines and deposits⎯Copper and Molybdenite. Gold and Silver (the world famed Kennecott Copper Corp.20 mi.. e Otter Cr. placer Tin is found in almost every mining district. a tributary of Buckskin Cr. (2 mi. (b) Ester Dome area. as lode ore⎯Nickel minerals. (c) NE 15 . between Mt. and Pedro creeks. Franklin. (d) valleys of Cleary. Stibnite and fossils.⎯abundant placer Tin. high grade deposits⎯Molybdenite. f Jack Wade. Gold. Napoleon. (b) upper Ketchumstuk Cr. S 5 mi. on Gunnysack Cr. FAIRBANKS DISTRICT (principal gold placer area in Alaska and third most productive of lode gold): c area placer claims covering a broad region⎯Antimony. placers⎯Cassiterite. EAGLE DISTRICT (just W of the Canadian border). Hays and Ferry. placer Scheelite occurs rather commonly. Barney. in canyon on Ptarmigan Cr. placers⎯Gold. area⎯Stibnite. Woodcutter. COPPER RIVER DISTRICT (see Cordova. g McKinley Lake. d area creek gravels⎯lenses of Stibnite.: c (a) between headwaters of the Middle Fork and the North Fork of the Fortymile R. Quartz gemstone and fossils. lode mines⎯Copper. on No. (b) upper valley area. Gilmore. (a) area deposits of a replacement nature. country adjacent to Pedro Dome. HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT. placers⎯Gold. IDITAROD DISTRICT: c regional placer and lode veins. Goldstream. 25 mi. in the Middle Fork drainage⎯Stibnite. rich placers⎯Gold. (Throughout interior Alaska. f Kennecott (Nizina) area: (a) part accessible from Chitina. abundant placer deposits⎯Gold and Scheelite. placers⎯Scheelite. Alder. large deposit⎯Stibnite. and on the Seventymile R. served by highway from Valdez or Anchorage⎯Copper. Lead. along with Gold there is usually Stibnite associated with Cinnabar.⎯Stibnite. S 5 mi. deposits⎯Gold. long by 1 mi. (b) McCarthy vicinity in the upper Chitina R. e Canyon Cr. Gold and Scheelite.. Walker Fork.

which includes the drainage systems for the Kobuk. inland from Kotzebue Sound. TANANA.. Silver and Tin. Nickel sulfides and silicates. for 50 . TOLAVANA DISTRICT (N and NW from Fairbanks): c area placers.. 14 . WISEMAN (200 mi. in large area of basic igneous exposures⎯disseminated Chromite in peridotite and dunite. d W part. near Hunts Fork⎯Stibnite. Minerals include: asbestos. STEVENS VILLAGE (100 mi. W. d in the Bonasila or Stuyahok Valley. to mouth of the Dall R. then up river in an area about 100 mi. near top in lenses⎯Tremolite. CALIFORNIA CREEK (tributary of the Kogoluktuk R. Lead. d Asbestos Mt. on N side. Lead. Magnesite. in the Gold Hill Dist.⎯Gold and Lepidolite. a high cliff of Bituminous coal descends to the water’s edge. level⎯Jade (dark green and gray) KOBUK RIVER VALLEY: c E section. Magnetite. as high grade slip fiber⎯Chrysotile asbestos. (an ill-defined region extending from RUBY. W 30 mi. e Kobuk. area placers⎯Gold. and placers⎯Gold. as placers⎯Gold. KOBUK RIVER REGION (accessible by air from Kotzebue) Prospectors interested in this large region. and Alatna rivers. on property of Wade Creek Dredging Co. NNW of Fairbanks): c area sands of the Yukon R. Jade Hills and Jade Mt. along the Yukon R. Slate and Hoosier creeks.000 ft. f (a) Boulders in Dahl Cr.. (The regional streams contain various derivative minerals of serpentine. placer⎯Gold. Cinnabar and Gold. Nickel minerals and Platinum.. Chrysotile asbestos associated with massive serpentine.. upper part.⎯Stibnite. claims⎯Gold. many outcrops of high quality gem Nephrite jade (fairly free of black spots).. TOK DISTRICT. regional placer and lode mines⎯Gold. about 7 mi. Ruth. Jade. traces of Cinnabar and Gold. and some Nickel. mostly placers⎯Gold): c Gold Cr. Chromite. cut bank just across highway crossing⎯Stibnite. RUBY DISTRICT.Alaska KOYUKUK DISTRICT (a region embracing a very large tract of land and consisting of three rather widely separated mining areas of interest. from the E). Noatak.60 mi. notably in Lucky Gulch. prospects. by panning⎯Gold. about 150 mi. Iron.) RICHARDSON and FORT GIBSON. asbestos. mostly placers⎯Gold. N side. In all regional placers are also found Platinum nuggets. many placer prospects⎯Gold. as pebbles⎯Stibnite. MARSHALL DISTRICT (including practically all of the W part of the Yukon Valley below Holly Cross): c area near Marshall.. area⎯Nephrite. above the Dry Tok Cr.. NE of Splits of the Salcha R. etc. on Boulder Cr. deposits⎯Stibnite. Amy. on the lower Yukon. and Olive creeks⎯chrome Spinels. near head of Kansas Cr. Quartz crystal. RAMPART DISTRICT: c area mines. gravels.. tributary.. d John R. (Between Rampart and Tanana. NW of Fairbanks).. across extending well N of the Arctic Circle. numerous placers⎯Gold. Antigorite. 16 above Discovery Claim⎯Gold and Stibnite. on Morelock and Grant creeks. Both areas are extremely remote and difficult to reach except by chartered plane. d on Little Minook. WOOD RIVER DISTRICT. and in all regional stream gravels. WADE CREEK. e Jade Cr. Lucile. coal. in vicinity of Shungnak. near Kiana in valley of the Squirrel R. both placer and lode mines. d S. to include POORMAN and adjacent camps). SALCHA DISTRICT. d Lillian Cr. Copper. as float amphibole and cross-fiber⎯asbestos. Silver.) DAHL CREEK: c area outcrops. Claim No. and especially in its Klery Cr. Antimony. (b) at headwaters of creek at 5. should be well financed and thoroughly familiar with technologies of prospecting and survival. placer mines⎯Gold. e Livengood.

BENDELEBEN MOUNTAINS. (b) Granite Cr. W of Dahl Cr... Silver. generally sea level region in southwest Alaska embracing the drainage systems of the Kuskokwim River and its tributaries. h Wesley Cr. many good placer operations⎯Gold. Takotna. Tin and Tungsten. in the Tolstoi district. S toward Goodnews Bay across the Hoholitna. Platinum. area gravels. Almost everywhere can be found Cassiterite. area pegmatite exposures⎯Muscovite mica. near Cape newenham on the Bering Sea⎯fossil ivory. a barely explored mineralized region⎯Copper. in valley of the Ambler R. placers⎯Gold. (d) Cache and Peters creeks in the Talkeetna district. Tremolite deposits. GEORGETOWN DISTRICT: c central part of the Kuskokwim Valley (about 45 air mi. EEK. near head of creek⎯Gold and other minerals. in the Yentna district⎯Gold. Yukon Valley) ⎯Gold and Platinum group minerals (native alloys). and 8 mi. just above canyon about 11 mi. placers⎯Gold. massive). and (e) from the Kohiltna R.. Lead. Each lies on the S. tributary to the Holitna R. Bismuth. on Eldorado and Swede creeks⎯Gold. E of Shungnak R. especially: (a) on Book Cr. Gold. Nixon Forks. lode⎯Gold. The peninsula mines also produced Copper. are about 12 mi. of the Dahl Cr. below Sleitmut on S side of the Kuskokwim R. These districts lie in a largely unexplored mountainous region between the Kobuk and Noatak rivers. W of Dahl Cr. in the Ruby district. slope of mountains which sweep up and N from the broad Kobuk lowlands. SEWARD PENINSULA (Northwestern Alaska) This westernmost extremity of North America is second only to the Yukon-Tanana region in the production of placer Gold. deposits and similarly located with respect to the Kobuk R. large scale placer operations⎯Gold. The deposits on Shungnak R. District and Shungnak District are probably the most favorable sections in Alaska for new discoveries of gemstones and commercial mineral deposits. e farther N. on California and Coca Cola creeks. Tremolite mine. g Cosmos Cr. d Goodnews Bay (a small indentation on the coast on the E side of Kuskokwim Bay about 125 air miles S of Bethel).. all south of the lower Yukon River Valley.⎯asbestos and serpentine (whitish green float.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States SHUNGNAK DISTRICT: c Shungnak R. and Jade Mt. e Platinum. McGrath. Silver. old Pearson and Strand Mine. placers⎯Gold. RUBY CREEK. (c) Slate Cr. Mercury. Platinum and Platinum group metals. widespread⎯Cinnabar. STONY RIVER. d prehistoric Eskimo village sites between Shungnak and Kiana. high grade placer mines⎯Platinum group metals and Gold.... Takotna and Medfra in the upper reaches of the Kuskokwim River in an area roughly 300 miles from NW to SE by 150 miles wide. Platinum. (about 75 air mi. Nephrite and serpentine. d 8 mi. KUSKOKWIM RIVER REGION This is an enormous. from the Kobuk R. 4 mi. NW. in the Chistochina district. from Sleitmut) ⎯Cinnabar. KANEKTOK and TOGIAK RIVERS. mostly from the rich concentrations in the sands of the Bering Sea beaches at Nome. area⎯asbestos. Platinum. especially Gold. Holitna and upper Aniak rivers. BLUFF: c W 7 mi. at Red Devil Mine⎯Cinnabar. etc. W and 35 mi. The richly commercial gold mining districts revolve around McGrath. Jade. GOODNEWS DISTRICT: c area placers. SLEITMUT (Sleetmute) DISTRICT: c area deposits. Tin and Zinc. in house pit excavations⎯asbestos and Nephrite (some as carved ornaments). Lead. 6 mi. e W 50 mi. placers⎯Gold. d lower course of Daniels Cr. 15 . f Squirrel R. TULUKSK-ANIAK DISTRICT (named from its two rivers). d Georgetown.. respectively. S of Iditarod. Iron. e upper Swift R.

in Berners Bay district. d Candle Cr. KENAI PENINSULA (W of Seward): c Girdwood District. 8 sq. upper part of Willow Creek district at head of Cook Inlet.. (b) N.). many mines. COUNCIL DISTRICT: c Aggie Cr. near head of Nugget Cr.: (a) head of. near mouth of Henry Cr. Matanuska area. (tributary of Fish R. Molybdenum. access port to the great Kennecott copper deposits along the Copper R. (see Interior Region. e Fishhook Cr. of the Interior (around Chitina. and on Gold Run a few miles below Quartz Cr. many placer mines⎯Gold. and on American Cr. (b) Iron Cr. f up the Kiwalik R. just N of the peninsula and S of Anchorage..⎯jasper. PORT CLARENCE DISTRICT (includes W part of peninsula.). especially Monument Cr. d Big Hurrah. Gold.. l Achor R. FAIRHAVEN (including the Candle and Inmachuk districts): c Bear Cr. head of. Rock and West creeks. in the Yentna district. area placers⎯Gold. d near head of the Kougarok R. d Gold Run. in vicinity of Taylor. Nickel.) ⎯Copper minerals. d Crooked Cr. in scarp on S side of sound⎯fossil ivory. requiring deep water dredging⎯placer Gold. (c) on beaches from Gambier Bay to Wilson Cove and near Point Gardner⎯agate nodules..) HAINES. Iron. second most productive lode gold area of Alaska⎯Gold. (c) Douglas Island (across Gastineau Channel by bridge). Pyrite.⎯agate nodules.Alaska BONANZA DISTRICT (E side of the Seward Peninsula. placers⎯Gold. YORK. star Sapphire (gray sapphire and star rubies). mi.). all area placer mines⎯Gold. KOUGAROK DISTRICT: c on the Kougarok R.. KOTZEBUE SOUND. the famous Alaska Juneau Gold Mine (by far the largest lode gold mine in Alaska. Manganese. numbers of open-cut mines⎯Gold. Stibnite and Tremolite... j at Luster’s claim in Talkeetna Mts. e Inmachuk R. h Along Matahuska R. area mines. 16 . hydraulic operation lying under some 100 fathoms of water. to S⎯agate and jasper. d Haycock vicinity. ⎯Gold.. very low grade granite ores⎯Gold. forming the E border of Norton Sound). many placer mines⎯Gold. Silver (as Electrum) and Lead. closed for mining but open for tourist visitation).. Molybdenite. and e Ophir Cr. Jerome. (b) Windham Bay⎯Gold. at old Kensington and Comet mines⎯Gold. are placers⎯Cassiterite and Gold. S of Juneau) and Grave Point. reached by cannery barge⎯agate. most productive area mines⎯Gold. with a notable “glory hole” behind the mountain.. extending a few miles N from shores of Turnagain Arm. many substantial veins⎯Gold. all other area creeks. i at Fire Island. area placers⎯Gold. (b) just W of Willow Cr. f NE. between Grand Island (20 mi.. many area placers⎯Gold.. etc. etc. and Benson Gulch (tributary of Melsing Cr.. Copper Center. about 8 mi. Copper R. Strelna. CORDOVA. area deposits⎯Barite. k Kenai R. d Juneau: (a) at edge of city.. area placers Gold. Offield Cr. principally open-cut mines⎯Gold. (on Quartz Cr. extensive dredging operations⎯Gold. d Craigie Cr. SOLOMON: c E 6 mi. KOYUK DISTRICT (includes most SE Seward Peninsula): c Dime Cr. e between Little and Dry creeks. e S part of the district: (a) Coffee Dome area. especially the drowned-out and abandoned great Treadwell Mine⎯asbestos. at Milepost 72 on Glenn Hwy. and its tributaries. JUNEAU (Gold Belt): c Admiralty Island: (a) Hawk Inlet and Funter Bay⎯Gold. especially on Macklin Cr. especially that part adjacent to Teller and the Imuruk Basin): c Coyote Cr. (d) Indian Reservation... Copper. (e) Stevens Passage.. E side of Chilkat Valley. American R. Gold and Magnetite.⎯petrified wood and agate. area gravels. many placer mines⎯Gold. SOUTH and SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA ANCHORAGE (Cooks Inlet): c Archangel Cr. area placer⎯Gold. Copper River District. g Suisitna region. E of iron Cr. head of⎯Gold.

Extensive beds of coal are widely distributed throughout the region. with major development activities centered in Prudhoe Bay. jasper and petrified wood. e Stikine R. Manganese.. NW of Sitka). PETERSBURG (Kupreanof Island): c area mines⎯Barite. KETCHIKAN (District): c area. f Tiekel District (35 air mi. on the Alaska RR and extending to the old settlements of Hope and Sunrise on Turnagain Arm. N of Valdez). Chromium. as far east as the lower Colville River. many area lode mines and prospects⎯Gold. WRANGLE (District): c area mines⎯Barite. (b) SE of Sitka. ⎯Gold. (c) Hollis. Molybdenum. many mines ⎯Antimony. f Ketchikan. (d) Sulzer. tundra land slopes gently from foothills of the Brooks Range all the way to the muskeg shores of the Arctic Ocean. g Porcupine District. large mining district⎯Gold. etc. copper-nickel ores. SE of Sergief Island. h Prince of Wales Island: (a) area deposits⎯ Magnetite. an area N of the Moose Pass sta. 1¾ mi. vicinity. SKAGWAY (including the Porcupine placer district). Chromium. and (b) gravels of Saginaw Bay. at old Valparaiso Mine⎯Gold. Gold. Lead. mouth. at old Sealevel Mine⎯Gold. second most productive mining district in Alaska: (a) Klag Bay (60 mi. f on Cook Inlet at Salamtoff beach⎯agate. jasper and petrified wood. SITKA (District): c Baranof Island: (a) Red Bluff Bay. this desolate. Copper. Graphite. f Zarembo Island: (a) beach gravels of adjoining Kuiu Island. Andrews property⎯Gold. Fluorite. area gravels⎯serpentine. Garnets (to 1” or more in dia. Gold. Grossularite garnets and Quartz crystals.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States especially near the head of Crow Cr.). Silver and Zinc. area mines⎯Copper. beach gravels⎯agate. Gold. TOPKNOT OF AMERICA Well within the Polar Zone lies the Arctic Slope of Alaska. area mines⎯Copper. and mineral locations are prohibited. of Alaska have mapped numerous fossil areas since World War II. e Knight and Latouche Islands. near Helm Bay. Lead. Silver and Tungsten. e Nuka Bay (extreme S part of peninsula). d Cleveland Peninsula. Gold. d Glacier and Hamilton bays. area placer mines⎯Gold. from the Philip Smith and Davidson mountain ranges on the east to Point Hope on the shore of the Chukchi Sea far north of the Seward Peninsula. Placer Gold deposits have 17 . Pyrite and Silver. Gypsum and Scheelite. Transportation is so difficult and expensive that the exploration for gems and minerals outside the federal oil lands has been minimal. Gold. in Hyder District. Gold. as numerous veins exposed by receding glaciers⎯Gold. Lead. old Mt. area lode mines⎯Gold. Silver and Zinc. at head of Silver Bay⎯Rhodonite. (c) Agony beach⎯agate. to S⎯Garnets and Tourmaline. Silver. d Woewodsky Island. The Arctic Slope. including coastal islands. extensive deposits⎯ Copper.) LITUYA-YAKUYAGA REGION. (b) Dolomi area. Zinc. gPort Houghton. Platinum. Lead. Iron. Reaching about 600 miles east and west and 150 miles south to north. Port Wells. d Moose Pass-Hope District. at old Maid of Mexico Mine⎯Gold. E. W part. near Kimshan Cove⎯Gold (more than $20 million in high grade ore at the old $20 per ounce price). (Most mines in this district can be reached best by boat. (Some of the best and largest Epidote crystals nestled in long single terminated clear Quartz crystals come from this world famous location. d Chichagof Island. area old mines⎯Gold. treeless. Palladium. e Kasaan Peninsula. at the Green Monster Copper Mine⎯Chalcopyrite. VALDEZ (Prince William Sound): c many area lode mines⎯Gold. along Garnet Cr. has long been a US Naval petroleum reserve. area vein mines⎯ Copper. and paleontological expeditions from the U.) d Passage Canal zone. g Unakwik Inlet. and (b) a few miles farther NW.⎯Almandite garnets. Epidote. area beach placers exposed to ocean wave action⎯Gold. many mines and prospects⎯Gold. Lead and Silver.

POINT BARROW. in beach deposits⎯Amber. The north slopes of the Endicott Mountains show mineralized outcrops of Gold and its usual associated minerals. principally on the Okpilak River. 18 .Alaska been profitably panned in the streams of the eastern sections.

etc. Much of the state is also rich in agatized woods and Triassic/Jurassic dinosaur bones... Utah⎯Pyrope garnet.. warmly welcoming and gentle. agatized woods and specimen materials.⎯fossils and petrified wood. then E into Escudilla Mts. and d E along both sides of US 180 to just W of St. NW on US 260. E along both sides of US 66 to Sanders⎯agatized wood. both N and S⎯agatized wood. JOHNS.611 ft. area along both sides of US 666. d N 10 mi. at Garnet Ridge. The dumps of thousands of Arizona mines are fertile hunting grounds for a host of colorful and often valuable ore minerals and a great variety of gemstones. chalcedony and gemmy chert. The Colorado River and the mile deep Grand Canyon slash across the northwestern corner of the state. The Colorado Plateau itself breaks abruptly in a vast eastwest escarpment stretching across central Arizona. NAVAJO. CHINLE: c area to N⎯ agate.. high and cool. SANDERS. with arid deserts and high. where the Gila River flows across the entire state is a land of hot desert plains broken by north-south ranges of dry. GANADO. FORT DEFIANCE. To avoid climatological problems. d S on Rte. and d N of Pinto Siding (Santa Fe RR) ⎯silicified wood. in Tanner Wash. empty land that is still little explored for any minerals other than Gold. Johns⎯petrified wood. area⎯petrified wood. severely eroded mountains⎯an immense. Known as the Tonto and Mogollon (Muggyyone) rims. Moses Rock field in San Jaun Co. JOHNS: c area around Concho. Humphreys Park (highest of several peaks in the San Francisco Mountains north of Flagstaff). jasper and petrified wood.000 ft. climaxing in 12. N side of rd. Northern Arizona is part of the Colorado Plateau. COCONINO and NAVAJO COUNTIES Painted Desert. MEXICAN WATER: c W 5 mi. in loose sand⎯Pyrope garnet (Arizona Rubies). collecting in Arizona should be seasonal: the northern half in summer. agate (some dendritic). timbered plateaus whose elevations range from 4. Silver or Copper. crystals. APACHE COUNTY ALPINE. area⎯agatized wood. APACHE.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the Unites States ARIZONA The first white men to visit the “Copper State” were Spanish explorers. the sheer cliffs look down to the cactus studded lowlands of the south. In the Chinle Formation at Echo Cliffs⎯agate. area⎯Pyrope garnet and Peridot. 27 mi. washes. ST. ⎯moss agate. d on surface of draws. CEDAR RIDGE. broad area surrounding town and including Witch Well⎯agatized wood. 19 . jasper and petrified wood. which are often jasperized. TANNER SPRINGS: c SW.. region embracing a large geographic area of Triassic Chinle Formation consisting of mauve to variegated clays: c as microscopic particles disseminated in the clays⎯Gold. to sawmills. WSW 12 mi. area SW in area of Pipe Spring National Monument⎯agatized wood. slopes. the southern half in winter. 27 to Beautiful Valley. Phoenix not only is the capital city of Arizona but also bears the apt title of the Sun Capital of America.000 to 10. ROUND ROCK. CONCHO to ST. to Round Rock. Southern Arizona.

DON CABEZAS (and the Teviston District). in Morrison formation (sandstone) ⎯Carnotite. 20 . (d) Silver Thread and Sulphuret Mines⎯Sphalerite. Covellite. (e) State of Maine Mine⎯Embolite (as a major Silver ore). (b) NW ¾ mi. locally abundant as a secondary mineral in limestone replacement deposits. Shattuckite. Copper (native). Azurite. placers⎯Gold.). W. (I) West Side Quarry “Roll”⎯Aurichalcite (pale blue crystal aggregates). 3 mi. N past RR tracks. Plumbojarosite. Bornite. Commonwealth. N⎯chalcedony and Chrysocolla. to Turquoise Mt. JOHNSON. mineral specimens abundant on all dumps⎯Argentite. Azurite. COCHISE (in NW part of Co. d Costello Mine⎯ Willemite (fluorescent). Chalcopyrite.. Chrysocolla.. Hydrozincite (some fluorescent). Cuprite. Cerargyrite. Chalcanthite. (c) Lucky Cuss Mine⎯Alabandite. GLEASON-COURTLAND DISTRICT: c area mines. across abandoned RR to Douglas. Calcite (fluorescent). d In addition to these. Pyrite. Thaumasite (rare). NW⎯ Turquoise. Wulfenite crystals. as large deposits⎯ Copper minerals and Molybdenite. (Chalcocite is most important in disseminated ore. (b) Ingersol Mine⎯Famatinite. Shattuckite. Malachite. area of 2. Bournonite. as magnificent crystal specimens⎯Azurite. Tungsten and Zinc. at Turquoise Ridge ¾ mi.) d at Shattuck Mine⎯ Hemimorphite (fluorescent). the following mines carry further indicated minerals: (a) Empire Mine⎯Bromyrite and native Silver. TOMBSTONE (District): c many area great mines. Sulfur. (h) West Side Mine⎯Hessite and Smithsonite. Rosasite. Vanadates of Copper. Silver. Chrysocolla (widely distributed). Connellite.) DRADOON. as important constituents of enriched copper ores⎯Chalcocite and other Copper minerals. Bronchantite and Smithsonite. then take Right fork and keep right as you go NE 21 miles toward Peloncillo Mt. nearby in E foothills of the Little Dragoon Mts. Willemite (fluorescent). Malachite and native Silver. native Copper. (g) Toughnut Mine⎯Chalcocite. Aurichalcite. Tenorite. Stromeyerite. f SE.. dumps.260 acres owned by Dragoon Marble Quarries. fine specimen materials⎯Bornite (peacock ore). BOWIE. old Tiffany Turquoise Mine (1880’s) ⎯Ilmenite and gem Turquoise. CARRIZO MOUNTAINS. old copper mines⎯Brochantite and other Copper minerals.⎯Fire agate. Gold. Bornite. Galena (bearing Tellurium). Lead. Alamosite. W of the dumps) and Hillebrandite. d Arizona Mine. Brochantite. Chalcotrichite. Pyromorphite (associated with crystals of Wulfenite in outer layers of oxidized Lead ores). PEARCE. Famatinite. (f) Tombstone Extension Mine⎯Galena.Arizona COCHISE COUNTY BISBEE (District): c area copper mines. c in Dragoon Canyon (once a refuge of the Apache war Chief Cochise). (practically all the gulches and dry washes in this area contain gold bearing sands. Inc. Queitite. Jarosite (common). COURTLAND. Barite. Wulfenite (common but not abundant). Sphalerite (fluorescent). abundant⎯Embolite (a major Silver ore). Pearce Hills. Gold. Calamine (or Hemimorphite). turn N to operating copper mine. Lead & Zinc. e Copper Queen Mine (one of the most outstanding US copper localities). in 7 major veins⎯marble. e turn N from Gleason just W of old Santa Fe RR to South Courtland (ghost town) and North Courtland: (a) just N. abundant⎯Aragonite (fluorescent). and other mines. Hematite (100 ft. Tetrahedrite (high in Silver). area deposits⎯Copper. especially along the EmpireContention dike. Cuprite..

green agate. (b) deep within the contributing canyons. f SW 37 mi. and d 10 mi. e E on dirt road.⎯Magnetite.) ⎯petrified wood. d W 29 mi.3 mi.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the Unites States COCONINO COUNTY FLAGSTAFF: c area.⎯Sodium Zippeite (fluorescent). around Willow Springs.. area⎯petrified wood. weathering out of the sandstone formations⎯Carnotite logs.. area washes and draws⎯petrified wood.. region of the Kaibab Plateau in chert beds of wide extent. g ESE to House Rock. on Rte. FREDONIA: c W 15 mi. 389 into Mohave Co. JACOB LAKE.. GILA COUNTY AREA. as octahedral crystals to 1” dia. Sunset Crater: (a) area of this and nearby cinder cones. area⎯petrified wood. MARBLE CANYON: c SW 2 . then N to Paria (ghost Mormon colony). near the mouth of the Paria R. 21 . GRAND CANYON (S Rim community): c area pegmatite exposures (not easy to reach). Colorado City. on US 89 in canyon breaks of the Chinle cliffs to the west: (a) scattered over alluvial surfaces⎯Carnotite wood (rich in Vanadium and Radium). Metatorbernite and Torbernite. Brown Onyx Quarry⎯onyx. MOENCOPI: c NW 9 mi. d scattered regional ore deposits⎯Bornite. e the Inner Gorge (by trail to the N Rim). E of Dunns. in Hack’s Canyon. LEES FERRY (on the Colorado R. and (b) W. d SE on US 89 toward Bitter Springs and The Gap. in the San Francisco Mts. area gulches and washes of the plateau⎯petrified wood. in the Sierra Ancha Mts. area⎯petrified wood and Celestite crystals.⎯Sulfur. Pipe Spring National Monument. d NE via US 89. in Nokai Cr. downstream from Monument Cr. ½ mi. Chalcocite and Cuprite.. as impregnations⎯Azurite and Malachite. an extensive Uranium deposit⎯Copper minerals. abundant⎯Sillimanite. Canyon⎯siliceous wood.

placer⎯Gold. d area great copper mines: (a) Buffalo and Continental Mines. area canyons and washes. in outcrops of the Pinal schist near post Cambrian granitic rocks. go through gate and up dry creek bed to old blacksmith shop. f the Miami Mine⎯Aikinite. toward Tonto and Mogollon rims. at Gap and Catsclaw Flat placer⎯Gold.. Epidote. Fluorite and Dioptase. to W turnoff to Natural Bridge (3 mi. as float⎯Gold. d San Carlos Reservation. area⎯agate and jasper. turn N 4 mi. MIAMI: c area great copper mines⎯Copper and Silver minerals. 10 mi. e up Pinal Cr. from river.: (a) Castle Dome Mine. below Coolidge Dam. and (b) Pinto Cr. PAYSON (District): c area copper mines. and E of Sixshooter Cr. h WNW: (a) Lost Gulch. j S 24 mi. Molybdenite. k Globe. then N 1¼ mi. in the Apache Mts. Canyon asbestos mines⎯Chrysotile asbestos and gem serpentine. area in volcanic bombs of Olivine as large crystals⎯Spinel (possibly Picotite). f SE 6 mi. GILA-PINAL COUNTIES AREA straddling both sides of the Co. area above roadway⎯agate. Salt R. Garnets and native Copper.. area placers⎯Gold. the Golden Eagle Mine. g W 6½ mi.. in small gulches draining into Richmond Basin. and W. area⎯agate. E of dam to Stanley Butte. 288. ROOSEVELT: c SE on Hwy. 260 to Diamond Point. NW to area about 1 mi. abundant⎯agate. 77. locally abundant⎯Andalusite. (on Apache Indian Reservation) ⎯Andesine and andesine Sunstone. Sillimanite and Tourmaline. e W 5 mi. i N. Jade. placers⎯Gold. deposits⎯Cinnabar. line.. Slate Cr.. GLOBE DISTRICT: c Alter Mts. jasper and crystal lined geodes. e Ten Strike Group⎯Chalcocite and other copper minerals. on Rte. W of Hwy. at Peridot Mesa⎯Peridot.. 22 . then W to Dripping Springs. toward lookout⎯rock crystal. i N of Hwy. h from (4) go another 8 mi. on Rte. 260 to area of USFS guard station. e W 4. NW of Cowboy Gulch on SW side of Dripping Spring Wash as placers⎯Gold. GRAHAM COUNTY ARAVAIPA DISTRICT (W side of Colorado National Forest): c Grand Reef system veins⎯Argentite. and (b) NE. etc. d broad region N and W⎯Apache tears (obsidian). 88 to jct. jasper and septarian nodules. the Silver Butte Mine and the Oxbow Mine⎯Copper minerals. etc. COOLIDGE DAM: c park below dam on E side of river. native Copper. 87 14 mi. then W 1 mi.. f E 14 mi. and (b) Dominion Mine⎯rich assortment of Copper minerals.8 mi. then go 1½ miles S to shack for garnets in vugs in gneiss⎯Andradite garnets (yellow and brown). rock crystal (some with Amethyst tips) and Andradite garnets. on Rte. d La Clede Mine⎯native Silver. d N. past high school and country club to S-trending dim road (parallel to main road. Tennantite. take dirt rd. 87).⎯gem agate. area⎯gem serpentine. from town. unmarked). MAZATZAL MOUNTAINS. especially upstream⎯asbestos. PERIDOT.Arizona CHRYSOTILE (W of Seneca and US 60) and Cienga. MCMILLAN (ghost town) ⎯Silver minerals and native Silver. at Keystone and Live Oak Mines⎯Chrysocolla. d SE 12 mi. d 15 mi. SAN CARLOS: c SW 2½ mi. both sides of trail for 1½ mi. NE of E end of Roosevelt Reservoir. Enargite. in area gulches as placer⎯Gold. chrysocolla-stained calcedony. g E about 50 mi. surrounding forest⎯gem red jasper. to windmill. onto North Peak Trail (on N) with Cypress Thicket due W. S bank of Gila R. the Stanley Butte district in Graham Co. area. rock crystal and other Copper minerals. with Rte.

on US 70 to jct.. contact metamorphic ores⎯Stibnite. Mule Cr. 23 . in many outcrops across the San Carlos Indian Reservation⎯black Hypersthene and Peridots. area chiefly upstream from mouth of Bonita Cr... etc. creek beds and banks. on Rte. g NE 7 mi. fossils and Quartz crystals. e Peloncillo Mts. S to Stanley town site on N flank of Stanley Butte: (a) widespread area about town site. chalcedony. Limestone Mt. Canyon. draws. Quartzite Mt. SAFFORD: c N.. then 0. d Chase Cr. carnelian and jasper. ferruginous chert pebbles. in Limestone Canyon⎯purple agate. Gila Co. along the San Francisco R. along both sides⎯chalcedony geodes.7 mi. placers⎯Gold. S of Apache National Forest⎯blue agate and carnelian. Basin and S side of Copper Reef Mt. This area is best reached from Coolidge Dam. chalcedony and jasper. E 10 mi.. WINKLEMAN. park and walk up Limestone Canyon⎯gem agate. chalcedony (fluorescent green). to trail. and (b) area washes. k both sides of hwy... brown.. GREENLEE COUNTY AREA: Most sections of this county reveal many locations for gemstone hunting. draws. go about 1 mi. in Lone Star District. jasper. to Gila R. j SE 15 mi. NE of jct. on dirt rd.⎯agate. f NW.. (c) Ward Canyon. gemmy silicified wood. e E 14 mi. continous localities along both sides of the hwy. jasper. cross river at Colorado Gulch and take road on right at cattle guard. in a canyon. and (b) W of peak (similar material also found on side of Granite Mt. then E onto righthard rd. wide in exposures of Mississippian limestone along river banks⎯Nitrocalcite. i SE 14 mi. rough track turns N. (b) 8 mi. ghost town site of Stanley). jasper and petrified wood. park and walk along it short distance to end. etc. S to Duncan on Rte. along the Coronado Trial (US 666). many area mine dumps⎯Chrysocolla and Turquoise. first canyon to left 1 mi.⎯Andradite garnets and Fluorite in Barite gangue. (b) near Clifton. chalcedony (nodular and rose). all area along both sides of road⎯fire agate and chalcedony. N of peak⎯purple agate.. turn onto Black Rock rd. with US 666. 75⎯agatized wood. area both sides⎯agate.: c area along both sides of road⎯yellow garnets. then S on rough rd.8 in.. and casual prospecting along the sides of practically all roads is productive⎯agate... etc. and green moss rivaling Montana moss agate for quality). inquire locally: d North Clifton to second bridge above the Phelps Dodge store. abundant black sand.. NE of Ash Springs Canyon agate lies in foothills of Sunset Peak⎯agate and jasper (blue and black).. chalcedony and jasper. to cattle guard. then NE on US 666: (a) all way to Guthrie in Greenlee Co. N. turn N 7 mi. (c) Cold Springs prospect. in cliffs of granite porphyry. all area⎯agate (red. 2 mi. THOMAS. bm (a) above Bobcat Canyon. S of town site. washes.⎯agate. Apache tears and jasper.. area above an abandoned residence⎯ Garnets. area⎯agate (banded and fire). slopes.)⎯nodules. especially above old post office. as bright green encrustations ⎯Gerhardtite. areas⎯red agate.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the Unites States BYLAS. e E 15 mi. d 2 mi. l Crystal Mt. on US 70. area⎯agate (pastel). chalcedony roses. bn N from Clifton on US 666. c Ash Spring Mt.⎯agate. rd. FT. in fissures 6 . CLIFTON: c very many gem areas. slopes. as complex low-grade ores⎯Copper minerals and associates.. chalcedony (nodular and rose). turn through gate on N side of road. on US 70.. at York. h S 9 mi.). (d) Stanley’s Deer Cr. chalcedony roses. cross river 1½ mi.2 mi. STANLEY DISTRICT (Crystal Peak. gemmy chert. on adjoining mts. and Ash Spring Canyon. jasper and silicified wood. etc. trail to right around peak⎯Fire agate.. 75 and SW on US 666 to Three Way drive-in theater (13.: (a) Mulligan Peak. west of river at Colorado Gulch and Weaver and Potter Canyons. d E 10 mi. e 1½ mi. up the Gila R. S 18 mi.

Malachite. on US 70 from old New Mexico checking station. chalcedony (nodules and rose) and carnelian nodules.⎯Azurite. dirt rd. chalcedony. through low hills. as snow-white mammillary masses⎯Kaolinite. at their top beneath a basalt ledge. jasper and petrified wood. d SE 12 mi. e SE 26 mi. on Hwy. reaches base of mts. Manganese Blue. chalcedony. area of great mines: c Morenci. extensive field⎯pastel agate. area between low rounded knolls.. (b) just below summit on W side.6 mi. GUTHRIE: c both sides of US 666 W toward Safford⎯cryptocrystalline quartz gemstones. 24 . abundant⎯agate. on rough rd.3 ft.Arizona DUNCAN: c several area properties⎯Fluorite. MORENCI. to Brister Willow Springs ranch. with Azurite and Malachite. then W 20 mi. 70. etc. Detroit. in places as solid seams 2 . on dirt rd. Chalcocite and Malachite. area⎯agate.⎯fire agate and chalcedony roses.. while in the veins also occur Chalcopyrite. fluorescent apricot). and Mammoth Mines. d SW on US 666 toward Solomon: (a) summit of low pass through Peloncillo Mts. then 14 mi. (The mines of the Clifton-Morenciarea are rich dissemination of ore minerals in veins. at last cattle guard before ranch and go 3 mi. Pyrite and Sphalerite.. thick⎯Azurite. etc.. jasper. Molybdenite. area⎯nodules (agate and chalcedony). Geodes (crystal lines. e farther W at point where rd. turn N 1.) d Copper Mt. Chalcotrichite. etc.

to cattle guard. from jct. HASSAYAMPA. leading toward the mts.9 mi... e E end of Harcuvar Mts. S on Hwy.8 mi. (b) W on cutoff rd. to quartz outcrop⎯radioactive nodules and thundereggs.⎯gemstone and minerals. dirt rd. N of Ajo. (b) NW at base of mesa.7 mi. then W 2. (g) NW 11½ mi..9 mi. chalcedony and jasper. (c) W 2½ mi. (f) in area about 1 mi. Copper minerals. (Best locality around top of peak. W to Rackensak Mine. N of jeep rd. e (a) 10½ mi. cross RR onto left fork and turn NW on Salome rd. via dirt rd.. in wash⎯geodes.⎯chalcedony (white. d SE. turn S on dirt rd. a wash leading toward Harcuvar Mts. area of old Go John Mine⎯Gold. hill on far side of creek⎯red jasper..⎯Apache tears. and some in the fan below peak⎯fire agate. area to W and N⎯agate. then Left 36 mi. 25 . many diggings and trails up and along a cross wash⎯scenic agate. f nearby town. to Wintersburg (ghost camp). (e) NW 10½ mi. from Cave Creek.. W to Fourth of July Peak. under power line to S trending private rd. (b) farther E. between peaks. (18. N 12 mi. all area beyond RR to Saddle Mt. to poor E trending rd. area deposits⎯Pyrolusite with Manganite or Psilomelane.. (2 mi. GILA BEND: c S 15 mi. E of jct.. d S 23. (5 mi. 5 mi. in sandstone and conglomerate⎯Celestite and Gypsum. e Seven Springs-Bloody Basin Rd.⎯gem agate (all varieties). (permission at house).) toward Bartlett Dam.⎯Tremolite (fluorescent). g N 13 mi. washes. to base of mt. turnoff to Horseshoe Dam caretaker’s house. (or at 17. draws.. both sides of rd. orbicular jasper and Quartz.. N 8 mi. along ledges⎯crystal lined geodes and chalcedony roses (many fluorescent). line).. etc. then 21 mi. area⎯Fluorite. c Take I-10 to Tonopah exit. then go 3 mi.. in Vulture Mts. Pima Co..: c NW 5.4 mi. turn S 1 mi. 85. to Black Canyon): c Arizona Agate Mine... on jeep road to Javelina camp to NW at base of mesa⎯obsidian. d NW 22 mi. GLENDALE (inquire locally for rd. on E side of rd.). e in the Harquahala Mts. red jasper and blue stained Quartz. turn N 2 mi. BUCKEYE. turn E on old rd. found in cliff high on E side of Saddle Mt. d scattered localities along the Cave Cr. (c) 7 mi. see in Yavapai Co.. turn N at cattle pens to RR to July 4th Butte. to turnoff at a cattle guard onto a dirt rd. area⎯Magnetite. S of Cave Creek 1¼ mi. in tuff⎯Carnotite.6 mi. (d) NW 6½ mi. on poor rd. park.).. park. in White Peak district⎯Wulfenite. e all regional side rds.. good gem hunting⎯agate and chalcedony roses. all surrounding area⎯agate and chalcedony roses.. BEARDSLEY.9 mi.) CAVE CREEK: c Red Rover Mine⎯Chalcocite and argentiferrous Tetrahedrite. Gold. h Seven Springs (on Co.). on hillsides⎯agate.: (a) area draws. all area⎯agate and jasper. hillsides. quartz found in brown rhyolite. AGUILA: c Big Horn Mts. area gravels and sides⎯Chrysoprase and Garnet. slopes. f from Carpenter’s Rock in center of Cave Creek. area of surrounding washes. N of Sears Ranch rd. (b) W 7 mi. on this road 1½ mi. Silver. W 2. d CAVE CREEK-NEW RIVER cutoff road: (a) SW 4 mi. area along way⎯chalcedony roses (pink). etc.). to a faint road S across flats to base of saddle Mt. to wide wash. ARLINGTON. e S 8 miles on Gillespie Dam rd. rd⎯agate. d NW 15.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the Unites States MARICOPA COUNTY AREA: c Alama Mt. to N trending rd.⎯Variscite. E along Mours Blvd.⎯agate and chalcedony.7 mi. search in debris on S side of pass⎯chalcedony geodes. N side of rd. across RR. farther S to another old mine⎯Gold. NE of a realty venture subdivision (2 mi. in area around small hill⎯white Headchese agate. S and W. to W trending jeep rd. many miles to Hat (Table Top) Mt. S and W 1. e Gila Canyon. d Aztec Mt. pink). go on it ¼ mi.⎯Chrysoprase. area to S on low mesas⎯banded Apache tears and smoky Topaz. chalcedony roses.⎯agate. to Bartlett and Horseshoe dams: (a) S 2 mi.

. go N on road (fee) ⎯agate nodules. on Phoenix-Cavecreek Rd. (This entire region is blanketed with cholla cactus. 69): c N 18 mi. f Castle Hot Springs (see in Yavapai Co. chalcedony. to Skunk Cr. area stream gravels especially in New R. park at trail entrance to old mine. jasper and Schorl. chalcedony and jasper.⎯Lazulite. agate and quartz crystals. area⎯Calcite. and the best specimens seem invariably to lie under the largest cacti. N 1¼ mi. downstream⎯pink chalcedony. in creek to S.⎯agate. at mile post 219. NE 21.) PHOENIX. walk 1¼ mi. chert. towards Castle Hot Springs: c then 1. d NEW RIVER. e N 42 mi. prospect anywhere on both sides of rd. 26 .⎯Mica. (b) and in draws off main canyon where stream flows⎯jasper. to mile post 242. Pyrolusite. all the way from Morristown to Castle Hot Springs⎯agate.9 mi. N. (Rte.). extremely difficult to penetrate. h road from Castle Hot Springs S along the Agua Fria R. Garnet.9 mi. park. Hornblende.⎯quartz family gemstones abundant. e area both sides of rd. (a) in area just above hotel. N along Black Canyon Hwy. on gravel rd. etc. g Champie Ranch.Arizona HYATTS CAMP. walk steeply uphill about 1¼ mi... MORRISTOWN. Feldspar and black Tourmaline. Manganite. d note pegmatite outcrops on roadsides from entrance into mts. Quartz crystals.

): c broad surrounding area to W and N toward Salome in Yuma Co. No legitimate prospector. d NE 2 mi. area washes and surfaces⎯agate (fire and moss).. (a) Area around base of Rawhide Butte (which towers over the campsite). chalcedony and jasper. d W on dirt rd. Willemite (all fluorescent). back of Alamo Crossing (with its Jim Rogers abandoned mill in Alamo) ⎯Copper minerals. Copper minerals. placers⎯Gold... (The entire region surrounding Wickenburg shows literally hundreds of old mine dumps and prospects visible from all access roads. 27 . and S toward Alamo. WICKENBURG: c Hassayampa R. (d) E. large mining region. A fascinating region but one of most hostile in the desert Southwest. Be certain to leave word of destination and time expected back. be prepared to handle all emergencies alone. and few inhabitants. Fluorite. then 0. large deposit⎯gem jasper. San Domingo Wash. fossil trilobites and petrified wood (cycad. Rawhide. c Many area old mines. SW on Apache Trail (Rte.. area 20 mi. hike.. The richest deposits face the NE sides. between the Artillery Mts. in walls and loose in dirt⎯gem Amethyst (among the finest in the world).) via typical desert road.4 mi. dangerously rough dirt roads. sparingly present but notably abundant for several miles below the mouth of San Domingo Wash 7 mi. etc. e SW 14 mi. and 9¾ mi. (b) area single-jack prospects⎯Copper. (Sally Ann).). elev. TONOPAH (NW part of Co. f NW of Phoenix. along with Pyrite. Psilomelane.7 mi. g the Potter-Cramer Mine⎯Ajoite. ironwood. SE. W of Roosevelt Dam. gravels. into the wash to huge natural cauldron⎯Indian petroglyphs. This extraordinarily rich gold camp (it never became either a mining camp or a town) straddled the old Owl Hoot outlaw trail and was a stop-over where desperadoes could dig out raw gold from Rawhide Butte by the literal bucketful to replenish their finances between crimes. (e) N5 mi.). a US Bureau of Mines operation (trucked out to Congress Jct. agate. g NW 45 mi. to Saddle Mt. jasper and Quartz crystals. are frequently found in the waste gangue. hence no town grew up around the rhyolite butte.. Solid Gold nuggets. to the head of Mississippi Wash. Wickenburgite. about 40 mi. ROOSEVELT DAM. at W base of second peak from S in Four Peaks. h ENE 45 mi. MOHAVE COUNTY ALAMO CROSSING.⎯agate. BULLHEAD CITY. chalcedony (pebble roses). the manganese can be picked up anywhere and trucked to the smelter. The main deposit is a 25 mi. Malachite. Quartz crystals. of the Bill Williams R. agate. f NE. terrace on both sides of hwy.. palm. Gold. SE of town⎯Gold. area⎯chalcedony geodes. e N 12. as nodules and boulders literally covering the surface of the ground⎯Manganese (Pyrolusite. Vulture Mine (noted in early days for production) ⎯Gold and Pyrite. aridity. from dam plus 18 mi. N of US 60 at Wenden (Yuma Co. U formation of the richest manganese (and largest) in America. jasp-agate containing specular Hematite.⎯Celestite and Gypsum.) ⎯Manganese minerals. area of Eagle Trail mts. d sands and gravels along the bed of the Bill Williams R. The entire region between Wenden and Kingman is one of extreme heat in summer. carnelian and chalcedony.⎯agate.500 ft. N to S and several miles wide. sq.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the Unites States just S of Rock Springs turn E through gate to obvious diggings⎯copper stained minerals (gem quality). f N 16 mi. and walk ½ mi. to second jct.. in gravels of the Colorado R. park at old homestead. Gold and Silver.. reached via USFS rd. Copper and Copper-Silver minerals. Yavapai Co. bear W on rough dirt rd. jasper. etc. miner. Mostly on public lands. fine. 88) to Port of Phoenix on Canyon Lake Reservoir. Azurite. then S 1½ mi. 6.. jasper and petrified wood in general area. chalcedony. 4½ mi. and the Rawhide Mts.. in area gravels of the Agua Fria R. jasp-agate. etc. 95. or lawman ever penetrated to Rawhide. but transportation costs about equal the per-ton value. like Little Kimball Mine 5 mi. deposits⎯Bentonite. (c) Rawhide Butte (now a shell of rhyolite) ⎯Gold. S along Rte. abundant⎯agate and chalcedony roses (orchid color).

ironwood. as good colored material⎯Chrysocolla and Tenorite. S of Ithaca Peak. d Virgin Valley (across extreme NW corner of Co. some on slope above canyon but best material is just below Hwy. as white to pale green bands or a lining of cavities⎯Fluorite. placers⎯Gold. to within 6 mi. in veins⎯Pyrolusite. with Chalcopyrite and Pyrrhotite. Bismuthinite and Gadolinite. k SE 60 mi. the Boriana Mine⎯Scheelite crystals. jasper and petrified wood (cycad.... (c) Golden Gem and Vanderbilt mines⎯Galena. N part of district. grape). E side alluvial terraces and foothills all the way S along W border of Co. in sands and gravels⎯fine placer Gold. chalcedony roses and nodules. John Moss. on butes and ravines⎯ agate.Arizona HACKBERRY.: (a) Chloride and Mineral Park Districts. pegmatites⎯Gadolinite. e Chin Lee Valley.. Pass.. chalcedony roses (to 5” dia. NE 5. Columbite. LAKE MEADE-LAKE MOHAVE. area Colorado R. gravels. KINGMAN: c area mines and. d Emerald Isle Mines. at Aztec Mt. SW of the Rare metals mine. and Queen Bee mines⎯Arsenopyrite and Dufrenoysite. Legend has it that he extracted $240. in sand dunes⎯Gadolinite. area⎯Gadolinite and Peridot. in the Hualpai Mts. palm. SSE of town⎯ kaolin minerals and Turquoise. (The discoverer. in Aquarius Cliffs. (d) 2 mi. or have been.) OATMAN: c area mines⎯Gold.) and jasper. downstream from US 66 in valley of Silver Cr.4 mi. in the Aquarius Range: (a) area pegmatite outcrops⎯native Bismuth. f take Kingman rd. Accident. with coarser Gold in the more elevated river bars: d Lake Meade area. 0. f N 5 air mi. in N part of Co. (c) 2 mi. chalcedony (pebbles and roses). Gadolinite and Yttrotantalite. f on mt. SSE of Hoover Dam) ⎯agate and chalcedony. at old BiMetal Gold Mine. and 6 mi... located the Silver Creek Vein in 1863. at Ithaca Peak. e NW 5 mi. S of the Utah border. the Rare Metals Pegmatite Mine⎯Beryl. Windy Point. and ½ mi.): (a) badlands near Nevada border. e S 4 mi. Euxenite. e at end of range of hills 0. h S 22½ mi. LITTLEFIELD: c area basic dikes⎯Pentlandite. etc. Gold Star.. Monazite and Xenotime (reddish crystals to 1” dia. in pegmatites⎯Allanite (blades several inches long). and Quick Relief are. S of the Rare Metals mine.3 mi. near its exit (best locality 3 mi. as thick beds⎯Gypsum. Mining in the Oatman district continued up to World War II.8 mi. HOOVER DAM: c area downstream from mouth of the Grand Canyon. overrun by the Duval Sulphur & Potash Co. Beryl.. in its exploration and exploitation of an enormous deposit of 1% copper ore containing traces of Molybdenum and Silver. W 6 mi. MINERAL PARK (rejuvenated ghost town): c E 1 mi. placers⎯Gold.000 in Gold from a pit 10 ft. notably the Minnesota-Connor. Bismuth. SSW of Mineral Park. at Kingman Feldspar Mine⎯Allanite. j S 55 mi. NE of McConnico. in two small pegmatites mined to shallow depths⎯Beryl and Microcline feldspar. (b) Distaff and other nearby mines⎯native Silver and Silver minerals.. on a side and 10 ft. deep.). (b) W side of Aquarius Range. Metallic. g old mine dumps in and about town⎯Copper minerals.). (Such famous mines as the keystone. Pyrite. of Goldroad (ghost town). deposits⎯Gypsum and Halite. at curve and to N of Hwy. to a curve in Meadow Creek Canyon.) d Black Mts. the Mammoth Claim⎯satin spar. e SW 3 mi. Initial discoveries of ore ran about $8 per pound of ore in silver alone. g NW 15 mi..⎯agate. d 1 mi. (b) Quail Canyon and South Mt. g Sitgreaves Pass at Ed’s Camp (Fee)⎯Fire agate. area⎯agate (fire. Microcline and Quartz crystals. and 2 to 4 mi. near Sitgreaves or Meadow Cr. Sphalerite and Stibnite. along E side of the Colorado R. i SSE. (d) on SW side of the Cerbat Range (extending SE to Mineral Park) ⎯kaolin minerals and Turquoise. S 30 mi. 28 .

Podozamites arizonica (cycad type). f N 5 mi. in gravels⎯quartz gemstones. turn E on rd. in gravels⎯onyx. N of the turnoff to Chloride.⎯agate. as access point.. e N 4½ mi. and horsetail rushes. FORT APACHE INDIAN RESERVATION. jasper. to Burro Cr. placer⎯Gold. area outcrops. TOPOCK: c area extending to visible low hills⎯gem agate.. chalcedony and jasper. to Bogle Cattle Company. i SE 18 mi. NAVAJO COUNTY AREA: Most of this county. petrified wood and chert (containing fossil corals and crinoidal stems). or 54 mi.⎯gem agate. keeping right. chert.. Woodworthia arizonica. fluorescent). d S about 10 mi. on E side of rd. area along both sides of hwy. over Black Mt. toward Oatman. broad surrounding area⎯Apache tears. chalcedony and jasper. Big Sandy R. opalite. jasper and obsidian. including ferns. ⎯quartz gemstones.). extensive field extending another 2 mi. crossing by US 93: (a) area under bridge and both sides of hwy. d S 8 mi. (b) 2 mi. follow 14 mi. h N 7½ mi. from the Colorado R.. best field in state⎯banded agate. to old Burro Cr. jasper and gem chert. especially southeast of Holbrook. NV: c S 9 mi. 29 .. Gold Wing district (SW part of Co. cycads. crossing⎯agate (blue. is noted for its gem quality agatized wood that includes Araucarioxylon arizonicum. WIKIUP: c SE 19 mi.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the Unites States PIERCE FERRY (accessible from US 93. R. jasp-agate. in T.. chalcedony roses. PIPE SPRINGS NATIONAL MONUMENT. area of low hills on W extending for 2 mi. R. etc. from the Colorado R.. via Sitgreaves Pass. to Oatman. area⎯agate. 17 & 18 W. g old Oatman hwy. beyond ranch turnoff). chalcedony. 17 W.. amethystine. placer sands⎯Gold. ginkgo trees. 12 mi. NW of bridge⎯agate. (c) 6½ mi. 28 & 29 N. rock crystal. e N 22 mi. d E 2½ mi. as large platy crystals⎯Selenite. The larger agitized tree trucks often contain cavities filled with gem Amethyst. For area.. 29 & 30 N.. chalcedony. the King Tut Mine. placer⎯Gold. in foothills of the Chemhuevis or Mohave mts. fungi. on rd. (4 mi. S of bridge. chalcedony roses. in T. see Fredonia in Coconino Co. along E side of rd. SW of Boulder City. plus some 35 other genera and species of flora.

. Cuprite. jasper and silicified ironwood. from Holbrook on Hwy. then right on road 7½ mi. d area copper mines. During the 1950’s many small Uranium mines were operated by the Navahos. area deposits⎯Gypsum. PIMA COUNTY AREA. to far end of Black Mesa⎯chalcedony roses. MONUMENT VALLEY (N of Keyenta to Mexican Hat. one of the largest copper deposits in America⎯Bornite. Chalcopyrite. e New Cornelia open-pit mine (get permission) ⎯Ajoite. Vanadium and Radium). Sphalerite and Tennantite. S 22 mi. regional Shinarump sandstones⎯Carnotite. Specularite. Hematite. Orthoclase.⎯Huntite (fluorescent). gem Shattuckite. abundant⎯gem agatized wood. SSW of Tucson): c area mines⎯Azurite. This is part of the Navaho Indian Reservation. Chalcopyrite. 19 mi. Tetrahedrite and some 30 . native Copper. ARIVACA. and in ore body on the S side as bordering narrow band⎯Chalcocite. the Petrified Forest National Monument (no collecting permitted). WINSLOW. Covellite. UT). in lining in veri-colored rock from the Cimarron Mts. including the mammoth open pit in town. Albitic Plagioclase. these minerals occur as grains and veinlets in a gangue of Quartz. f Hwy. chalcedony. Magnetite. 180 past the National Park entrance to sign indicating ranch road. Carnotite ore occurs in lenses outcropping wherever the Morrison formation appears. Bornite. 85 N for 20 mi.Arizona HOLBROOK. area outside boundaries. Sericite and Chlorite. Chalcocite. ( 2 fee collecting locations are at Dobell diggings. LAS GUIJAS (about 50 mi. fossil wood (often rich in Uranium. AJO: c area hills surrounding town⎯agate. from US 66.

23 mi. REDINGTON. 86). d El Tiro Mine⎯Pisanite. placers⎯Gold.. d W.. Cuprite Mine⎯Molybdenite in Chalcopyrite ore. alongside the Banner and Pima mines. S to Little Peak (Safford Peak due W). also Copper minerals and Pyrite. spar.. park. flat. ROBLES Jct. Copper. Dumps all hold nice specimens. 8 mi. d NW. CORTARO. e Greaterville district at E foot of Santa Rite Mts. SILVER BELL (District): c in old mine working⎯Calcite (fluorescent). Chalcocite. W of Tucson on Rte. many regional mines and prospects⎯Iodyrite (horn silver). 77). Calcite. rich ores⎯Copper and Molybdenum. Ridely. Other collectable minerals include Marcasite as alteration from Pyrrhotite and native Copper. Pauline mines. placers⎯Gold (coarse. The area mines were all developed in the zone of oxidation veins. the Quijotoa Mts.387. S on a prospect. old Yuma Mine. or reached via Mission Rd. plume)..A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Gold. Cuprogoslarite. Enargite and Olivenite.. PINAL COUNTY CASA GRANDE. with Atacamite. d Copper Giant and Old Reliable mines. (These are not old mines. in the Baboquivari Mts.: (a) Mineral Hill district. to Picture Rock Rd. E of Mammoth on Rte. area about 100 sq. the Gold Bullion Mine. d Glance. as veins from a few inches to 2 ft.. Copper King. e W. Copper minerals and Tungsten. HELVITIA-ROSEMONT DISTRICT: c Leader..000 in Copper. mi. 86). (Rhenium occurs here in the highest know percentages as an associate of Molybdenum. W to Wade Rd. to San Xavier. Gold. on the Sunshine-Sunrise group of claims in Pescola Canyon. Fluorite (fluorescent). Chalcanthite. SW. e Childs-Aldwinkle Mine. Copper Queen mines⎯Azurite. These two mines and the San Xavier Mine just N produced $25. area⎯gem agate (banded. in Cerro Colorado Mts. as well as many prospects in Madera and Providencia canyons⎯Molybdenite. f SW about 30 mi. ore bodies were discovered entirely by geophysical methods. between the Banner Pima mines and the edge of the Papago Indian Reservation. g SW 33 mi.. the Mission Mine⎯Copper minerals. many fluorescent minerals (night prospecting of surface). since no indications of subsurface mineralizations were observable on the surface. E to Wild Horse pass⎯agate and jasper. with progressive enrichment of ores with increasing depth. placers⎯Gold. 8½ mi. turn W and pass gas line. SW on Cortaro Rd. the Esperanze Mine (once called the New Year’s Eve Mine). as crystals⎯Willemite. then E into Galiuro Mts. of Tucson on Rte. in Graham Co. Silver. with Tennantite in lower levels. Willemite (fluorescent). etc.) in the Papago Mining District.. Covellite. S past Chuischu 12 mi. wide⎯Fluorite. Pyrite.) TWIN BUTTES (SSW of Tucson and SW of Sahuarite about 7 mi. Stromeyerite. TUCSON: c Tucson Mts. level underground with the equally famed Copper Queen Mine on the W butte. NW of Sonoita. The famed Copper King Mine on the E butte is connected at the 700 ft. with Silver Bell Rd. W. first rd. SW.. (b) Nepturne property. QUIJOTOA (Pima Indian village about 70 mi. at Papago or Aguajito (S part of Co. Lead and Zinc. Tetrahedrite and native Silver. as fine crystallization⎯Molybdenite. ragged). on N slope of Alder Canyon in Santa Catalina Mts. in the Sierrita Mts. as coatings on walls of drifts and fractures⎯Chalcanthite. from Tucson): c many area old mine dumps. then N to jct. by good graded rd. moss.. (25 mi. to Martinez Silver Bell Mine⎯chalcedony 31 ..) FLORENCE: c N side of RR tracks go E through underpass to flag stop of Price (marker 969). turn N for 9 mi.: c Blue Bird Mine⎯Stromeyerite. area 1 mi. Malachite. keeping right. Chrysocolla. d Cuprite district. COPPER CREEK DISTRICT (SE corner of Co. as efflorescence on walls of old mines⎯Melanterite. Cuprite. placers⎯Gold. in quartz veins⎯Gold and Molybdenite. from near the USFS boundary to within a few miles of San Pedro R.. along Ash Cr.

Epidote. d Port of Phoenix. on E slope of the Patagonia Mts. Malachite. as striated and twinned crystals or aggregates to 8 “ dia. Massicot and Minium. f Kansas Mine⎯Galena. RUBY (with Arivaca in Pima. Co.. N of Mexico. Garnets.). level of the Collins vein). SUPERIOR: c area perlite mines to SW⎯Apache tears. d Belmont and Magma mines⎯Copper minerals. then E 3 mi. 15 mi.⎯chalcedony roses and dark brown geodes.. Galena. in Quaternary placer gravels⎯Gold. and adjoining Pima Co. Galena and some geodes. Cerussite (as magnificent twinned and reticulated crystal aggregates). and area side canyons⎯chalcedony roses and Quartz crystals. go N & W 5 mi. S of Patagonia and 6 mi. Smithsonite and Sphalerite (as magnificent crystal groups). d E. Galena. then N on faint road past corral⎯carnelian and chalcedony roses. Vanadinite. Cuprite.). all area along both sides of hwy. gravels of Mowry Wash and its tributaries. with Embolite and Pyragyrite. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DUQUESNE (ENE OF Nogales): c very many area mines.. NOGALES (District): c N 6 mi. e Montana Mine⎯Galena and Sphalerite. W of town.). Phosgenite (as slender prismatic crystals with Diaboleite on the 400 ft. in Guebabi Canyon⎯Gold. 88) to : c first glimpse of Canyon Lake. Leadhillite. S of Superior on Rte. 15 mi. f Ajax Mine⎯Calcite (fluorescent) PINAL-MARICOPA COUNTIES APACHE JUNCTION (Pinal Co. Rhodochrosite and Sphalerite. as sparking ruby red aggregates⎯Cuprite and Chalcotrichite. Arsenic minerals. d Westinghouse property⎯Cerrusite. Stromeyerite (most important ore mineral) and Sphalerite. along the Apache Trail (Rte. NE into Maricopa Co. e Tortilla Flats. on dumps⎯Chalcocite. e Silver King and other area silver mines⎯Silver (wire also fine crystallization). old Ray shaft. d between Sonoita Cr. Anglesite. Diopside. d area between Ruby and Twin Buttes.) 32 . (throughout Santa Cruz Co. RAY (12 mi. both sides of the roads⎯fluorescent minerals and pink agate. Gedrite. d head of Martinez Canyon to the NE⎯agate and jasper. Pyrrhotite. back up and park at cattle loading corral. sometimes in commercial quantities. as radiating fibrous amygdules⎯Thomsonite. Co. take blacktop rd. Tremolite and Wollastonite. Sphalerite. as red gangue⎯Fluorite. Garnets. on NW and Alum Canyon on SW. as reniform masses attached to walls of dolomitic limestone pockets⎯Arsenic. (see Roosevelt Dam. both active and inactive. PATAGONIA DISTRICT: many regional rich old mines: c Double Standard Mine. FLORENCE JUCTION (Pinal Co. e about 32 mi. Linarite. MAMMOTH. the Dura Mine⎯Stibnite. Hedenbergite. on W side of Patagonia Mts. the Mammoth Mine. Tenorite (as coal black nodules surrounded by thin shells of Chrysocolla). 89 (halfway to Tucson). Pyrite and Sphalerite. on dumps⎯Anglesite. SW on US 80. Willemite (fluorescent) and Wulfenite (crystals encrusted with bright orange Ecdemite). in basalts. area E of hwy. Chrysocolla. Chalcopyrite. Pyrite and Sphalerite. the black-light prospecting at night will reveal Tungsten minerals scattered everywhere. 177. Copper minerals. HARSHAW (10 mi.). g Trench Mine⎯Alabandite. area mine dumps⎯copper minerals and Gold. Pyrite. Crocoite. placers⎯Gold.) DISTRICT: c with nearby Oro Blanco. MOWRY DISTRICT. d Flux Mine⎯Cerussite. S of Patagonia): c Alta Mine. a very old mining district.⎯Pyrite associated with Molybdenite.Arizona roses. Tourmalines.. e Santo Nino and 3-R mines. Dioptase. Caledonite. Maricopa.

and e 2 mi. on each side of the township line in SW¼Sec. along banks of Santa Maria R. at first cattle guard on left side of road for mile. in wash⎯agate. 33 . and in sandbars⎯agate (blue. E of US 89 lie more than 40 mineral rich mines on the dumps of which occur a wide variety of colorful ore minerals and crystals. d SE. WASHINGTON DISTRICT: c area mines. N of town). d NW 3 mi. d Howard. f Red Mt. S of Mt. Mine⎯ (see Four Metals Mine). 97. 35. Allen at SW base of Grosvenor Hills. ENE into national forest. d along roadside were rd. several area placers... below⎯Gold. area around poles in all directions⎯gem jasper. Lead and Silver. SW 2¼ mi. the Compadre Mine⎯Copper. placers⎯Gold. f area of Eureka District (45 mi. as fine crystals⎯Tennantite and Tetrahedrite. BAGDAD: c at crossroads with Hwy. about 500 ft. passes under ledges from which agate is weathering. turn N at a tavern for 3 mi. e N to Copper Company openpit mine (get permission). TUBAC. ASH FORK: c I-40 W for 5 mi. to cattle loader and fence. to Tiniall district 1 mi. then take Left fork across a wash. f go about ¾ mile past cave to abandoned mine⎯onyx. through pit to view of power poles (4 mi. BLACK CANYON CITY: c area mines⎯Silver with Proustite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States SALERO. prospect along fence and in adjoining areas toward E⎯gem jasper. g Wrightson district: (a) American Boy Mine. crystal conglomerate and Quartz crystals. YAVAPAI COUNTY AREA. e Cathedral Cave. region some 17 mi. W of the Four Metals at the Proto Mine⎯Chalcocite. W of Prescott). follow rd. from cave entrance⎯agate (white with colored spots). In this Patagonia Mts. Chalcopyrite and Pyrite with traces of Gold. Silver & Zinc minerals. (b) Happy Jack Mine⎯Uraninite. the Four Metals Mine. in pegmatite⎯Eucryptite (fluorescent). Duquesne. especially 1 mi. green) and agatized cactus wood. in pegmatite outcrops⎯Bismuthinite. the Midnight Owl Mine. Lead. then Left on dirt rd.

for 4½ mi. the Champie Ranch.. chalcedony roses. Mile Port 252 on Hwy.⎯Arizona or paisley shawl onyx. NW on Hwy. e another 2 mi. l on Gypsy Ranch. S. i Under bridge of Burro Creek . E on Bloody Basin Rd. DEWEY (83 mi. 79 (52½ mi. old mining camp of Stanton: (a) area⎯Fluorite. to old camp of Octave⎯Gold. just E of Prescott turn S for 8 mi. e 4 mi. 69): c area mines of the Big Bug district. Sunset Point Lookout.Arizona BUMBLE BEE (area).. to big wash. in salt deposits⎯Halite (fluorescent). to old Piedmont Mine⎯Copper minerals. d Poland Jct.. gray and fortification). turn N 2 mi. 93 N to ranch sign. a lava and limestone ridge meet⎯obsidian. Garnet. gray and fortification). and beyond another bridge. NE of Morristown (Maricopa Co. take right (upper) rd. Pyrite. area mines⎯Copper minerals. j a few miles NE of crossing of Signal Road at Burro Creek. area across Big Bug Cr. 69. to ghost town of Walker⎯Pyrite. N of Phoenix): c NW to Mayer on Hwy. 93⎯agate (pink). d Boggs Mine. rhyolite nodules (Opal centers). e in stream gravels along the left (lower) rd. the S of marker.. jasper and Quartz crystals. d Castle Creek mining district. the Swallow Mine⎯Bismuthinite altering to Bismite. chalcedony and jasper. CORDES (Jct. Limonite cubes and Quartz crystals. agate nodules. area⎯agate. to Date Cr. N. h E 6 to 8 air mi. turn SE on dirt rd. Garnets. McCabe and Humboldt placers⎯Gold. CAMP VERDE. cross and for next ¼ mi. Rose Quartz. CHINO VALLEY. g NW. Glauberite. in canyon to old mine dumps⎯Marcasite. k N of bridge 5½ mi. Manganese in quartzite. placers⎯Gold.. on US 89.. CASTLE HOT SPRINGS: c area around the resort 24 mi.. CONGRESS JUNCTION: c N 2 mi. e Iron Queen Mine. jasp-agate. d E another 1½ mi. Garnets and Pyrite. CONSTELLATION. SW 3 mi. Gold. 47 mi. Hwy. Quartz crystals (many with inclusions. as small 34 . obsidian nodules and banded agate. on flats above a steep hill⎯Fluorite. above Stanton). Amethyst. at old Congress Mine (private property) ⎯Gold and Pyrite. area⎯agate (blue. Garnets and Pyrite. etc. drusy quartz geodes. as crystallized material⎯Bournonite in Calcite masses. Quartz crystals (many with inclusions). Mirabilite and Thenardite. some rose colored). Gypsum. to Prescott). to diggings along road⎯Quartz crystals. the Mayer. Gold and Pyrite. on or in surface debris⎯Gold nuggets. on hillside above dry wash⎯Fluorite. Pyrite. f N 3 mi. etc. and just NW of Octave.) ⎯agate (blue. jasper. N of Phoenix on hwy. W past power station. area deposit⎯agate (purple). Dumortierite. MAYER (E and S of Prescott on Hwy. 61 mi. Pyrolusite and black Tourmaline. area⎯agate. HUMBOLDT. POLAND. N of Phoenix). (b) Rich Hill (flat topped mt.

permission required for week-end prospecting). many collecting localities: (a) surface workings⎯Azurite. placers⎯Gold. associated with Pyrite in Quartz.. ROCK SPRINGS (46 mi. g Lynx Cr. d N 19 mi. BLAISDALE. 2 W.. Molybdenite. all along rd. Bradshaw Mts. etc. ironwood. area placers⎯Gold. Pyrite and Tetradymite. and Cherry gulches. d Mile Post 249: (a) turn W to Cleator and old Bumble Bee hwy. Malachite. in Placerite. ironwood. area of petrified forest (shown on most maps) ⎯petrified cycads. in Copper Basin District: (a) Copper Basin Wash. (b) beyond Cleator on old hwy.. PERKINSVILLE.. f N 19 mi.. e N 9 mi. Zero Hour. area black sands⎯Gold and Platinum. campground area⎯red jasper. h Peck district. SEVEN SPRINGS (on Maricopa Co. and Shylock mines⎯Cinnabar. district⎯Stibnite. N of Wickenburg (Maricopa Co. some area veining on N and E 35 . d NE on rd. around transformer area ⎯Andalusite crystals. at Bouse Butte. especially around a low knoll⎯petrified cycads. (b) mine dumps⎯Chalcopyrite. E of Prescott. placers⎯Gold. R.. e S 4 to 6 mi. across a dry wash to old buildings of the Arizona Agate Mine.. line 2 mi. SSE 9 mi...). sand spikes. KIRKLAND. jasper (yellow. on dirt rd. rather abundant. many fields along both sides of rd.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States colloform masses in partly oxidized ore⎯Marcasite. chalcedony. SE of Prescott): c Robinson property⎯Stibnite. to Sycamore Canyon (30 mi. j at a small prospect. to old Crown King Mine (ghost camp). long collecting region on the terraces and benches above the Colorado R. old onyx mine⎯onyx. about 4 mi. Cuprite. just S of RR into old mining district. N of Phoenix): c Mile Port 246. JEROME: c area mines⎯copper minerals. (b) Minnehaha area and Montgomery Mine. Sec. palm.) BOUSE: c area old mines. from store to French Lilie Mine.): (a) Malley Hill Mine.. etc. line N of Cave Creek): c N 1 mi. plus agate. to the Co. 13 mi. on N slope of hill in old diggings and all area on both sides of rd. jasper and petrified wood. and (b) Tuscambia Mine⎯Stibnite.17. area⎯black Tourmaline. N between Skull Valley and the Sierra Prieta. as free particles⎯Gold (specimen value only). to Prescott. (b) Mercury. Ferrimolybdite. placers⎯Gold. d E. Gold and Pyrite. many productive mines and placers⎯Gold.000 ft. S ¼ mi. T..7 mi. d Columbia district. (This is about center of a 100 mi. f Bradshaw City: (a) area mines⎯Tetradymite. as main ore mineral⎯Bromyrite. 12 N. the Peck Mine. a dim S trending rd. to Middletown. adjoining areas⎯gem chert (locally called pink agate) PRESCOTT: c area mines⎯Copper minerals. Pyrite.. etc. turnoff to Maggie Mine. both sides of road⎯gem red jasper. S of Williams in Coconino Co. YUMA COUNTY AREA: Wherever metamorphosed limestones outcrop. into the restricted area. (central part of Co. many placer mines⎯Gold. farther W. N 16 mi. look for Idocrase (vesuvianite). turn W at old wind mill toward Yuma Test Station (bombing range area.⎯gem agate (various colors) and jasper. g NE 43 mi. toward Perkinsville. WALKER (7 mi. Cinnabar Queen. placers⎯Gold. d 2 mi. etc. palm. SKULL VALLEY: c E 6.⎯Adamite (pale green crystals clusters in Quartz). to Camp Cr.. on US 95 to turnoff to Mattinez Lake: c NW from jct. in deep-red rhyolite. (6 mi. along Model Cr. PEEPLES VALLEY.⎯gem agate. Alloclasite. via Jerome and Pine Flat on US 89A. along entire course of river S from the 7. across RR tracks. f S. French. in quartz veins⎯Gold. W.. to headwaters of Hassayampa R. area breaks and side canyons⎯agate. gemmy). N of onyx mine turnoff). d N 9 mi.). d along creek to its junction with Agua Fria Cr. i Turkey Cr.

Arizona sides⎯seam agate (green.P.1 mile to next fork at post. DOME. go left for 0. to fork in rd. to the Maricopa Co. W of present site of Dome near the mouth of Monitor Gulch). E 1. CA. opalite.).. crystals and cleavage masses to several in. Galena. h W of US 95 jct.. extending in broad arc to the S.2 mi. area adjoining S side of hwy. from M. all area surfaces⎯high grade opalite. S and central portions of T. 8 & 9 S.: c W 4. g Castle Dome Mts. jasp-agate. Fluorite. past Kofa National Wildlife Information Center. continue 3... chert and petrified wood (many kinds). some slightly translucent). The whole area between US 60. quartz gemstones. dia. (c) area old mine dumps⎯Gold and Pyrite. 70 and US 80 east of the Colorado R. area ⎯variegated agate. red. past junk to adit on NE side of hill⎯Calcite. lavender.9 mi. Wulfenite. rose-colored.1 mi. (b) in river gravels 7 mi. with W trending rd. e E and S of the Big Eye. and geodes (filled with fortification agate. mi. moss pink [really a jasper] ). area⎯agate.). abundant⎯jasper (gemmy.2 mi. then on un-paved rd. to old water tower and hanger. on E side of Colorado R. especially in Burro Canyon. jct. Witherite and Wulfenite: d Big Eye Mine⎯Lead and Silver minerals. take N fork to its end at 2½ miles. CASTLE DOME DISTRICT (38 mi. BRENDA (service sta. to second rd. to fork go straight 0. jasper. to Cibola forks. 9 & 10 W. N of town⎯chalcedony and petrified wood. area of these Middle Mountains.9 mi. scattered localities⎯geodes. follow faint road to right past sign “Castle Dome & Flora Temple Mines closed” for 0. on dirt rd. or quartz crystals). Hull Mine CIBOLA (due S of Blythe. Fluorite (greenish. dry placers⎯Gold. area placers⎯Gold. R 8. to the Castle Dome district. mossy... NE of Yuma via US 95 and dirt rd.2 mi.) contains hundreds of old mines and prospects. GILA CITY ( about 20 mi. take S fork 0. and 1½ mi.3 mi. d continue W to ghost town of Cibola (19 people in 1920): (a) area draws and washes of the river terrace⎯agate.): c area mines⎯Barite. straight for 3.5 mi. jasper. e N about 3 mi. in Muggins Mts. S of Quartzite via US 95.). reached 22½ mi. on paved rd. Vanadinite (see map next page). E.3 mi. area placers⎯Gold. banded agate. line (a region of nearly 5. and Turquoise. purple. fork beside steep butte.000 sq. E of Yuma at N end of Gila Mts. chalcedony. chalcedony. mostly worked for Gold 36 . take left for through broken yellow fence around hill for 1.. Opal. 55 NE 1. Galena.8 mi. 1. f Hull Mine.

.. (This is a noted location for chatoyant quartz crystals. jasper. all along the rd. HOPE. LAGUNA: c Laguna Dam. into mts.. Summit Lode. area placers⎯Gold. S (to rock monument). to large size. from pavement. placers⎯Gold. roses). R.. S of I-10. and Regal prospects at E foot of the mts.): (a) many regional old mine dumps⎯Copper minerals. along road across desert to Tonopah (Maricopa Co. and Kofa Game Refuge. just N of the Oro Fino placers. area⎯Tellurium. broad locality. in vicinity of I-10.. i S 9 mi. e McPhaul area. etc. local placers⎯Gold. (b) random exploration of surface gemstone fields will reveal many collectable specimens⎯quartz family gemstones. dry placers⎯Gold: (a) La Cholla. turn S onto old mine rd. area placer sands⎯Gold. etc. noted mining center with a considerable history: (a) area great mines. g Dome Rock Mts. on pediment near the Puzzles. Limonite cubes and quartzite. 21 W. broad surrounding area to N and NE⎯rock crystal. WELTON: c W 3½ mi. e Tank Mt. area at E end and about 10 mi. (d) Plomosa (5 mi. go to last low hill. (b) area old mines. (b) Middle Camp. and SW portions of the Laguna or San Pablo Mts... campsite. Silver. N of Weaver Pass side rd. Ramey. chalcedony. Dumortierite and Andalusite. 70 to Shell gas station. (c) all regional draws. 5. past turnoffs to Palm Canyon. turn Left over saddle. both sides. (6. hard rock mine⎯Gold. many with inclusions.. Lead. QUARTZITE: c area: (a) nearby mines exposing schists⎯Kyanite. along the foot of the Dome Rock Mts. dry placers⎯Gold. Tourmaline. jasper. the Crystal Peak area. Highway of the devil.4 mi.2 mi.. d SE. S (infamous Spanish Camino del Diablo. geodes. (4 mi. placer sands at bedrock level. placers⎯Gold. SE. e Plomosa district (including E and W margins of the La Posa Plain and extending in all directions from the heart of town). in area 4 to 5 mi. most arid deserts in the Southwest.. Gold. in T.. to Cibola. the Golden Eagle and subsidiary shafts⎯Gold. long bordering E foot of the Dome Rock Mts.⎯Copper. are all along way⎯agate. Stibiconite (as radiating blades of Stibnite partly altered to Cervantite and Stibiconite). Kofa Queen. Indian Reservation)...2 mi. but has been pretty well cleaned out. in whitish clay exposures⎯rock crystals.) (b) E 9 to 15 mi.: (a) area mines⎯Cinnabar. (c) Don Walsh prospect.). just W of station for 27 mi. as beds⎯geodes (containing white botryoidal chalcedony or quartz crystals.00 cash at the old price of gold. (b) Red Cloud Mine⎯Argentite and argentiferous Galena. then dirt road S to a bend to Right into trees. Grand View. (b) to the NE. washes. on US 60. 7½ mi. Siderite.. Silver and Gold.. a single nugget sprouting leaves of pure gold out of white quartz brought $10. E of Ligurta). Extension. thinly coated with Metacinnabar. k SW 22 mi. and the Gila Mts. in rich seams of gravel on bedrock⎯Gold. 2 N. (c) Oro Fino.⎯Pyrite. to ruins of La Paz (S of the Colorado R. Limonite cubes. h E 8. Quartz crystals. d Las Flores area. and 6 mi. hillsides. in Granite Wash Hills. Kofa Queen. at E foot of the Dome Rock Mts. on US 95: (a) E on poor dirt rd.) d SE. especially to E ⎯gem agate. in trenches in basin⎯Lazulite and Pyrophyllite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States but other minerals usually were also present. SE of Quartzite). to 12” dia. chalcedony (nodules. to good campsite: (a) SW ½ mi. etc. traversing the fierce Lechuguilla Desert to Tinajas Altas)... such as the King of Arizona. Magnetite. (b) Big Bertha Extension mine⎯Zunyite (fluorescent). fW 9 mi. (The free-milling ores were extremely rich. to ghost camp of Harquahala. j S 19. VICKSBURG. North Star.. NE of Yuma. etc. l take old hwy. In R 21 & 22 W. turn E on dirt rd. campsite about 4 mi. on top of highest peak visible from town (very long hike). W for 2 mi. SALOME: c S past jail on dirt rd. E of the Colorado R. all area to top of hill ½ mi. Narrow Gauge. The region is one of the hottest. (E of Wendon) ⎯Tremolite (fluorescent). Pyrite.⎯agate. Harquahala Bonanza. embracing the S. to Trigo: (a) Dome Rock Mts. (b) Colonial property⎯Cinnabar. dirt rd. W 3 mi. as crystals to 1” dia. N 4 mi. Lead. Find poor road Left under phone wires. at E edge of the La Posa placers⎯Gold. f in the Harquahala Mts. petrified wood. with prospecting feasible only during the pleasant winter months. then S on rd. 37 . Golden Harp.3 mi. f N of the Gila R. abundant⎯Gold. etc.

. jasper. 95 to the Colorado R. chalcedony. 95 at a windmill and a branch road leads to the Test Station). jasp-agate. then E 3 mi. to Martinez Lake in the Colorado R. 80 Ligurta. petrified wood. collecting area to N. (b) collecting area NE of Yuma on military reservation (permission needed from Yuma Test Sta.: d SE. in Gila Mts. and elevated benchlands: c in boulders along river banks as fine fibrous material⎯Dumortierite. various geodes and nodules. f W 8 mi. opalite. to N trending track for 1½ mi. petrified wood.⎯jasper. to abandoned Johnson Ranch.1 mi. N into foothills toward the highest peak 3¾ miles to edge of agate fields which extends a mile to the N⎯agate. chalcedony. abundant⎯gem agate. take rd. jasper. jasper. plume). (a) E on Hwy. turn E on left fork parallel to the Mexican border to mi. 38 . palm). e NW 6 mi. to shored. turns W from Hwy. chalcedony roses and petrified wood (cycad. sard. in the large area from a mile S of the Yuma Test Sta.Arizona at 28. terraces. and 6 mi. N and from Hwy. opalite (twotoned). chalcedony..⎯agate (moss..6. jasp-agate. with Kyanite and Pyrophyllite. for 3 mi. sard. etc. past go NW on dirt rd. sard. in Cabeza Prieta Mts. then N and E along the Muggins Mts. keep right up a black mesa. Muggins Mts. to Ehrenburg. on dirt rd. agate and palm root. or so by any access rd. turn N 3 mi. park and hike 2½ mi. 100 mi. N all along the Colorado R. all area⎯agate. g W 5 mi.. opalite. on E side⎯Kyanite. a large rock circle (mass grave of Mexicans who died en route to Arizona gold mines). to 10 mi.. above mine to survey post.. Pyrope garnets. area of many unlisted collecting localities⎯agate (banded. petrified wood (many kinds). jasper. NE of Ligurta. red moss). ironwood. into foothills (very rugged) to abandoned Bentonite mine. d area surfaces⎯agate. etc. 4 mi. 37. YUMA.

rd. EUREKA SPRINGS. commercial clays. 62⎯banded chert (this chert shows concentric banding of light and dark bands which easily polishes see map to right). natural gas. there are estimated to be another hundred that could be commercially exploited. Sphalerite. The mountains of western Arkansas contain great quantities of sparkling quartz crystals. Silver and Zinc. translucent and brightly banded⎯onyx marble. Goslarite. 0. CARROLL COUNTY BUSCH. N of the Busch Port Office on the E side of Hwy. ranging in size from slender needles to the Arkansas candles. turkey fat (a cadmium yellow variety of Smithsonite). NEWTON. as well as for such nonmetallic as dolomite. Although some thirty useful minerals are mined or quarried within Arkansas. BOONE. The major mountain ranges include the Boston and Ozark systems. marble. Lead. limestone. in gravel beds of area⎯banded agate with shades of brown and tan.2 mi. area cave deposits in rocks of Ordovician age. which are the roots of very ancient once towering range. 1 & 49. six times as long as thick. The shales and sandstones of the Arkansas Valley contain coal. phosphates. The Ozark region is notable for its abundance of the ores of Copper. really parts of the segmented Ozark Plateau. which connects Arkansas Hwy. Hydrozincite. Iron. 39 . These crystals occur in suitable clusters.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States ARKANSAS Arkansas is almost equally divided geographically between the Early Cretaceous to Quaternary sediments of the Costal Plain (52 percent) and the crystalline Paleozoic rocks of the Interior Highlands (48 percent). and sandstone. and the Ouachita Mountains. MARION & SEARCY COUNTIES AREA: In this far NW part of Arkansas are many regional mines⎯Aurichalcite. and some metallic mineral ores. CRAIGHEAD COUNTY AREA: Several gravel pits located north of a Co. always six sided and perfectly terminated. with the northwestern counties being mountainous and rather strongly mineralized.

HOT SPRINGS COUNTY AREA: c S of and along the Ouachita R. area ridges and slopes⎯Quartz crystals and Variscite. in pockets or crevices among shales and intrusive rocks⎯Asbolite: d Novaculite Mts. MAGNET COVE. S. PRICE.. 7 (see map below left) ⎯Quartz crystals. Smoky Quartz. Aegirine 40 . in road ditch and on hill to E (see map below right) ⎯Wavellite and Variscite. Miller Mts... CHANCE: c W 2 mi. Arkansas candles). (Co.Arkansas GARLAND COUNTY AVANT. to Avant. and N of Lake Catherine. 1. GIFFORD. area deposits of excellent grade⎯tripoli resembling novaculite. Coleman’s Crystal Mine Avant Wavellite & Variscite JESSIEVILLE. near large bend in rd. Mt.. Coleman’s crystal mine.8 mi. area deposits⎯Galena. and Quartz crystals. area pegmatites ⎯Uranium and Columbium ore. novaculite (Arkansas stone). N. several feet thick⎯Malachite. on rd. This small area. area⎯Quartz crystals (clear. c 10 mi.. BUTTERFIELD. area⎯Pyrite. area outside boundaries along all surrounding ridges of the Ouachita Mts. area road cuts and RR cuts⎯Amber. e Hot Springs National Park. near Cedar Glades⎯Variscite. on S slope of West Mt. d W 9 mi. 7 at Coleman Crystal mine (fee)⎯clear Quartz crystals in iron rich clay soil. MOUNTAIN PINE. d W 2 mi. area mt.⎯rock crystal (all sizes. found in spherules in gray rock⎯Wavellite (yellow-green color). 2 to 3 mi. on Arkansas Hwy. 2½ mi. TABOR. BLUE SPRINGS. HOT SPRINGS: c ledge near town (inquire at local rock shops). In granite outcrops are found⎯Actinolite. area ⎯chalcedony. d across Lake Catherine on S side⎯Fluorite. W. perfect. large). BLAKELY CREEK. line with Garland Co.). clusters. ridges⎯Quartz crystals. of great interest to gemologists and mineralogists has long been known as a locality for many rare and beautiful as well as useful gems and minerals (see area map next page).. N of Hot Springs on Hwy. at Dug Hill.

Allophane. Metamorphosed sedimentary rock. E of Magnet Cove Cemetery) 41 . Pectolite (as splinters). black Barite. Magnetite. W of Cove Cr. N from Hwy. Oligoclase. a carbonatite containing⎯Carbonate-Apatite.⎯Sphene nepheline syenite. undifferentiated. and garnet-nepheline syenite. Wollastonite structure). e a boulder near the SW corner of the Cove Cr. Albite. Iolite. d in the north roadbank just west of the Cove Cr. An inner band. about 0. Magnetite. sphene-nepheline syenite. small bodies of trachyte and tinguaite. Brookite (found in quartzite). P MS Ps (with Labradorite and enclosed in Microcline). c at the curve on the north roadbank on Hwy. undifferentiated. Nepheline. 51 about ½ mi. Rutile (found in quartzite). talc shale. about 2. Fahlunite. Garnet (Almandite. 51. Idocrase (in fields). numerous igneous dikes are too small to be shown. Biotite. sunstone (pink. Ankerite. Grossularite). Trachyte. cinnamon stone. gray). Garnet-pseudoleucite syenite. Melanite. Octahedrite. Eudialyte (in coarse phase).garnet ijolite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Magnet Cove Bedrock Legend. bridge on Hwy. mica. undifferentiated. bridge abutment just S of location 2⎯Eudialyte nepheline syenite. Braunite. Sedimentary rocks. Garnet and biotite. 51. and altered phonolite breccia. Cristobalite. undifferentiated. Opal. Hydrotitanite. dogtooth spar. Hypersthene. Hornblende. residual and secondary phosphate rocks derived from Carbonatite.000’ wide. Jacupirangite and subordinate sphene pyroxenite. C J I S Carbonate. Coccolite.: includes analcime-olivine metagabbro and minor lime silicate rock. is a contact metamorphic zone. phonolite. E of the iron bridge (rd. Geyserite. Wollastonite. Perovskite. Leucite. Schorlomite. Wavellite. near the Magnet Cove Church ⎯Melanite garnet. Andradite. g in Cove Cr. Miserite (pale pink. Apatite. Augite. Kimzeyite and Biotite. minor garnet biotite melteigite and small dikes of sphene-garnet-nepheline syenite intruding jacupirangite. 51. Smoky quartz. Arkansite crystals. Nepheline. f in the S bank of Hwy. banded phonolite. Aventurine.2 mi. Aplome. Monticellite.

2 mi. area⎯Galena. Braunite. Sharp. d due S on county road about 1 mi. i near the entrance of the Kimzey Calcite quarry off Hwy.: (a) ⎯Eudialyte in nepheline syenite. d in a county rd. pegmatite visible from both sides of rd. MALVERN: c in old Diamond Joe syenite quarry on S side of Magnet Cove⎯blue Sodalite (east wall). Psilomelane. due S of town in a county road ditch⎯Celestite (A) .⎯Phosphate nodules (A . area mines⎯Hausmannite. IZARD COUNTIES BATESVILLE. extending nearly to Oklahoma. then W ¾ mi.Arkansas ⎯Pyrite cubes.. Pyrolusite associated with ferruginous manganese ores. (N. ridges and sloped⎯Quartz crystals. some brown and red iron oxides). (b) in talus near Remmel Dam. on small rd.L. area mt. (c) E side of Hot Springs mountain on bypass around Hot Springs⎯Novaculite. 69⎯Psilomelane. 42 . Acmite. ROCKPORT. INDEPENDENCE. and Hwy.⎯novaculite. small exploration pit⎯sand cemented by Barite crystals (B).. ditch 0. long by 4 to 8 mi. POINT CEDAR. h on a small hill due S of the cemetery at the jct. Baroid sign on Hwy. 51) ⎯Smoky Quartz. (b) in quarry carbonatite⎯Kimzeyite (zircon garnet). Pectolite and Apophyllite. 270 about 1 mi. Pyrolusite and Hausmannite (B). of Hwy. and Izard Counties. forming the Zigzag Mts. HOWARD COUNTY DIERKS: c 3 mi. E of East Lafferty Cr. 51 and the barite mine rd. W of Dallas in Polk Co. E of Magnet Cove Baptist Church.. MADISON COUNTY DELANEY. c 1. wide extending through Independence. regional belt 20 mi. Brookite. E on the county rd. about Hot Springs and the Ouachita Mts. S of the Ouachita R. CUSHMAN. d (a) On dumps along Rock Island RR tracks near Butterfield station.6 mi.black with white coating).

and in Clabber Cr. e at the Ocus Stanley mines 10 mi. 14 S. a number of abandoned mines⎯Smithsonite. take Hwy. 43 . N from jct. W of Hot Springs on Hwy. 268. bear left at first four jct.⎯Quartz crystals. at the county quarry located 0. at Fisher Mt. e on mt. 270⎯Quartz crystals. Greenockite and Sphalerite (see illustration to right). NE.7 mi. to Mount Ida. 30 mi. h NW on US 270 3. SE of Mt. (fee). area lead and zinc mines. RUBICON (near Virginia City). Calcite. especially the Morning Star⎯Galena. E and on the N side of road⎯Wavellite (B). Ida⎯Quartz crystals (A). S. f at High Point Mt. Ida.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States MARION COUNTY BUFFALO POINT REC. 2. d take Hwy. CADDO GAP. NEWTON COUNTY PONCA.. g at Lewis Crystal Mine (fee)⎯Quartz crystals. then sharply right at the base of hill. a mine⎯Zinc. surfaces. Walnut and Waterloo mines⎯Galena. along rd. 43. in bed of Collier Cr. of Hwy. near crest of the hill a dirt trail to the W is passable for a short distance downhill to near the mines. at Silver Hollow Bluff. Dolomite.5 mi. Montezuma. AREA.. turn E to Rush. turn E. area⎯rock crystal and Smoky Quartz. BUFFALO RIVER. with minor Sphalerite. Quartz. in dumps⎯good hand specimen of Galena. 2½ N of town on Hwy. BLACK SPRINGS. turn E.7 mi. at Buttermilk Springs⎯Graphite.⎯agate. Pyrite. and at Minnesota. YELLVILLE. showing in shale⎯Talc. MONTGOMERY COUNTY AREA: c Crystal Mt. 14.. to an improved dirt rd. d at Mt. found on dump. MOUNT IDA. ridges⎯Quartz crystals. Smithsonite (turkey fat) and Sphalerite. d Sloan’s Well⎯Talc (as encrustations in black shale) and Halotrichite. collect in old mine dumps⎯Smithsonite.

use area on the lake’s E side. Diopside.Arkansas PIKE COUNTY AREA. Trinity formation exposures of Cretaceous rocks intruded into Carboniferous formations⎯Diamond (mines) and peridotite. end of lake⎯Antimony and Cinnabar. fossils. Hematite. Peridote. HIGHLAND: c area Strontium minerals. 44 . area⎯Amethyst. 30. d just S of city limits. e area⎯Calomel (white. at Prairie Cr. mi. LAKE GLEASON District. 3 N.2 mi. district. Celestite. embracing an area of more than 12 sq.. darkening on exposure to light). T. N.. W of Hwy. d extending due ENE from bottom of lake on a intermittent line to the County line: (a) at the end of the cove between the Pikeville public use area and the Parker Cr. Sec. Pyrite and Quartz crystals. N. E⎯Gypsum. Garnet. 27 in the rd. (b) 2. MURFREESBOR O: c noted area Diamond mine. DELIGHT. (c) 3 mi.. N and 1. PULASKI COUNTY LITTLE ROCK: c immediate environs.5 mi. R. d SSE 2½ mi. e Kellogg District: (a) Kellogg Mine. Epidote. 11 W. grayish. (small fee to collect)⎯Diamond. c S. or yellowish. area deposits⎯tripoli. and (b) McRae Mine⎯Lead and Silver ore. (a) ½ mi.⎯Bauxite. ditch on W side of lake⎯Cinnabar. (b) 1 mi. d abandoned gypsum mines N of town. in Fourche Mt.

SW of Little Rock).). impregnations in quartz⎯native Copper.) 45 . 1 N. SW of Mount Ida⎯Calcite. near Olsen switch. BRYANT (Twp. d broad surrounding area extending into Montgomery Co.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States SALINE COUNTY AREA: c Rabbit Foot Mine⎯Bartholomite (encrustations in crevices as decomposed Pyrite). N in embedded patches of quartz⎯serpentine. 15 W. (This mine lies in a district noted for its Zinc minerals. T. 6. R. and S of Hot Springs rd. T. 15. SEARCY COUNTY AREA. and ridge crests). d Wallis’ soapstone quarry. in NE¼ Sec. 15 W. chert. R. from Parson to a point 5 mi. as a good outcrop⎯soapstone. of outcrops⎯Bauxite. near the old Hot Springs-Little Rock rd. 18 mi. milky⎯mostly found along mt. PARSON: c outcrops in a 6 mi. near Cane Cr. BLOCHER. Melanterite and Pyrite. radius⎯Quartz crystals (milky. Feldspar and Quartz (crystals. several sq. BAUXITE (30 mi. 15. BENTON: c NE 12 mi. 16 W. R. SW of Little Rock in the Bauxite District. SCOTT COUNTY BLUE BALL. 1 N. mi. d W. in NW¼ Sec. Sec. are quarries⎯gemmy Bauxite (Heliotrope bauxite). smoky). T. the Tomahawk Mine⎯Malachite. area exposures⎯peridotite and Diamond. 16 N.⎯massive soapstone. Chlorite..

2 mi. proceed about 2. and adjoining S section of Polk Co. proceed to faint crossroad about 0. turn off Hwy. Bismuth sulfides. abandoned antimony mines.5 mi. 46 . W. (the second dirt crossroad) and turn N (right). 50. associated with small amounts of Copper.6 mi. in a rather narrow belt of steeply folded Mississippian shales and sandstones (Stanley Shale).. vicinity. proceed 3. feathery). Jamesonite. turn W (left) onto Weyerhaeuser rd. area⎯Chalcopyrite. 0. line.Arkansas SEVIER COUNTY AREA. GILLHAM. The far N part of this Co. WHITE COUNTY SEARCY. WASHINGTON COUNTY FARMINGTON. and Zinc. W of Sevier-Howard Co. (steel gray. as good grade deposits⎯tripoli.3 mi. N past the turn-off to the Jefferson Ridge use area. nearby at the Bellah Mine⎯Galena. 70. N. film on Iron). area outcrops⎯ Diamond and peridotite. as numerous deposits⎯Antimony. Dufrenite (olive green to black.000. CONBOY. No. look for mine dump on NW corner⎯Antimony minerals (see illustration to right).

go through Caldecott Tunnel to Fish Ranch rd. the Great Central Valley (Sacramento-San Joaquin)... first mined by prehistoric Indians for facial pigment. In the Golden State mineralized outcrops are everywhere starkly visible. Chalcanthite (massive coatings and crystals) with Melanterite. f SSW 10 mi. This immense area divides naturally into a number of remarkably diverse geomorphic provinces: Cascade Range. at Leona Heights: c area pyrite mines⎯Epsomite (efflorescence on mine walls and timber). Copiapite. Sierra Nevada. 2 MacArthur Freeway to Warren Freeway. many area mines⎯massive Chromite. 2 Newman mine to SE near Cedar Mt. EAST OAKLAND.⎯Talc pseudomorphs after actinolite.. In fact. Not only is California noted for its Mother Lode Gold mines and the huge deposits of Cinnabar that enable early gold miners to extract the precious yellow metal with quicksilver. the Transverse Ranges. the great majority of collecting localities can be easily reached by car over roads that are paved almost everywhere except in the farther reaches of the inhospitable desert counties.. but the state ranks among the leading gemstone regions of the world. e E 7 mi. Enargite with massive Pyrite. and the Mojave and Colorado deserts. SE. district. the Morningstar and area mines⎯Arsenopyrite (well formed crystals). While the vicissitudes of climate and lack of readily available water in many mineral regions of California can make gem and mineral prospecting rather difficult at times. Basin Ranges. California has a diversified topography and complicated geological history. LIVERMORE: 1 SE 16 mi. Copper (as arborescent groups) and Salvadorite (Kröhnkite). ALPINE COUNTY MARKLEEVILLE: c S. in the Cedar Mt.. Famatinite. abundant ⎯Chalcanthite.⎯Citrine Quartz. d Mogus district. 47 . The southern California deserts further extend by a series of interlocking intermontane arid valleys all the 900 mile length of the eastern half of the almost impenetrable granite barrier of the Sierra Nevada Range. Coast Ranges. One of the advantages which California vouchsafes to gem and mineral collectors is its general aridity and a lack of the covering vegetation which hides so many of the gem and mineral localities of less arid states. Pyrite. d Alma Mine⎯Alunogen (as a white powder). Boothite (with other sulfates of iron and copper).A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States CALIFORNIA Second largest state of the Continental United States. in the Loope district. on Apperson Cr. jasper. The gem pegmatites of New England and the Black Hills of South Dakota are easily matched by the enormously productive gem pegmatites of southern California’s San Diego County. area exposures of garnetiferous quartzite⎯bands of Lazulite with Andalusite and Rutile & Ilmenite. Klamath Mountains. SUNOL. turn off at Walnut Cr. park by microwave station and climb wall and go down slop to site⎯iris agate nodules. the Mother Lode counties which later became the center of gold rush mining were first noted for their gem quality gold quartz. formerly a prime collector’s gemstone. Modoc Plateau. the Leviathan sulfur mine. ALEMEDA COUNTY BERKELEY: 1 throughout the Berkeley Hills exposures of andesite containing brilliant crystals⎯Analcite.

and other Tellurides. and NE 10 mi. JACKSON: 1 Gwin Mine⎯crystals of Arsenopyrite (some including arborescent masses of crystallized Gold). BIG BEND. deposits⎯ Psilomelane mixed with Pyrolusite: 4 SW 5 mi. long⎯Axinite. the Pinkston Mine⎯auriferous Barite. w 4 mi. 2 area stream gravels⎯Amethyst. PULGA. N side of Feather R. d Cherokee Flat ⎯Diamond. in andalusite schists⎯Andalusite.. as good crystals⎯Diaspore. Petzite. the Surcease Mine. OROVILLE: c Thompson’s Flat.. at Wright Ranch in Salt Springs Valley. Gold. SE of Valley Springs and 4 mi. 48 . d N 1 mi. Calaverite. to Milton. Malachite. PLYMOUTH: 1 Loafer Hill area (near Olete) ⎯Diamond. as chief ore⎯Chalcopyrite. f Robin’s Ferry. as veins in serpentine⎯Chrysotile. 3 S 1½ mi. widespread: (a) Keystone.. ALTAVILLE. on dumps of the Exchequer Mine. ⎯Arsenolite. ANGLES CAMP: c area mines. as constituent of schists⎯Prochlorite. 4 E. the Mace Mine. T.. Lancha Plana. (b) Milton. as crystals to 1 in. MARTELL. NE of Big Bar Sta. AMADOR COUNTY FIDDLETOWN. BALD POINT (on the Mokelumne R. with Chlorite on Chromite. Rock Crystal & Rose Quartz. Gold. BUTTE COUNTY AREA. d N 7 mi.⎯Chromite.California MONITOR DISTRICT.. ½ mi. CALAVERAS COUNTY AREA: c Hughs Mine. PINE GROVE DISTRICT. N of Copperopolis on Rd. in pockets in quartz veins in Sawmill Peak⎯Quartz crystals (some contain inclusions).. Gold. SE 1½ mi. FORBESTOWN. abundant loose clusters and crystals). W bank of Feather R.). E 5-6 mi. YANKEE HILL: c area gravels of the Feather R. Indian Gulch area⎯Diamond (occasional) and Gold. BIG BEAR LOOKOUT. R. d area old gold placers ⎯Axinite (plum colored. d Morgan Mine⎯Altaite. Union mines⎯Chalcopyrite. S ½ mi. the Defender Mine⎯Marcasite with Pyrrhotite. Grossularite garnet & serpentine. PARADISDE. good Azurite. the Frenchwood Mine⎯Altaite. occasional⎯Diamond. quarry on Allen Ranch in vein cutting limestone.. occasional⎯Diamond. the Jackson (Newton) Mine. 2 Mountain Spring House. as crystals to ½ inch dia. Diamond & Gold. Bournonite. as large crystals⎯Epidote. CHEROKEE: 1 area stream gravels. IONE: c E 2½ mi. as incrustations on slate⎯Ankerite.. VOLCANO: 1 area of Jackson Gulch and Rancheria⎯Diamond.⎯Californite. in Gold ores⎯native Antimony.. Gold. Gold. (c) 5 mi. e Railroad Flat⎯Alunite crystals. platy. 2 Plymouth Mine. as fibrous sheets⎯ Tremolite. in Quartz exposures as good crystals⎯Epidote.. the Little Grass Valley Mine. area⎯Diamond. Gold Bank Mine. S 1 mi. on Janokis Ranch. 21 N.⎯Axinite. (d) too many other area occurrences to list⎯Chromite. E 9 mi. 2 NE 3 mi.

A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States CAMPO SECO. d gravels of Stonyford Cr. e T. COLUSA COUNTY AREA.. 16 N. SAN PABLO. SHEEP RANCH. Quartz & Idocrase. 2 in gravels of Stonyford Cr. Datolite. to turnoff S to Snyder ranch (fee) ⎯blue dendritic opal. Thomsonite & Serpentine. jasper. wire). (fee) ⎯moss agate. the Infernal Mine and other area mines 3 mi. 26 to Hwy. area ocean beaches⎯agate.⎯Epidote. R. E. LODOGA: 1 S 4 mi. R. 2 E on Hwy. area mines⎯Azurite.⎯jasper. R. cuts along Skyline Blvd. R. serpentine. CONTRA COSTA COUNTY BERKELEY (Alameda Co. DEL NORTE COUNTY CRESCENT CITY. 3 Hwy. large masses⎯Hornblende. on Mt. about 2 mi. W ¼ mi. d Melones. Chalcopyrite. WALNUT CREEK. COPPEROPOLIS. Hornblende. e many area exposures⎯onyx. in Moraga formation⎯chalcedony.. 3 E. N of Fish Ranch Rd. Rd. area⎯Boothite (crystal. DIAMOND CREEK (Dist.: c Manzanita Mine in Sec.).. 19. VALLEY SPRINGS: 1 2 mi. d Mitchell Canyon. SAN ANDREAS: c E ½ mi. Prehnite. the Golden Gate mine⎯Ankerite. area⎯green Epidote & Hematite. N of Marie Costa ranch on Paloma rd. STONYFORD: c Chrome Wonder Mine⎯Chromite. CARSON HILL: c area mines⎯Ankerite.). area⎯Chromite. 6 W. 12 E then N a block and 2 mi. on the Hauselt Patent⎯cobaltiferous Arsenopyrite. 20. at Stanislaus mines in large masses⎯Altaite (with Calaverite and Hessite). WILBUR SPRINGS. Tenorite. area prospects⎯native Copper.. 49 . opal. W part of Co. moonstone & petrified wood. Cuprite. SE 2 mi. Gold (leaf. petrified wood.. and Mokelumne R. and d Eclipse. the Ford Mine. to Hooten ranch in hidden valley (fee) ⎯agate. E. just W.14 E. Morgan. Hydromagnesite. line. T. in NW¼ NW¼ Sec. Andradite garnet. and abundant Tremolite. GASQUET. S of the hill⎯Gold. chalcedony. d Simmins Springs. Nephrite jade. MOKELUMNE HILL (District): c S of the hill 2½ mi. d Gray Eagle Mine in Sec. Anthophyllite (fibrous masses). VALLECITO. COOK SPRINGS. on Rd. Diablo: c E side. T. in serpentine⎯Native Copper. 22. Marcasite & Stibnite. free Gold. Pectolite. to Angels Camp. T.. in numerous deposits known to prehistoric Indians⎯Cinnabar. T. Brachanite (as druses). 16 N. massive).. 12. then S to Hogan reservoir rd. 2 N. level⎯Allanite. area schist outcrops⎯Actinolite. at a prospect in a ravine tributary ⎯Bornite (with Chalcopyrite and a little Gold). N of Lodoga⎯jasper.. Melonite & Native Tellurium. 4 N. massive auriferous Alunite. Calcite. SULPHUR CREEK: c area. 5 W⎯Cinnabar. and Stanislaus mines⎯Calaverite. d N 1 mi. the Oriental Mine⎯Cinnabar. S on USFS Rd. 14 N. NW 1½ mi. Rock Crystal. in a quarry⎯Calcite. Bornite. 13 E. GARNET HILL. 29. just above confluence of Moore Cr. on the 300-ft. R. Jade. Chalcopyrite & Malachite. in Berkeley Hills. the Camp Group of mines⎯ Chromite coated with Kämmererite & Uvarovite. to Sec. E of the Lake Co.

California ROCKLAND (Dist.), the Keystone Mine⎯Copper nuggets. SHELLY CREEK (and upper Monkey Cr.), area mines, in quartz veins⎯ Arsenopyrite, Gold. SMITH RIVER, area gravels of the Smith R., occasional⎯Diamond.

AREA: c many Mother Lode mines⎯Arsenopyrite, Gold; d regional outcrops of serpentine (concentrated around Clarksville, Cummings, Folsom, Georgetown, Newcastle and Volcanoville)⎯Chromite. DIAMOND SPRINGS, E 1 mi., the Larkin Mine, as one of the gangue minerals in gold veins⎯Ankerite. FAIRPLAY: c Alabaster Cave, and d old Cosumnes and other area mines in the Foothill Copper Belt, excellent⎯Azurite; e Boston Mine⎯Bornite pseudomorphs after Picrolite; f NE 3 mi., old Cosumnes Mine⎯Axinite (small clear crystals with many faces, on Epidote), massive Bornite (with Molybdenite in a coarse pegmatite), Chalcopyrite with Garnet (good specimen). GEORGETOWN, SSE 2½ mi., at Traverse Cr., area⎯massive Californite, Garnet & Idocrase. GREENWOOD, N 6 mi., at French Hill, as veins⎯fibrous Chrysotile. PLACERVILLE: c area gold placers⎯Gold, phantom Quartz crystals, Rock crystals (with many inclusions); d W 4½ mi., area Copper mines⎯Bornite; e NE 5.6 mi., American R. gravels⎯Nephrite jade; f Cedar Ravine, Forest Hill, Smith’s Flat, Weber Hill and White Rock Canyon, area gravels⎯Diamond, Gold.

AREA: c Grub Bulch, common⎯Epidote; d Mt. Diablo Range (W part of Co.), many deposits⎯Chromite; e Picayune Flat, in sands, excellent⎯Zircon; f Tehipite Dome, opposite at the Uncle Sam Mine on Kings R.⎯Bornite, Magnetite, Gold; g Watts Valley, E side and 1½ mi. S of Hawkins schoolhouse and 700 ft. above Watts Cr.⎯Californite, Garnet, serpentine. COALINGA: c Copper King mine, abundant⎯Chalcopyrite; d NW, near head of White Cr. in SE¼ Sec. 4, T. 19 S, R. 13 E, in cavities of soda-syenite⎯Albite, Aegirite, Analcite, Barkevikite (crystals); e S 3½ mi., in Jacolito Canyon⎯orbicular chert; 4 S on Merced rd. to Lost Hills rd. to Jacolitos Canyon, continue W up canyon, look in cr. bed⎯jasper, petrified wood, fossil coral; 5 W on Hwy. 198 to Hwy. 25, then NW to Bitterwater and E to Hernandez, follow Clear Cr. rd. 3 mi. to Jade mine sign, found as boulders in creek and lenses in wall of the


A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States canyon⎯dark green Jadeite, streaked with light green and white; 6 on the Aurora Dump (get permission at the Idria store) ⎯cutting quality serpentine (see map on previous page). PIEDRA, N side of the N Fork of the Kings R., in Rd. cuts as large pseudo-hexagonal plates in veins⎯Clinochlore, some Penninite. PINEHURST, Hwy. 180 into King’s Canyon National park to Camp Joaquin sign, right to campsite at Chimney Rock⎯Quartz. SANGER: c E 9 mi., in Clarks Valley, in pegmatite⎯Apatite (crystals to 1”), large crystals of Andalusite; d N end of Clark Valley, as crystals to 10” long⎯Epidote. SHARPSVILLE, E 1½ mi., in S½ Sec. 20, T.11 S, R. 22 E, in a narrow pegmatite as radiating masses and prismatic crystals, pink to dark reddish violet color and to 7” long⎯Andalusite. TOLTHOUSE, on E side of Watts Valley, 1½ mi. S of Hawkins School⎯ Vesuvianite (Californite), Grossularite garnet. TRIMMER, area, as a contact mineral with quartz⎯Epidote, Garnet.

CHROME, a few miles N of Chrome Mt., as float⎯native Copper. FRUTO, 19 mi. distant in T. 19 & 20 N, R 5 & 6 W⎯Chromite. GRINDSTONE CREEK, the Mammoth Copper Mine in T. 22 N, R. 9 W⎯Copper minerals, Volborthite. ORLAND, W 30 mi., in Sec. 3, T. 22 N, R. 7 W⎯Chromite.

AREA, gravels of the Trinity R.⎯Diamond, Platinum nuggets (see map next page). ARCATA, NE 8 mi., at Liscom Hill, in white crystalline veins to 1 ft. wide⎯Barite. BLOCKSBURG, N 12 mi., the Woods Mine⎯Bementite, Neotocite, Rhodochrosite. CENTERVILLE, S 4 mi., on ocean beach as boulders⎯Hematite. EUREKA: NE 25 mi., on Horse Mt.: c area exposures⎯Chromite; d W side in schists as large prisms⎯Epidote (with Calcite); e N, St. Patrick’s Point and all beaches⎯agate, jasper. FORT SEWARD, at the Fort Seward Mine in Sec. 15, T. 3 S, R. 4 E, as primary ore mineral⎯Braunite. ORLEANS: 1 S via USFS Rd. to Sec. 29, T. 10 N, R. 6 E, the Rep Cap Mine⎯ Bornite, native Copper (as float); 2 in Trinity R. up and down stream; and 3 Willow Creek, in Klamath R., rd. parallels river for 30 mi.⎯Jade. TRINIDAD: 1 N 6 mi., at St. Patrick’s Point, beach boulders⎯massive Pyrite & Chalcopyrite; 2 on beach 1 mi. N and S and in boulders on cliffs and at Patrick Point⎯brecciated jasper.



COOLIDGE SPRINGS, area a few mi. S of Fish Springs and W of the old hwy., as concretions⎯Barite. COYOTE WELLS, area to N⎯notable fossils location. KANE SPRINGS, in clay hills 15 mi. W⎯petrified wood. MIDWAY WELL: c E 2 mi. on Rd. to True Friend and Silver Mom mines on E flanks of the Chocolate Mts.⎯Opal, Turquoise; d SE 3 mi., the Pay-master Dist., numerous mines⎯Argentite (in gold quartz veins), Barite (as gangue). NILAND, at Obsidian Butte, in lithophysae in an obsidian quarry⎯Fayalite (as occasional crystal) & obsidian. OGILBY: c N 10 to 12 mi., on either side of Indian Pass, area⎯agate, chalcedony, dumortierite, jasper, Quartz Crystals & petrified Palm Root; d N in Cargo Muchacho and Chocolate Mts.: (a) area surfaces⎯agate, chalcedony, dumortierite, jasper, Quartz Crystals & petrified Palm Root; (b) Cargo Muchacho Dist., area old


many area saline lakes and deposits⎯Borax minerals. 127 to Deadman Pass rd.66 mi. (The Chocolate Mts. BALLARAT: c area mine dumps⎯Cerussite. 2 Fernando Mine⎯ Bismuthinite. are mostly locked up in a US Military Gunnery Range with no travel permitted inside posted boundaries.). COSO HOT SPRINGS. Massicot. NW on Hwy. area⎯Litharge. 2 Aries Mine⎯pseudomorphs of Chrysocolla after Cerussite. (b) Wilshire Gold Mine. the San Carlos Mine⎯Datolite (massive white). in San Bernardino Co. 2 area mines in the Amargosa Range. 3 E through Westgard Pass. Chalcopyrite. S 7 mi. S2 for 8½ mi.⎯agate. abundant⎯Epidote. float along rd. Linarite. d American Magnesium Co.) OCOTILLA. Leadhillite (pale sea green imperfect crystals).. 12 mi. geodes (fine gem contents). FURNACE CREEK (Death Valley): 1 Furnace Creek Wash borax mine⎯Borax. Liroconite. 2 SW 18 mi. Mimetite.. jasper. Pyrrhotite and other sulfides. area obsidian outcrops. mines of the Minietta and Modoc districts⎯Anglesite (abundant ore) associated with Azurite and Bindheimite as oxidation product of Galena. Pyrrhotite. DARWIN: 1 area contact zones. Smithsonite and other Copper Carbonate ores. (This is a noted collecting location embracing a considerable area of desert that is extremely hot and hostile in summer.. f NE 10 mi. line⎯petrified wood.) INYO COUNTY AMARGOSA. d Hauser geode beds⎯agate. in Surprise Canyon.). gem nodules. as fibrous masses in clay⎯Alunogen. e E 5 to 10 mi. S 10 to 12 mi. Caledonite. WILEY WELL (Region): c very many area collecting grounds. Limonite pseudomorphs after long crystals of Stibnite. BIG PINE: c SE 9 mi... Strontianite (fluorescent). Brochantite. PALO VERDE. 78. and Scheelite on Bismutite. in spheroidal openings⎯Fayalite (small brown crystals) with Cristobalite. Stephanite (the Tetrahedrite contains a large silver percentage). compact massive Jamesonite (with Argentiferous Galena). Colemanite. S almost 8 mi. with Epsomite. the Bluejacket and other area mines⎯Tetrahedrite. Garnet. W at pole rack 0. area⎯embolite. mine. area mines⎯Bithmuthinite and Bismutite. 4 Cerro Gordo Mine⎯ Aurichalcite (with Hemimorphite and Hydrozincite). Loellingite. turn left along fence and collect in rocky hills⎯Quartz crystals. in hills nearby on San Diego-Imperial Co. Malachite and Tellurides. 3 W. Loellingite. BISHOP: 1 S 4½ mi. Smithsonite. in the Tungsten Hills. ARGUS RANGE (N of Trona. 2 Owens Valley regional mine dumps⎯Azurite. 4 E in Last Chance range almost on Nevada line⎯Turquoise. at headwaters of Bishop Creek⎯Arsenopyrite.: (a) Bishop Cr. Cuprite. Wulfenite. Tetrahedrite. DEATH VALLEY. massive Bournonite. on Hwy. from Panamint mines. Barite. Plumbogummite. Lapis Lazuli and Opal. Chrysotile (long-fibered). Mime⎯Arsenopyrite. to Palo Verde Pass (fee) ⎯jasper. with some routes posted by rock clubs⎯Gemstones. CERRO GORDO DISTRICT: 1 area mine dumps⎯Anglesite (in masses with crystalline crusts enclosing galena cores).A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States mines⎯Arsenopyrite. fire agate. on W side of the Panamint Range. as 53 . comprising much of the area schists⎯Attrelite (Chloritoid) in dark green oblong plates. 3 Belmont Mine⎯Argentite. Chrysocolla. Idocrase. FISH SPRINGS. Tridymite and Orthoclase. on Hwy. Valentinite. Brochantite (with Caledonite and Linarite).. through Deep Springs Valley to cattle guard. area⎯Cervantite. PICACHO (Dist. Metastibnite. carnelian.

Metacinnabar. 2 S 4 mi. on US 395. Pyrargyrite. R. then 3 mi. 5 Gower Gulch and the Ryan district outside Death Valley⎯Colemanite. then W to Greenhorn Mt. E 18 mi. from Greenhorn Mt. wide once mined for Arsenic⎯Arsenopyrite.. to Hwy. KEELER. SE side in foothills N of Hwy. T. f Contact Mine (Sec. 7 E. 4 Panamit Mts. 1 mi. chalcedony. Chrysocolla. UBEHEBE MINE. then keep E under power lines and across old railroad for 5 mi. 3 N and E 15½ mi. parallel to US 395. Cerargyrite. LONG LAKE.). in nodules⎯Obsidian. 32 E). as massive brown deposit⎯Strontianite. E into hills (open weekends. in pegmatite.. Sec. farther Huckaby mine⎯agate.. head of Sec.. 30 N. Tetrahedrite. Malachite. Siderite. LONE PINE: 1 E 1½ mi.: 1 Lucky Boy prospect. in gray-green area in hills to W⎯precious Opal.. massive). E 7 mi. E. BAKERSFIELD: 1 SE at Walker Cr. R. colorless.3 mi.. MANZANAR. Howlite. equant crystals on fracture surfaces of limestone⎯Adamite. as small.. on Hwy. (get permission at park office. T. 14. as important deposits in clay-shale⎯Colemanite. abundant crystals⎯Epidote. R. as bottle-green. in the Funeral Range⎯Cinnabar. the Reward Mine⎯Caledonite. in vein 6 to 12 in. R. 9 N. (b) the Chloride Cliff Mine. area⎯Pyrophyllite.. KEARSARGE. R. abundant as poorly developed crystals. Pyrrhotite. 395 to cinder rd. 2 N 17 mi. Ulexite. 9 S. 2 W 3½ mi. in a 15” vein⎯Molybdenite. of the Black Mts. permission at China lake office) ⎯obsidian. with schists and slates⎯Barite (crystals . then new rd. abundant⎯Jarosite. Smaltite.. E 2 mi.California immense deposits⎯Colemanite. 466⎯agate. Colosseum rd. at the Lee Mine⎯Argentite. Park. E 1 mi. R. E into Navel test sta. to Crystal Ridge⎯Quartz crystal. INDEPENDENCE: 1 N on Hwy... 27.. Park⎯Rose Quartz. Pyrite. 15 W). T. 395 5. Argentite. go E 1 mi. d Aldridge Mine (NW¼ Sec. in seams in canyons between it and Inyo Mt. jasper.. Argentite. 2½ mi. 3 S.. Cuprite. 2 N 2½ mi. 2 E on Mazouka Canyon rd. 3 S 12 mi. E at Little Acron mine and ½ mi. N on it to ruins of stage station. 2 NE on Hwy. Erythrite. chert. etc. 10. to Kern Knob.. Embolite. T. TECOPA: 1 the Noonday Mine⎯Scorodite. 10 N. radial crystals⎯Brochantite (in brown jasper). area mines⎯Borax minerals. WILD ROSE STATION. Chrysocolla. 31 E⎯ Annabergite.. Chalcopyrite. 127. SHOSHONE: c W 3 mi. the Mountain Girl Mine⎯Siderite. g San Emigdio Canyon.⎯Azurite and other Copper minerals (oxides. Linarite. Chrysocolla pseudomorphs after Calcite. MOUNT BLANCO (Dist.. head of Cottonwood Cr. carbonates).. in Gunter Canyon. as perfect white crystals⎯Axinite (with Smithsonite). LAWS: 1 NE 6 mi. in the Greenwater Dist. 178. d T. silicates. 2 Roper iron mine. to Colosseum rd. S and E to rd. 10. as white vein 2 to 5 ft. abundant⎯specular Hematite. then 2 mi. SE past National Forest sign 1½ mi. in Wild Rose Canyon in light-colored mica schists. in area schists⎯Chiastolite. 1 area⎯Sanidine. 54 . PANAMINT: 1 NE ½ mi. the Curran Mine⎯Chalcopyrite. wide. 22 N. 2 area Owens Valley mine dumps⎯Azurite. 25 S. N 3 mi. 21 W⎯ Stibnite. 1 E. petrified wood. 4 Chloride Cliff: (a) area in the Amargosa Range in T. at Bishop Silver and Cobalt Mining Co. e Castle Butte. KERN COUNTY AREA: c Amalie Mine⎯Argentite. LITTLE LAKE. 3 Sunrise Mine⎯Argentite. to old mine on left side of canyon⎯opalite. green⎯Microcline.

some Opal. and e the Suckow Mine⎯Borax. d Portal Ridge. MOJAVE: c Middle Buttes. via good dirt rd. 27 S. to site⎯rainbow jasper. as fine unusual specimens from abandoned workings⎯pumice. RED ROCK CANYON (21 mi. and W into El Paso Mt. then 6 mi. in the Tehachapi Mts. 14): c area lava flows. turn S 7½ mi.) ⎯Antimony. 178 to W-trending gravel rd. from the ruins of Hart’s place about 14 mi. (b) all surrounding region as surface float or shallow pockets requiring minor digging⎯agate. Burro Schmidt’s Tunnel. rd. N. Gold (surprisingly abundant). Ulexite. Scheelite. to end of pavement. in next ½ mi.. along rd. W 12 mi. take two left turns to mine dump⎯Rhodonite. in several area mines ⎯Argentite. Stibnite.6 mi. jasper. chalcedony. plus many old mines unnamed on Kern Co. 4 from Main st. at Erskine Cr. into Last Chance Canyon⎯gem Opal. d area surfaces⎯agate. area⎯Arsenopyrite. a spectacular route.. continue on dirt rd. 33 E⎯Antimony. in cavities⎯Analcime. on US 395 past jct. opal. mines. and N from the ruins of Garlock via Mesquite Canyon. obsidian & arrowheads. in contact deposit⎯Actinolite. Uraninite. nodular masses (to 300 lbs. via good dirt rds. on power line rd. with Ridgecrest rd. R. e Soledad Butte. Tincalconite. as sulfur yellow fibrous crystals⎯Ferrimolybdite. Gebracht Camp. along power line slightly more than 5 mi. sagenite. N of the Randsburg jct. cut off S 5 mi. Natrolite. to Gem Hill. d little Caliente Spring (S of Piute) ⎯ Antimony. lace.. from Brown’s Ranch in hills⎯flower agate. precious Opal. jasper. etc. jasper. Smoky Quartz (some with Epidote inclusions). e Wheeler Springs: (a) area old mines⎯Gold. 24. in schist as crystals to 1” long⎯Zoisite. E on Steam Well rd.. good crystals⎯Barite. E ¼ mi. ROSAMOND: c W to first N-trending rd. take rd. chalcedony. f W 18. This excellent collecting area can be entered by any of three routes: from the south via the Randsburg Rd. 5 take Trona rd.. INYOKERN. RANDSBURG: c Yellow Aster and area mines⎯Arsenopyrite. HOBO HOT SPRINGS. area⎯Rhodonite. 5 & 6. about 7 mi. S on rd. d N. Colemanite. ISABELLA DAM: c Greenhorn mining dist. noted locality⎯“Horse Canyon” agate (fern. N of Mojave on Rte. with Colemanite. Colorado Camp. general region: (a) Dutch Cleanser Pumice mine. Ulexite (all fluorescent) GORMAN..:(a) Huckaby and Little Acron mines⎯Epidote. as it curves toward US 395. at the Meeke (Hogan) tin mine. R. in stringers of coarsely crystalline materials⎯Alunite. Scheelite. 1 mi. d Sec. d N on Rte. Smoky Quartz. fossil horse bones. Sec. (of Quail Lake). icicle. d Pacific Coast and Western Borax Co. (b) regional surfaces⎯agate. Scheelite crystals. 5. SE of Mojave and just N of Boron⎯Howlite. 55 . turn and go for 1 mi. Glauberite. f Sunset. Owens Camp. Probertite (Kramerite).. Quartz crystals. heading SE to the Dutch Cleanser Mine. HAVILAH-KERNVILLE: c 4 mi.000 ft. 3 3 mi. the El Paso Mts. at Antimony Peak. turn S on rd. plasma. 10. (b) N to NW slopes ⎯gem jasper (to huge boulders). NW of Cuddy Valley. JAWBONE CANYON: c Sec. many prospects: (a) area⎯agate. 36 E. W 2 mi.. agatized and petrified palm wood and twigs. to Sunshine Mine rd. then N several mi. Stibnite. jasper. to Horse Canyon. Kernite.. e Green Mt. N 4 mi.. 14 & 15. petrified wood. T. area⎯Antimony. plume. g see Red Rock Canyon. Elev. 30 S.. S of Miracle Hot Springs. flower. on US 466 to Cache Cr. tube. in Pine Canyon.). Calcite. Kurnakovite. and 5 mi.. area⎯Antimony.. 1½ mi. 11. and N 5½ mi. productive old mines and area camps include: Cadahy Camp. side rd. e Rayo Mine.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States BORON: c area⎯Calcite. as nodules and stringers⎯Cassiterite. agatized wood. Stibiconite. etc. the Cadillac claims⎯Epidote. KRAMER: c area 35 mi.⎯jasper. h NE 25 mi. e Saltdale (on rd. to Randsburg)... T. (b) area Scheelite mine dumps⎯ Epidote. d S 2 mi. through the Greenhorn Mts. maps.

139. jasper. 2 N 2 mi. KINGS COUNTY AVENAL. large columnar.⎯agate. Copper Oxides and Sulfides. 20. E of Monolith). as sheaves and platy crystals to several inches long⎯Stilbite. on the Eel R. WESTWOOD. LAKE COUNTY AREA. on Rte. 466 (to 2 mi. Opal. LUCERN: c Clear Lake. NW 15 mi. BARTLETT SPRINGS (15 mi. KELSEYVILLE. 7 W. 20 N 6 mi. UKAIH. REIFF. especially along Cole Cr. N of Clear Lake). near airport⎯petrified wood. LASSEN COUNTY SUSANVILLE: 1 W 8 mi. then W. 56 . SONOMA COUNTIES The Mayacmas Sulphur Bank districts include hundreds of occurrences of Cinnabar. 291. area hillsides and washes⎯agate. the Greenback Mine⎯Azurite. chalcedony. Canyon. district (Sec. obsidian. copper prospects⎯Copper minerals and native Copper. W of Isabella Reservoir). Aragonite. and 2 N 11 mi. 2 and at Manke ranch. black & white petrified wood. with other Mercury minerals of less importance. WOODY (dist.. then S toward Stephens Ranch.California TEHACHAPI: c N.⎯Chromite. area deposits along the Knoxville Rd. d W ¼ mi. to N on rd. on Hwy.. in the Meadow Mt. to Cache Cr. R. SE 4 mi. T. MIDDLETOWN. at Tollgate Canyon. T. Many deposits of ore are in opalite. at Lone Pine chromite mine⎯Chrysoprase.. cut on Hwy. chalcedony. COBB: 1 in rd. by steep gravel rd. 34 mi. then left to Potter Valley and Lake Pillsbury on NW side ⎯onyx. NW of Cobb⎯massive Quartz. on Hwy. 28 N. 12 N. LAKEPORT.⎯ Dolomite crystals. KNOXVILLE: 1 S 3½ mi... R. Diamonds). and d Lower Clear Lake area. jasper. the Sulphur Bank Mine⎯Sulfur. 28. in a gemstone prospect⎯purple Cordierite. Melanterite (abundant as stalactites). brittle⎯Tremolite. mines⎯Orpiment. area⎯“Horse Canyon” agate. LAKE. LOS ANGELES COUNTY ACTION: c S and SW. at Manhattan Mine (fee) ⎯Quartz onyx. 10 E). SE. Realgar. 9 mi. SE¼ SE¼ Sec. NAPA.. 36. d E 7 mi. Quartz. to Lower Lake and SE to area N of Pope Valley⎯Quartz (Lake Co. massive green deposit⎯Fluorite. along rd. S (to S end of Clear Lake). Hwy.

HOLLYWOOD: c area of Cahuega Pass. Smaltite. in veins and cavity fillings in basalt exposures in Pacific Electric Quarry No. Glaucophane (with Crossite).5 mi. then ½ mi.. NE 12 mi. area quarries. S Neary Quarry⎯agate. LOMITA. on old Sierra Hwy. to Malibu Lake. 5 N. N in dikes of limestone and breccia. massive⎯Sphalerite (with Galena & Pyrrhotite). in Escondido Canyon. SAN PEDRO. d 12 mi.. LANCASTER. T. copperstained rock. N side of hwy. e Soledad Pass (New Pass). d Howlands landing. PALOS VERDES ESTATES. CALABASAS. low-tide gravels (much destroyed by breakwater construction) ⎯gem Moonstone. in the Pelona schists as a network of pure white crystals⎯Clinozoisite with interstitial 57 .. green moss. in chlorite-lawsonite schist. as good transparent crystals to 1” across⎯Albite.. W at Vicente Point. then E for 1. e Sec. area prospects⎯Bornite. W. jasper. 14).. area⎯siliceous Psilomelane. Erythrite. as veins and stringers in quartz⎯Chalcopyrite.. in quartz⎯Copper. e site of old Eldoradoville (gold camp of the 1860’s). PALMDALE. 7 mi. fossils (shells & whale bones). in Malaga Cove⎯seam agate (dark brown). in vugs⎯Calcite crystals. Natrolite. sagenitic). N. in small dikes. Marcasite. NE 6 miles to Davenport rd. and N to dumps of Sterling Mine in Tick Canyon⎯Howlite (fluorescent). SAUGUS. f take Golden State Freeway NW to Palmdale cutoff (Hwy. crystals⎯Dolomite. Pyrite. massive deep pink⎯Rhodonite. NE: c Sierra Pelona Valley. Garnet. near Mulholland Dr. S on Rte. LOS ANGLES: c Brush Canyon. area basalt seams⎯Analcite. Barite and various Arsenates (mostly as coatings). N side along South Riverside Dr. in the Santa Monica Mts. in NE¼ Sec. Howlite (fluorescent). in Agate Valley. cuts in Palos Verdes Hills (extreme SW part of Co. d S.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States e Free Cuba Mine. in a nearby pegmatite outcrop. at Sir’Kegian gem beds⎯agate (banded. W of Little Rock Dam and 3 mi. R. T. Zircon (abundant clear pinkish crystals). of Franklin and Coldwater canyons. 13 W. NE to Solemint Junction. 14 W.K. mines⎯ Annabergite. d San Francisquito Canyon Reservoir area. W. RAVENNA. abundant⎯Barkevikite. 27 to within 8 mi.. SANTA MONICA. (b) Indicator Mine. area⎯agate. area surfaces⎯chalcedony. Pyrrhotite and Sphalerite). Fluorite (purple and green masses and cubes). abundant⎯Clinozoisite. area deposits. in “spotted” (Cordierite) slates. the Kelsey and O. REDONDO BEACH: c N along beach to El Segundo. of Coast Hwy. nuggets).: c area slate exposures along access rds. in vesicular basalts⎯Heulandite. extensive deposits⎯Colemanite. above creek bed. f between town and Agua Dulce Canyon. 17. below summit and 90 ft. d Griffith Park. up San Gabriel Canyon. area quarries and rd. in pegmatite outcrop⎯Allanite (abundant rough tabular crystals to 3” long). 3⎯Analcime. SANTA CATALINA ISLAND: c area lead mines. Native Silver. Portal Ridge. E edge in quartz veins. as well developed crystals⎯Albite. jasper. fair sized crystals⎯Chiastolite.). N side. R. MALIBU. AZUSA: c N. along canyon. 12. SAN FERNANDO. LITTLE ROCK. bloodstone. up from canyon mouth: (a) Denver Mining and Milling property. in veins in schist⎯Chalcopyrite (with Galena. and d jct. abundant⎯Galena. W on Escondido Canyon rd. Apophyllite. the Felix fluorite mine⎯Barite. 3 N. jasper. Amethyst geodes. Argentite. Sterling Borax Mine. d N 8 mi. Natrolite. e W tip of island. 2 mi. W 5 mi.) ⎯Barite crystals. in Pacoima Canyon: c area⎯Annabergite (with Siderite and Pyrrhotite). LANG. Sphalerite. Apatite. MEADOW VALLEY (Dist. Prehnite. in area canyon detritus⎯Gold (colors. Natrolite.

(c) head of canyon. abundant crystals⎯Calcite. area placer sands⎯Gold (colors. e Iron Mt. Quartz crystals. in lenses of greenish-gray radiating prisms to 4”⎯Clinozoisite (in Albite amphibolite). DAULTON: c W ½ mi.. N. SOLEMINT (on US 6 N of San Fernando). near Chowchilla crossing on Fort Miller rd. g Ritter Range: (a) W side.. in the North Fork mining dist. area deposits⎯Magnetite. 1½ mi. gemmy⎯Howlite. Gold. farther to another site⎯petrified wood. (b) Shadow Cr. d SE 1 mi. banded agate. MADERA. and d NE 5 mi. crystals⎯Chiastolite. area prospects⎯Chromite (coated with Zaratite). the Daulton Mine⎯Cubanite. some good bloodstone. in Tujunga Canyon. 6 N. E 6½ mi. d Bouquet Reservoir. d in tick Canyon: (a) area hillsides⎯chalcedony (clear. in SW¼ NE¼ Sec. in cavities in lava. from Huntington lake rd.California Chlorite and Tourmaline. 58 .. to Mint Canyon with dirt rd. S side in crystalline limestones⎯Actinolite. Natrolite. 11 to ranch house. in micaceous schists. small crystals⎯Analcite. TUJUNGA.. MADERA COUNTY AREA: c Chowchilla R. are exposures⎯Lazulite. Sphene. N ½ mi. d go 3½ mi. MENDOTA: c SW for 20 mi. leading into Tick Canyon: c up Mint Canyon a short distance to old Borax mine. district.. f Kaiser Mt. Rhodonite (with Epidote and Garnet).. d Fish Creek. 28. nuggets). nodular).⎯nodules. COARSE GOLD: c N 2 mi. 14 W. Byssolite (fibrous actinolite). then S 3 mi. R. into Panoche Hills. collect E of rd.. to rte. and about 200 yds. E of the Chiquito trail⎯Altaite. on Hwy. T. area exposures⎯Axinite. mine dumps⎯Chiastolite crystals.. in Pelona schist on Bouquet Canyon hwy. Canyon.. (b) at old Colemanite deposit mine⎯abundant Colemanite and cauliflower-like masses of Howlite.

the P & L Mine. in quartzite veins⎯Celsian (with Sanbornite and Gillespite).L.. MARIPOSA COUNTY AREA: c regional Mother Lode gold mines⎯Ankerite. the Star Mine.NE 2½ mi. thick) which yield a high-silica chert in bright colors. (b) Stinson Ranch. Pyrargyrite. SW 5 mi. 132 W less than 1 mi. R. crystals in schist layers⎯ Wollastonite (with Tremolite). EL PORTAL: c S 2½ mi. tunnel. near Pleasant Valley Sta. R.. area exposures.. area exposures of Serpentine.. thick) and the Sausalito chert beds (900 ft. copper group (of mines) ⎯massive Chalcopyrite (with Pyrite). in quartzite⎯Alunite. Satelite (fibrous serpentine) and serpentine. as fibrous tufts⎯Alunogen (with Gypsum). at Moore’s Flats in metamorphic rocks and from the Hornitos slates⎯Chiastolite. Tetrahedrite. e Sec. MARIN COUNTY AREA: c Eel R. as crystals and masses to several pounds⎯Wolframite.. claim.. N 1 mi. as fibrous masses on quartzite⎯Alunogen (with Graphite). N. in a quartz vein in Andalusite schist. Chalcopyrite and Kaolinite which will glow when rubbed. SW of Indian Gulch. in massive serpentine as veins and lenses⎯ Nephrite jade. Spessartite garnet.. d N 12 mi. BEAR VALLEY. area deposits and float⎯Nephrite jade. TAMALPAIS. as crystals to ½”⎯Albite. d E ½ mi. with Erythrite and Mariposite. d SE. 23. Around the north shores are numerous outcrops of the Ingleside chert beds (530 ft. the Josephine Mine⎯Cobaltiferous Arsenopyrite (Danaite). MARIPOSA: c SE 6 mi. area hillsides⎯Axinite crystals (with Prehnite). T. e San Francisco Bay shores: (a) Stinson Beach. Rhodonite. 7 W. f Green Mt. COULTERVILLE: c Just W as a belt of coarse white carbonate 300 to 500 ft.⎯Mariposite. as a large deposit⎯Barite. SAN FRANCISCO BAY. NW 1½ mi.. from Trumbull Peak. Camsellite). INCLINE. as tabular crystals⎯Pyrrhotite. the Silver Bar Mine⎯Argentite. 15 E⎯Barite. on SE corner of Marine Peninsula⎯kinradite. North Fork. d S 12 mi. e Hwy. BAGBY. 19. d Copper Queen Mine in Sec. INVERNESS. locally called kinradite.. MT. 59 . T. on the I. Beta-Ascharite. as large cubes⎯Galena.. PETALUMA. Raymond dist. FORT BARRY. d Point Bonita (foot of Golden Gate Bridge) ⎯kinradite. d W 2 mi.X. Sphalerite (triboluminescent). REED STATION: c area Lawsonite schists. T. shale exposures in rd. in schists⎯Actinolite (with Lawsonite).. the Surprise Claim⎯Rhodochrosite. wide⎯Ankerite. 5 N.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States RAYMOND: c Mt. Arsenopyrite. on E flanks of Massa Hill in Sec. 17 E. this Sphalerite is a mixture of fine grained Shalerite. 19. on N side of rd. R. 3 S. on shore of Tomales Bay. as impregnations and coatings⎯Szaibelyite (Ascharite. TRES CERRITOS.. the Purcell-Griffin Mine⎯Chromite. between David Gulch and Flyaway Gulch⎯Jade. SAUSALITO. 5 S. Barite.

e Leach Lake Mt. silver) GOOSE LAKE. Platinum. red. POTTER CREEK. 16 W. S.. Bidwell to Cedarville⎯agate and petrified wood.. at Ash Cr. 395. follow power line uphill W of freeway to intersection with main power line on top of hill⎯plume agate. and E 3 mi.⎯Bornite. NE of hwy. area⎯agate. area⎯agate. W in Deep Cr. to Mina⎯Jade. in boulders of Williams Cr. area⎯Chromite (coated with Uvarovite garnets). jasper. on Hwy. HEARST: c 8 mi. on Siskiyou Co.. then take right fork 4½ mi. line⎯Brewsterite. e in Williams Cr. and 1 mi. d W 6 mi. S on Hwy. cut on the Cloverdale hwy. SUGARLOAF MT. and 1 mi. Sanhedrin⎯Rhodochrosite. area ⎯obsidian (all colors).California MENDOCINO COUNTY AREA: c Big and Little Red Mts... Gold. Nephrite and Calcite. Inesite (veins). Nephrite. Pectolite. ALTURAS.. as large radiating crystals⎯Zoisite.⎯rhyolite (wonderstone). area placers along the Navarro R. on or near the Sonoma Co. gravels along rte. (b) both sides below Leach Lake⎯Jadeite. in T. NW 3 mi. blue. on N Fork of the Eel R. d in Eel R. as stream bed boulders. rainbow. R. d Eel R. LAKE CITY. NE 6 mi. pale brown⎯Bementite (with Neotocite) WILLITS.. between Cedarville and Fort Bidwell. LONGVALE. 139. Epidote (or Clinozoisite. N 12 mi. Ranger Sta. black. with Lawsonite and Rutile). in rd. MODOC COUNTY ADIN. Bementite.. jasper. across cr. distant at Impassable Rock. in Anderson Valley⎯Cinnabar. S 11½ mi. d E flank of Warner Mts. quartzite. Neotocite. chalcedony. area⎯agate. REDWOOD.. the Thomas Mine. 12 mi. E 3 mi. 60 . CEDARVILLE. 1 mi.⎯Jadeite. then left 4 mi. N 4 mi. Mt. green. MERCED COUNTY LOS BANOS. gravels⎯Jadeite. PIETA CREEK.. CLOVERDALE.. in stream gravels from Ft. opalized wood.). Lawsonite.. at Syke Rock on the new Covelo Rd. granular. jasper. as large prisms⎯ Actinolite. area. Nephrite. FORT BIDWELL: c pass between here and Pine Cr. COVELO: c Area rd. cuts along the new Covelo Rd. Actinolite. Iridium. (5 mi. in gravel pits⎯obsidian nodules. N 15 mi. chalcedony.. line) ⎯obsidian (banded. DAVIS CREEK. 24 N. MINA. E of Davis Cr. area⎯agate..⎯Jadeite. Edingtonite. GLASS MOUNTAIN (or Buttes. to Rainbow mine (fee) ⎯obsidian. S and 4 mi. large masses of good⎯Actinolite. many area mines⎯Chromite. E of Davis Cr. Nephrite jade (with Crocidolite and Jadeite) NAVARRO.: (a) area sheared serpentines⎯pale pink Xonotlite. Zircons. gold. to Mercy Springs exit. blades to 24”.

. BENTON DISTRICT. Augelite. 5 E⎯Cinnabar in Calcite. CAMBRIA PINES. in vugs and fissures in metamorphic rock 200 yds. the next cove S is another location⎯Nephrite jade (look for new botryoidal jade and a 61 . KING CITY. MAMMOTH LAKE. NV) : c W side area mines⎯Andalusite. e Green Lake.. gem quality⎯Nephrite.. W of Green Lake in Green Cr. Beach where as pebbles⎯ Nephrite jade. in metamorphic rocks⎯Andalusite. Baldwin. SE base. COLEVILLE. at the Champion Sillimanite. Canyon⎯Lazulite. Axinite crystals (in metamorphosed serpentine with Epidote and Quartz). serpentine. in lava cavities as long slender crystals⎯Hornblende (with Tridymite). area beaches⎯Rhodonite boulders. d Epidote Peak. S 7 mi. d W slope. e 1 mi. area⎯brecciated jasper. E on US 395. mine⎯Kämmererite (with Uvarovite garnet and Chromite).250 ft.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States MONO COUNTY AREA: c Blind Spring Hill dist. the Shadow Lake trail 1 mi. and just S of it at Jade Cove. N on coast: c Cape San Martin: (a) area low tide gravels⎯Nephrite. Comanche. to River trail. MOCALNO. area⎯obsidian (banded..)... optical quality crystals⎯Calcite (Iceland spar). BRIDGEFOOT. Galena. Augelite. T. at head of E Fork of Green Cr. Dumortierite. BRADLEY. area W side Santa Lucia Range. f Mono Craters. argentiferous Galena. area basalt veins in the Warner Range. 1). Lazulite. LUCIA: c farthest N location is at Limekiln Cr. just N of Mono Lake⎯sanidine. Lazulite. BODIE: c S. Lapis Lazuli. 18 S. TIOGA PASS. serpentine. Quartz and Sillimanite. N 8 mi. W in mts. NE of the cape. JAMESBURG. SE of Plaskett Point and just S of the mouth of Willow Cr. E 7 mi. Lazulite. Gold. in quartz veins⎯some Bismuthinite. W 1 mi. in Stone Canyon. Inc. in SE¼ Sec. Comet.. MAMMOTH. NE 18 mi. Gold. well defined crystals to 4”⎯Albite (with Quartz). Gold. area.⎯Jade. area mines⎯Cerussite. g Mt. Alunite (massive pink & brown). on W slope of the White Mts. etc. area mines⎯Argentite. SE. Apatite. (b) Jade Cove (1.. reached from Rte. 1 at Plaskett Cr. various colors). Corundum. etc. in the Sweetwater Range. stream gravels between Point Sur and Salmon Cr. Silver. MONTEREY COUNTY BIG SUR. massive⎯Epidote. W 8 mi. as plum colored crystals to 1”⎯Axinite.. the Diana. 31. WHITE MOUNTAIN (W of Dyer.. d To S on Hwy. area mines⎯Argentite. These crystals are often shells studded internally with fine quartz prisms. Cerargyrite (in quartz). as principal copper mineral and source of Silver⎯massive Tetrahedrite. Gold. PATTERSON (Dist.200 ft. about 1. in quartz veins⎯Arsenopyrite. Rhodonite. in lava beds S of the Bodie Rd. to Agnew Meadows camp. Cerussite. CEDARVILLE. Diaspore.). The Tioga Mine⎯Cobaltite. d Plaskett Point. between Coldwater and Piute canyons. take rd. NW of the S shore of a large lake. Nephrite. d Standard Mine (on SE town slope). to ridge on left. mouth of Lime Kiln Cr. area ocean beach gravels of Salmon and San Simeon creeks⎯Jade. LOS BURROS (Dist. Mine (large commercial Andalusite deposit)⎯Andalusite. GORDA. mines. Pyrophyllite and Barite (fine crystals). Ranger Sta. go left ½ mi... native Silver. in talus of ridge⎯Rhodochrosite. with Brannerite. as a 4” outcrop⎯Barite. R. serpentine.

common green opal. off Rte. 10 W. SW part N bank of San Juan Cr. h S 13 mi. as prospects⎯Chromite. E of the W quadrangle boundary in vein several ft. Jamesonite. R. turn W on Cherry St. T. SALINAS. 36. area serpentine belts⎯Chromite. 29: (a) T. f Empire Mine⎯Altaite. Metacinnabar. area serpentines. mines⎯Chalcocite. T. e E 5 mi.. area prospects⎯native Copper. Altaite (bunches in the Ural vein intergrown with native Gold and associated with Pyrite. e Meadow Lake Dist. Botryogen (as minute aggregates of small red crystals) with Copiapite. high grade deposit⎯Chalcopyrite. 11 & 14. the Allison Ranch Mine⎯Argentite (with Pyrargyrite and Stephanite). d Red Hill. R. Dolomite. & 12 N. Calcite (dogtooth spar). the old Alisal silver mine⎯Arsenic. 7W). Curtisite. NEVADA CITY: c area: (a) Blue Tent mining camp. the Copper Prince Mine⎯Azurite. on rd. KNOXVILLE: c 3½ mi. 2 mi. Epsomite (abundant long white fibers in old tunnels). N: c Mount St. Beach and Salmon Cr. e Trabuco Canyon: (a) Santa Ana Tin Mining Co. 29⎯Actinolite... etc. 62 . ELSINORE (Riverside Co.. the Banner Mine⎯Argentite. opalized and petrified wood. Helena Mine⎯Argentite. e NW 4 mi. 1. on beach and in ravines⎯petrified wood and petrified bone. opalite. the Lone Pine Chromite Mine⎯Chromite. d Indian Springs..5 S. abundant⎯Sphalerite. Millerite. MONTICELLO. R. Graphite. f Great Western and Mirabel Mercury mines.. area stream gravels⎯Diamond. d Providence Mine⎯Alunogen (colored blue with copper). in decomposed serpentines. Galena and Quartz). yellow crystals. MIDDLETOWN: c E on Rte. Deweylite (gangue mineral with Gold and Silver ores). Tunnel No. about 1½ mi.) AUBURN. Lower Lake. d Palisades Mine⎯Arsenopyrite. 11. SE 8 mi. and (b) Sailor Flat⎯agate. Galena. even farther S⎯ Nephrite jade. Red Ledge chrome mines⎯abundant Rhodochrome. FRENCH CORRAL. ORANGE COUNTY AREA: c Blue Light Mine (Sec. e Washington. PARKFIELD. exposures ⎯Pectolite. as gangue mineral of a Cinnabar deposit⎯Barite (crystalline).) Quadrangle.. to sea cliffs. g E 1½ mi. and (b) Sec. Cerargyrite. e Farther S in Willow Cr. at Deadman Flat. masses⎯Chalcopyrite (with Arsenopyrite. take trail to beach near Arch Rock. chalcedony. often twinned⎯Arcanite. Malachite. to Lower Lake. jasper. NEWPORT BEACH. d NE 2 mi. at Pilot Hill⎯agate. Kämmererite. as fine cleavage fragments⎯Anorthite. serpentine. along hwy. the Alcalde Mine⎯Arsenic and Gold in Calcite. W 6 mi. as fine octahedrons⎯Chromite. d SW 4 mi.California reddish jade). 19 N. 6 & 7 W. chert. NAPA COUNTY CALISTOGA. wide⎯Sphalerite (with Chalcopyrite and Pyrrhotite).. d Redington Mine⎯Aragonite on Cinnabar. Argentite. Cinnabar. out. (b) Trabuco Tin Mine⎯Cassiterite. native Copper. NEVADA COUNTY AREA: c Buckeye Hill. 10. Quartz pseudomorphs after Barite. GRASS VALLEY: c S 2½ mi. Stibnite and Tiemannite.

then N ¾ mi. Best Bet mine (fee) ⎯silicified Asbestos. SUSANVILLE (Lassen Co. NEWCASTLE. e SW 20 mi. mining dist. the Alabama Mine⎯Argentite (in gold quartz. Rhodonite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States PLACER COUNTY AREA. the McCoy Mt. area gravels and deposits of the Genessee Valley⎯Rhodonite.. IOWA HILL. with Galena and Tellurides).. at Rich Bar on Indian Cr. TAYLORVILLE. carrying Bornite-Chalcopyrite ores. NE 9 mi. the Kilaga Mine⎯Alunogen.. NW to Inca Siding. in plumasite⎯Hornblende (var. Rouse Hill⎯Amazonite ( on Thomas Mt. e Spanish peak.. Diadem. then left less than ½ mi. crystals to 1½”⎯Fergusonite. gravels of Shady Run⎯Garnet. Cuprite. Idocrase. Tourmaline. Rd... 12 mi. Upper Spanish Cr. MUMFORDS HILL. Edenite). Rock Crystal (with Chlorite inclusions). S 20 mi. 70 to US 395 N 7 mi. Magnesian Copiapite (as yellowish brown crystalline masses).. TOWLE. d take rd. to Arlington 63 ... N side... CHILCOOT: c take Hwy. turn left ¼ mi. E ¼ mi. Kämmererite. the Walker Mine⎯Cubanite (with Chalcopyrite and Pyrrhotite). out. and turn right. turn right and go NE for 8 mi. deposit of white “slip fiber”⎯Asbestos. park and walk uphill to left⎯orchid star Quartz. have been the leading copper producers in California since 1915. the Crystal Peak (fee) ⎯Smoky and Scepter Quartz. Thomas Mts. area⎯ Pyrolusite. CLIPPER GAP. and then right for 9 mi. e pegmatite outcrops on Lookout Mt. d Edmonton. at Hotaling. SE 9 mi. N for 5 mi. Malachite. on Wolf Cr. native Silver. . N at Laura quartz mine⎯Fire Opal. E 1 mi. in nodular masses⎯Chromite (coated with Penninite. Sawpit Flat. in Indian Valley at the Pocahontas Mine⎯ native Copper. The Walker. Kunzite. Nelson Point. Red Little. Engles.).. in ironstone 3½ mi. deposits⎯Chromite. area mines and prospects⎯Amarantite.. W. serpentine. nearby Peters Mine⎯Rhodonite. Rose Quartz. QUINCY. MEADOW VALLEY. black Tourmaline (Schorl).3 mi. and good crystals of Uvarovite garnet). area deposit⎯white Apatite.. BLYTHE: c Floyd Brown Mine⎯Fluorite. PENRYN. and E 1½ mi. NW. Rhodonite. area mines. THOMPSON PEAK (SW of Janesville). cross tracks. f take Lovelin Blvd. LINCOLN: c E 3 mi. the Fano Mine⎯Amblygonite.⎯Tremolite. Rhodonite. ALBERHILL.. turn right and go 0. AUBURN. area mines⎯Copper minerals. alluvial gravels⎯Diamond & Gold. CLIO. native Silver.. Gibbsite. the Valley View Mine (Whiskey Hill) ⎯Chalcanthite. and Penrose lode mines⎯Manganite. PLUMAS COUNTY AREA: c Gopher Hill. from river in hills above town W ⎯Rose Quartz. Coahuila.). GENESSEE. in Green Valley. Lepidolite. W 5 mi. deposit⎯Magnetite.⎯Copper minerals. SE 7 mi. d N 6 mi. d Coahuila Mt. Rhodonite. take Meadow Valley rd. d Santa Maria Mts. APPLEGATE. and Superior mines of this Co.. with Uvarovite garnet and Clinochlore (Kotschubeite). Tourmaline. RIVERSIDE COUNTY AREA: c Box Spring Mt. SPRING GARDEN.. 21 mi.. Psilomelane. area clay pits⎯Boehmite. Coquimbite...

agate. the Pacific Mining Dist. the Crowell Mine. 26 mi. abundant⎯Cuprite. Forsterite. CAHUILLA. Tourmaline and abundant Brucite (pseudomorphs after Periclase). at the Red Cloud Mine. CRESTMORE: c The Jensen Quarry⎯Idocrase. Allanite (with Serendibite and associated minerals). (see map p.. in new city quarry⎯brown Hematite. Scawtite.. Opal. 10 E. Foshagite.. the Palen Mts. Xenotime. as radial clusters and crystals⎯Cyrtolite (with Monazite. to Storm Jade Mine⎯Jade. Parawollastonite. f SW 13 mi... and just W of the Jensen Quarry.. the Chief of the Hills Mine⎯Cassiterite. NUEVO: c wall of South Pacific Quarry. Gyrolite.California Mine⎯Pyrolusite. good dark green crystals to 1” long ⎯Hornblende. PACKARDS WELL. Lone Star. 60) MIDLAND: c area pegmatite outcrops⎯Spinel. Harkerite. area pegmatites⎯Aquamarine. Xonotlite. and Commercial quarries.e. SE 5 mi. especially the Williamson Mine⎯Aquamarine. e W 4 mi. Vesuvianite. in limestone⎯ Tremolite (small crystals with Phlogopite). large purple crystals⎯Axinite. occur in extensive contact zones in limestone. area (common. Psilomelane. as large bladelike plates⎯Biotite mica. New. hitherto unidentified minerals are constantly being found. i South Riverside. W of Blythe ⎯agate.. area copper mines⎯massive Epidote. formed by intrusive plutonic and dike rocks. Fluorapophyllite. Yttrocrasite). in bunches⎯Stibnite. Some fluorescent minerals are⎯Aragonite. take turnoff into Joshua Tree National Monument NE for 26 mi. RIPLEY. g Cajalco Tin Mine⎯Cassiterite. i.. then E 8½ mi.. INDIO. Wollastonite.. Prehnite. Merwinite. d Midland Mine. Box Springs Mt. Jennite. Plombierite.. d NE 2 mi.. d The more than 120 minerals from the famous Crestmore quarries grouped about Chino and Sky Blue Hills. d in area pegmatites. fire). Wet Weather. in granodiorite outcrop near the Cajalco Tin Mine⎯Dumortierite. RIVERSIDE: c E 2 mi. Rose Quartz.. All the great variety of gemstones and minerals are prime collector’s items.. in old quarry. Int. h North Hill. in Chuckwalla Mts. DESERT CENTER: c S. W in the Mule Mts. area pegmatite mines on Cahuilla Mt. g in gravels S of Hwy. Calcite.. 60 about 8 mi. Beryl. roses with Goethite coating⎯the so called fire agate. chalcedony (nodular. Tobermorite. Morganite. Ettringite. 64 . d S 2 mi. Clinohumite. the Chino. S 2 mi.

47) NEW IDRIA: c area chrome deposits⎯Artinite (acicular crystals). Aragonite. Sphalerite with Silver. Natrolite and Neptunite. area⎯Brochantite (small crystals. HERNANDEZ: c area serpentine belts⎯Chromite.). 6½ mi. Benitoite (mine). and E for 2 mi. 5 Wingate Canyon. d Cottonwood Siding (Santa Fe RR). Hornblende (basaltic.3 mi. and 1 mi. and SW 7 mi. gravels along rd. N 2½ mi. chalcedony. obsidian. marble. 10 & 11.. SIAM CROSSING. 3. the Grove Mine⎯Turquoise. ADELANTO: 1 N 5 mi. W 2 mi. Sphene.) SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY AREA: c Amargosa mines (T. R. 10 N. d in Clear Cr. area⎯Boltwoodite (fluorescent). NE on old Hwy. along tracks in hills to E⎯agate nodules. 1 W). SW 2 mi. Bayldonite. 6 W. IDRIA. to New Idria. Dist.) ⎯Actinolite. in quarry to N⎯onyx. 4 S. Diadochite. Chrysocolla. to Anita mine⎯Tourmaline and Lepidolite. extensive deposit. massive veins⎯Hematite. in Barite deposit as greenish yellow crusts on limestone⎯Alunite. Prehnite. HOLLISTER: c area stream placers⎯boulders of Chromite coated with Zaratite. crystals). in gravels of headwaters of San Benito R. R. area tin deposits⎯ Cassiterite. on Antimony Peak. 66 to Danby. T. 79 and then E on dirt rd. 66. 2 N 30 mi. area silver mines of the Silver Mt. Jadeite. d a nearby quicksilver mine⎯ Cinnabar. and Iron Age mine. the Kramer Hills along US 95 area⎯agate. are the two most famous cinnabar properties in California. 3 Lead Mt. d NE. on Hwy. (The New Almaden mines of Santa Clara Co. S to phone line for 2. 18 N. AMBOY: 1 W... red Kämmererite on Chromite (with Uvarovite garnet).A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States SAGE. E. and e area around Santa Rite Peak⎯Albite. masses⎯Scheelite (fluorescent). SW margin. 4 Sidewinder Mine. and the New Idria mines of San Benito Co. N of Coalinga. 65 . as cores of many volcanic bombs). 4 E to Chambless on Hwy. Magnetite. area⎯Sagenite agate. 2 Bristol Dry Lake. (see map p. line. Analcite. Thomsonite. jasper. SW. TEMESCAL (Dist. jasper. (25 mi. as concretions⎯Celestite. toward Fresno Co. Sec. Biotite mica. serpentine. as masses⎯ Arsenolite.. 3 Siberia Crater. crusts). several claims⎯Stibnite.. Garnet.. (T. at Iron Mt. 2. Joaquinite. W of US 95. SAN BENITO COUNTY DALE. in the Amargosa sink). 7 E. Fresno Co. in volcanic ash⎯Olivine (granular. at Amboy Crater. then S on road across railroad tracks. R. SW 1 mi.

jasper. abundant⎯Chrysocolla. jasper.. 6 W 22 mi. 5 Hwy. 3 N 10 mi. area surrounding Lavic RR siding. area⎯sagenitic agate. gemmy⎯jasper (called “Lavic” jasper). 127 N to Salt Springs. and N 3 mi. and left 13 mi.. right under power line take rough road to hills to N and W ⎯obsidian. area mines..66 mi. BAKER: 1 W. Malachite.. BARSTOW: 1 E on US 66 to milepost 113. area⎯agate. then 0. 15. jasper.⎯agate. in Scheelite veins and as part of the gangue rock⎯Ankerite. Caledonite. the Blue Bell Mine. Scheelite (fluorescent). turn E 10½ mi. into Owlhead Mts. abundant. 2 Milepost 115: (a) rd. petrified wood. on Hwy. go left on Furnace Cr. then S to Afton Canyon⎯opalite. area⎯Strontianite (fluorescent). passing Sperry Sta. i Furnace Cr. 4 Hwy. 13 mi. 2 W 7 mi. N across railroad tracks and take left fork to power line.California ATOLIA.. turnoff to 66 . 127 N to milepost 174. Linarite. ruins and through canyon into open space at Sperry Wash⎯red and yellow agate. on Int. 66.. take rd. area mines⎯Brochantite. Dioptase. in Soda Mts. BAGDAD: 1 E ½ mi. 2 farther along same rd. rd.

A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States abundant field⎯gem jasper; (b) all surrounding milepost areas⎯jasper (the farther one walks away from the road, the richer and more abundant the specimens); 3 NE 6 mi., area fossil beds⎯fossil bones containing tiny crystals of Barite; 4 NE, on N side of lead Mt., in old borax mines, cavities with slender crystals⎯Colemanite on Calcite crystal crust; 5 N 10 mi., in the mud (Strontium) Hills, Sec. 20 & 30, T. 11 N, R. 1 & 2 W, large deposits as brown and gray granular masses in limestone⎯Strontianite; 6 N 11 mi., in Black Mts., area⎯fossils; 7 N 30 mi., Goldstone Camp, area⎯Turquoise; 8 N 40 mi., Eagle Crags,: (a) area⎯blue agate nodules, Bentonite, Calcite, chalcedony, chalcedonic quartz, chert, jasp-agate, jasper, jasp-opal, opal, opalite, Orpiment, Siderite, wonderstone; (b) Leadpipe Springs, NE 1½ mi., on N side of steep hill⎯blue agate nodules, chalcedony, jasper, opal, septarian nodules, thunder-eggs; (c) 15 mi. NW of Leadpipe Springs, area⎯blue agate nodules, Bentonite, clear chalcedony (speckled with Cinnabar), opaline and Quartz crystal geodes; 9 NW 20 mi., head of Black Canyon near Opal Mt., area⎯Opal; bl Solo Mining Dist., area prospects⎯Turquoise; bm from Central Barstow exit take road to end, then left to Fort Irwin sign and follow signs 15 mi. N to power line, dig⎯travertine; bn from Tiefort village in the Fort Irwin reservation Goldstone rd. goes 2½ mi.⎯chalcedony nodules; bo Fort Irwin rd. 5 mi. N, then Superior Valley rd. 2 mi. N to faint rd. ¼ mi. E, in wash and on hillside⎯jasper; bp E 2½ mi. on Int. 15, the S on dirt rd. 0.3 mi.⎯jasper, agate; bq E 35 mi. on Int. 15, turn off at Afton exit, go back a mile on N side of freeway, then N nearly 5½ mi., in hills and in washes⎯petrified wood.

CALICO (Dist.): 1 area borate mines⎯Colemanite (fluorescent), Howlite, Ulexite; 2 area silver mines⎯Azurite, Argentite, Cerargyrite, Chrysocolla, Embolite, Strontianite, Wulfenite; 3 Calico Hills: (a) area mines⎯Copiapite (with Krausite, Coquimbite and Alunite); (b) borate, in Colemanite ores⎯geodes (lined with Strontianite and light blue to colorless Celestite crystals to 1½” long); (c) in the “sulfur hole” below the old borax mines, abundant⎯Alunite, with Krausite, etc.; 4 W ½ mi., in the Total Wreck Mine and Langtry Lode, massive⎯Cerussite (with Chrysocolla); 5 Mule Canyon, W side⎯petrified palm; h Wall Canyon, area⎯Barite, Cerargyrite, chert, Embolite, jasper, Orpiment.


California CIMA: c E 3 mi., on NW slope of the New York Mts., the Death Valley Mine⎯ Embolite; d N 14 mi., the Carbonate King Mine⎯Hydrozincite (with Cerussite and Smithsonite); e Cima-Ivanpah, many regional mines⎯Argentite, massive Tetrahedrite. COLTON, area limestone quarries⎯Chondrodite. DAGGETT, E 35 mi., at Pisgah Crater (S of US 66), area⎯agate, chalcedony (nodules, roses), Lavic jasper, obsidian. DALE, iron ore deposit⎯Epidote, Garnet, Hematite, Magnetite. DEATH VALLEY: c area niter beds⎯Darapskite; d the Mott prospect⎯ Gowerite (fluorescent); e the Billie Mine⎯Hydroboracite, Probertite (both fluorescent); f the Monte Blanco Mine⎯Meyerhofferite (fluorescent). DEATH VALLEY JCT., W to W side of Pyramid peak (E of Rte. 190 and ¼ mi. E of Death Valley boundary) ⎯onyx. EARP, N 5 mi., on S slope of the Whipple Mts., the Blue Cloud Mine⎯specular Hematite, Chrysocolla (seams, coatings). GOFFS: c Camp Signal, area⎯Calciovolborthite; d SE 2 mi., in vugs of an outcrop as small crystals⎯Atacamite; e N 12 mi. and W of rd. to Lanfair, area⎯agate, chalcedony, jasper, petrified palm. HALLORAN SPRINGS (NE of Baker on Int. 15), 5½ mi. away at Manvel Dist. in the Turquoise Mts., various small mines, especially the Himalay claims at the head of Riggs Wash 12 mi. ENE of Silver Lake⎯Turquoise. HINKLEY, N 18 mi., off US 91/466 on secondary rd. to N: c area⎯common opal; d both sides of rd. for 6 mi. stretch⎯agate, chalcedony, geodes, jasper. HODGE, SE 7 mi.: c Globeerson Iron Mine⎯iron minerals; d 200 yds. W of the mine, in vein⎯Lazulite (crystalline and massive), Quartz, Muscovite mica, Specularite, Talc, Tremolite. IVANPAH, Barnwell area in the New York Mts.⎯Turquoise. JOHANNESBURG, SE 30 mi. and 15 mi. NE of Leadpipe Springs near S end of Death Valley, area mines⎯Cinnabar (as inclusions in blue-gray chalcedony forming the gemstone called Myrickite). LUDLOW: c NW 2 mi., the Gallinger-Root mines⎯Arseniosiderite; d NW 4 mi., in Sec. 29 & 30, T. 8 N, R. 7 E, extensive beds⎯Celestite; e just E, old mine dumps⎯agate, chalcedony, Chrysocolla, Fluorite, jasp-agate, jasper, Malachite, Psilomelane (Calcite, Manganese) and Smithsonite. MIDWAY (45 mi. E of Barstow): c all area mesas, gullies, etc.⎯gem Lavic jasper; d E 3 mi., turn off to Afton Sta., dirt rd. to S to Mojave R. bed, cross, and enter Afton Canyon in the Cady Mts., area⎯agate, jasper, chalcedony. (on the right of the rd. to Afton Canyon along US 91, all area show abundant agate & jasper float.) MORONGO (Dist.), the United Tungsten Copper Mine, as green needles to ¾”⎯ Bismutite. NEEDLES: c W, in S end of the Dead Mts., the Black Mt. Mine⎯Copper minerals; d N end of the Chemehuevis Mts., Bumper group of claims⎯Azurite, Malachite; e NW 17 mi., area⎯Epidote, specular Hematite; f SW 36 mi. on US 95, to W-trending dirt rd. into Turtle Mts., to Carson Wells and Lost Arch: (a) area mines⎯Gold, Silver minerals; (b) area dry washes, hillsides, etc.⎯agate (common, moss, sagenitic), chalcedony (nodular, roses), jasper, jasp-agate, etc. (The barren desert region extending W to the Old Woman Mts. is gemologically unexplored territory and should prove very productive; travel by 4wheel drive only). NIPTON (Rte. 68), W to Int. 15 to Mountain Pass 39 mi. NE of Baker: c N 1 mi., at East Clark Mt., the Mountain Pass Antimony Mine⎯Stibnite; d E 2½ mi., the Desert Antimony Mine⎯Stibnite; e area Bastnaesite occurrence, in dolomitic breccias along an extensive zone⎯Allanite. ORO GRANDE, W 5 mi., in the Silver Mt. Dist.: c area mines, prominent⎯Cerussite; d Amazon Mine⎯copper oxides; e Black Diamond Mine⎯


A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Gold, Silver, Copper minerals; f N 14 mi. and 2½ mi. from the Mojave R., the Scorpion Mine, coarse-fibered⎯Tremolite. RANDSBURG (Dist.), area mines in and out of town⎯Miargyrite (most abundant Silver mineral). RED MOUNTAIN, the California Rand Mine, as clear, yellow, colorless, or white coatings on vugs in the ore⎯Cervantite (with Pyrostilpnite), Allophane. SAN BERNARDINO, N on Int. 15, Cajon pass area: c Blue Cut, area⎯Actinolite, Epidote; d Lone Pine Canyon, area⎯Actinolite; e summit, in alluvial fan dropping to the N⎯Rhodonite float. SARATOGA SPRINGS, 6 mi. away in the Black Mts., the Ibex Mine⎯Anglesite (massive, crystalline), argentiferous Galena, Cerussite, Linarite. SEARLES LAKE, area, as colorless tabular crystals⎯Aphthitalite (with octahedral Halite and massive Borax), Borax, Burkeite, Gaylussite, Hanksite, Nahcolite, Northupite, Pirssonite, Sulphohalite, Thenardite, Trona, Tychite (all fluorescent). SHOSHONE: c W, to S entrance to Death Valley, then SE, in Sperry Wash, area⎯petrified wood (cycad, palm); d SW about 30 mi., at Owl’s Head Springs in the Owl’s Head Mts., area of Owl’s head Canyon⎯sagenite agate. TWENTYNINE PALMS, SW 1½ mi., in monzonitic porphyry, as crystals to 7” long, abundant, usually as Carlsbad Twins⎯orthoclase. (see map p. 60) UPLAND, N 12 mi. to Cascade Canyon and 5 mi. by trail up San Antonio Canyon⎯ Diopside, Mica, Lapis Lazuli and Quartz crystals. VICTORVILLE: c E 11 mi., on E side of hill which is W of a limestone quarry⎯green Diopside, Uvarovite garnet, Vesuvianite (crystals, massive); d E 17 mi., the Hillis marble quarry⎯Actinolite, marble; e SE 30 mi., the Wild Rose group of claims⎯Gold bearing Tremolite. VIDAL JCT., N, in the Whipple Mts.: c Black metal Mine⎯Chrysocolla, Horn Silver; d Braintruster Mine⎯Azurite, Chalcopyrite, Malachite. YUCCA VALLEY: c on rd. to Old Woman Springs, the Pomona Tile Quarry ⎯Allanite, Euxenite, Ilmenite, Monazite; d NW 15 mi. and 1 mi. above Pipes Canyon public camp, area⎯onyx. WRIGHTWOOD, go 1 mi. to Heath Canyon, at 1,000’ level⎯Rhodonite.

ALPINE (on Int. 8 about 35 mi. E of San Diego), area⎯Dumortierite, orbicular gabbro. BANKHEAD SPRINGS, Hwy. 80 2½ mi. to dirt rd., take it N to end⎯Rhodonite. BORREGO SPRINGS, N in Anza Borrego Desert State Park, along the Riverside Co. line, area⎯fine Rhodonite. DEHESA, area pegmatite outcrops⎯Apatite, Dumortierite (violet red), Sillimanite. ENCINITAS, E 8 mi., in quartz veins of the Willhite group of claims⎯abundant Arsenopyrite, Chalcopyrite (masses). ESCONDIDO, area in Moosa Canyon⎯Axinite. JACUMBA: c NNE 8 mi., along RR, Dos Cabezas area⎯Hessonite garnet; d NW 8½ mi., the Crystal Mine⎯Beryl. JULIAN: c area mines⎯Alabandite, Arsenopyrite, Pyrrhotite, Gold; d S 3 mi., a mine in ores⎯copper minerals, Cerargyrite; e S 4 mi., the Friday Mine, in nickel ores⎯massive Pyrrhotite, some Chalcopyrite (with Pentlandite and Violarite), Erythrite (with Limonite and Morenosite).


d Mountain Lily and Pearson mines⎯Beryl. The Pala-Rincon Region is in the heart of an extensive pegmatite gem area.⎯Beryl. Tourmaline. extending from the San Jacinto Mts. to the Mexican border. Lepidolite. Quartz crystals (clear. Lepidolite. go E for 1. (b) many area mines overlooking Hatfield Cr. Cleavelandite. and Tourmaline Queen Mt. Spodumene. S. Quartz crystals .. Smoky Quartz crystals. Topaz. Epidote. the Ware Mine⎯Beryl. Topaz. Lepidolite. Rose Quartz. while gem quality Garnet occurs in the Jacumba area. pegmatite outcrops in Hatfield Cr.. and (b) in flats below the Little Three⎯Diamond.California LAKESIDE: c NE 12 mi. g Steward Mine⎯Bismuth (long irregular crystals sometimes capping Tourmaline). PALOMAR: c E rim of Aguanga Mt. Pala. Lepidolite. smoky). Copper minerals.. Tourmaline. e N and E. the Spaulding Mine. Aguanga Mt. Schorl. as black masses in quartz veins⎯Allanite. The gem producing mines are as follows: near the summit of the San Jacinto Range (Riverside Co. Aquamarine.): cNW 2 mi. f Caterina (and other surrounding mines) ⎯massive Amblygonite. Topaz.): c W of lake Henshaw. Quartz crystals (clean. Aquamarine.. The major gem minerals include: Beryl. Lepidolite. Topaz. Schorl (black Tourmaline). the McFall Mine⎯Epidote. or into schists. Topaz. above the San Luis Rey R. Grossularite garnet. Aquamarine. Morganite. Topaz (fluorescent): (a) NE. Morganite. 79. Weaver Ranch. etc.. Amblygonite. then left to old mine⎯Garnet. in many pegmatite mines on Hiriart Hill. Schorl. Ramona. Tourmaline (abundant in various colors).. Tourmaline. Tourmaline (various colors).. and in the Chihuahua Valley. the Barona copper claims⎯Chalcopyrite.. Tourmaline. 70 . to Wright Canyon. etc.. Rubellite. Kunzite. Smoky Quartz crystals. Morganite.. pegmatite on the N. NE 11 mi. Cleavelandite. Spessartite garnet. d take Wiliat Canyon rd.): c ENE 3½ mi. Coahuila Mt. Smoky Quartz. Schorl. d ENE 3¾ mi. near Hwy. ROMONA (Dist. PALA (Dist..). Quartz crystals. Valley: (a) W side⎯Aquamarine.. Cassiterite. Gold. Ware Emeralite No. W of the rd. the J.. The pegmatites are more or less irregular dikes intruded into igneous rocks of the granodiorite type.6 mi.W. and Tourmaline. Feldspar. minor occurrences east of Julian. Spodumene. Morganite. and various lithia minerals (some quite rare). rich in Lithium.. d N 3 mi. massive Beryl. Tourmaline.. 2 Mine⎯Emerallite (greenish blue tourmaline). on hill about ½ mi. Smoky Quartz crystals (some with inclusions). Pala Chief Mt. smoky). MESA GRANDE (Dist. etc. Lepidolite. Spessartite garnet. many area mine dumps⎯Aquamarine. Mesa Grande. Kunzite (similar to transparent lilac Spodumene). e SE 7½ mi. Spodumene. as large rough crystals⎯Allanite. f Little Three Mine⎯Cleavelandite. d Himalaya Mine⎯Amblygonite and pegmatite gemstones. Tourmaline.⎯Apatite. Beryl. Smoky Quartz crystals.

10 mi. go E on Int. SAN DIEGO. in upper part of Pauma Valley. orbicular). Tourmaline. NE 1 mi. Amblygonite (white cleavable fragments). as glassy crystals and white veins⎯Datolite... on N side of the Chihuahua Valley.. NW on Hwy. e E of the Rincon Indian Reservation. WARNER SPRINGS: c E 3 mi. Kunzite. 79 to Oakgrove and E to mine⎯Morganite. to Hot Springs Mt. g at Ware Mine near summit of Aguanga Mt. as spherical or massive platy or plumose 71 .⎯blue-green Tourmaline. the Mack Mine⎯Aquamarine. e at Pearson Mine. mine⎯asbestos (fibers to 6” long). many area mines by especially the Clark (and Victor) mines on SW spur of Mts. SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY CLIFF HOUSE (at land’s End Promontory). take Tavern rd. Morganite. 13 mi.. Beryl. jasper.⎯Aquamarine. Orthoclase. Tourmaline. and short distance SW to road S into quarry⎯Dumortierite. Topaz. many area mines⎯gem Tourmalines. Morganite. to Arnold Way and go 2½ S to Dehesa rd. f at Aguanga Mt.. Beryl.): c SSE 1½ mi. NW on Hwy. d Victor Mine⎯Cookeite (colorless and deep pink coatings on quartz). FORT POINT. 8 to Alpine.. d basalt fissures. ½ mi. Bismuth (as small bright cleavages in Lepidolite). Albite. COYOTE POINT (S Sand Francisco Bay and E of the San Mateo Junior College and just N of the yacht harbor) ⎯chert (brecciated. outcrop⎯spherulitic chert. d NE 4 mi.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States RINCON (Dist. area: c altered diabase dike in serpentine. etc. 79 and W to Mountain Lily Mine⎯Morganite.

) PASO ROBLES. Calomel. as minute yellow crystals⎯Eglestonite (with Cinnabar. POZO. Opal and Quartz). on the Fugler Ranch. area creek gravels⎯Jadeite. E. scattered masses⎯Chromite. SANTA MARGARITA. in gravels⎯California jade. jasper. Park. the old Ladd Mine⎯Bementite. REDWOOD CITY. with Eglestonite. ARROYO GRANDE: c SE 6 mi. (all the farms sagenite agates lie in the fields. in the Santa Lucia Range 9. large crystals in dried mud ⎯Bloedite. 4 S.. d Duboce Street. at site of the US Mint in a serpentine ledge. SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY AREA.. W. near Salt Cr. T. SAN MATEO.7 mi. near summit of Santa Lucia Range.California aggregates replacing the wall rock⎯Gyrolite. Calomel. 2 W of US 101 toward ocean. 4 E). W 2 mi. R. NIPONO: 1 Area fields E of US 101⎯agate (moss. Hausmannite. 1 all the way to Monterrey. N to Routzahn Co. abundant⎯Cinnabar. in the Carizo Plain near dry Soda Lake. SAN MATEO COUNTY PALO ALTO. numerous accesses to Pacific Ocean beaches. SAN MIGUEL. Barite. SAN JOAQUIN COUNTY CORRAL HOLLOW (Sec. as fine wires in serpentine⎯Native Copper. as veins⎯chalcedony. 9 E. in seams and cavities in the siliceous material so common in the serpentine of the Cinnabar Districts. excavations of Western Pacific RR. d take rd. on area farms⎯peach agate. many area prospects... SAN FRANCISCO: c Army Street. in serpentine veins⎯Xonotlite (with Brucite). in joints and fissures in a siliceous rock replacing serpentine⎯Montroydite (long prismatic and bent crystals). SW. SIMMLER. near Crystal Springs Lake on Pacific slope of the redwoods. area outcrops⎯orbicular chert. as float from unknown sources back in adjoining hills. Dolomite.). area beach sediments above high tide mark S of turnoff to the Hearst Castle⎯moonstone (to 100 lb. Sec. SE. near market Street. in the Coast Range E of and between Cambria and San Simeon. Aragonite. Calcite.. in a vein 1 to 2 ft. SANTA MARIA. Stibnite. fossil bone. 15 & 21. E of US 101 in Stone Canyon (private property. boulders). native Mercury and Cinnabar. the Oceanic Mine⎯Cinnabar (as replacements of fossil shells). SAN LUIS OBISPO: 1 along Hwy. W 5 mi. inquire) ⎯gem jasper (brecciated. N side area dikes of AugiteTeschenite⎯Analcite (water-clear grains to 6 mm. almost 10 mi. very good quality). 72 . turned up during plowing. from Routzahn Co. petrified wood. park. then E along Cr. PESCADOR BEACH (45 mi. SAN SIMEON. R. various colored⎯onyx. Curtisite. d N. Magnesite. 27 S. e Serpentine seams⎯Apophyllite (minute colorless crystals). in Cuyama Valley. S of San Francisco). T. 2 & 11. thick⎯Barite. sagenite). hike on S side of creek to veins in hills⎯Travertine. S 5 mi. Gyrolite.

in amygdaloidal basalt⎯Analcime. 37 N.. Analcite.. SANTA MARIA (straddles San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Co. W 2 mi. 37 N. d NE part of Co. HEROULT. on the Weber Ranch in the Los Animos Hills. SW of San Jose). in boulders⎯Albandite (with Alleghanyite. in the Pacific Limestone Products quarry⎯Franckeite.). MILPITAS: c SE. as small perfect crystals⎯Cerargyrite. E on S side of Lake Cachuma. a minor mining claim⎯Chromite. and other mines). at the Vicente Cr.. ROUND MOUNTAIN. SANTA YNEZ. Manganese Oxides. 73 . (7 mi. SANTA CRUZ. R. tunnel⎯Calcite crystals. in eclogite and schists⎯Glaucophane. W 3 mi. on Coyote Cr.) SAN JOSE. SW. 5 W⎯ Azurite. Cinnabar. COPPER CITY. great mercury mines⎯chert. N 7 mi. the Jones Mine⎯Bementite. Balaklala.. to end at Guadalupe Mine⎯dendritic agate. POINT SAL. Iron Mt. LICK SPRINGS.. Keyes claim. the Copper Belt (includes the Bully Hill Dist. SANTA CLARA COUNTY AREA: c regional exposures of serpentine⎯Chromite. as encrustations⎯Alunogen. Alum Rock Park. as predominant mineral⎯Chalcopyrite (with Barite as a gangue mineral). at the N end of Calaveras Valley. 27. Stannite. 33. T.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States SANTA BARBARA COUNTY GOLETA. REDDING. Gyrolite. MORGAN HILL. Galena..). and d E 4½ mi. the Silver King Mine. Tetrahedrite.6 S.. the Chicago Mine⎯Cerussite. R. Natrolite and Tridymite. NEW ALMADEN (9 mi. jasper. abundant fibrous crystals which phosphoresce when broken in the dark⎯Pectolite. Hausmannite. NW on Hwy. deposits⎯Siderite. GIBSON. 5 E). in hills SE of lake⎯petrified wood. (Most of these minerals occur in well developed crystals. in hills. along Klagas Cr. Alunite (as isolated crystals and aggregates). Quartz. Native Copper and Copper Sulfides. Tephroite.. SHASTA COUNTY AREA. as an incrustation⎯Bechilite (possibly Ulexite). area. NW of Gilroy). 33. on the J.C. S 1 mi. Proustite.. MADRONE: c NE 3 mi. FRENCH GULCH (Dist. The New Almadan miners were crucial during the Civil War for the extraction of Mother Lode gold that paid for the war. E 7 mi. common⎯Chalcanthite. the Peck Mine. Meneghinite. Apophyllite. Rhodochrosite. W 4 mi.⎯Psilomelane. Pyromorphite. T. T. 154. SE 15 mi. SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DAVENPORT. Pyrite. on the Pit R. lines). in Sec. IGO. on the Sisquoc deposit⎯Barite.. then take rd. 5 W⎯Ferrimolybdite (with Ilsemannite and Molybdenite). area hot springs of Lassen Volcanic National Park. W 4 mi. MANZANITA LAKE. the Greenhorn Mine in Sec. R.. etc. take Coleman rd. (NE¼ Sec... Afterthought. a noted gem location⎯poppy (flowering) jasper locally known as Morgan Hill chert. d NE. Chabazite.

Pyrite.. e Siskiyou Mts. etc.. Raw native Gold. from town S toward headwaters⎯Gold nuggets (to several ounces). marble. etc. hundreds of rich mines⎯Cinnabar. Muscovite colored green by chromium). and Chromite is very common. (b) area limestone outcrops⎯Calcite. as French Gulch. DOWNIEVILLE.. around old mining camps of Deadwood. Gold.) Mercury mines enabled the Sierra Mother Lode mines to yield up their gold.. 17 & 18. Uvarovite garnets. R. primarily Gold⎯Chalcopyrite. E 10 mi.. a heavily mineralized zone extending from Greenhorn summit westward to Scott R.. may still be panned from the regional streams. Gold. at Four Hills. many great gold mines. SIM’S STATION. (b) Tamarack Flat.) f W half of Co. Some of the Magnetite in this large deposit is lodestone. Actinolite.) ⎯Gold. Californite. serpentine. E 3 mi. SISKIYOU COUNTY The western half of Siskiyou Co. at the Sierra Iron Mine⎯Apatite (crystals to ¾”). Corylite (local name for an unusually gemmy material that is mainly clear quartz). Gold mining has been the county’s principal activity (other than contemporary ranching) from 1850 through 1955. Just as the New Almaden (Santa Clara Co.. jasper. gravels⎯Antigorite. summit: (a) area chromium mines⎯Chromite.). became the famed “Northern Mines” of gold rush history. and (b) such tributary creek gulches to Scott R. with many mines still active seasonally. Native Silver. Indian Cr. petrified wood. in countywide exposures of immense serpentine strata (entire mountains of it in places) are some of the major chromium mines of America. provide the quicksilver for amalgamating the crushed of placer gold of this extraordinary county. snow blocks many of then until after mid-July. etc. so also did the scores of rich Cinnabar mines along the northwestern border of Siskiyou Co. the Big Dike Mine in Sec.⎯Gold. Chromite. Upper Spencer Lake. on Boulder Cr. area mines⎯Gold. bloodstone. particularly: (a) N of Fort Jones. T. Quartz. SOUTH FORK (Dist. Its more than 370 gold mines encompassing a highly mineralized gold zone extending in a long belt from north of Yreka (on Int. FOREST. CALLAHAN: c area mines (mainly hidden back in Precipitous Mts.California SHASTA (old ghost town. Thulite.. Cinnabar. 31 N. green Mariposite (var. Scheelite. the Stock Asbestos Mine⎯Anthophyllite asbestos. the Blue Jay Mine⎯Gold. sometimes in nuggets to fist size. as perfect octahedral crystals⎯Magnetite. area⎯agate. e SW. Pyrrhotite. At the same time. the Martin McKean Mine⎯Chromite. j E and NE. and in the placer tailings.⎯Gold. Hooperville. placers. Galena. h East Fork of Scott R. g dredger tailings just N of town⎯ Hydrogrossularite (white jade). Muscovite Mica. obsidian. (all regional access roads are USFS dirt rds.: (a) Agate Flat. Rattlesnake Cr. SIERRA COUNTY AREA. Freibergite. with Magnetite as replacement of Dolomite). asbestos. etc. W of Garner Mt. pure and abundant⎯specular Hematite. Kämmererite. i Camp Eden: (a) SE. along with Platinum and stream Tin. to Gazelle Mt. (c) 74 . all along the Oregon border and extending N into Oregon to Jacksonville and W to the coast. Pyrite. Erythrite (as coatings on Smaltite). now a tourist historic site). Chromite.. jasper. d Scott Bar Mts. hundreds of area mines. across N end of Scott Valley and due W of Yreka.. Bornite. etc. 6 W⎯ Argentite..⎯pumice. asbestos. 15) southwest into adjoining counties. (b) Jackson Cr.. Chlorite (crystals. gem serpentine. d bed of South Fork of Scott R.. etc.. N of the Klamath R. asbestos. along with asbestos and iron Minerals. the Richie Mine⎯Barite. Rhodonite. and hydraulic operations. f SW 3 mi. area talcose slates. AREA: c E part of Co.

) dN. R. to Slater Butte Lookout. T. Covellite. SAWYER BAR (25 mi. Pyrite. e N 9 mi. Epidote (crystals in gold ore).. marble. Platinum. FORKS OF SALMON: c area old mines⎯Gold. to its confluence with the Klamath: (a) Indian Cr. jeep rd. Ruffy Lake area (popular fishing lake) ⎯Rose Quartz. especially near mouth of 75 . Magnetite. on Sawyer Bar rd.) ⎯Gold. 46 N. Rhodochrosite. d W. Platinum. gravels⎯Jadeite. the Bonanza Mine⎯ Azurite. f NNW 10 mi. up canyon⎯Gold Copper minerals... serpentine. serpentine. S 3 mi. T. d area stream gravels⎯Gold. plentiful⎯Arsenopyrite. area⎯Muscovite (large books and sheets). (b) East Fork gravels⎯Gold. NE along Jenny Cr. especially the Chan Jade Mine. in cliffs above a snowfield area⎯Azurite. then N 3 mi. side⎯Chromite. several miles to Honolulu. asbestos. 15 & 16. South Fork of Indian Cr. and trail. on Rte. Sugar Cr. (very steep rd. (e) South Fork gravels. below. jasper. Nephrite jade. area⎯Olivine crystals on diabase boulders soapstone. HORNBROOKE. (d) North Fork gravels⎯Gold. and tributaries.. jasper. public camp area⎯Chromite. the Minnehaha Mine on the Klamath R. Grenada. QUARTZ VALLEY (about 10 mi. Quartz. several thousand Chinese worked in or near Callahan. stream Tin. large Quartz crystals. Kämmererite (as coatings). E 12. gravels⎯Californite. W 4 mi.. King Solomon Mine (a famous gold rush mine reached via Matthews Cr.⎯agate. fossils. on W side of Thompson Ridge near crest.. FORT JONES: c N. area old mines⎯Gold. R.⎯gem Rhodonite. the Dewey Mine. stream gravels⎯Gold.): c all area stream gravels ⎯Gold. e Isinglass Mt. 8 W. (d) Grouse Cr. Evidences of their mining lie everywhere. Cassiterite. Chalcopyrite. HORSECREEK: c a Mercury mine in Sec. 4 W). bridge. ORO FINO (3 mi. to the N. 3. (The Happy area jade has long been sent to China and returned to America as “Chinese Jade”. Calcite. Individual jade boulders. 10 W. 13. petrified wood. OAK BAR. W of Greenview): c area gold mines (hidden in surrounding hills) ⎯Gold. h Sec. mine⎯Rhodonite. serpentine. MOUNT SHASTA. d W. MUGGINSVILLE (Quartz Valley). frequently weigh more than a ton. Quartz. W of Fort Jones and 4 mi. eS 9 mi. Grossularite garnet.. Platinum. asbestos. Idocrase. in seams of Hornblende schist⎯Cinnabar. SW of Etna via very steep dirt rd.. T. 44 N. (c) Kelsey Cr. Muscovite (in quartz). along Indian Cr. outcrop at sharp turn⎯marble (variegated from pinkish to white. on exhibit in county museums. Chalcopyrite. the Brown Mine on Little Castle Cr. Prized specimens are jade laced with Native Gold. deposit⎯Onyx. via jeep rd. 38 N. NW of Greenview in Scott Valley). (During the gold rush years. Rhodonite. Cassiterite. (Sec. the Blue Star and Huey mines⎯Gold. between Etna Mt. carnelian. R. f Scott R. R. in lithophysae in spherulitic obsidian⎯Fayalite (with Cristobalite). between East Fork of Indian Cr. Rhodochrosite. the largest chrome ore body on the Pacific Coast⎯Chromite. e SE about 10 mi. serpentine. g N. T. (b) Jones Beach... Rhodochrosite.. 17 N. snow quartz. Cassiterite crystals. d SW.. the Preston Peak Mine⎯Bornite. greenish). on N side of Mt.) to Scott Mt. Chromite. (d) Spring Flat. d area stream gravels⎯Gold colors. gravels⎯Actinolite. stream placers⎯Gold. Caesar at head of watershed. as semi-transparent crystals⎯Cinnabar. stream Tin. k SE 6 mi. area⎯Rhodonite. Bull (snow) Quartz. 33. serpentine. Platinum. 4 E). along Scott R. and Thompson Cr. in stream gravels⎯Williamsite. Copper minerals. old town of Berryvale. on R side of Thompson Mt. in stream gravels⎯Zircons.. at Canyon Butte (Sec. Idocrase.) DUNSMUIR. 2. S 6 mi. GAZELLE. Malachite. Pyrrhotite. HAPPY CAMP: c area Jade mines along Indian Cr. with very many hydraulic operations evident⎯Gold.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Lovers Leap⎯Galena. (e) Scott Bar (see Scott Bar). ETNA: c S 3 mi. serpentine. follow dirt rd. (c) Little South Fork. d entire Salmon R. drainage system: (a) area gravels. area old mines visible on Mt.. i Twin Valley Cr. Platinum... area old mines⎯Gold.. black streaked.

g 18 mi.. the Marble Mountain Wilderness Area. Until 1960 only gold rush mule trails crisscrossed the region outside the wilderness boundaries. 46 & 47 N. Native Copper in slate. float⎯Cassiterite crystals. (b) at head of gulch⎯Pyrrhotite. d Seiad Valley⎯Epidote (in area shists). W. Rhodonite.. those to the north. at the Geysers. with Uvarovite garnet. Uravovite. Kämmererite. (Following the floodwaters in 1964. E of Hamburg). steep. abundant⎯Alunogen. area mines⎯ Kämmererite. Chromite (with Uvarovite garnet). now somewhat rebuilt as USFS and logging roads. SOMES BAR. jasper. R. d many lava outcrops. Molybdenite. with Mascagnite and Epsomite. which is about 3 mi.. Chalcopyrite.) d Between Yreka and Hornbrook via the old US 99. area mines ⎯Chromite. and often dangerous.⎯Gold. especially around the waterworks. as large pale pink crystals in a 2 to 6 inch vein⎯Axinite. (The extremely rugged mountains to the south constitute the Trinity Alps Wilderness Area. (b) Hungry Cr. 11 & 13 W. Rhodonite. CALISTOGA. A fabulous petrified forest was discovered here in 1871.) SCOTT BAR (3 mi. Individual manes were given to giant stone trees. in rd. Axinite crystals. e E 3 mi. rugged.. YREKA: c area mines and gravels⎯Gold. White Gulch: (a) numerous old hydraulic operations⎯Gold. area⎯opalized wood. SEIAD: c head of Seiad Cr. NE⎯bloodstone. with Uvarovite garnet). the Scott Bar Mine (operated for more than 100 yrs. the very many prostrate opalized logs surpassed in size and gem quality anything in Arizona’s Petrified Forest. native Copper. Cassiterite.California Black Gulch⎯Gold. between town and Vacaville.⎯ Graphite. Boussingaultite (as crusts and stalactites). in gravels of South Russian Cr. Manganese. S of confluence of Scott R. massive bladed Actinolite. Rhodonite. CLOVERDALE. YOUNGS VALLEY. 76 . N 3 mi. SONOMA COUNTY AREA: c countywide exposures of underlying Franciscan serpentines⎯Chromite. gravels. and Klamath R. Alunite. f NE. the Humbug mining district: (a) area mines⎯Gold. e T. cut crossing the Klamath R. as minute prismatic phenocrysts⎯Enigmatite. solid gold nuggets to several ounces surfaced in town. and the Salmon Mountains Wilderness Area sandwiched in-between. Platinum. the Peg Leg Mine⎯Penninite. e N and NW. f SE 14 mi. the Yellow Butte Mine⎯Chalcocite.. Copper minerals.) ⎯Hessite in gold ore. to Idlewild. SOLANO COUNTY FAIRFIELD. Iddingsite. in quarries⎯onyx.

Pyrrhotite (as pale brown scaly masses). 17. to Kenwood. gravels⎯Gold. HAY FORK: c 15 mi. with Clinozoisite. 14 mi. Riebeckite. in cavities in a Sodarhyolite⎯Aegirine. asbestos mine⎯Chrysotile. Zircon.. SW 2 mi. petrified wood. on Arroyo del Puerto. the Shellview Mine⎯Braunite.⎯Epidote. T. gravels⎯chalcedony. 25 N. mine dumps⎯Manganese minerals. Scheelite. d W edge of Co. above. exposure⎯Glaucophane. in Sec. jasper. W. area⎯Anthophyllite (dark. and tributaries. Psilomelane. large deposit⎯Chromite. Rhodochrosite. 6 E. f Sec. TULARE COUNTY AREA: c Drum Valley: (a) Consolidated Tungsten Mine⎯Calcite crystals (massive).. d NW¼ Sec. 26 N. at the Buckey Mine in the Diablo Range. Sphene. T. CARRVILLE: c N 1 mi. as cross-fiber asbestos veins to 2” wide in serpentine).. petrified wood. Garnet. (b) on a hill between the valley and 77 . N along E Fork and especially Indian Cr. long ledge⎯Rhodonite. into Trinity Wilderness Area. 12 W. along Adobe Cr. T.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States GLEN ELLEN: c E side of Sonoma Valley. Platinum (nuggets to 2½ oz. Rhodonite. Gold. Metacinnabar. at Sturtevant ranch. e Sec. Axinite crystals (to ¾” long). e Helena. large cubes⎯Limonite pseudomorphs after Pyrite. E 2½ mi.. W. area⎯jasper. TRINITY CENTER (old town now submerged beneath Clair Engle Lake). on the Hay Fork of the Trinity R. d along rd. Hausmannite. and Spider mining claims⎯Bementite. Lucky Bill. (fee) ⎯Rhodonite. as nodules⎯Rhodonite. PETALUMA: c E 2½ mi. PATTERSON. d North Fork. STANISLAUS COUNTY LAGRANGE. Nephrite Jade. R. soda-rich. on fracture surfaces of Chromite⎯Aragonite crystals. serpentine.) WEAVERVILLE (Quad. Platiniridium. is noted for its immense gold placers of the gold rush era. SKAGGS SPRINGS. 27. native Copper. 4 S. Copiapite. 6 E. hike to 6 mi.. 3 mi.): c Iron Mt. TRINITY COUNTY AREA: c Trinity R. in kaolin deposit⎯precious opal. 16.). Realgar. d Trinity R.. the Blue jay Mine⎯Barite. R. below the P. g Island Mountain copper mine⎯Bornite. e Golden Jubilee Mine. dark gray⎯Barite. the Enright claim⎯Gold.. (This part of Trinity Co. Platinum nuggets. NE on Coulterville rd. area exposure⎯Glaucophane (blue crystals). TEHAMA COUNTY ELDER CREEK: c at the Grau pit. 17. R. VERNALIS. 7 W. DEDRICK: c area stream beds. HEALDSBURG. the Manganese Queen. several mi. Dist. and on E side of Massa Hill on Vonsen ranch⎯ Nephrite Jade. gravels⎯Rhodonite. R. VALLEY FORD. with active mining continuing up to W W II. Rhodochrosite. as a moderately common mineral in area gold ores⎯Arsenopyrite. area. Copper carbonates. d NW 2 mi.O. d trail from end of rd. T. at Coffee Cr.. the Jones Bros. deposit⎯Psilomelane. area mines⎯Cinnabar. d as lenses and veins in serpentine SW 5 mi. Curtisite. 30 N..

d Adelaide Mine⎯Altaite. serpentine. in a hornblende gabbro exposure. f S 11 mi. Silver minerals. the Barney Pocket Mine⎯Altaite (crystals cemented to Gold). area⎯chalcedony. on the D. E of Ward Ranch⎯quartzite. NW side at foot of Eagle Peak. COLUMBIA: c area⎯massive Psilomelane (with Pyrolusite). along a serpentine contact in Quartz-Albite schist. g Ragged Peak. and 1 mi. as crystals to 4” long⎯Epidote. in serpentine exposure⎯Nephrite Jade (masses.. VENTURA COUNTY FILLMORE. at S end of Venice Hill⎯Satelite (serpentine). N. OJAI. EXETER: c NW.. R. YOSEMITE VALLEY. common opal. TRIUNFO. 31 E. as exposed masses⎯Copper minerals and native Copper. NE of Kaweah R. 28 E. ESE 1 mi. Opal. FRAZIER MT. Quartz. 18 S. d N 2 mi. pegmatite outcrop⎯Spessartite garnet (crystals to 2”). 30. R. 26 E.. SONORA. E 3 mi... T. as clusters⎯Riebeckite (needles to ¼” long).). d Lockwood Valley. exposure⎯Hornblende (crystals to 10” long). MINERAL KING (Dist. mine⎯Azurite. d Sawmill Flat. opal. 8. serpentine. e Josephine Mine⎯Erythrite.. e Rocky Hill. area pegmatite outcrops. f Land Gulch. some of gem quality). THREE RIVERS. 78 . 19 S. T. serpentine. 26 E. the Green Monster Mine⎯Scheelite. HORSESHOE BEND. Sec. S of Deer Cr. in talus blocks from a pegmatite. R. Rhodonite. PORTERVILLE: c S 1½ mi. pits on N end of a low hill⎯Chrysoprase. LINDSAY. 9. NW¼ Sec. Gassenberger Ranch.California Slickrock Canyon⎯massive Epidote. in Sec.F. common opal. area. 33 from Ojai): c area deposits⎯Colemanite.⎯chalcedony. on N side of a ravine 0. N 1 mi. widespread as a gangue mineral ⎯Ankerite. R. d Oak Hill and Washington mines at Big Oak Flat⎯Chalcopyrite. Cupro-tungstite. T. Chrysoprase. TUTTLETOWN. NE at South Mt. pegmatite outcrop⎯Allanite (crystals to 6” long). 18 S. N 3 mi. the Deer Creek silver Chrysoprase. Arsenopyrite. large divergentcolumnar masses⎯Epidote. as deposits⎯Sulfur. small amounts⎯Alunite. 17. E on slope of ridge⎯Bornite (with Cinnabar). the Mann Copper Mine. f Yokohl Valley. the Venice Hill mines⎯Chrysoprase. the Golden Rule Mine⎯Altaite. as crystals to several inches long⎯Hornblende. 5 or via Wheeler Springs on Rte. in talus blocks⎯Allanite (crystals to 17” long). d NE¼ Sec. TUOLMNE COUNTY AREA: c area Mother Lode Gold mines. g E 30 mi. on Middle Fork of Tule R. SE. JAMESTOWN: c S 3 mi. at Sulphur Mt. T.3 mi. serpentine.. in pegmatite⎯Allanite (with Rose Quartz).. Arsenopyrite (old mine dumps). VISALIA.. LEMONCOVE. WOODLAKE.. E 12 mi. Garnet. e E 8 mi.. TUOLUMNE. 17 S. on Int.. and ½ mi. E 8 mi. d Eber Flat. Los Angles Co.. (reached from Gorman. Calcite (showing scarlet triluminescence). at Lewis Hill. h Sell Mine⎯Altaite (as gray crystals on crystallized Gold). WHITE RIVER. in Russel and area borax mines⎯Howlite. and E of Plano. area⎯Epidote (common). as coatings in crevices of sandstone outcrops⎯ Boussingaultite. the Prospect Mine⎯Azurite. in the Bonanza and O’Hara mines⎯Altaite.

30. the California Mother Lode⎯Arsenopyrite. MARYSVILLE-YUBA CITY. patterned)..: c NW 2 mi. along US 101. Gold.⎯Axinite. silicified marine dinosaur bone (locally termed Whale Bone). Tellurides. T. d Ventura Mine (T. line⎯Catalina marble (brecciated. beach gravels of the Rincon from just N of Ventura to the Santa Barbara Co. R. R. 18 N. 7 E) ⎯Gold and Sylvanite. YUBA COUNTY DOBBINS DIST. d Red Ravine Mine (Sec. especially upstream toward the Mts.. 79 .A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States VENTURA: c N. in the Indian Ranch area. regional gravels of the Feather R. 18 W) ⎯Pyrrhotite (with Nickel minerals and Chalcopyrite). 1 N. Chalcopyrite.

altitude and rigorous climatic changes. the highest of any of America’s 50 states. most of the state’s extensively developed mining districts occur in the mountainous region west of the 100th meridian. Silver..” Colorado’s highly divergent minerals and gemstones are widely distributed in relatively small concentrations which. Voynick.000 ft..000 to 14.M. although no single mine (other than the Climax Molybdenum Mine at Climax and the Eagle Zinc Mine at Gilman) can really be termed a “Large Operation. There are literally thousands more gem and mineral collecting locations than can be listed in a single volume. area deposits along Clear Cr. more than 30 varieties of highly prized gems and gemstones (including organic Amber and Jet) occur in the region’s mines. fortunately for the collector. elev. 80 . above Antonito (hwy. crosses river and the pass). Fluorite. rd. ALAMOSA COUNTY ALAMOSA. With 51 peaks rising more than 14. radium. Colorado is noted primarily for its metallic mineral wealth because of its enormous production of copper. can be found a wealth of petrified wood. especially Azurite. take right bank of river. In any gem and mineral collecting visit. the mean elevation of Colorado is 6. through Mogote to about 20 mi.. park car and climb a rocky point to a rockslide area⎯gemmy lace agate.000 ft. abrupt even in summer. Quartz and Rhodochrosite. silver. lead. Cumbress Pass hwy. stream gravels. gold. high mountain pegmatites. Colorado (“Colored Land”) is noted for its high mountains in the western half of the state and the Great High Plains of the eastern half.800 ft. above sea level. and collectors should be forever on the lookout for other sites known mainly to local specialists and the numerous active rock clubs which hold monthly meetings and periodic shows in all parts of the state. ADAMS COUNTY STRASBURG. ¼ mi. Chalcopyrite. crystals of Calcite and Aragonite. and interesting pseudomorphs after primary minerals. Colorful specimens of an abundance of crystals and minerals occur on the thousands of mine dumps that dot the mining districts. uranium. 10. should be taken into account. Galena. occurring almost everywhere as float or as components of the sedimentary Great Plains formations. lie generally on public land. As might be expected.Colorado COLORADO Lying within five natural physiographic provinces. Quartz family gemstones. An excellent recent field reference with plenty of map is Colorado Rockhounding by S. BLANCA (or West Blanca). and others intermixed with the common gangue minerals of Barite. vanadium and zinc. East of the Rocky Mountain system. beyond river. Colorado ranks among the most heavily mineralized regions of the world. Known as the Centennial. placer⎯Gold. S to Antonito. many area mines⎯Gold. and eastern sedimentaries as float. While ore minerals built the fortunes of the state. Sphalerite. molybdenum.. Like Alaska. each characterized by its own peculiar geology. or Silver State.

area mines⎯Copper. Cobaltite. BOULDER: c W 4 mi. Chalcopyrite (partly altered to Azurite and Malachite). (c) Caribou Dist. Chlorargyrite. d Dumps just N of town above Co. ¾ mi.. SW 45 mi. 94⎯Cerite. to Arkansas Mt. NW of Boulder⎯sulfide minerals of Gold. 81 . Silver. Pyrite. Violarite) massive Fluorite (fluorescent). brilliant). Pentlandite. 119. (b) Gold Hill dist. rd..: c 2 mi. Lead. and Dry (Cottonwood) Cr. JAMESTOWN Dist.: (a) Boulder Canyon⎯Ferberite (black. Lead-Silver minerals (Argentite. d Cherry Cr. numerous high grade veins⎯Gold. Zinc. (extending W for 9 mi. of Jamestown. Grand Island (Cardinal. 66 & 67 W. Allanite. at Carizzo Cr.. (Bravoite. (Estelene).). 42° E. Silver and Zinc. Eldora). mines⎯Gold (with lead and Copper subordinates). (b) Sugarloaf.(6 mi. T. 52).A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States ARAPAHOE COUNTY AREA: c South Platte R. rd. BACA COUNTY SPRINGFIELD. BOULDER COUNTY AREA. placers⎯Gold. the Copper King mine. Garnierite. Copper. e W. (a) Magnolia (reached via steep grades). R. rd. noted tungsten mining dist.(8 mi. Lead. N. in exposures of a white sandstone⎯Gold. etc. to vicinity of Nederland). d W 7 mi. Gold (some as a Telluride). 128). Copper. Silver. NW on Co. Zinc. Polydymite. Pitchblende. near the north edge of a small stock of Silver Plume granite. Galena.. SW of Gold Hill about 7 mi. on Rte. in a quartz vein⎯Chalcopyrite. gravels⎯Gold. Morenosite. coal beds of the Laramie formation⎯Amber. 5 S. some Tungsten. NW of Nederland on Co. Cerite. Fluorite (massive fluorescent). e all tributary streams.

e W 15 mi. Cottonwood. Gold. to US 24: (a) E. 10. Monazite..000’ (mineralized area 1 to 3 mi. with Lead and Copper).. 9. Rose Quartz and Xenotime. Zinc. on Trout Cr. and (b) 4 to 10 mi. Garnet. Uraninite. Nathrop). veins⎯some Copper.000’. turn S on Rte. Silver. f SE 5 mi. Gold. Lead. BUENA VISTA: c Chalk Cr. 82 . Toernebohmite. farther SW. Arkansas R. Gold. (c) NE 13 mi. R. line and near Granite (close to Co. many placers⎯Gold.). Lead. e W 14 mi.). 160 toward Ward 3. Silver (predominant. N on Rte. mines⎯Copper. alt. d S 2 mi. WARD (20 mi. alt. placers and lode mines⎯Gold. Lead. last 2 mi.. Lead. turn E onto Sugarloaf-Sunset rd. GARFIELD-MONARCH (Dist. NW of Boulder and 9 mi.000’ to 10.7 mi. alt. along river from Buena Vista SE 25 mi. Silver. 7. GRANITE: c S 3 mi.⎯Gold. 6 E. to Fremont Co. Zinc. Monazite. Euxenite. Biotite. Silver. Fluorite.750’ to 12. graphic granite and Fluorite. CHAFFEE COUNTY AREA.. difficult). (b) E 5. Biotite mica.. Fluorite Scheelite (fluorescent) and sulfide minerals... 53 toward Bassam. mine dumps⎯ Copper. d T. Bismuthinite. on Rte. the Oregon Mine (the Tungsten Belt) ⎯gem Ferberite. placers⎯Gold. Silver. 160. to mi. Silver. Pass. in T. 79 E (with part of dist. area mines⎯Gold. Lead. Lead. to Riverside (6 mi. to Crystal No. gravels (Buena Vista. NW of Salida). Silver. area mines. W and SW of Winfield. Free Gold. R. NEDERLAND. Gold. in Lake Co. Garnet. 49 & 50 N. Fluorite (purple and white octahedrons w/ small crystals of Pyrite and Galena). low grade Pyrite. Microcline. right fork 1. Bismutite. Euxenite. small veins⎯Gold. gravels⎯Sapphire.. La Plata (Winfield) on Clear Cr..000’ to 13. and just S to Trout Cr. left fork to Clora May Mine⎯Allanite.Colorado Epidote. near head of Cottonwood Cr. off US 24.2 mi. Gadolinite. 11 & 12 S. Salida. 8 Mine⎯Allanite. line 15 mi. 12.500 ft. small veins in Tertiary Twin Lakes porphyry) ⎯Copper. N of Nederland)..9 mi.: (a) Clear Cr.

Sanidine crystals.. Manganese.8 mi. 80 & 81 E). (f) on adjoining White Mt. (b) area mines and dumps⎯Beryl. Rutile. Kryolite. area pegmatites⎯Aquamarine. Gold. 190 toward Turret: (a) at ½ mi. Lead.. (d) 2 mi. N of summit on S slopes of Mt. SW of summit. Smoky Quartz. take trail 7+ mi... mine⎯Chalcopyrite.. 70 for 1½ mi. Copper. Pyrite. Beryl. Brannerite. dumps of the California Mine⎯Beryl (colorless). Tungsten. Baldwin. Silver. Calcite. Feldspar. Aquamarine. Iron. Rare-earth minerals. Quartz crystals. Microcline.. on US 285 to NW trending track to the RR bridge: (a) directly across RR. and Tourmaline. Phenakite. Fluorite. (e) 5 mi.. Antero⎯Aquamarine. (Browns Canyon. placers⎯Gold.8 mi. 15 S. 2 Mine and area prospects⎯Beryl. Corundum. Molybdenite. Quartz crystals. e W 16 mi. e take Rte. Fluorite. Molybdenite.. Monazite. the Dorothy Hill mass. Muscovite. Molybdite. Topaz. Princeton⎯Aquamarine. Ilmenorutile (massive). Browns Cr. f NNW 9. Chalk Cr. in the Ruby Mt. (b) 83 . (T. Sulfur. area pegmatite outcrops: (a) mines and pits⎯ gem Aquamarine. Antero (park. Feldspar and Quartz crystals. green. turn N on Rte. Fluorite. (directly across river from town). Danburite.000’ to summit). via S on US 285 for 3. Molybdite. and (c) due N of Dorothy Hill at Sugarloaf Mt. park and walk to Saville Queen No. Magnetite. Silver. Uranium-Thorium minerals. the Mary Murphy Mine⎯Copper Gold. (g) near head of Browns Cr. Goethite pseudomorphs after Pyrite. d W at Monarch Pass: (a) limestone quarry (largest in state) ⎯associated carbonate minerals. Muscovite. Ruby Mt. Limonite. locally called “Black Rubies”). (connected to Mt. (c) saddle of Mt. Fluorspar. Tourmaline and Topaz. gemmy colorful⎯rhyolite. R. Molybdenite. via W 1 mi. Graphite. and climb 5. Beryl. Ferrimolybdite. Feldspar and Quartz crystals. (b) NE from bridge by trail on N side of Arkansas R. at foot of Mt. near US 285). Zinc. Garnet. Beryl. Jarosite. d S 2 to 3 mi. Sanidine. Beryl. Clear and Smoky Quartz crystals.. SALIDA: c S 4 mi. Bismutite (or Phenakite). Brannerite. Fluorite (white. Quartz crystals. common Beryl (crystals to 8” long). area pegmatites⎯gem Beryl. Topaz and Tourmaline. (b) summit (14. Topaz (yellow to sherry colored). Bertrandite.000’) ⎯Apatite. Antero by a ridge).. Phenakite. Aquamarine. deep purple). Huebnerite. Bertrandite (best quality). bear left and N to John Mohr cabins on Mt. Smoky Quartz. perlite. Spessartite garnet. Spessartite garnet. dist. Biotite & Muscovite micas.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States NATHROP: c across the Arkansas R. Cleora (near US 50). Sericite. Apache tears (marekanite. Bertrandite. Hematite.

N of Empire on good roads⎯Gold. in the Grover pegmatite⎯Bertrandite. 291. 9. Microcline. Turret (near ghost town). via Hwy. via Rtes. S from US 40 at the E foot of Floyd Hill and follow the road up Beaver Brook about ¼ mi. d the Floyd Hill pegmatite bodies: (a) Sec. area small mines⎯Lead. 11. line⎯Beryl Titanite. Beryl. Garnet. g ENE 6 mi. 2 mi. alt. valley. CLEAR CREEK COUNTY BEAVER BROOK: c on S bank of Beaver Brook (Sec. Limonite. Pyrite. EMPIRE (Upper Union). Corundum. k N 11 mi. Gold. Almandite garnets (gem crystals to large size). 11. Muscovite. local steep grades: c area mines⎯complex sulfides. W of Denver. Tourmaline. R. near head of W Fork of Clear Cr.⎯Beryl (blue crystals up to 12” long). Kyanite. Monazite.000’: (a) area small mines⎯Copper. Melanterite. 72 W) close to the N side of US 40. Sapphire (deep blue). Epidote. the Rock King prospect. Chalcanthite. 180. Corundum. 3 S. Cerussite. Epidote (crystal 2” long). abundant⎯graphic granite. Chalcopyrite. with most mines and prospects above the valley and difficult to reach. h N 7 mi. 6 mi.Jefferson Co. T. & 16. to school. treatment with HCl will expose some unusual crystal forms since the specimen are about 25% Calcite. T. Quartz crystals. Silver. at Sedalia. Columbite-Tantalite. dumps⎯Actinolite. Quartz crystals. 84 . the Homestake Mine (a huge quarry) ⎯Albite. Feldspar. with main veins 1½ mi. asbestos. the Argentine (West Argentine) Dist.. farther SW). some copper).. Gahnite spinel. Fluorapatite. and on SE side of Leavenworth Mt. Augite.. Silver.9 the Calumet Iron Mine⎯Amphibole. e Grover Mine at corner of Sec. Beryl. to the abandoned Sedalia Copper Mine⎯Actinolite. Biotite. Chalcopyrite. Magnetite. Monazite.) TWIN LAKES. Columbite.500’ to 10. the Combination prospect⎯graphic granite. Pyrite. 12. up Beaver Brook. particularly the Combination Mine S of rd. T. Malachite. E of jct. f N 4 mi..000’ to 12. to Calumet Iron Mine: (a) on left side of jct. GEORGETOWN-SILVER PLUME-QUEENS (Griffith). T. Wernerite. Hemimorphite. 11. Chrysocolla. j NW 10. (also on SE slope of McClellan Mt.000⎯Gold. R. i W 8 mi. on US 6 and 40 to 42 mi. with US 40⎯Allanite. chrysoprase. on fair roads. mines⎯Lead-Silver minerals. area mines⎯ Chalcopyrite. (While no crystals are visible in the gangue. Titanite. Azurite. 4 S. including mines along Leavenworth Cr. Zircon. Magnetite. Gold. Red Mt. Grossularite garnet (Hessonite).). 15. 291. Glaucophane. some Silver and Zinc. in the Trout Cr. from school⎯Allanite. (b) SE¼ Sec. W of Denver.. Sapphire. Muscovite. W of Clear Creek . 10. Cuprite. jct. Muscovite.O. 4 S. and 190 (in order from town). Staurolite. Willemite. 34. Muscovite. Feldspar and some metallic minerals. Hills via Rte. Biotite. from Continental Divide E to the town P. 40 to rd. sagenite quartz (crystals to 6” long). R. 72 W. Beryl.. at top of small ridge on N side of the Beaver Brook. Gold. on US 6.Colorado at 2. Galena. varying from Gold-LeadSilver ores to Lead-Silver-Zinc minerals (gold subordinate. DAILEY (Atlantic). pegmatite on opposite side of Cr. E and SE of Jones Pass. Fremont Co. Garnet. some Copper & Zinc. Biotite. alt. Muscovite and Quartz. area mines. Topaz. Uralite amphibole. 72 W. Silver... 4 S.. at E foot of Floyd Hill and a few hundreds ft. R. Sphalerite. to the Turret mining dist. bl NNE 16 mi.. at Turret Cr. 72 W). in coarse granite about 1 mi. 9. the Rock King Mine⎯Beryl... Chalcocite. Sphalerite (with some Galena & Silver and a little Gold). Muscovite. (c) at mi. at head of Leavenworth Cr. on E side of Arkansas R. (b) Calumet Iron Mine. and Butler Gulch. Gadolinite. Epidote. with ore minerals intimately intergrown with schist minerals⎯Chalcopyrite. on US 40 and 41 mi. Hornblende. Amazonite.9 mi.7 mi. 12. d S 2 mi.. (b) at mi. to Calumet (Whitehorn.

). area⎯Amethyst. gravels⎯Amethyst. W of the Rio Grande R.000’ to 11. 2 mi.. Garnets. PLATORO (W from La Jara via Rte. the Axel. on Trail Cr. area mines⎯Gold. Lead. E. SE on ridge NE of mt. and Stunner Dists.. the King Mine on Pinon Mt. Gilmore. Jackson Bar. from US 40 and 6⎯Gold. Grossularite. d NW 2 mi. E 10 mi. Zinc minerals. prospect. and Ute Cr. Lead. k McManus Gulch (Sec. Yankee Hill. up Sawmill Gulch from US 6 ⎯Rose Quartz and Beryl. W of Denver).. 3 mi. on Rte. then up steep trail on E side of gulch.. 10. Quartz. Coral. on US 6 and 40 (38 mi.000 ft. 285). Silver. and reached by rd. Hornblende. 15). 72 W).. on US 40 and 8 mi. lode mines⎯Lead. walk up gulch about ¾ mi. Spanish Bar. wide variety of colorful ore types⎯Gold-Silver-LeadCopper ores predominating. LAWSON-DRUMMOND Dist. f W 6 mi.. (13 mi.. 5. Lepidolite. alt. and 1½ mi. to Alice (Lincoln.. (see map next page) ⎯kaolin. Paynes Bar. 85 . Lamartine). Vesuvianite. g NW 10 mi. Red Elephant Mt. the W extension of the dist. Sericite. A calcium Silicate body exposed halfway up the hill a short distance W of trail⎯Calcite. T. black Tourmaline. just S of Gem Power Plant.. e NW 2½ mi. Turquoise. Virginia Canyon.. ESE of La Jara). via good roads. Lake Fork. mine is ½ mile below head of gulch⎯Rhodochrosite. CONEJOS COUNTY MANASSA. Downieville). Dumont. Silver. Gold. and to Willis Gulch. j in pegmatite at Santa Fe Mt. take Virginia Canyon rd. to Russel Gulch rd. SW on divide between Trail Cr. i at Moose Mine. many area mines⎯Gold. good road 2 to 4 mi. at Trail (Freeland. Silver.⎯Amethyst. Zinc. along Trail Cr. R. 4 S. gravels of Silver Cr. h Montana (Lawson. (2 mi.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States IDAHO SPRINGS: c mines at Cascade. Ute. with the Lamartine Mine 2 mi..

⎯Gold. to Rosita Hills (Rosita. Spaulding). of relatively small but high-grade veins: c area mines⎯Gold. Gold. CUSTER COUNTY SILVER CLIFF-WESTCLIFFE. on Rte. (Ilse. Azurite. Querida). 143 about 16 mi. Chlorargyrite. in veins and pipes⎯Copper. area mines⎯Cerussite. Lead. e the White Hills mine dumps N of Silver Cliffs⎯Galena. SW of Florence (Fremont Co.Colorado COSTILLA COUNTY SAN LUIS. to Plomo (Rito Seco) on Rito Seco Cr. 96 and 2 mi.). Cerussite. Zinc. Sphalerite. Hardscrabble dist. 86 . to Oak Cr. d NE. NE 7 mi. Silver. Malachite. on local rd. e E 14 mi. Silver. Argentite. on Rte. Pyrite (in Quartz). some Silver.

and abandoned dumps with a varied assortment of minerals⎯Copper. Limonite. DOLORES COUNTY OPHIR. in Sec. Fluorite. along Dry Cr. SEDALIA: c W 10. Sphalerite. prospects. White Quartz Mt. 20. 9 S. on Rte. Cassiterite. N). placer⎯Gold. (Access roads are usually steep and rough.. Silver.⎯Clear and Smoky Quartz. (a triangle between Ouray in Ouray Co. 69 W. Topaz Claim (Devils Head). Topaz. Hematite. Feldspar & Microcline. LOUVIERS. Sulfur. R.. Gadolinite. DOUGLAS COUNTY DECKERS. (e) Mi. E 7 mi. Rhodochrosite. Smoky Quartz crystals and Topaz.M. area float⎯petrified wood.). and Ophir. K-alum.4. make local inquiry). in Happy Canyon. on Rte. Hematite. Manganese.. 92⎯Gypsum.. 83: (a) Newlin Gulch. area⎯ 87 . for ½ mi.. etc. 21. 145 and 36 mi. Gold. the Devils Head prospect⎯ Amazonite. in deposits extending NE into Arapaho Co. Dolores R. Fluorite. Gypsum. placer⎯Gold. turn left on Rampart Range rd.2. 26. line. area on both sides of rd. and (b) NW of Newlin Cr.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States DELTA COUNTY AREA.). Smoky Quartz crystals and Topaz. Satin Spar.. E to the Hinsdale Co. PALMER LAKE. LARKSPUR. E of Delta and ½ mi. d NW 1½ mi. and e Newman Hill and Enterprise mines. on Lemon Cr.. and d NW 4 to 5 mi. Chalcopyrite. NE of Dolores and 27 mi. extending along gulch for 3 mi. S of Hwy.⎯Cassiterite. Pyrite. Amethyst. Russelville Gulch (tributary of Cherry Cr. RICO: c mines on Rte. Front Range foothills. Goethite. Marcasite. 21. the San Juan Mts. T. e S 1 mi. (b) S of summit on top of a ridge below main access rd. Silverton in San Juan Co. at Lone Cone (Dunton) on W.. placer⎯Gold. NW 10 mi.. Samarskite. (tributary of the South Platte R.S. Quartz crystals. Galena. 331. (d) regional stream beds and gullies⎯various gemstone crystals.. Argentiferous Tetrahedrite. area. as float⎯jasper. FRANKTOWN: c Cherry Cr. (from town extending several mi. as microscopic grains to pinhead nuggets. S of Telluride⎯ Argentite. also d NW 16 mi. Gunnison Forks sulfur deposit. 67 (Jarre Canyon rd.. a mountainous region of hundreds of old mines. Fluorite.8 to C. numerous area prospects⎯Allanite. PARKER: c S 1 mi. (c) mi. Microcline.. area⎯alabaster. Tungsten. Cyrtolite.). 14. Pickeringite. and keep right to : (a) mi. at Long Hollow. Lead. area placers⎯Gold.2 mi. Pyrite. on Rte.4 mi. on Bergen Rd.

W along Colorado R. Cassiterite. EL PASO COUNTY AREA.. gravels. abundant⎯agate. jasper. up mine rd. d SSE 20 mi. area mines to Gilman⎯Barite. gem Topaz crystals (to 2’ long). Pine Cr. regional coal mines in the Laramie formation⎯jet. 86 about 40 mi. Zinc sulfide mantos along with various complex sulfides. Lead. SW 10 mi.Colorado large Smoky Quartz crystals. 88 . W 13. spotty high-grade ore deposits⎯Gold. placer⎯Gold. area mines⎯Cerargyrite. Lead. etc. gullies. petrified wood. head of Brush Cr. d Platte R. abundant logs⎯agatized and opalized wood. surrounding region. the Eagle Mine (fourth largest zinc mine in America) ⎯Copper. SE of Denver. Azurite & Malachite (locally staining sandstone).4 mi. to Paint Mines: (a) area washes.. SE a short distance. on US 24 and 6 to 8 mi. pyritic Gold..).. turn S on paved rd. d W 11 mi. pyritic Copper-Silver ores. Gold-Silver Tellurides. tunnel. on Rte. Gold Cr. 67. surfaces⎯agate. Manganosiderite. in a zone 150 mi. to Fulford. ELIZABETH: c W and NW 1 to 1½ mi. bench gravels.. jasper. turn E onto Paint Mine rd. Auriferous sideritic sulfide Bodies (mantos). especially SE of Elbert⎯opalized and silicified wood. on rd. ELBERT. Galena.). d at Kit Carson Monument⎯petrified wood. are found petrified woods of gem quality and fossils. the 2 mi. at head of Cross Cr. to Fulford. MCCOY. GILMAN. Quartz crystals. Quartz gemstones.7 mi. d Battle Mt.. Chalcopyrite. to dumps of the Pine Cr. area mines⎯Gold. Amazonite. REDCLIFF: c Homestake Cr. area mines⎯LeadSilver minerals. Throughout much of eastern Colorado..). (US 24 for 0. and 1 mi. AGATE. gravels⎯petrified wood. pegmatite outcrops⎯Amazonite and Smoky Quartz crystals. e Sprucewood Inn jct. MINTURN. d E 3. Zinc. (on Ronk Cr. Selenite. (b) S of the mine dumps⎯agate. Holy Cross (Eagle R. broad. petrified wood and Selenite. on Rte. Marmatite.4 mi. Lead (some) and Silver.. up Brush Cr. placer⎯Gold... Belden. 3” on edges). Pyrite. Zinc. clear and EAGLE COUNTY EAGLE: c W 1 mi.. traces of Uranium and Vanadium. Fluorite (cubes to Smoky Quartz crystals. to mines. area⎯Feldspar. Silver. CALHAN: c all surrounding area⎯Amazonite. Amazonite. Silver. ELBERT COUNTY AREA: c Bijou and Kiowa Cr.

(b) W 0. keeping right at first fork. area⎯Amazonite. Galena.6 mi. the Duffield L. 9. Fluorite. old tunnel and dump⎯Zircon (to 2” long). chalcedony. The prolific St. (d) at 2. area both sides of rd.⎯Clear and Smoky Quartz. Quartz crystals. to Buffalo Cr. such as Allanite. Peter’s Dome Dist. g SW 7 mi. green Fluorite. Smoky Quartz. placer⎯Gold.6 park and walk on USFS access rd. Fluocerite. 33 SW toward Cripple Creek to jct.3 mi. Hematite. 6. Lanthanite. just before the third tunnel. translucent). (h) on through the third tunnel to mi. (f) W 5...) ⎯Zircon. (e) S of Cook Stove Mt. at Austin Bluffs. (c) at 2.1 (jct. Bastnaesite. to Duffield Fluorspar Mine⎯Barite. Fergusonite. (j) at mi. (I) at mi. and High Drive: (a) W 0. Sphalerite.. at Blair Athol in the foothills.. on USFS access rd. Microcline.1 to the Eureka Tunnel. Feldspar (pink Microcline-perthite and Oligoclase). and another ¼ mi. Smoky Quartz. Quartz crystals.. jasper.8 mi. Magnetite. Genthelvite. summit between city and Rosemont.⎯Columbite. hillside above rd.⎯Amazonite. take Rte.. 10.4 mi. Fluorite. Peter’s Dome Dist. old dump downslope from a cement building.. Zircon. e NW 6 mi. milky Quartz.⎯gem Zircon. Topaz and Zircon. Riebeckite.O.. f Sentinel Rock and Specimen Rock W off High Dr. 336 & 122) and at mi. Apatite. the Eureka Tunnel⎯Zircon. provides not only gemmy minerals.. Topaz.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States COLORADO SPRINGS: c NE 4 mi.. Prosopite. of Gold Camp rd. Fairview RR sta. (g) on right 0. Kryolite (pink. Goethite. at base of St. Sphene 89 . pale green. area⎯agate.. across canyon. climb low ridge to N to Cook Stove Mt. carnelian. on left side of stream about 400’ below rd. d Eureka Tunnel (NE of rd. Phenakite.9 mi. Fluorite. walk 0. 6. Fluocerite (Tysonite). the St. on lower side of rd. Fluorite.. Hematite pseudomorphs after Siderite.3 mi. many area prospect pits⎯Astrophyllite. Peter’s Dome.⎯Bastnaesite.3 mi. of Rte. Pachnolite. area gravels and hillsides⎯Amazonite. via Gold Camp rd.

Biotite and Muscovite micas. e NW 4 mi. Columbite. Requires 2 mi. Felch Cr. T. Chlorite. black Tourmaline (enclosed in quartz). Quartz crystals. noted locality⎯agatized and jasperized wood. 16. Genthelvite (Danalite). such as Fluorite with Chalcopyrite. geodes. Topaz (blue. Goethite. bp NW 24 mi. Micanite). and ½ mi. 18 S. on US 50. Cephalopods. from Chaffee Co. Garfield.8 mi. Fluocerite. Silver. 12 E. line downstream to Florence. R. S of Twelvemile park. jasper. 14. and 1 mi. SE of Salida in Chaffee Co. Colorado State Penitentiary (call for permission to dig). line) ⎯Muscovite.⎯Calcite. Quartz. jasperized dinosaur bone. N up Cr.3 mi. Millerite. Garnet. Riebeckite.700’ NE of the ghost town of Micanite with mine about 600’ S of Park-Fremont C. SW 2 mi. Galena. CANON CITY: c area. Elpasolite. area pegmatites⎯Amazonite. Chalcopyrite.. on bank of the Arkansas R. Satin Spar.⎯gem petrified wood. Quartz). some Silver.2 mi. Fluorite. section along Skyline Dr.. PENROSE.Colorado and Zircon.. 48 N. T. gem jasper.. Samarskite. Curio Hill⎯gem agate. Rutile and Xenotime. R.. Cassiterite. chalcedony. COALDALE. S 1½ mi. but also a variety of colorful and interesting gangue minerals. area⎯Microcline. area⎯agate nodules. septarian nodules. area of city dump⎯Barite (brown crystals). MANITOU SPRINGS. Calcite (white crystals). placers⎯Gold (with some copper minerals). 18 S. 8.. specular Hematite. and Zircon (rare).. area badlands⎯gem agate. area small gullies and valleys⎯Calcite crystals (to 4” long). f N 4. 71 W) ⎯graphic granite. Still rarer minerals include Astrophyllite.). Quartz.4 mi. geodes (containing crystals of Barite. R.. on W side of Eight Mile Cr. Amphibole. and d around bases of Mt.. fossils (Sharks teeth). chalcedony. by trail that turns of Rte. gravels of the Arkansas R. Also found are some rare fluorine minerals such as Bastnaesite. T. feldspar prospect (Sec. E 1 mi. Sphalerite. Fayalite. Arthur and Mt. area mines⎯Chalcocite. Ralstonite and Thomsenolite. in Sec. with deposits 4 mi. Calcite. the School Section Mine (Sec.). with mineralized area 8 mi. the Climax Mica Mine (about 3. and 1 mi. 71 W. BADGER CREEK (8 mi. silicified dinosaur bone. gate to the Cowan Quarries (go 2. S of Adelaide. g NW 6 mi. Feldspars. many placer⎯Gold. at base of Cameron Cone: c Crystal Park. area⎯Amethyst.. Gold. (Parkdale. 67 about 2 mi. Selenite. area⎯agate. Pyrite. PEYTON: c area of E half of Co. Pyrochlore. j N 7 mi. Phenakite. mines⎯Copper. pinkish. area⎯agate. Fergusonite. d N 9 mi. Hematite (in quartz as pseudomorphs after Siderite). at S end of Gardin park Dinosaur Monument. 11 E). pink Barite. to N on creek. T. k N 8. Zinc. inside) ⎯gemmy Travertine. SE of Salida in Chaffee Co. Prosopite. on US 40 to Red Gulch (24 mi. h S 7 mi. Calcite. 25 mi. 115. R. Lead.. on US 50 Currant Cr. d N 4 mi. S of US 50. bo W 13 mi. graphic granite. COTOPAXI: c N 4 mi.. Gahnite. bn NW 12 mi. on Rte. Celestite. Sphalerite.). chalcedony. the McCoy prospects⎯graphic granite. to several inches long). i N 6½ mi.. (Sec 24. N of US 50. Columbite. Gypsum. E of Salida) ⎯Feldspar. Hornblende. d the Bijou Basin. to Felch Cr. alabaster nodules. bl N 9. Uraninite and graphic granite. jasperized dinosaur bone. FREMONT COUNTY AREA. some Gold and Silver. 90 . Gardin park. 48 N.. bm NNE 10 mi.. at Phantom Canyon beryl prospect⎯Beryl (Area is difficult to reach by road.

fossils. Chrysocolla. Monazite. WHITEHORN (a dist. turn right for 0. d N 6½ mi. the Magnuson Mine⎯Beryl (greenish. Silver. Chalcocite.3 mi. Microcline. g S of the Mica Lode Mine. produces Microcline feldspar crystals in enormous size. Chalcocite. Triplite. W of Echo CanyonEast Gulch jct. (b) Mica Lode Mine (second huge quarry of main rd. black Tourmaline. Garnet. Magnetite. h at entrance to the Mica Lode Mine. Cleavelandite. huge deposit and quarry⎯gemmy Travertine. etc. Natromontebrasite.2 mi. quarry and Van Buskirk Mine⎯blue Apatite. Tourmaline. TEXAS CREEK: c N 6 mi. Columbite-Tantalite. Manganese minerals. Silver. Spessartite.8 mi. Muscovite and Biotite micas. Feldspar. Garnets (Andradite. Uvarovite). Beyerite. on high hill. Lepidolite. Mica. Cerussite. 3 mi.3 mi.: (a) the Devils Hole Mine⎯Aquamarine. Beyerite. Rose Quartz. pale pink in color (albite) or mica books have measured 5’ in dia. Tripolite. Beryl (crystals to 6’ long).. Euxenite. Muscovite. Montebrasite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States ROYAL GORGE: c area⎯Aquamarine. Triplite.3 mi. WELLSVILLE. f S 2. Tourmaline (pink. 2 Mine⎯Quartz crystals. area⎯Rose Quartz. E of and continuous with the Calumet Dist. Tourmaline. Triplite. Muscovite. the Amazon claim in East Gulch⎯Beryl. Chrysocolla. Beryl. Beyerite. d S 1. Beryl. Covellite. i Royal Gorge park. Columbite-Tantalite. black). Calcite. Microcline. Quartz. Azurite. toward Buckskin Joe. This pegmatite mine. Rose Quartz. Torbernite. Garnet. native Bismuth. Beryl. Malachite. Hematite. the School Section Mine⎯Apatite. Cleavelandite. (b) 0. Biotite and black Tourmaline. and (b) S side. known as Eight Mile Park. as well as others area pegmatite outcrops. yellow).: (a) Meyers Quarry⎯Andradite garnet. Garnet. Bismutite. Beryl. Microcline. up Taylor Gulch. Feldspar. e S 2. as Webster park⎯Andesite. Tourmaline.) ⎯Azurite. Tourmaline (pink. Chlorite. across uphill field to Border Feldspar No. on gravel rd. Columbite. of Chaffee Co. Bismutite. area of exposed pegmatites on both side of the gorge: (a) N side. 91 . Chalcopyrite. chalcedony..). area mines⎯Gold. black). Bismutite. Micas.. Fluorapatite.

Bornite. Covellite. the Gloryhole (enormous open pit with dangerous rim) ⎯Chalcopyrite.Colorado GARFIELD COUNTY GLENWOOD SPRINGS. covering half a Twp. many mines⎯Chalcopyrite. Galena. NEWCASTLE. 3. Gregory. (Perigo. some Lead and Zinc minerals. Magnetite. and on S flank of the White River Plateau (an almost inaccessible area today) ⎯Galena. then right fork at mi. Lead-Silver ores. Pyrite cubes and Quartz crystal (doubly terminated).. 6. Enargite. area⎯Magnetite. 40 to 50 mi. SW of Boulder (Boulder Co. d SW 2. Nevada. Chalcopyrite.). 20 to 25 mi.. Pyrite.) and 50 to 60 mi. Chalcocite. Cuprite. 3. Silver predominant.. Pyrite. Gold. Tennantite. on Rte.7. Quartz Mt. N on dumps of old mines on Riffle and Elk Crs. many mines⎯Gold. Sphene. specular Hematite. Bornite. 92 . Malachite.1 mi. d southern dists. e right. Sphalerite. area sloped⎯Magnetite. area old dumps⎯Pyrite cubes (to 1” dia. with good access rds.). Garnet. Independence. NW of Denver. to ghost town of Apex: (a) at mi. rd leads to Evergreen Mine dumps⎯Azurite. Wollastonite. Chrysocolla. Gold. Silver. Gold. f at mi. Galena. on Rte 279 (unmarked). Calcite. (Central. Russel. 3. GILPIN COUNTY AREA: c northern dists. native Copper. Labradorite. Zircon. cross Pine Cr. W of Denver and SW of Boulder. 279 pass Russel Gulch (ghost camp). CENTRAL CITY: c East End Mine⎯moss agate. (b) at mi.2. Sphalerite. scattered throughout Twp. Pine-Kingston-Apex).8. g rd.

of William Fork with Colorado R. Mica. to head of Williams Fork. (b) 2 mi. follow Co. extending a few miles SE across the Continental Divide (Jones Pass) into headwaters of the West Fork of Clear Cr. and Colorado R. 93 . d S. NW on Willow Cr. Silver. in iron-stained veins⎯Pyrite.⎯Quartz. Zinc. chrysoprase. rd. PARSHALL: c jct. HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS. area⎯moss agate. chalcedony.. up Williams Fork. chalcedony. to N.) E for 6 mi.⎯bloodstone. d Green Ridge pegmatite (S of Granby Lake). GRANDBY: c on ridges in Middle park near jct. 278. fossil wood. take US 40 from Granby 8 mi.). S to Tabernash. of Willow Cr. some Gold locally. Feldspar. Lead. the La Plata Dist. Lonesome Peak 2 mi. GRAND LAKE (Wolverine). E 7 mi. (Clear Creek Co. black Tourmaline. area⎯moss agate.: (a) area⎯jasper. Middle Park⎯moss agate. on Rte. mines⎯Gold-Lead-Silver ores. to Meadow Cr. rd 84 (Meadow Cr. Reservoir.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States GRAND COUNTY AREA.


AREA: c Italian Mt.: (a) W side, area⎯Lapis Lazuli; (b) via Hwy. 135 (the Gothic rd.) 19 mi. to the mouth of Cement Cr., 12 mi. up Cement Cr. on poor rd.⎯Adularia, Albite, Ankerite, Anorthite, Chabazite, Chlorite, Diopside, Epidote, Fluorapatite, Garnet, Graphite, Heulandite, Lazurite, Magnetite, Mizzonite, Sahlite, Scolecite, Stilbite, Talc, Thomsonite, Titanite, Vesuvianite and Wollastonite. (Metamorphic minerals are abundant in a tactite zone around two bodies of intrusive quartz.) d Mt. Beckwith, area⎯ moonstone. ALMONT (on Rte. 306), NE 7 mi., in Spring Cr. Canyon, mines⎯Lead-Silver-Gold ores. CRESTED BUTTE: c NW 10 mi. and a few mi. N of Rte. 135, rich ores⎯RubySilver; d N 22 mi., at Elk Mt., alt. 9,500’ to 11,000’ (including ghost town of Gothic), mines⎯Chalcopyrite (with Gold and Silver), Galena, Sphalerite. (Mineralization is widespread, but veins area small and irregular.) GUNNISON: c N, on W side of North Italian Mt., area metamorphic contact zone⎯Grossularite garnet and other metamorphic minerals, Lapis Lazuli; d E 13 mi., at Gold Brick (4 to 6 mi. N of Ohio, alt. 9,000’ to 10,000’, relatively rich veins⎯Gold-LeadSilver ores. (The productive veins are concentrated just E of Gold Cr. in an area 4 mi. long by 1 mi. wide.) e Gunnison Gold Belt Mines, in mineralized zone twenty by six mi. SW of town off Hwy. 149 (see map next page) ⎯Gold and Copper minerals.


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MARBLE (40 mi. S on Rte. 133 from Glenwood Springs in Garfield Co., on W flank of the Elk Mts. at Rock Cr., with Crystal 6 mi. to the E as central part of the dist., alt. 9,000’ to 13,000’): c area mines⎯Barite, Calcite, Chalcopyrite, Fluorite, Galena, Pyrite, Quartz crystals, Silver-bearing Tetrahedrite, Specularite; d NW, along highway to Carbondale (Garfield Co.), as float⎯“Colorado Yule” marble; e town quarry waste, RR road ballast; f 2 mi. distant across river, the Yule Quarry; g old mill site on W edge of Crystal R. (fantastic ruins); h E, at the Strauss Quarry⎯gem grade marble; i head of Yule Cr., as massive beds to 50’ thick⎯Andradite garnet. OHIO: c W, in the Quartz Cr. area, more than 500 pegmatites (see map next page) ⎯Beryl, Columbium-Tantalum minerals, Lepidolite, mica, Monazite, Tourmaline; d SW 1.8 mi., two rich pegmatite outcrops; e SW 2½ mi., at a rd. fork and within a radius of 1,200’ to the E, a dozen pegmatites; f SW 3.4 mi., a rich pegmatite; g SW 3¾ mi., rich pegmatite in hornblende gneiss; h many other area pegmatite exposures⎯Beryl, Columbium-Tantalum minerals, Lepidolite, Monazite, Tourmaline; i the Opportunity No. 1 prospect (open cut on E side of a N-trending low ridge on E side of Quartz Cr.⎯Albite, Beryl, Columbite-Tantalite, Cleavelandite, Muscovite, Microcline.



PARLIN: c the Quartz Cr. Dist. (29 sq. mi.) via Rte. 162, a region of 1,803 pegmatites containing a total of 27 species of gemstones and minerals; d the Brown Derby Mine⎯Lithium pegmatite gems; e S 3 to 4 mi., at Cochetopa (Green Mt., Gold Basin) and extending for Cochetopa Cr. 2 to 4 mi. W⎯free-milling Gold, some Copper minerals, possibly Tellurium; f N 8½ mi. on Rte. 162 past the Opportunity and Brown Derby mines, turn onto Fossil Ridge dirt rd. for 0.2 mi., to the Bucky Mine⎯Beryl (blue, green, to 12” long), Columbite-Tantalite, Gahnite, Lepidolite, Lithiophyllite-Triphylite, Monazite, Muscovite, Quartz, Topaz. PITKIN: c NE 1 to 4 mi. and near rd. to Tincup, in S end of a mineralized area which includes Tincup, many mines⎯Gold, Lead-Silver, spotty Molybdenite; d S 6 mi. and near US 50 about 25 mi. E of Gunnison, in Box Canyon at old Independence and Camp Bird mines 3 to 4 mi. N of Waunite Hot Springs Cr. on steep rds., free-milling⎯Gold; e N 15 mi., Tincup at head of Willow Cr. on extreme SE side of Taylor Park and 26 mi. E of Gunnison via Rte. 162⎯blanket deposits of Gold-Lead-Silver, spotty Molybdenite, some Huebnerite. (Cumberland Pass, 12,000’ alt., separates Pitkin from Tincup.) POWERHORN, in the Cebolla Dist. (Iola, Domingo, Vulcan, White Earth), 3 mi. SE of Powderhorn, which is 20 mi. S of Iola, on US 50, reached via Hwy. 149, and mines along Cebolla Cr.⎯Gold, Gold-Silver, Copper-Gold-Silver, Pyrite, Aegirite, Amphibole, Bastnaesite, Brugnatellite, Calcite, Cancrinite, Cebollite, Cerite, Diopside, Dolomite, Fluorite,, Hastingsite, Juanite, Melilite, Monticellite, Natrolite, Nephillite, Olivine, Perovskite, Pyrochlore, Spinel, Synchisite, Thorite, Thorogummite, Titaniferous Vesuvianite, Wollastonite, Xenotime. SARGENTS, N 10 mi., at Tomichi (Whitepine), a ghost town, area⎯Gold, Lead, Silver, Zinc, Copper.


mine⎯Lead-Zinc ores with subordinate Gold Telluride and Chalcopyrite. Gold. Quartz. 125.) LAKE CITY: c along Henson Cr.. Tetrahedrite. HUERFANO COUNTY LA VETA (11 mi. Sphalerite. a little Zinc. Barite. Sphalerite. since the aggregate used in the concrete was Rhodonite. Rhodochrosite. area mines⎯Chalcopyrite. alt. on Rte. Calcite. Barite and Quartz as gangue minerals.500’ to 12. Bornite.. Cerussite. NW 18 mi. Silver. 10. g SW 18 mi. in several dists. noted for the Golden Fleece Mine⎯Gold Telluride. 351 near head of Lake Fork of the Gunnison R.. on Rte. d the Hidden Treasure. Tellurides. dark Sphalerite.. Silver. and Calcite. Azurite. Lake Fork at N end of Lake San Cristobal. h on Lake City mine dumps⎯Pyrite. Carson. Proustite. (This is a noted locality with good material available at the old mill in town. Stibnite. area mines⎯Silver (associated with Galena). e S 5 mi. to Pearl. Galena-Sphalerite.. some Copper and Gold. 97 . Siderite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States HINSDALE COUNTY EUREKA (historic ghost town not on most maps). JACKSON COUNTY COWDRY. Galena. gray Copper. between Lake Fork and its tributary Henson Cr. 111). Chalcopyrite. the Sunnyside Mine⎯pink gem Rhodonite. at head of Lost Trail Cr.. Lead. above town.⎯Barite (chief gangue mineral). on Rte. Fluorite. f SW 12 mi. Gold-Silver. SW of Walsenburg via US 160 and 5 mi. Monte Queen and Champion mines⎯Rhodochrosite.000’⎯Chalcopyrite. Argentite. Chalcopyrite. Malachite.

area mining prospects⎯ Copper.. Uranophane.. 9. at Teller. 127⎯Fluorite (purple.000 to 10.. green). JEFFERSON COUNTY AREA: c Bear Cr. RAND.Colorado NORTHGATE Dist. Marcasite. area deposits⎯alabaster. WALDEN. DECKER. (between Golden and Ralston). Quartz (clear smoky). W at Delaney Butte⎯Fluorite. Becquerelite. NW of Northgate at Pinkham Mt. SSW⎯Autunite. the Wigwam Cr. Ilsemannite. CRITCHELL.-Sugarloaf Peak area west of town⎯Amazonite.. SE 9 mi. Fourmarierite. Silver. 10 mi. 2 mi. 4 mi. alt. fossils. Pyrite. purple Fluorite. not far from Hwy. on Jack Cr. Black Knight vein.000’. 98 . d Drew hill. area⎯Chrysoberyl. Gold.. Pitchblende.

Quartz-Fluorite (vein). Vermiculite. Vernon) ⎯massive Chalcopyrite (with dark Sphalerite). Calcite (luminescent). 58 to: (a) No Name Pegmatite (in Golden Gate Canyon) ⎯Tourmaline (crystals to 12” long). above town on Cub Cr. e W 8 mi. Chalcocite. with Lookout Mt. Bertrandite. and (b) ¼ mi. Chabazite. 99 . the Augusta Mine⎯Fluorite. 93 toward Leyden.. Copper. Magnetite. Limonite. rd. Chrysoberyl. KIT CARSON COUNTY BURLINGTON. Pyrrhotite. Levynite. N 20 mi.. Gold.1 mi. broad area⎯agate.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States EVERGREEN (12 mi. opal (mossy. Scolecite. total). Natrolite. (b) at mi. Sphalerite. Robinson Hill. black Tourmaline. Sphene.): (a) very many mines and prospects⎯Apophyllite. Galena. Hyalite opal. 14 var. NW flanks. white). the Robinson Gulch prospect. Augite. Heulandite. in Agusta Mine-type exposures⎯Fluorite. the Roscoe beryl prospect (Sec. on Rte. fine placers⎯Gold. Coffinite.⎯dog-tooth Calcite. 74. Sphalerite. Beryl. d North and South Table Mts. g NW 9. chalcedony. 4 S. (basalt mesas near town on sides of Clear Cr. 71 W) ⎯Beryl. Grossularite garnet (to 12” dia. W of Morrison on Rte.. Azurite.6 mi. Silver. opaque. and Mt. yellow Sphalerite. past jct. (b) many area quarries with good access rds. Mesolite. to Conoco service sta. to E.). Thomsonite most common. along Rte. at Centennial Cone. h W on US 40. Silver. on Rte. along S Fork of the Republican R. petrified wood. i W 15 mi. jct. 73. gemmy Zeolite crystals.⎯Allanite. Cerussite.. Hornblende. Aragonite. Willemite. Scheelite. Lead and Zinc minerals. Mordenite. Halloysite. Idocrase. R. 334. an important recreational center): c ½ mi. 5. on NW side of Cub Cr. Laumontite. 74. broad area⎯moss opal. T. pegmatite⎯Feldspar. area pegmatites⎯Aquamarine. Chalcocite. Zeolites (Analcime. jasper. GOLDEN: c along Clear Cr. 10½. Willemite: (a) SW ¾ mi.. via Rte. the Malachite Mine (on divide between Bear Cr. Smoky Quartz crystals. W of Rte. the Leyden Coal Mine⎯Carnotite. then 0. d S 1½ mi.. f NW 7½ mi. W 3 mi. area pegmatite exposures in curve in rd. Samarskite.. Labradorite. Stilbite.. MORRISON. Epidote. Astrophyllite. Wernerite. deposit⎯Chalcocite. Barite.

the Alicante Mine⎯Copper. at St. e N. Pyrite. Gold. Iowa. Zinc.Colorado LAKE COUNTY AREA. the Kokomo mines⎯Pyrite (excellent crystals). (10 to 12 mi. and Bear Lake truck rd. Bismuth.. Gold. f W 4 mi. d California Evans. Manganese-Iron ores.. etc. early metal producers⎯Gold. Lead. Lead.: (a) the Turquoise Chief Mine⎯Metatorbernite. Hematite.. 10 S. CLIMAX: c SE 1 mi. Silver. Pyrite. Kevin-Sugar Loaf.150’ on W slope of the Mosquito Range⎯Bismuth. 10. Silver. dredger operations⎯Gold. Copper. g NW 6. (b) adjacent old Iron mask 100 .. at Box Cr. in valley of the Arkansas R. NE of Leadville). via the Turquoise Lake rd. Siderite. and on the dump some pink carbonates.9 mi. lying in the broad open valley of the Arkansas R. T. 80 W. R. Siderite. etc.). (the Leadville Dist. alt. along US 24 at a two-mile altitude. Iron. Turquoise. is one of the leading metal-producing area in America. Zinc. ManganeseIron ores. Empire mines. Silver.

700’) ⎯Barite. on E flank of mts.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Mine⎯Hematite. Turquoise. many area mines⎯Barite. which includes all of the Lake Cr. Animas R. (More than 60 mineral species occur in this dist. Lead. Silver. Chalcopyrite.. Galena. NE of the Josie May⎯Chrysocolla. Torbernite. Calcite. DURANGO. Malachite. N 25 mi. pyritic Gold. alt. Silver. Ruby-silver (veins). Calaverite. Calcite.). 11.000’. Petzite). Vallecito. Zinc. a dist.) 101 . Chalcocite veins. Copper.. separated from town by Eagle Pass (alt. drainage W of Twin Lakes. Silver. W of Granite (Chaffee Co. Sphalerite. h SW 22 mi. and area at head of Junction Cr. headquarters town for gem and mineral collectors. Chalcopyrite (bearing Platinum).000’ from the Turquoise Chief. and (d) two mi.. Quartz. Gold. LA PLATA COUNTY AREA. 11. Pyrite. Pyrite. Galena. Siderite. many local summer field trips to adjoining gem-collecting localities are provided by residents. large surrounding area in the heart of the La Plata Mts. to the flagstop of Needleton. (Tacoma. GEM VILLAGE. and 5 mi. Florida R. Gold Tellurides (Sylvanite. placers⎯Gold.). (c) W 2. Tetrahedrite. at the Josie May prospect. with Chicago Basin center of dist. gravels. etc. Rhodochrosite. to the Needles Mts. Fluorite. the E 6 mi. Pyrite.000’ to 12. many area mines⎯Gold. LA PLATA.

ColumbiteTantalite. agate. Beryl. 74 W) ⎯Beryl. in area (T.) NW for 30 mi. 7 N.. Calcite. T. on US 34 on Trail Ridge rd. some Gold. to Owl Canyon Trading Post. on steep rd. W 31 mi. R. turn onto side rd.. about 6 sq. LAS ANIMAS COUNTY MODEL. d W 35 mi. TRINIDAD: c SE 34 mi. 8 N. Quartz crystals. R. 71 & 72 W). take right-hand trail (keeping left) for 1½ mi. just before reaching the Poudre Lakes. SW 3 mi. to the Diamond Peak area near the WY line⎯Diamond.. Bismuthinite. (see below) ⎯Autunite. S of store (keep right) for 1. graphic granite.7 mi. to Specimen Mt. Muscovite. at Trinchera Mesa in Wet Mt. 80C (Cherokee Park rd.. Lithiophilite-Triphylite. mi. 74 W. 102 . toward Canyon Sta.Colorado LARIMER COUNTY BELLVUE (on US 287). Chrysoberyl. at Empire (Howes Gulch) and 6 mi. Bertrandite. Satin Spar. FOLLOW Co. Bismutite. in coal seams⎯jet. the Chaney-Sims beryl prospects⎯Beryl. R. area rd. 1 & 2. Dist. turn E for 8 mi. f W 45 mi.. Uraninite. numerous localities on W and S slopes⎯Allophane. near line between Sec. the Pennoyer Amethyst Mine (fee) ⎯Amethyst.. T. Purpurite.. off Rte.. Gummite. 5. Quartz. placers⎯Gold. Selenite. FORT COLLINS: c N 17 mi. NE 0. area mines⎯Chalcopyrite. 7 N. 14. e WNW 33 mi. deposits are S and E of Crystal Mt.). at Monument Lake. 18 air miles or 45 road mi. west. g Crystal Mt. to Milner Pass. d W 15½ mi. SW of Fort Collins. LIVERMORE. Valley. then N 3 to 4 mi. ESTES PARK. cupriferous Pyrite. cuts and stream gravels⎯green jasper (Stonewall Jade). the Wisdom Ranch prospect (S½ Sec. Topaz and Tridymite. Fluorapatite. at Manhattan. onyx. exposure of the Van Bremmer dike. on US 350. in veins and in septarian concretions⎯Calcite crystals (some clear as Iceland Spar). RED FEATHER LAKES (Dist. rd. to quarry in a gully⎯rich alabaster. Garnet.7 mi.

.9 mi.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States MESA COUNTY AREA: c Black Ridge. gastroliths. banded alabaster. E 15 mi. turn right. in regional exposures of the Morrison formation (sandstones)⎯ petrified Dinosaur bones. FRUITA: c S 2 mi.. Amethyst. f W 4 mi. in cliff next to rd. petrified wood and Dinosaur bones. long).. d Colorado R. 22 mi. e S 3 mi. DELTA. at Dinosaur Ridge. on both sides E and W of the ½ mi. area⎯petrified Dinosaur bone. chalcedony. area alabaster. long ridge⎯opalized wood. then W on gravel rd. area of Goodman’s Point⎯petrified Dinosaur bones. petrified Dinosaur bones. DELTA-WHITEWATER.1 S. area called the Indian Hunting Gound⎯silicified wood. jasper. 6. g SE Rim Rock Drive (toll. cross Dolores R. CORTEZ. Brontosaurs). 103 . on the Uravan Hwy. to log building. moss). to Opal (Blue) Hill. exposures of the Morrison formation⎯petrified Dinosaur bones (Allosaurs. gastroliths. opal. Quartz crystals. a deposit in the Monkopi formation⎯alabaster. jasper. area outside Colorado National Monument⎯agate (banded. fossil beds⎯petrified Dinosaur bone. d at mi. Valley and side canyons W from Grand Junction to the Utah line⎯agate. d S. an old Barite mine⎯Barite.. cross the Colorado R. Aragonite. GATEWAY: c S 3. Gypsum.. 340. on Rte.

Cerussite. area around Glade Park⎯opalized wood. out on main rd. including Pinon Mesa⎯opal. Limonite. in Unaweep Canyon. Thuringite. area⎯Barite crystals. h Ridge Mine⎯Sphalerite.: (a) the Amethyst Lode. e W of West Willow Cr.3 mi. petrified wood. on East Cr. SW 15 mi. Hematite. Chlorite. f Holy Moses Mine⎯Massicot. Malachite. to Unaweep. d 13 mi. past Mud Springs campground to area of Windy Point: (a) left ”JS” rd. on US 6 & 50. Anglesite. 141. (b) right rd.) d N 0. Lead. Galena. on Rte. Barite. crossing Pinon Mesa. Sphalerite with gangue minerals of Amethyst. Dinosaur bones.). Chlorite. 149. opalized wood. Goslarite.000’ to 11. Chalcopyrite. area⎯desert Rose Quartz pseudomorphs after Barite.: (a) bed of creek⎯Turquoise. alt. Gold. 9. on left fork of West Willow Cr. Chalcopyrite. d S 3½ mi. i Last Chance Mine⎯Turquoise. Barite. Fluorite. for 2 mi. 16. MINERAL COUNTY CREEDE: c mining dist. on Willow Cr. e 8. WHITEWATER. native Silver. to region of Pinon Mesa (extends W into Utah. Uranium minerals. (b) gravels between Amethyst and Commodore mines⎯Turquoise. numerous area mines⎯agate. Silver. jasper. and Johnson Cr. Lead-Silver minerals. chalcedony. out on the Serpent’s Trail (or 18 mi. then N toward Book Cliffs.Colorado GLADE PARK: c area. Pyrite. Pyrite. lower section⎯agate. 104 . Sphalerite. wide.⎯Amethyst (massive crystals). wire Gold. (on the way to S rim of mesa) ⎯smoky chalcedony. (all regional silver mines produce Amethyst crystals and clusters on their dumps.55. No. some Fluorite (with Pyrite)... to North East Cr.000’) ⎯Lead-Silver veins. Argentiferous Galena. GRAND JUNCTION: c W 5 mi. long by 10 mi. Pyrargyrite. toward Fruita Guard Sta.8 mi. Sphalerite. from Fruita via Rimrock Dr. area⎯Calcite. 40 mi. g King Solomon. Sunnyside mines (end of Rte. Amethyst. Chalcopyrite. (b) the Commodore Mine⎯gem Amethyst. as part of the Fruita division of the Grand Mesa national Forest).

d S and E slopes of the Uinta Mts. MOFFAT COUNTY AREA: c Green and Yampa R. chalcedony. WOLF CREEK PASS (SE corner of Co... d SW 12 mi. SW 10 mi.. (and Blue Mt. ARTESIA. some Galena and Silver. W of Maybell) ⎯agate. CRAIG: c Area exposures. to N. chalcedony. flint. N on Lay Cr. carnelian. 25 mi. Calcite. and hike mi.. from summit. Amethyst geodes. of US 40. at Round Bottom on N side of the Yampa R. 13 with Baggs. crystals. 394⎯Analcite.).A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States WAGON WHEEL GAP: c E 1. 105 .. opal. Dinosaur bones. abundant⎯agate. in an area 30 by 40 mi. mines⎯Chalcocite.. Dinosaur bones and petrified wood. placer gravels covering the dry.. jasper. (and Timberlake Cr. moonstone. chert. Quartz. alt. at Douglas Mt.). Gearksutite. area⎯agate.⎯agate. jasper. jasper. area⎯agate (moss.⎯Gold. jasper. with the latest operation 6 to 10 mi.. f N 35 mi.⎯agate. at Lay on US 40. 10.. Natrolite. Fluorite. chalcedony. Halloysite. and within 5 mi.. then N on rd. at Fourmile Cr. (c) gravels below rd. SE and S on Hwy. h Breeze Mt. e W 19 mi. (15 mi. etc. (b) Treasure Falls. Stilbite.⎯agate. Quartz. close to Rte. 4½ mi.: (a) hillside gravels along US 40. Creedite. in area of a cliff dipping to the left⎯gem agate. rolling plain along W base of Elk Mts. area placer gravels⎯Gold. at Skull Cr. Olivine. Beidellite.7 mi. E on US 40. Dinosaur bones and petrified wood. jasper. to hill⎯agate. bridge to: (a) Wagon Wheel Gap Mine on E side of Goose Cr.⎯Barite.860’): c along Wolf Cr. and (b) N of US 40 between the Utah line and Cross Mt. mines⎯Copper. (b) ridge E of area hot springs⎯Barite. banded). chalcedony. breaks. Vanadium. Quartz crystals. d Embargo mining dist. across Rio Grande R. d summit of pass: (a) valley to right⎯Amethyst. gravels. WY 5 mi. chalcedony. Copper. placer⎯Gold. via Wagon Wheel Ranch rd. between Big and Little Wolf Cr. moonstone. e W 6 mi. chalcedony. GREYSTONE. chalcedony. g W 80 mi.

1 mi. native Copper.. Valley sandstones⎯petrified Dinosaur bones. the Cashin Mine. Covellite. placer and lode⎯Gold.: c area stream gravels.. 26. MONTROSE COUNTY AREA. RICO. 15 W. CIMMARON. Domeykite. some Chalcocite in ore bodies. 4½ mi. in sand and gravel bars on beaches above water level along the San Miguel and Uncompahgre rivers. and about the same distance S of Paradox⎯Amalgam. turn right at 24. placer⎯Gold. E 8 to 14 mi. and summit of hill⎯gem black agate. a tributary of Gypsum Cr. above the mouth of La Sal Cr. MANCOS. and d the Red Arrow Mine. and Silver. NATURITA: c E 4 mi. SW 15 mi. at Bear Cr. Cuprite. d T. 145. Silver. 46 N. 1 prospect⎯graphic granite..⎯placer Gold. E 1 mi. on Rte. R. 106 . Luzonite.2. Uraninite.. exposures of McElmo Cr. to Basin Store. turn right on Rte. Chalcocite. across a Cr. East Mancos R.. area E of rd. Bornite.2 and proceed to old barn at mi. 80 for 17. at Goat Hill No.Colorado MONTEZUMA COUNTY AREA.

ALMA: c NE ¼ to ½ mi. Pyrite. as coarse nuggets to several oz. South Park. Rhodonite. placers. Zinc. Zinc. OURAY COUNTY MIDDLETON. e N 5 to 10 mi. the Consolidated Montgomery Mine. Enargite. Tellurides of Gold and Silver. on Diamond Hill (via jeep rd. UNCOMPAHGRE.. Rhodochrosite.⎯bloodstone.⎯Gold. and its tributaries. Red Mt. Chalcopyrite. the Longfellow Mine⎯Chalcocite. to the Tabequatche Basin.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States PARADOX (on Rte.500’⎯Gold. Gold. h S 12 mi. SE 3 mi. 141 to Tabequatche Cr.. as impregnations in the boulders⎯Azurite. Silver.500’ to 13. 90). g area of Mosquito Cr. alt 107 ... off US 550 by steep grades to Uncompahgre. OTERO COUNTY LA JUNTA. near Grand R. Calcite. numerous mines⎯Chalcocite. area⎯ Andradite garnet. URAVAN. Tetrahedrite.. Lead. TELLURIDE. Huebnerite. native Copper. W of Montrose.). Silver.. Argentiferous Tetrahedrite. Stephanite. Fluorite. Copper. Magnetite. on E side of valley a few mi. 361. many old mines⎯Lead. 11. siliceous and baritic ores containing Lead. then E up Cr. f S 6 mi. an area noted for its conglomerate boulders on a bench on N side of the basin at a place known as the Copper King prospect. d NW 2 to 6 mi. many mines operating in Magnetite-Pyrite ores⎯Copper. Sneffels.. Fluorite. argentiferous gray Copper. 6 mi. and Silver. Pyrite. Zinc.. W 7 mi. Lead-Zinc sulfides.. etc. Colusite. Enargite. area⎯bloodstone. the Ruby Mine⎯ Huebnerite. Garnet. Lead-Silver. Quartz geodes. E side of the South Platte R. (b) Mt. on Rte. S of Grand Junction and 85 mi. Zinc.) near US 550⎯Bismuth-bearing minerals such as Kasolite.018’). OURAY: c area of a radius of 10 to 15 mi. Polybasite. Silver. g WSW 8 mi. in Buckskin Gulch ⎯Rhodochrosite. area surfaces on regional ranches⎯jasperized Dinosaur bones. 11.. abundant⎯Quartz crystals. Gold. Calcite crystals (some fluorescent). e gravels and banks of the Uncompahgre R. at Sneffels (Imogene Basin): (a) area mines⎯Argentite. d just N. in small veins in crystalline rocks⎯Gold. and about 100 mi. Silver. Gold-Silver. f Sweethome Mine. Pass (alt. the Treasury Tunnel (Idarado Mining Co. on Rte. placer Gold in creeks. area gravels⎯bloodstone. Sphalerite. PARK COUNTY AREA. out at La Sal Cr... Proustite. Pyrite. etc. Galena. Quartz crystals. alt. S. Gold. for 18 mi.

Columbite.250’ to 12. head of W Geneva Cr. FAIRPLAY: c area SE of town. crest of hill. on E slope of Silverheels Mt. ANTERO JUNCTION.). 10. N at Geneva Cr. BAILEY: c area of Beaver Cr. Tantalite (crystals 108 . GARO. Pyrite. Zinc.. Bismuth.. 9. alt.. Silver. 73 W⎯graphic granite. d SE all along Rte. Chalcopyrite. area mines⎯Barite. to NW in Summit Co. area⎯agate. Feldspars. etc. Gold. in gravels of glacial outwash nature⎯placer Gold. Uranium minerals.. S of Mosquito Range on boundary between Lake Co.500’ to 12. gravels⎯agate. GRANT. alt. to 5”). Tarryall Cr. Garnets. and continuous with the Montezuma Dist. jasper. Chalcopyrite. and park Co. mines⎯Lead-Silver minerals. some Zinc. Silver.7 mi.. Beyerite. on US 24. important placers extending several mi. especially over the Agate Plateau⎯gem agate. 9. jasper. d NE 10 mi. 10. the Hartsel Barite Mine (see map next page) ⎯Barite crystals (blue. Tetrahedrite. alt. W⎯blue agate.000’. d at 31 Mile Mt. Beryl (blue. Lead. on hill beneath low cliffs⎯agate. HARTSEL: c area South Platte R. Bismuth. jasper..500’. on US 285. Cordierite. Lead. in pegmatite (see map next page) ⎯Rose Quartz. Copper. 24. Zinc. placers in outwash gravels from Wisconsin Ice Age moraines from the South Platte glacier⎯Gold. f SW 3. Micas.500’. Fluorapatite. area mines⎯Copper. alt. 10. yellow. petrified wood. Galena.Colorado 10. 11. e W by S 12 mi. (Collier Mt. GUFFEY: c SW 3 mi.2 mi. travertine. 15 S. R. Silver. field pits⎯agate. 8 mi. N 1 mi. at Copper King prospect in Sec. T. Gold. to 10” across).500’. g S 20 mi. mines⎯Gold. d W 13 to 14 mi.250’ to 10.400’ to 12.: e W 1½ mi. on Rte. Lead. 21. etc.. chalcedony. 9 toward Guffey. W of Como. Sacramento. SE of Como⎯Gold.. jasper. and N of Fourmile Cr. chalcedony. on US 24 and Rte. chalcedony (fluorescent). on Rte. the Meyers Ranch. N 0. Sphalerite.500’.000’ to 10.

Cassiterite. f S 1. to Spruce Grove campground. SE. Hematite. Pyrite. Quartz crystals (Clear. on US 24 and Eleven Mile Canyon rd. h E on US 24 to summit of Wilkerson Pass (alt.) and Fluorite. Beryl. g W and ≈ 15½ mi. via US 24 and Rte. Bertrandite. and (d) ½ mi.9 mi. an old mine⎯ Azurite. Shalerite. SE into Tarryall R. area pegmatites⎯Beryl. LAKE GEORGE: c W 2. Micas. Yttrofluorite. Topaz (to 1” long).. at Badger Flats: (a) the Boomer Mine (once the largest Beryl producer in America) ⎯Bertrandite.. area pits⎯Allanite. Feldspar. (b) on the right. d W 3. (b) at 3. Galena. Chalcopyrite. Magnetite. Garnets. Quartz. still farther E. Scheelite. Epidote.. Biotite.6 mi. (c) at 5 mi. Wolframite. Astrophyllite. Smoky). Hematite. Molybdenite. 109 . the abandoned St. (c) E 2 mi.1 mi. Xenotime. JEFFERSON. Garnet. Muscovite. Hematite. 9. then trail along ridge ½ mi. 6½. Topaz. in pegmatite⎯Topaz. Siderite. Smoky Quartz. Bornite.525’): (a) area of campground⎯Galena. Quartz.. Siderite.1 mi. Gadolinite.7 mi. the Kyner Mine⎯ Quartz and Fluorite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States to 6” long). Quartz. area mine dumps⎯Idocrase. Monazite. Goethite. ghost town of Gold City. on US 24: (a) area mines⎯Idocrase. e SW 9. Fluorite. Garnets. Micas. (b) at mi. Sericite. Malachite. Joe tunnel. black Tourmaline. exposure of the Teller Pegmatite. area deposits⎯Feldspar. from pass. via US 24 and Eleven Mile Canyon rd. Micas. take graded rd. (b) E of pass 0. black Tourmaline. Smoky Quartz.4 mi. the Blue Jay Mine⎯Beryl.. toward Lake George. valley for 30 mi. the Stevens Ranch (a well known locality) ⎯Amazonite. 77 (toward Tarryall): (a) area old prospects⎯Quartz (to 2” dia. Topaz. to Spruce Grove campground.

Lenado.): (a) area slopes.. along Embargo Cr. Richmond Hill.). FISH CREEK Dist. Sphalerite. Amethyst lined Geodes. Pyrite. argentiferous Tennantite. S 18 mi. Enargite. Uranophane. HAHNS PEAK ( town 4 mi. trail⎯Quartz crystals. with mineralized area at head of gulch and 10 mi. Sphalerite. (b) W of parking area. N of Steamboat Springs).. etc.. Lead. etc. Lead-Zinc minerals. d N 10 mi. (into Saguache Co. E to W on both sides of South Mt. at Ashcroft. N of Columbine): c area stream beds S of town⎯placer Gold. cupriferous Pyrite. the Rio Grande R. Silver. Silver and some Gold. at Lincoln Gulch. chalcedony. Lead. d take rd. Lead. line⎯Gold. Copper.⎯Galena. Gold. SAGUACHE COUNTY AREA. area old mines⎯Copper. Bornite. on S slopes of Twin Mts. Enargite. 12. Silver.. Zinc. to jasper. E of Steamboat Springs⎯Autunite. Covellite. Rhodochrosite. ROUTT COUNTY COLUMBINE (22 mi. R. SW 30 mi. 84 W). Pyrite.8 mi. SW of Del Norte). to Hahns peak (mt. 160 7¾ mi.. (Sec. Enargite. e SE 15 mi. W on Alamosa Cr. d in Quartz-Rhodochrosite -Fluorite veins⎯ Barite. at head of Whightman Fork tributary of Alamosa Cr. Gold. extreme SW part of Co. of town of Aspen (Mollie Gibson. occasional Molybdenite.. including Aspen. in loose rock below rd. Gold. and (b) summit. in Old Woman Cr. MONTE VISTA. Lead-Silver. alt 11. on either side of the Rio Grande-Saguache Co.. T. Silver. SW on Hwy. AREA. geodes. petrified wood.). with principal mines located within 1 mi.. Sphalerite (abundant). 110 . Fluorite. Zinc minerals.. RIO GRANDE COUNTY BAXTERVILLE. (The known ore exposures and veins extend throughout 1½ mi. Embargo Cr.Colorado PITKIN COUNTY ASPEN: c area of Roaring Fork. Monte Vista eggs (nodules with green inclusions to 12” dia. chrysoprase. vein⎯Galena. extends a few mi. Gold. some Zinc. Pass. from Rte.) ⎯Gold. BONANZA (18 mi. opal.⎯Copper.. N to S and about 1 mi. Pyrite. area along both sides of US 287 / 385⎯silicified wood.. 82 via poor rd. PROWERS COUNTY LAMAR.... SUMMITVILLE (26 mi.000’. park at foot of Twin Mts. thundereggs. via 1½ mi. mineralization along Cr. with prospects and mines ½ mi. mines⎯Lead-Silver. jasperized lava. area mines: c in high sulfur Quartz veins⎯ Galena. Silver (massive. wire). beyond Wolf Cr. a ghost town on Castle Cr. Silver. bloodstone. W of Villa Grove). sands and gravels⎯agate. 6 N. Lead. Galena.⎯white dendritic opal. Copper. mines⎯Barite. area at W edge of the San Luis Valley: (a) broad area around parking area⎯agate.) jasper. Quartz crystals. Lead.⎯blue and gray agate nodules. about 5 mi.000’ to 12. DEL NORTE: c W about 8 mi. Smuggler. Calcite. d NW 8. W side of Ruby Mt. Quartz.

Turquoise. Tetrahedrite. Gold. Rhodonite. on Co. at Blake (Mirage. Uranophane. 2 E). Pyrite. Silver. with US 50.500’ to 10.⎯Huebnerite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States LA GARITA: c along La Garita Cr. Chalcopyrite. rd.. into hills.1 mi. area mines⎯Bornite. etc. Silver.. d N 2 mi. Calcite. at Eureka. Red Mts. Lead. Quartz and Rhodochrosite). W of Parlin for 12 mi.. on Cotton Cr. NE of Silverton) ⎯alabandite. 42K (to turnoff left) to Crystal Hill Mine (8 mi. Friedelite. Sphalerite. follow up-stream for 3 to 4 mi.. Gold. follow Rte. Zinc. in canyon⎯chalcedony. at head of Cotton Cr. Chalcopyrite (in Quartz). chalcedony. area⎯Galena. Torbernite. to La Garita Cr. various sulfide minerals of Copper. distant).000’. the Ruby Mine. Pyrite. (b) Los Ochos Mine. the Senorita Mine⎯Azurite. area dumps and slopes⎯Amethyst. d W. e S 2 mi. Hematite. Silver and Zinc. in exposures of volcanic rocks⎯agate. Uraninite. Lead.. in a band of Precambrian rocks 3 to 6 mi. 285 to rd. alt. where rd. mines⎯Chalcopyrite. area 111 .. scattered occurrences and mines⎯Copper... in the Cochetopa Hills: (a) at NW end of the San Luis Valley. Helvite. Silver. the Hall Mine⎯Lazulite. h Howardsville quadrangle. R. Lead. VILLA GROVE: c NW 8 mi. f NE 4 mi. Pyrite.⎯Barite. g N on US 550 to the foot of Red Mt. Gold. many old mines⎯Copper. e just NE on US 550. Stromeyerite. all area sloped⎯geodes. Cotton Creek). e N on Hwy. W to Bonanza.. Quartz and Enhydros. Tennantite (in gangue of Barite. d W 3 mi. Galena. j N 8 mi. (Sec. to mine⎯Autunite. and covering both sides of the Animas R. area⎯jasper and green obsidian.. Gold. Malachite. pass ranch. Lead. along edge of mts.. Huebnerite. MOFFAT: c NE 10 mi. Tephrite. turns N walk across Kerber Cr. 9. on W slopes of the Sangre de Cristo Range. Alleghanyite. i N. some Bismuth (Cosalite). rd.. Fluorite with Tellurides in some veins in N part of dist. Rhodochrosite. Sphalerite. at Molas Divide. Gold. Pass. d E 15 mi. wide. SILVERTON: c S 3 mi. Iron. toward Bonanza along Kerber Cr. etc.. area⎯Pyrolusite. f return to rd. at Animas... N of Hayden’s Peak⎯ Rhodochrosite. Quartz crystals. at Crestone (Baca Grant). with turnoff at Middleton⎯Huebnerite crystals. d Engineer Mt. then turn E 2 mi. Johnnite.. T. SAN JUAN COUNTY AREA: c dumps around Chattanooga and along Cement Cr. Gold-bearing Pyrite. 4. the Sunnyside Mine (8. 47 N. Enargite. 42 to Co. 114 S from jct.

the Big Four Mine (16 mi.. mi. SW of Dillon). Rhodonite. near N Co. and 50 mi. d Farncomb Hill. 9. k E 19 mi. Pyrite.). mostly by trail. in very rugged terrain⎯Gold. area placers⎯Gold. Siderite.) ⎯Galena. Pyrite. Galena. at Upper San Miguel. Newmire). Tetrahedrite. many old mines⎯Argentite.017 ft.). Siderite. E in upper French Gulch⎯crystallized Gold. Molybdenite. Gold Silver. e NW 14 mi. Lower San Miguel (Placerville. Stibnite. Chalcopyrite. Sphalerite. 19 miles NE of Leadville in Lake Co. area mine dumps⎯Galena. many old mines⎯ Argentite. Sphalerite. Huebnerite. Calcite. SUMMIT COUNTY AREA. Wilson (alt. Sphalerite.. Pyrite and Quartz crystals. Galena. Silver Telluride (possibly Petzite). Rhodochrosite. Robinson.). Galena. BRECKENRIDGE: c E and NE in area of about 5 sq. Silver.Colorado surfaces⎯Enargite. Rhodonite. Fluorite. with many mines along valley of Tenmile Cr. to head of San Miguel R. 14. Arsenopyrite. Quartz. Chalcopyrite. at Bear Cr. and Gold bearing pay streaks. Sphalerite. to Iron Springs⎯Gold bearing Quartz and Pyrite. W of Creede (Mineral Co.. KOKOMO (Tenmile.246’). 14... Tungsten. Rhodochrosite. Molybdenite. Calcite. 10. alt. at head of Big Bear Cr. Pyrite. etc. Chalcopyrite. 112 .⎯Calcite. 5 mi. W. for 2 to 3 miles NE and 5 miles SW to Robinson⎯Barite. d SW 9 mi. Sawpit. S of Kremmling in Grand Co. Galena. at Ames mining area extending E for 6 mi.000’ to 12. FRISCO (4 mi. Gold. with more important mines on the W slope of adjoining Wilson Peak (alt. SAN MIGUEL COUNTY OPHIR. line along Rte.000’. at Mt. TELLURIDE: c E.

Krennerite.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Chalcopyrite. Silver sulfides. Gold and Silver Tellurides. TELLER COUNTY CRIPPLE CREEK: c area mines (see next page) ⎯Calaverite. Galena. Chalcopyrite. Pyrite. readily accessible. Sphalerite Rhodonite. Galena. on slopes of Mineral Hill⎯gem minerals (wide variety). the mineralized area extending E 2 to 5 mi. MONTEZUMA (Snake River. hospital. Barite. with gangue minerals of Ankerite. Tennantite. Tetrahedrite. Marcasite. Peru). Pyrrhotite. to the Continental Divide. Rhodochrosite. (Marmatite). Gold. d N of the Co. Calcite. 113 . Pyrite. Quartz and Sericite. Manganosiderite. Turquoise. many old mine dumps⎯Bismuth sulfides.

area outside park boundaries broad and productive. 9 & 10. 13 S. especially in rd. via US 24 and Rte. Fluorite. Fluocerite. T. f Black Cloud pegmatite mine. Quartz crystals. Quartz crystals and white Topaz. Goethite. Columbite. e S 2. 143 toward Cripple Creek. area (see below) ⎯Amazonite. 70 W). Feldspar. E of Florissant⎯Bastnaesite. R. Hematite. Cassiterite. Smoky Quartz crystals. about 600’ N of US 24 between Florissant and Divide and about 5 mi. entrance to Pike Petrified Forest. mi. (b) ½ mi. Phenakite. Limonite. region around the peak.. (between Sec. NW of Crystal Peak. Topaz.Colorado FLORISSANT: c just N of town. showing hundreds of pegmatite exposures with many great and small mines. at (a) Crystal Peak (a 9 sq. cuts and banks⎯gem quality petrified wood. as well as adjacent areas of similar exposures in the Pikes Peak granite) ⎯Amazonite. 114 . Pyrite and Topaz. Muscovite mica. Beryl. d N 2 mi.4 mi. area⎯Amazonite.

” area of bluffs and badlands⎯Barite crystals. crystals. area⎯agate. regional granite outcrops covering some 1.). Calcite crystals.1 mi. toward “Chalk Bluffs. SE corner.000 sq. Quartz crystals. Barite roses. take Rte.. in several counties are laced with pegmatite dikes containing a great many species of gems. N of Burlington to Kit Carson Co. opal (mossy. (20 mi..1 mi. 115 . W of Stoneham). etc. chalcedony. on gravel rd. white). opaque. 14. at Pikes Peak (alt. N. of Rte. Topaz. jasper. Tourmaline. turn right on ranch rd. petrified wood. to old community of Kalouse. N 14 mi. mi. broad area⎯agate. 110’). along the S Fork of the Republican R. minerals⎯Amazonite. WELD COUNTY RAYMER (9 mi. 14 for 1. 14 & 71. YUMA COUNTY AREA. fluorescent opal coating on some specimens. STONEHAM.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States GOLDFIELD. E to jct. turn N at crest of hill and go 4. jasper.

numerous area pegmatite outcrops⎯Graphite.355 ft. The surface of the highlands is exceedingly rugged. FAIRFIELD COUNTY BRANCHVILLE: c area deposits⎯Eucryptite (fluorescent). drive to end and park and hit trail ¼ mi. and not a few gemstones can be gathered. and take dirt rd. to area pit and dump⎯Beryl and Rose Quartz. although stone and clay are the state’s chief mineral products. 2. crossing a bridge. GREENWICH. composed mainly of Triassic black shale sediments. 116 . work on dump required to uncover fresh material⎯aventurine.Connecticut CONNECTICUT This 60 by 95 mile state is about equally divided into three physiographic areas. Uraninite. Along both sides of the valley basalt sills outcrop prominently in vertical cliffs. DANBURY. e W of Branchville in a pegmatite. some fossils. area deposits and mines⎯Calamine (with Galena). to left just beyond bridge. CT 102. while the many pegmatite exposures have long been mined for commercial minerals. Cerussite (on Galena). From them interesting minerals. The eastern and western highlands are separated by the fertile Connecticut River Valley. smoky) and Kunzite Spodumene (fluorescent). Indeed. Mica (curved).000 ft. and culminating in the extreme northwest corner at Mount Bear. Golden Beryl. then turning N. Pollucite (fluorescent). The skyline presents a remarkably straight and nearly level horizon (an ancient eroded peneplain) with a few knolls exceeding 2. a short distance NE of Branchville. a short distance out of Ridgefield. Numerous mines and quarries dot the Connecticut countryside. BROOKFIELD. offering the visitor a surprisingly varied topography. Quartz (rose. showing very little level ground. d the Old Feldspar Quarry. W 1½ miles from stoplight in Ridgefield. some area outcrops⎯soapstone (good carving variety). Columbite. Pyromorphite and some Sphalerite. the basalt sills yield gem quality Prehnite.

e N of Isenglass Hill rd. EAST GRANBY. in quartz. NE in road cut S of Biglow Pond⎯Feldspar. e NE of East Village beyond old canal in feldspar quarry⎯Rose Quartz. W section. N 13° W 5½ mi. the Simsbury Mine⎯Chalcocite. Wolframite. Prehnite. c Area feldspar quarries⎯Columbite and Feldspar. Galena. NEW HARTFORD. Pyrite cubes. RIDGEFIELD. E from Hwy. NEW PRESTON. Garnet. Biotite. GLASTONBURY. moonstone and Cordierite. d the Long Hill tungsten mine (1 mi. LITCHFIELD (and Southbury). to Thompson Hill rd. MORRIS. 44 E for ¼ mi. HARTFORD COUNTY BRISTOL: c area granite gneiss exposures⎯Chalcopyrite. LAKEVILLE. then E to new road. stop at power lines and hike N uphill to the Case quarries⎯Beryl and other pegmatite minerals. REDDING... the George Roebling or Merryall Mine⎯Aquamarine. Fluorite (used as a commercial flux). FARMINGTON: c area land surfaces⎯agate. Sphalerite and Wolframite. take N and path past ballpark NW to exposure⎯Quartz. UNIONVILLE. take Old Gastonbury rd. GRANBY. in quarry to W⎯ Rose Quartz. asbestos and soapstone. NW 1½ mi. 1½ mi. MERIDEN. 17 about 4 mi. at Prospect Hill⎯Chalcopyrite. area outcrops⎯Pyrite. is a rd. Feldspar.. native Bismuth. N to old truck entrance Left to Simpson Quarry⎯Aquamarine and Smoky Quartz. S to Cotton Hill rd E. area outcrops⎯Actinolite. pegmatite outcrops⎯Graphite. Wolframite. 117 . CANTON. Chalcocite crystals (excellent shape). Staurolite (fairly crosses) and Talc. NEWTOWN. NEW MILFORD. Scheelite (fluorescent). d area rock exposures⎯ native Copper. the Davis and Orehill mines⎯Limonite (bog iron ore). an area lead mine⎯Arsenopyrite. then East Hill rd. area copper deposits and prospects⎯Azurite and Bornite. d Lane’s Mine⎯ Arsenopyrite. CORNWALL. etc. WILTON. Golden Beryl. area quarries⎯Amethyst and Quartz crystals. N on Hwy. area iron mines⎯Magnetite. S of RR station) ⎯Calcite. at the Roncari Quarry⎯gem Datolite. blue Topaz crystals. in area pegmatite outcrops⎯Molybdenite. TRUMBULL: c area exposures⎯Apatite (fluorescent). take path from Hwy. LITCHFIELD COUNTY BARKHAMSTED. ROCKY HILL.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States MONROE: c some area pegmatite outcrops⎯Tourmaline. d Isenglass Hill rd. 35 to Farmingville rd. a good location for beryl⎯Beryl and other pegmatite minerals. WINDSOR. Muscovite Mica and black Tourmaline. Smoky Quartz. ½ mi. BRADLEYVILLE. Pyrite. Chalcopyrite. Pyrite. Pyrite. Cuprite and Malachite. area pegmatite outcrops⎯Graphite. Hwy. native Bismuth. 109 to S end of Morris reservoir. SOUTH GLASTONBURY. at Upper Merryall. d Bristol Copper Mine ⎯Bornite. 17 to Thompson Hill rd. N to a road Left and hike to area in and near stream where quartz veins are exposed⎯Amethyst. on Hwy. area slate exposures⎯Pyrite.. area deposits⎯Actinolite and asbestos.. E to dumps of the Howe quarry. area exposures of Mica schist⎯Corundum. Pyrite and Pyrrhotite. f E on Isenglass Hill rd.

Staurolite deposit beyond farmhouse (fee). SE 0. ROXBURY FALLS. Limonite. go N on Hwy. SALISBURY (and Sharon).Connecticut ROXBURY. area quarry⎯Bornite. to park entrance.6 mi. turn Left and Left again at a small park. Pyrite cubes. WINSTED. 199 3.. Siderite and Sphalerite. d from Hwy. mined⎯bog iron ore. Quartz (crystals & opalescent). the Old Iron Mine at Mine Hill⎯Chalcopyrite. Chalcocite and Malachite. large area deposits. Galena.6 mi. 67 and 199 jct. turn off E on rd. area basalt sills⎯agate nodules and Prehnite. 199.. area deposits⎯Bornite.8 mi. to Green farm⎯ Garnets in dump. WOLCOTT. Pyrrhotite. from Hwy. park and take path left to area⎯Kyanite. then 1. 118 . TORRINGTON (and Woodbury).

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CHATHAM, the old Cobalt-Nickel Mine, in small quantities⎯Arsenopyrite. EAST HAMPTON, the Slocum Quarry, Hwy. 196 SW to Daniel rd., then to paved road N. continue 2 mi. to fork, take Left fork past farmhouse (fee)⎯Beryl (Golden and Brown) and Rose Quartz. (see map page 98) HADDAM (Twp.): c area gneiss quarries⎯Molybdenite; d area mines⎯ Bismuthinite (with some Chrysoberyl), and some Cassiterite crystals; e SSE of Middle Haddam, the Gillette Quarry on the E bank of the Connecticut R., Hwy. 9 to Hwy. 82 exit, across the river to E Haddam, then N on Hwys. 149 & 151 to Haddam neck, a road from Haddam Neck leads to quarry near river, Collect in dumps (fee)⎯Amazonite, Aquamarine, Beryl, Chrysoberyl, Garnet, Quartz crystals and Tourmaline; f Take Jail Hill rd. to Turkey Hill Mine sign (fee)⎯Goshenite beryl, Smoky Quartz and Tourmaline; g Haddam Neck, area quarries⎯Feldspar (fluorescent), Cordierite and Fluorite. MIDDLETOWN: c area mines⎯Galena, Chalcopyrite and Sphalerite; d various area quarries, especially ½ mi. W of Benvenue at the Riverside Quarry on S bank of the Connecticut R.⎯Aquamarine and Beryl; e White Rock Quarry⎯Beryl and Rubellite tourmaline; f at an old lead-silver mine⎯Fluorite, Galena and native Silver. (These minerals found at several localities and were mined for lead in Colonial and Revolutionary War times and, for a few years, before the Civil War for Silver.) PORTLAND: c S 1 mi. from Portland Reservoir, the Pelton Quarry⎯Citrine and Quartz (rose, smoky, and clear crystal); d NE 2½ mi., on W side of Collins Hill, near summit, the Andrews’ and Strickland quarries⎯Apatite (fluorescent), Aquamarine, Beryl, Citrine, Bismuthinite, Columbite, Feldspar (fluorescent), Morganite, Quartz (rose, smoky), rock crystal, Spodumene (fluorescent), Tourmaline and Uraninite. (This site NE of Portland, has produced gemstones of varied colors. Take CT. 17A out of Portland to a brown Civil War monument. Turn right their and keep right until the road ends in a T. Keep straight ahead up a rough rd. on Collins Hill to Quarry. The pit, before it flooded was a choice collecting spot and the dumps have yielded many excellent specimen.) e SE of the Strickland quarry and W of a clearing for power lines are the Hale Walker quarries, reached by taking Collins Hill rd. S and a road E to the cleared strip then N ⎯Aquamarine; f the Walden Gem Mine⎯Pollucite.

BETHANY, N part, outcrops⎯Graphite. CHESHIRE: c area Triassic sandstone exposures, and in small quantities in other formations⎯Barite; d SE section⎯Chalcocite. (The Cheshire barite was formerly mined to mix with white-lead paint.) DERBY, area mines⎯Arsenopyrite. EAST HAVEN, at Cinque quarry back of Weeping Willow restaurant on Laurel St. ⎯Amethyst and Smoky Quartz.


Connecticut GUILFORD: c area around Guilford and East Haven⎯agate; d Hungry Horse Hill, outcrops⎯Iolite cordierite. HAMDEN: c area Triassic sandstones or trap⎯native Copper; d Mt. Carmel, mines⎯Bornite (with diabase) and Chalcocite. MADISON, NW, area mines⎯Magnetite. MERIDEN, (a) Hwy. 71 to road cut in Hwy. 6⎯Amethyst and Prehnite; (b) in reservoirs around Hubbard Park⎯Quartz MILFORD, c area quarries⎯serpentine (Verd Antique) d US 1 from turnpike, exit 39 for 2.3 mi. NE past Hwy. 152, park near thrift shop and walk W to dig⎯serpentine (Verd Antique). ORANGE, around Lamberts Mine and in small quantities elsewhere⎯ Chalcopyrite. OXFORD, area mines⎯Arsenopyrite. SOUTHFORD, 1¾ mi. SW in quarry⎯Beryl and Rose Quartz. STONY CREEK, area quarries⎯Apatite and Spodumene. WALLINGFORD, Exit 15 from Wilbur Cross parkway, then E to Hwy. 68 and N to New Haven Traprock quarry⎯Amethyst.

BRANDON, NEW LONDON, ONECO, area quarries⎯Apatite and Spodumene. COLCHESTER, area iron mines⎯bog iron ore. NORWICH, area outcrops⎯Corundum (sparingly with Sillimanite). OLD SAYBROOK, on beach on W side of point toward Long Island Sound⎯agate and moonstone.

BOLTON, old area quarries in Mica schist⎯whetstone. HEBRON, area mines⎯bog iron ore and Limonite. STAFFORD: c area iron mines⎯bog iron ore and Limonite; d area schist exposures⎯Quartz (crystal, rose) and Staurolite. TOLLAND, area schist exposures⎯Quartz (crystal, rose) and Staurolite. VERNON, area exposures of schist⎯Quartz (crystal, rose) and Staurolite.

ASHFORD, NW corner, a quarry⎯Graphite. WILLIMATIC: c area iron mines bog iron ore and Limonite; d area pegmatite outcrops⎯Topaz.



Delaware lies within the province of the Atlantic Coastal plain to the east of the Appalachian mountain system. The Fall Line, which marks the border between the upland Piedmont region and the Coastal Plain, passes through the northernmost part of the state south of Newark. Along the Fall Line the gneisses and marbles of possibly Precambrian age disappear under the Cretaceous and younger sediments which blanket most of the state.

EAST DOVER, area mined deposits⎯bog iron ore (Limonite).

CHANDLERS HOLLOW, area outcrops, in small quantities⎯Corundum. NEWARK, at Chestnut Hill, a deposit⎯Limonite. WILMINGTON: c NE, in feldspar quarries⎯asbestos, Feldspar, serpentine; d NW 6 mi., area⎯serpentine.

AREA, various deposits, some mined⎯Limonite and ocher. CAPE HENLOPEN, on beach on both sides of point⎯Quartz crystals (Cape May Diamonds). LAUREL, S 2 mi., at Little Creek⎯bog iron ore.


concretions). pine-clad hills.). nearby at the Highland Mine⎯Ilmenite. SUMTER COUNTIES AREA: c regional limestone quarries⎯chert (boulders. in sandy strata⎯ silicified wood. area phosphate pits⎯gem coral (fossil). excavation. (b) banks of the Suwannee R. In this region much of the surface has been trenched by steep-walled valleys. AREA. fossils. and NE. building excavations.Florida FLORIDA Although Florida is a land of comparatively slight relief. Rte. JAMISON. fossils.. ALACHUA. DUVAL COUNTY SOUTH JACKSONVILLE. QUINCY-HAVANA. Zircon. on E side of Rte. E.⎯chert. road and RR cuts. GADSDEN COUNTY AREA. fossils. many old fuller’s earth mines. N of Quincy and NE of the Willacoochee R. area. d regional road and RR cuts. and Escambia counties. Walton. fossil CRYSTAL RIVER. etc. The altitude of the entire subtropical peninsula varies from tidewater to about 200’ at various points along the ridge which forms the central backbone and to about 300’ near the northern boundaries of Gadsden. a N turn onto US 27 leads to a fuller’s earth mine and plant⎯silicified wood. two mines.⎯gemmy chert. in fuller’s earth pits⎯silicified wood. e at Havana. the Skinner Mine⎯Ilmenite. area limestone quarry seams and vugs⎯Calcite crystals (clear. Trail Ridge Plant⎯Staurolite. area NW.. a region of rolling. 122 . BRADFORD COUNTY LAWTEY. N. fossil ivory. all with an altitude less than 50 feet above mean sea level. Zircon. Santa Rosa. 65. WHITE SPRINGS: c area phosphate pits⎯gem coral (fossil). HAMILTON COUNTY JASPER. du Pont de Nemours and Co.I. By contrast. chert. area fuller’s earth mines and pits: c 8 mi. the limonite quarries. its surface features range from the nearly level plain in the coastal region and the Everglades sea-level swamps to the deeply dissected uplands of the northern counties. along the Georgia line. d Stephen Foster Memorial: (a) area⎯silicified coral heads (to 4’ in dia. pale yellow). drusy quartz. fossils. MARION. d at the GA line. Rutile. the southern region comprises an area about 150 miles long by 100 miles wide. STARKE. 159 turns E toward Jamison. CITRUS COUNTY ivory. etc.

GILCHRIST. enhydros. area streams and creeks. used as mineral paint⎯ ochers. LAFAYETTE. the Winter Beach Mine. e N. and (b) access via Interbay Blvd. banks⎯red fossiliferous chert. shark teeth. etc. manatee bones. old fuller’s earth pits⎯silicified wood. quarries. d Englewood Beach. INDIAN RIVER COUNTY AREA. MYERS BEACH. cave forms). d regional shores at low tide⎯agatized coral: (a) access via Bayshore Blvd. R. (Jacksonville Mine) ⎯Ilmenite. one of the most productive areas⎯fossil corals. VERO BEACH. d exposures along the Suwannee R. d area stream and river banks⎯fossils. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY TAMPA: c Ballast Point (and Davis Is.. chalcedony.. agate. etc. sponges. SUWANNE COUNTIES AREA: c stream gravels. cuts. banks⎯fossils. Sec. Zircon.⎯gemmy silicified corals. COTTONDALE. area exposures⎯crystal lined vugs. pits. 39 E. agatized corals. area dragline operations. LEVY.. and Rutile Mining Co. HERNANDO COUNTY BROOKSVILLE. the Florida Minerals Co. all along the Gulf beaches: c especially from Tarpon Springs to Ft. the Florida Minerals Co.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States beginning at the memorial and extending for some 12 mi. along the Hillsborough R. 4.⎯Zircon JACKSON COUNTY AREA: c many inactive quarries.) area. chert. in the City Park⎯agatized coral heads. T. manatee bones. from the right side⎯coral heads. finger coral. carnelian-red geodes. excavations⎯gemmy chert. MANATEE-SARASOTA COUNTIES AREA. e Crystal River formation. e Cross State Barge Canal. banks and breaks⎯ brain coral. upstream⎯agatized coral heads. sponges. MANATEE-MARION COUNTIES AREA. 32 S. area deposits around Estero Bay. shark teeth. Myers ⎯fossil corals.⎯Calcite (crystals. (c) all tributary creeks of the Suwannee R.⎯coral. quarries. fossil shell (chalcedony replaced). etc. silicified coral heads (golden calcite as petrifying agent). fossils. excavations. Echinoid geodes (crystal interiors). 123 . LEE COUNTY FT. Rutile. silicified wood. silicified coral.

on N side of Rte. Gypsum. and (b) regional quarries⎯Coquina. crusts). etc. d in exposures from above St. SUWANNE COUNTY DOWLING PARKS.⎯silicified coral. crusts). Uranium minerals. e NE 7 mi. Vivianite (crystals. Uranium minerals. phosphate quarries and pits. encircling Lake Hookers Prairie. petrified wood. Augustine to below Cocoa: (a) along the beaches. Vivianite (crystals. near Dade City⎯silicified coral. crusts). Uranium minerals.⎯Gypsum. NE of lake Parker between Rte. Uranium minerals. crystal lines sea-worm tunnels.. chalcedony.. a phosphate mine⎯Gypsum.Florida PASCO COUNTY AREA. POLK COUNTY AREA. tidal exposures⎯coral geodes. and d area quarries and excavations abundant⎯agatized coral. Uranium minerals.. Vivianite (crystals. on several offshore islands⎯silicified coral.. phosphate mine⎯Gypsum. Uranium minerals. crystal lined shell pseudomorphs. PLANT CITY. at Saddle Cr. and (b) 1 mi. Uranium minerals. E and SE along rd. BARSTOW: c SW corner of city limits. E on a mine rd. a phosphate mine⎯ Gypsum. crusts). area⎯chalcedony. BRADLEY JCT. fossil coral. crusts). NEW PORT RICHEY: c dredger tailings of the Flor-a-Mar. Uranium minerals. 39. a phosphate mine⎯Gypsum. carnelian. DUNEDIN: c banks of the Caladesi Causeway⎯chalcedony roses (deep blue black).⎯gemmy fossils. 60 toward Barstow. mine⎯Malachite. Uranium minerals. JOHNS COUNTY AREA: c beaches⎯Coquina. etc.: (a) a phosphate mine. d 2 mi. S 1 mi. excavations. Vivianite (crystals. BAILEY’S BLUFF. then 2 mi. chert. FORT MEADE. chalcedony. d N side of Rte. Vivianite. 33 and US 92. ST. PINELLAS COUNTY CLEARWATER. 630. PINELLAS-HILLSBOROUGH COUNTIES (N to Georgia line) AREA: c all beaches. etc. MULBERRY: c area phosphate mines⎯Gypsum. 35 and the Peace R. Vivianite. phosphate mines⎯Gypsum. d W end. a phosphate mine. between Rte. and N of Ft. S of the mine rd. LAKELAND: c E 2 mi. and d S. a phosphate mine⎯Gypsum. Vivianite. pseudomorphs after Calcite and Selenite. Vivianite. banks of rivers and streams from Bailey’s Bluff E to the Withlacoochee R. SE 5 mi. Vivianite (crystals. and d all regional excavations or dredging operations⎯ agate. dredging operations. 124 . E 1½ mi. silicified coral.. area quarries. Meade. chalcedony. on Rte.

f S of the airport. abandoned quarries⎯chert. CHIPLEY: c area fossiliferous limestone exposures.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States VOLUSIA COUNTY SEVILLE. cuts. in cuts⎯Limonite. stream banks. chalk. chert. WASHINGTON COUNTY AREA. E 12 mi. 125 . polishable⎯chert-like limestone. d sinkhole and rd. rd. flint. e SW from Falling Water 1½ mi. in a RR cut⎯Calcite. and at several points on the Florida East Coast RR.. on both sides of rd.⎯chert. cuts⎯Calcite.

Since then. The upland northern counties are heavily forested with hardwoods. strongly mineralized and dotted with once-rich abandoned mines. the Appalachian Valley. both igneous and metamorphic. the Piedmont Plain (about 30% of the state). and Rabum Co. Dividing the stratigraphically complicated Piedmont Plain from the coastal lowlands in the Atlantic Coast Fall Line. The first real Gold Rush in America occurred in Georgia following two simultaneous discoveries of Gold by Negro slaves in 1828. Not only was placer and lode gold found in abundance here and elsewhere. at state farm⎯jasper. Beginning in the northwest. Much of the colors are Fluor Gold. line⎯rock crystal. The two most important gold belts include c the Dahlonega Belt that extends from near Tallapoosa northeastward through Dahlonega Co. and the Atlantic Coastal Plain. and d the McDuffie County Belt extending through portions of McDuffie. but most notable in the lode gold districts. in 1887. and the other on the Bear Cr. a part of the Nantahala Mountains achieve the highest elevation in the state at 4. Milledgeville. This Fall Line extends southwesterly across the state roughly on a line connecting Augusta. merging into other forests of stately pines on the Piedmont. 59. one on the Lovelady place near Loudsville in White Co. It is situated at the southern end of the Appalachian chain of mountains. BALDWIN COUNTY MILLEDGEVILLE. Beneath the highland forests lie some of the oldest crystalline rocks in the East. Warren. In many places. 5 mi. Georgia easily divides into five major physiographic provinces. so named from the falls or rapids in rivers at places where they pass from the Piedmont crystalline rocks into softer and less resistant formations of the Coastal Plain. many fine diamonds have been found and are still being occasionally washed out of gold pans. some Ruby-red Corundum. These ranges extend into the northeast corner where Brasstown Bald. line⎯Beryl. Many other gem crystal species occur in pegmatite exposures. Galena.784 feet. 126 .000 square miles makes it the largest of the Atlantic seaboard states. Pyrite. area gravels along adjoining Co. Lode deposits usually consist of Quartz veins in solid rock. MAYSVILLE. too fine to be retained in any commercial operation.Georgia GEORGIA Georgia’s nearly 59. such as Aquamarine. along Hwy.. Spodumene and Topaz. each one formed during different geologic ages and under varied conditions: the Cumberland Plateau. Beryl. and the modern gold panner should concentrate his efforts in the known gold-bearing areas. the Appalachian Mountains. and Lincoln counties. near Dahlonega in Lumpkin Co. Macon. while placer deposits occur in a great many regional streams. Georgia has been actively prospected for gold since colonial times. but the early miners and prospectors panning the regional stream gravels discovered Diamonds. where the Lookout and Sand mountains loom over rich agricultural valleys. the largest a pale yellow crystal of 4½ carats picked up near Morrow Station in Clayton Co. BANKS COUNTY COMMERCE. and Columbus. E of Jackson-Banks Co. Wilkox. Pyrrhotite and some Sphalerite. such as Chalcopyrite. Thus rocks of every geological age are exposed somewhere over the state’s varied surfaces. numerous other colorful minerals occur in association with Gold.

cut⎯Selenite crystals. EMERSON: c extensive area deposits⎯Barite. many mines. decorative fossil shark teeth. Limonite. etc. vein exposures⎯asbestos. extending in a N to S trending belt about 8 mi. cuts..3 mi. NW⎯agate.3 mi. inside the Co. wide. COLUMBUS. CUSSETA.⎯Rubies. with its S end W of Emerson and about 2 mi. and d at Reid’s Mt. as float⎯jasper. Hematite.. d rd. SE 1½ mi. Calcite. 166.⎯Beryl. Geodes. but most important occurrences are in the vicinity of Cartersville and Cave Springs (NW Polk Co. BARTOW COUNTY AREA. (banded. Pyrite. d N of Calloway airport at rd. on US 27. as important producers⎯Barite. VILLA RICA: c area. NW 2 mi. Galena. extensive deposits⎯Pyrite. along the GA side of the SC border⎯Savannah River agate. quartz pebbles (pastel colors).. Saltpeter Cave. CHATTAHOOCHEE COUNTY AREA: c stream gravels⎯gemmy chert.. as float over a broad area⎯silicified wood. 103 toward Buena Vista (in Marion Co. Iron minerals. in Knox dolomite exposed in an abandoned quarry⎯ Barite. in gravels of the Tallapoosa R. rd. and excavations⎯ochers. CARTERSVILLE: c area barite pits⎯Barite. Olivine crystals. Quartz gemstone. 127 .. prospects. various colors).⎯agate. S. and SW Floyd Co.. a rd. area Barite pits⎯Barite. to Jefferson and 1½ mi. and just off Rte. long and less than 2 mi. chalcedony. in area fields. CARROLL COUNTY CARROLLTON: c E 1.). SE section along Rte. Manganese deposits have a wide geographic distribution in NW Georgia. Manganese. BIBB COUNTY MACON: c at Holton Quarry. streams. Garnets. near Ft.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States BARROW COUNTY WINDER. KINGSTON. cuts. d area mines. area of Randall Cr. black Tourmaline. jasper.). d US 41 bridge over the Etowah R. geodes (crystal lines). Goethite. along rd. e E 1 mi. banks. S of the Etowah R. petrified wood. 7½ mi. BURKE COUNTY GIRARD. jct. Benning. silicified oolite. ocher. Fluorite (purple cubes). line in a Hornblendegneiss exposure⎯Beryl. cliffs⎯Selenite crystals. CATOOSA COUNTY GRAYSVILLE. Graphite. d E 1.

Garnet.. (f) between town and Canton area⎯Almandite garnet.Georgia CHATTOOGA COUNTY GORE. near Four Mile Church and Shiloh Church. COBB COUNTY BELMONT HILLS.. h SE 7 mi.. W of Fairview Church. along lower slopes of Taylor Ridge⎯Halloysite. green). (h) Hickory Flat. mines⎯Kyanite. Chapman and Hendrix mica mines⎯Aquamarine. (the accessory minerals of all mica mines include Almandite garnet. Aquamarine. Dug Gap. i on the Oscar Robertson farm. ½ mi. etc. on E side of Sharp Mt. Beryl. f SW 3½ mi. e NE 2½ mi. N: (a) at the Marble Springs Quarry⎯gemmy marble (red and green). Beryl (yellow. Dawsonville and Holcomb Post Office. Federal School. Rutilated Quartz crystals.. a 300 sq. S of Atlanta. black Tourmaline. d area of state fish hatchery on Cloudland Rd. Arnold. on the Roland Hancock farm. Aquamarine. NE on rd. Beryl. (c) numerous area mines⎯Kyanite. Beryl. near old tenant house) ⎯agate. along Rte. Nelson. CLAYTON COUNTY MORROW (13 mi.). Jasper. CHEROKEE COUNTY BALL GROUND: c area: (a) local deposits⎯talc.. on dirt rd.). N 6 mi. d 1 mi. f SE 3 mi. out of Belmont.⎯agate. Canton. area fields.⎯Staurolites. g W 4½ mi. Toonigh. (e) the Alexander and Cooley mines⎯opaque Beryl. Smoky Quartz crystals. 2 mi. SUMMERVILLE: c S 2½ mi. chert. 1 ⎯Staurolite. area⎯Staurolite. Feldspar. in quartz exposure⎯Quartz. (b) E. W of the school. area pegmatite outcrops⎯Beryl. a pit⎯gemmy chert. mi.): c creek beds⎯Diamond.⎯agate (cloudy. on left side of US 27N. and j on the James Spears farm (fee) ⎯Staurolite. black Tourmaline. etc. chalcedony. The most productive mining districts surround the communities of Holly Springs. vivid red-banded). Fulton Co. Woodstock. etc. Amethyst. in Taylor Ridge area⎯agate. (b) 1 mi. etc. black Tourmaline. from the Cherry Grove School. at the Creighton-Franklin Mine⎯Gold. on Smyrna-Belmont Hills rd. exposed pegmatites⎯ Rutilated Quartz crystals.⎯agate. Bethany Church. e W 3 mi. turn E for ½ mi. on US 27: (a) along both sides of Hwy.. Ball Ground. CHEROKKE-PICKENS COUNTIES NELSON (Pickens Co.. and 2 mi. across from the airport. on the Etowah R. Centerville. 128 . opal. (g) harmony Church. CLARKE COUNTY AREA. to Orange⎯Corundum.. red Corundum. in a field⎯gem lime-green Beryl. ATHENS. Quartz crystals. Tate.. Orange. on N side of Bluff Cr. d the Laurel Creek Mine⎯Aquamarine. (b) quarry on W side of rd. region surrounding this town contains many pegmatite dike mines⎯Mica minerals. (b) S and W of town. marble Hill. Quartz crystals.: (a) the Cochran Mica Mine (1 mi. many old mines and prospects⎯gemmy blue Quartz. along Apls Rd. (d) the Bennett. Cumming.

BARNESVILLE. f Flat Rock Quarry⎯Hyalite opal. etc.... d Harmony Church. Zeolites.⎯Aquamarine. 3 mi. Kyanite. the Yellow Mine⎯Amethyst. and 1 mi.. on N side of Cold Water Cr. The known mica district includes some 250 sq. area⎯ Aquamarine. d area granite outcrops. (b) the nearby Alexander Mine⎯Beryl. Epidote. LITHONIA: c area quarries⎯Calcite. DEWEYROSE. Garnet. Zeolites. PLAINFIELD. Perkins place⎯Amethyst. Quartz. c at Antiock Hill. Rockbridge rd. Garnet. ATLANTA. area pegmatite outcrops⎯Quartz crystals (clear. ELBERTON: c area Sillimanite mines⎯Muscovite. in joints⎯Uranophane (thinly coated with Hyalite opal). S 1 mi. DOUGHERTY COUNTY ALBANY. CRISP COUNTY CORDELE. ELBERT COUNTY AREA: c Rock Branch Church. cut banks. Tourmaline. d N 10 mi. Tourmaline. etc. Miocene exposures in all regional fields⎯Tektites (translucent. Similar mines occur also in Madison Co. jasp-agate. outcrop on Turner property⎯Corundum. Garnet. area⎯Quartz crystals. jasper. DE KALB COUNTY smoky). Fluorite. Emory University. on the Philips rd. bottle green).: (a) the Chapman Mica Mine. Tourmaline. d Rock Chapel Quarry. etc. d 2 mi. g Lithonia High School. JAY BIRD SPRINGS. NW of the Covington hwy. Mica-bearing pegmatites occur in Carolina gneiss between Elberton and Hartwell in Hart Co. BERMUDA. Amethyst. mi. Tourmaline. jasper.⎯Calcite. Quartz crystal.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States MARIETTA. Epidote. on E slope of hill⎯Halloysite. in Flint R. on N side of Cold Water Cr. S 2 mi. to Macedonia church (near Stone Mt. with most mining revolving around the old Chapman Mine in Elbert Co. EMPIRE. Thulite.). Smoky Quartz crystals. Hyalite opal. area mines⎯many gemmy minerals.⎯moss agate. N to W. N 60° W 1 mi.. old mica mine⎯Beryl. e N side of Arabia Mt. e Broad River pegmatite exposures⎯Sillimanite. area near the National Cemetery⎯banded agate. area fields. OGLESBY..⎯gemmy crystals.. Feldspar. Sillimanite. 129 . on N side of Arabia Mt. a pegmatite⎯green Muscovite. Fluorite. DADE COUNTY RISING FAWN. Beryl. STONE MOUNTAIN: c two area granite quarries⎯Beryl. DODGE COUNTY DUBOIS.B. Thulite. THOMASTON. Feldspar. POWDER SPRINGS.⎯red jasper. distant on N side of the Little Broad R. mossy chalcedony. exposures⎯Aquamarine.

exposure⎯Talc.6 mi. loose soil of fields. area⎯Copper minerals. many narrow pegmatite exposures⎯Muscovite. etc. and adjoining forest⎯Staurolite.H. d at the Ledbetter Quarry⎯Calcite crystals (some with pyrite inclusions). FAYETTE COUNTY FAYETTEVILLE. pegmatite gemstones. on Rte. from where a schist outcrop crosses Mill Cr. area pegmatite outcrops⎯Amethyst. to Four Mile Church⎯Beryl. on a dirt rd. on the Homer Kellin farm. e E 6 mi.Georgia FANNIN COUNTY AREA: c stream beds. at Windy Bluff. area exposures⎯ Kyanite. area⎯Staurolite. area prospects and narrow lensy mica pegmatites crossing LavoniaRoyston rd. at the Bailey farm. the Simmons Mine⎯Gold. area⎯botryoidal chalcedony. d extreme N part of Co. ROSWELL. turn E at jct.). Quartz. (NE toward Calhoun in Gordon Co. MINERAL BLUFF: c cross RR on Murphy rd. FRANKLIN COUNTY LAVONIA. cuts. d N side of Silver Shoals-Oscarville rd. BLUE RIDGE: c take Copperhill Rd. geodes. along sides of rd. etc.).⎯Staurolites.. to Hackney farm (fee) ⎯Staurolites. Quartz (clear. ROME: c W on Rte. SE of Union. schist exposures.. Quartz crystals. between Lavonia and Bowersville⎯dark green Muscovite. d SW 4 mi. FLOYD COUNTY HERMITAGE. 1. Galena. jasper. cuts and banks. NW of Hogback Mt.. SUGAR HILL. 20 to the Rice Springs Farms. Beryl. area of N part of Co. smoky).⎯Corundum. a short distance from famed Ducktown copper mining dist. e ½ mi. Rutilated Quartz. at the I. d E 2 mi... pegmatite outcrops⎯Beryl. a small placer ground⎯Gold.. Rose Quartz. with rd. E of Hermitage Jct. chert. turn left for 1 mi. e W of Cole’s Crossing⎯Staurolite. to Copperhill. (old Milton Co. E 3½ mi. Marcasite. on the Thomas farm⎯Kyanite crystals. FULTON COUNTY BIRMINGHAM. of TN (Polk Co. 130 . f 1½ mi. to a sawmill. SHELTONVILLE.. many area mines⎯Bauxite. 53 for 6 mi. etc.⎯Staurolite. OSCARVILLE: c area rd. loose in field soil⎯gem Amethyst (some rutilated). g S ½ mi. FORSYTH COUNTY CUMMING: c area stream beds⎯Ruby.. d NW.). and E of jct. Gilbert farm⎯Amethyst. rd.

the Black marble Quarry on US 411⎯Calcite. Sericite. Veins and lenses of coarsely bladed Kyanite occur in mica schists. TURNERVILLE. Garnet. chalcedony. veins⎯Kyanite. RANGER. stream gravels and banks. at the Waldrop Copper Mine near the Polk Co. WOODLANDS. most important area in GA for mining purposes⎯Kyanite.. green Fluorite. in fields and woodlands leading to the Soque R. d regional creeks emptying into the Chattahoochee R. serpentine. e E ½ mi. as float⎯carnelian.. BOWERSVILLE. DRAKETOWN. W 1½ mi. DEEP CREEK. NW 4 mi.. mines in decomposed schists⎯Corundum. HARALSON COUNTY BREMEN. line⎯ Copper minerals.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States GORDON COUNTY AREA. GWINNETT COUNTY BUFORD. into Banks Co.. long and from 100’ to ¼ mi. along shores of the Sinclair Reservoir⎯Quartz gemstones. 141 N to crossing Chattahoochee.. Hwy. HANCOCK COUNTY SPARTA: c area fields. via Grape St. f NE of the school on E side of the Soque R. the Piedmont Mine. area⎯banded agate. g W 2 mi. Smoky Quartz. jasper.. NORCROSS. Talc. d S of the North Georgia Vocational School. CLARKSVILLE: c area mines⎯Xenotime. Pyrite. area schist outcrops⎯Sillimanite.. E 4½ mi. e W 1 mi. STONEPILE CHURCH. 131 . Feldspar.. d W. the old Water Hole Mine at Cross Roads⎯gem Beryl.. many prospects and placers⎯Gold.. HART COUNTY AREA. on the Thurmond Standridge farm. etc. f NW 1½ mi. LULA. HABERSHAM (and RABUN) COUNTY AREA: c Alec Mt. locally associated with quartz lenses and boulders of Kyanite. chalcedony. gravels⎯Diamond. in pegmatite on Green farm⎯ moonstone. Vermiculite. (b) Glade Cr. in biotitequartzite pegmatite⎯Kyanite crystals. abundant sources⎯Argentiferous Galena. HALL COUNTY GAINESVILLE. on Addison Lowe farm⎯agate. Pyrite. c area: (a) exposures along the Chattahoochee Ridge⎯ itacolumite (flexible sandstone).. jasper. a deposit⎯Kyanite crystals. in stream bed⎯Corundum. as good specimens⎯Muscovite.⎯Quartz crystals. moonstone. d Piedmont Orchard⎯Margarite. h N. Ruby (brilliantly fluorescent). many regional vein pegmatite exposures and mines⎯Kyanite.⎯Kyanite. the Old Hope or Merck Mine. wide. banks. rd. in U-shaped belt about 30 mi.

. rose. area⎯Rhodolite garnet. E of Co. just N of the StockbridgeMillers Mill rd. pegmatites: c near the Harris School⎯gem Beryl. S 25° E of Stockbridge). Mica. cuts (well known to gem collectors) ⎯Amethyst... Garnet. Quartz crystals (blue. and (c) Sugar Loaf Mt. minerals.. W of Millers Mill. on the Brockton rd. JACKSON COUNTY COMMERCE: c area: (a) hard-rock exposures⎯green Epidote. on unpaved rd. mica. line⎯gem Beryl. 11 to dirt rd. (blue. pegmatite gems. Mica.. e N of the school. at the Potts farm. IRWIN COUNTY AREA. Quartz crystals.T. Microcline.. HENRY COUNTY McDONOUGH. Cheatham farm⎯gem Beryl. d fields along rd. d E 3 mi. area plowed fields⎯gem crystals. e SW 6 mi. regional farm field exposures of Miocene rocks. Quartz. etc. smoky). area⎯Amethyst. and 1 mi. NE 1½ mi. near farmhouse⎯blue Quartz. JONES COUNTY ROUND OAK. JEFFERSON. (b) a dirt side rd. asteriated. a pegmatite mine⎯Muscovite. Garnet. in mica schist⎯Mica. f E of the school. smoky. e from Baptist Church N on Hwy. to Barron Fullerton farm. the Webb farm⎯gem Beryl. Quartz crystals (all kinds). E 5 mi. N 6 mi. 3 mi. KELLY. e E 7 mi. especially around Osierfield ⎯gemmy tektites. all plowed fields throughout Co. Quartz crystals (blue. clear). (b) Double Top Mt. etc. e NE on Rte. as crystals in biotite gneiss⎯Sillimanite. in kaolinized pegmatite. from the school. a quarry on right⎯gem Beryl. area⎯agate. in pegmatite exposure. JASPER COUNTY AREA. old mines and prospects⎯Mica.. Vermiculite. e in dumps of 13 area mines⎯Amazonite. NICHOLSON: c several area pegmatite exposures⎯gem Beryl. Smoky Quartz. 59 and 5 mi. moonstone. in area soils⎯Apatite. MONTICELLO: c S along Rte. white Quartz. d US 29 E to access rd. d W side of US 441: (a) toward Commerce. jasper. LAMAR COUNTY AREA. smoky). d the Venable farm across rd. Mica. Quartz.Georgia HARTWELL: c area mica mines⎯associated gem minerals.. and 0. Feldspar crystals. Mica. just N of town⎯gem Aquamarine. d SE 5 mi. to Hartwell Dam. N of the Forsyth (Monroe 132 .⎯Beryl. (5 mi. at headwaters of Coldwater Cr. petrified wood. d on the J. the Barron Fullerton Hospital. BARNSVILLE: c an old mica mine⎯blue Beryl crystals. Garnet. 83. to Hillsboro⎯Beryl.8 mi. HILLSBORO: c area rd.

MILNER: c 1 mi. d W. many area mines and prospects⎯Garnet. e base of mt. gem stones. i NE several mi. and 1½ mi. turn W on Hwy.) hwy. abundant specimens⎯Galena. Quartz (milky. 75 at Valdosta exit. SE 1 mi. E of Washington Co... LUMPKIN COUNTY AREA. Turkey Hill. W 6 mi. leave Int. f S 80° E 7 mi. W ½ mi. placers⎯Gold. Gold. Pyrophyllite crystals (fluorescent). Quartz. PORTER SPRINGS. Tourmaline. at the point where it crosses the Co. exposure⎯Corundum.) hwy. Gold.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States Co. to Clayattville. to the Withlacooche R. d Paschal and Phelps mines. at jct. Pyrite.. take footpath to saddle and top of mt. Feldspar. e E. and d ¾ mi. (b) McKlusky Cr. W of the Barnsville-Griffin (Spalding Co. near the Early-Vaughn Mine. stream gravels of Baggs Branch.. 31 for 5 mi. h SE. the Barlow Mine (largest of the old saprolite working in the dist. pegmatites⎯Mica books. gem Rutile (deep red). then S on Bland’s Dairy rd. SW of Ward Gap) ⎯colorless Topaz. take Main St. 133 . W 1½ mi. Pyrite.. of Long Branch with the Chestatee R. SW of the Lighthouse. a mine of the Aluminum Silicates Corp. at picnic ground 1 mi. due S of the Forsyth hwy.. an old mine shaft in a pegmatite⎯Mica. in bottom of the Barlow Cut. Feldspar. line⎯Mica. Ruby. native Gold. Zircon. LOWNDES COUNTY CLYATTVILLE. the McDonald Mine⎯ Gold. mica. d area placers claims (fee) ⎯Gold. 4 mi. white Quartz. from placers⎯Gold.⎯Garnet. DAHLONEGA (gold mining center): c many area mines⎯Gold.: c on N side. the Long Branch Mine⎯Gold. f S 3 mi. g SE. AURARIA: c S 2 mi. Staurolite.. on Rte... the Topabri Mine close to the Etowah R. 378 to Graves Mt. pegmatite outcrop⎯ Aquamarine. smoky).. the William Mica Mine (2½ mi..) ⎯Gold sulfides. RAMAH CHURCH. j NE 9½ mi. Golden Beryl. stream gravels. area⎯gem crystals. the Lockhart Mine on Yahoola Cr. at: (a) Battle Branch Mine⎯Galena.⎯Gold. collect at low water stages⎯agatized coral. (fee) ⎯Lazulite crystals.. LINCOLN COUNTY LINCOLNTON. line.

a Quartz mine⎯Gold. N 40° W 6 mi. Mica.Georgia LUMPKIN. BUCKHEAD: c area farm of Benny Ray.) and 3 mi. Quartz (milky. distant at the Ernest Stozier farm. line. and d S 47° W 7¼ air mi. MORGAN COUNTY APALACHEE. Beryl. and 3 to 4 mi.. Rutile. (12 mi. Tourmaline. pegmatite⎯Feldspar.). W at Pine Mountain Valley⎯Rose Quartz. mica. such as Columbia Park.. mines⎯Muscovite.. many area mines and prospects⎯Feldspar. the Peters Mine⎯Biotite. Spinel. mine⎯Mica. area⎯agate. then first rd.. Feldspar. Feldspar. SE 1 mi. Seminole. primarily along the Blue Ridge crest near the Lumpkin-Union Co. McDUFFIE COUNTY THOMSOM: c area old mines. 109 to the first millpond. WOODBURY. ½ mi. W. JULIETTE. FANNIN & TOWNS COUNTIES Many Mica mines occur in these counties. and the S and E portions of Fannin Co.. MONROE COUNTY CULLODEN: c area mines and prospects. due W of Cane Cr. McGruber and others. adjacent to the Little R. chert. MERIWEATHER COUNTY FEDERAL SCHOOL. with many other area cuts and old pits⎯Muscovite.. Rose Quartz. area exposure⎯Amethyst. line. The mining section extends into the N part of Union Co. Beryl. left of millpond to fourth house on left. 134 . d E 2 mi. Garnet. S of Monroe-Lamar Co. jasper.. the Denson Mica Mines near Rock Cr. MASSINGALE. the Bozeman Mica Mine⎯Beryl crystals. numerous⎯Mica. MADISON COUNTY AREA. (9 mi. Numerous scattered mines containing gems and minerals described. Quartz. common opal. and d NW 12 mi. outcrop⎯Aquamarine. near Co. FORSYTH: c area mines and prospects. Hamilton. UNION. Biotite. Quartz (milky. smoky). pegmatite site of extensive mica mining in large open cut. Muscovite.⎯gem Beryl. WARM SPRINGS: c 1 mi. in drainage area and tributary creeks⎯Corundum. and nearly all mines (which are locatable on topographic maps) can easily be reached by automobile. see Elberton in Elbert Co. out of town along RR. BETHANY (Church). near Adair Plantation.. pink Sapphire. Mica. Church⎯Muscovite. e N 4½ air mi. d 15 mi. SW of Brent. MADISON: c NE 1½ mi. d N 4 air mi. off Hwy. Muscovite. and 1 mi. in pegmatite (fee) ⎯Aquamarine. by rd. W 5 mi. line. GREENVILLE. in cavities in massive quartz vein⎯Amethyst. mi. d area toward Rutledge: (a) Hard Labor Cr. Quartz crystal. smoky). SE of Hogansville in Troup Co. is involved. SW ¾ mi. A total area of about 400 sq.

. gray. green talc. 103 to Randall Cr. MUSCOGEE COUTNY AREA. JASPER. Magnetite.6 mi. on the Bill Oxford farm⎯Corundum. etc.. at Burt Hickory Ridge.. and its tributaries⎯chalcedony. Kyanite. Staurolite. fields. opalized wood. g E 2½ mi. jasper. ETON. exposures⎯Kyanite. deposits⎯Talc. 92 just NE of town. of the Carroll Co. Feldspar. via Rte. near Little Bob Copper Mine⎯Almandite garnets. TATE: c area quarries in the Tate-Marble Hill dist. many old mines⎯Corundum. outcrop⎯Beryl. silicified oolite. CHATSWORTH. SE of Rose’s Store (old Embry). a nearby outcrop⎯Beryl..⎯Quartz gemstones. d near Bull and Randall creeks⎯petrified wood. N on dirt rd. outcrop⎯Golden Beryl.⎯Corundum. to a sandpit⎯Quartz gemstones. d immediately S. (a) the Cook farm. f N on Rte. exposures⎯Kyanite. placers⎯Gold. Sharptop Mt. flint. an area of many corundum mines extending S to Brownsville⎯Corundum (blue. SPRINGPLACE. common opal. SW of the Georgia RR. Aquamarine. Azurite. d SE 6 mi. of Rte.⎯Almandite garnet. i SE 2 mi. 5 and 143. 61 (halfway to Cartersville in Barstow Co. distant at Fort and Cahutta Mts. e SW 1 mi.. stream beds and banks. Limonite.: (a) SE of Rock Creek on the Ralph Cook farm near Refuge Church. 5. turn right on dirt rd. area of active mining around 1914. d at nearby Garnet Hill. PAULDING COUNTY AREA. E of the New Georgia Church. S 2½ mi. Smoky Quartz. Mica. from Hwy. 12 for 2 mi. and Shoal Cr. area rd. gravels along the Chattahoochee R. SW of Talking Rock. Verde antique. MURRARY COUNTY AREA. loose in soil. line and 3½ mi.. etc. several granite pegmatite outcrops⎯pink Feldspar.. Mica. (b) the Denson Mine⎯Aquamarine. e SW to within 2½ mi. 135 . f E 2 mi. Mica. PICKENS COUNTY AREA. lavender.. in area forest⎯ Apatite. area mines⎯Barite. in mica prospect⎯Beryl. HIRAM: c the Little Bob Copper Mine⎯Almandite garnet. HOOKER SCHOOL. chalcedony. cuts along Rte. talc. Rutile. take dirt rd. rd. as boulders of massively in mica schist⎯Kyanite.. Malachite.. cuts. 3 mi. (c) gravels of confluence of Little R.). deep red).2 mi. Pyrite. Sharptop Mt. to Fincher Bluff⎯silicified oolite. to Harmony School and halfway to Refuge Church⎯Kyanite. 225 to the S⎯agate. chert. PICKENS COUNTY AREA. h W 4 mi. near headwaters of the Turkey Cr. residual boulders⎯Kyanite. RUTLEDGE. COLUMBUS: c E 10 mi. at jct. the Holly Springs Quarry. DALLAS: c from W of Rte.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States (b) 1. as buttonlike lenses⎯Kyanite. Mica. area⎯gem Garnets.

with clear portions suitable for cutting). d SE 4 mi. Rose Quartz.... Biotite and Muscovite. Mark Beck farm via Warwoman and Dick’s Creek rds..⎯gem Beryl. area creeks⎯Citrine.⎯Beryl. 28⎯Amethyst.. E from town with Hwy. in a pegmatite⎯ weathered Sulfides. numerous zones) ⎯Sillimanite. Walker. as loose crystals⎯Sillimanite. to SW of Brasstown Cr. RABUN COUNTY AREA: c many regional old mines⎯Gold. TALLULA FALLS. (b) across Hunter Knob. N 2 mi. Quartz. SPALDING COUNTY GRIFFIN. d extreme NE part of Co. a 100’ zone⎯Graphite. (e) along an abandoned hwy. take dirt rd. RABUN GAP: c the Kell Mica Mine⎯asteriated Quartz crystals. and slightly W: c in fields of the J. and S of War Woman Dell.. Mica. as unusually rich deposit and outcrops. including much of Date.Georgia POLK COUNTY AREA. the Laurel Creek Mine⎯Corundum (major source of corundum). rock outcrops⎯gem Beryl. Allen farm⎯gem Beryl.. (b) at Wilson farm⎯Amethyst (gem quality). Quartz crystals (clear. Muscovite. to a sharp turn. CEDARTOWN. and Catoosa counties for a distance of approximately 175 mi. along road⎯fossil agate.. area iron mines⎯Rhodochrosite. extending to Brasstown Bald. Mine. Hwy. Muscovite. TOWNS COUNTY AREA: c extending into Clay Co. Tourmaline. d along both sides of the rd. N of the South Ocmulgee R. d N 1 mi. SW 2½ mi. and 1 mi. cuts to NE. the Becky Beryl Mine⎯Beryl (as large flawed crystals in pegmatite. especially in the Red Mt. VAUGHN. a region of mica schist exposures reaching from (a) Winchester Cr. turn left for 8 mi. CLAYTON: c many area old mines⎯Mica.. Sillimanite. etc. there ½ mile. f SW: (a) 7½ mi.T. Quartz crystals.⎯Quartz crystals. associated with Kyanite.T.. 4 mi. formation series⎯Limonite. (c) through the Brasstown Church section (church yard and area rd. smoky). old mica mine on Dicks Cr. blue-bladed Kyanite.. e E 7 mi.. black Tourmaline. (b) 8 mi. SCREVEN COUNTY SYLVANIA. black Tourmaline. rd. milky Quartz. Quartz crystal. NC. fossil iron ore. valley. along Black Cr. g on the dump of the North Georgia Co.. Quartz crystals. along rd. Rose Quartz. NE side. in pegmatite outcrop⎯Corundum. NW 2 mi. 136 . N.: (a) area of the Germany Mt. Beryl. Sillimanite. STEPHENS COUNTY TACCOA. S 9 mi. Feldspar. Beryl. h W. Chattooga. of rd. 301 N almost to Savannah R. Smith Mine at jct.⎯gem Amethyst. (d) along Brasstown Cr. ROCKDALE COUNTY MAGNET.

on N side of dirt rd. milky). 219. banks. Kyanite. to Grady Hill School. etc. pit on the Hugh Allen place⎯gem Beryl.. the Mauldin Mine (well know locally) ⎯Albite. Biotite. g SW 10 mi. Smaragdite. on W side of Rte. cuts along Rte. HIAWASSEE: c at Charlie’s Cr. Chromite. LOUISE. 219. Feldspar. Garnet. 137 . d N 1 mi. 76 or side rds. d SW 3½ mi. Kyanite (crystals. This mineralization zone extends to Tusquitee in Clay Co. mica. disseminated in minute crystals⎯Chromite in Chrysolite. (b) W 0.. Sericite (as alteration mineral). Muscovite. e many regional old mines and prospects along the Appalachian Trail⎯Corundum. Quartz crystals. Quartz (milky. 69): (a) beach gravel⎯Corundum. YOUNG. d area of Hog Cr. S of Hightower Bald. between Jacks Branch and Shoal Branch⎯Amethyst. f Mica Hill⎯Biotite..A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States zone of schist 30’ to 35’ thick⎯Sillimanite. Sillimanite. BLAIRSVILLE: c S 4 to 5 mi. nodules). Muscovite. (c) N along US 27 a short distance.. and about 1 mi. area around Mt. Corundum. rose). Kyanite (crystals to 2” long). Quartz (rose. glassy Microcline. off the Thomaston-Butler Hwy. Garnet. Beryl (crystals of more than 60 lbs..⎯Garnet.. Biotite. as linings in rock cavities of exposures⎯Rhodochrosite. and 5 mi. Sillimanite. Beryl. e SW 2 mi. E of Akin Mt. area schist exposures⎯Corundum. below hwy. Kyanite. on S side of Track Rock Gap reached by rd. Beryl (blue. e on S side of Track Rock Gap⎯Ruby. (b) along the Young’s Mill rd.. on the Gabbetville rd. NC. Quartz (rose. (b) Elf. Garnets.. just N of the Calloway Airport... in banks and gravels⎯gem Amethyst. 219 to Cleveland Crossroads. on the Dolly Cherry place⎯gem Kyanite. black Tourmaline. Garnet.). E of Rte. on W side of Town Mt. in a pegmatite⎯Aquamarine. a broad region of rich mines extending from SW of Thomaston S of the Thomaston-Yatesville line to E and N of Yatesville almost as far N as Topeka Jct. UNION COUNTY AREA: c Gumlog Mt. on both sides of rd.. green Muscovite. (b) Goat Rock.. the Hog Creek Mine⎯gem Rubies.fee) ⎯Amethyst. black Tourmaline. Pleasant Baptist Church⎯Corundum. Quartz crystals. rutilated). d S of Hwy. Mica. Smoky Quartz (crystals. NW in Teece Cr. to Smith’s Store: (a) S 100 yds.. from Smith’s Store and Hardins Crossroads. Quartz crystals. Crossing ⎯Gold. a pegmatite outcrop⎯gem Beryl. W of town⎯Corundum. d Regional stream beds. adjoining fields and hillsides⎯gem Amethyst. 1 mi. f W for several mi. a peculiar pegmatite outcrop⎯Feldspar. d N 1 mi. area⎯Gold. rd. Tourmaline. d 2 mi. TROUP COUNTY LA GRANGE: c area: (a) pegmatite outcrops near La Grange Airport⎯ Aquamarine. Quartz (rose. 19⎯gem crystals.. black Tourmaline. from town square. pegmatite prospects⎯Mica books to 3” dia. 2½ mi. Quartz. S from US 76. Apatite. e S on Rte.⎯gem Beryl. Aquamarine. especially ½ mi. a pegmatite exposure⎯Beryl. on W side of Rte. smoky). e E 4 mi. opaque). Kyanite. f S 8 mi. the Chromite prospect⎯Beryl. Quartz (rose.. UPSON COUNTY CREST: c area. THOMASTON: c area. Rutile. (c) S 1 mi. more than 50 mines⎯Kyanite. prospects in pegmatite⎯green Muscovite. the famed Big Beryl Mine (formerly the Hog Mine.⎯Beryl. valley. e SW 2 mi. clusters).. Quartz crystals. and associated gem minerals: (a) area mica mines⎯Citrine. smoky). g Lake Chatuge (reached via Hwy. Staurolites (finest twinned crystals in GA). 76 W.. the Stevens place.6 mi. gravels of Hurricane Cr. black Tourmaline.

Smoky Quartz. N 35° W of jct. d E on US 378 to Co. McINTYRE. on Rte. g in cut on N side of Hwy.. W of the Thomaston-Butler hwy. WILKINSON COUNTY GORDON. to the Malcom farm. jasper. on the Wingfield plantation on the Wrightboro rd. i S 50° W 5½ mi. h S 5 mi. agate. area outcrops⎯Quartz crystal. Quartz. of Thomaston-Yatesville hwy. CLEVELAND: c numerous Gold mining area (including Helen) ⎯Gold. gem crystals. the Charlie Nims Mine. smoky). Aquamarines. near jct. the Herron Mine⎯Apatite. and 1 mi. Topaz.. the old Bell Mine in a pegmatite⎯Microcline. Galena. 15 and 2 mi. extensive outcrop of quartzite⎯Kyanite crystals. Rubies. Beryl (crystals to 7” long). WASHINGTON: c SE 7 mi. S 4 mi. to Barnesville.. d N 3 mi. 17. at the Dunbar Mine. Garnet. 138 . pegmatite⎯Feldspar. Diamonds. Muscovite. that lies 0. WALTON COUNTY BLASINGAME. Bornite. etc. Diamond. at the Kelly place⎯Corundum. a pegmatite mine⎯Mica. on dump⎯Mica books. placers⎯Gold. d placer gravels of Bean Cr. YATESVILLE: c Just outside of town. a pegmatite exposure in a field⎯gem Aquamarine.. DALTON. NACOOCHEE: c area mines⎯asbestos. Pyrite. of Patato and Womble creeks and between the two.. d N 4 mi. mica.. 3 mi. due E of Bell Cr. pegmatite. and just W of the Cleveland-Helen hwy. f the Horshaw Mine⎯Gold.. jasper. placers⎯Gold (nuggets). out on dirt rd. Smoky Quartz nodules. line.. Mica. f NE 6 mi.. WASHINGTON COUNTY SANDERSVILLE. E of paved rd. Beryl.⎯Gold. WHITFIELD COUNTY oolite. and 1 mi. by unimproved rd..8 mi. j NE 7 mi. the Adams Mine⎯gem Beryl. then take a left fork to crest of hill. gem green Spinel. on the Parker Ferry rd. placers⎯Gold. Malachite. WHITE COUNTY AREA..8 mi. Quartz (milky. turn onto first right-fork rd. E⎯green Apatite..Georgia Muscovite. Muscovite. gravels along nearby lake shore⎯opalite. 6 mi. black siliceous WILKES COUNTY ADASBURG. area mines⎯Bauxite..⎯red oolitic jasper. e S 46° W 3. Mica. g S 20° W 3½ mi. Tourmaline. at the Hugh Taubutton farm⎯chalcedony. Chalcopyrite. Quartz. chalcedony. widespread stream gravels. the Magruder Mica Mine⎯Azurite. by air (4½ by rd. e 3 mi. j SE 7½ mi. agate. Gold. cut banks and gravels along Tarr Cr.) and ½ mi. jasper. in banks and cliffs of Wilmot’s Ravine⎯gem agate. the Mitchell Creek Mine⎯Apatite. from Buddy’s Service Sta.

Almost the only minerals present on any of the islands are sands. ridges in Koolau Range⎯jasper.000 miles west of California. in washes of Keolu hills and in H & D quarry⎯Quartz crystals. extremely mountainous islands culminating in Mauna Kea (13. and four are large. and also in crater of West Molokai volcano⎯banded agate. d in Lanikai golf course washes⎯jasper. PUNA Dist. including deposits of calcareous algae and the skeletons of stony corals. WAIANAI RANGE POHAKEA PASS⎯clear yellow Labradorite. KANEOHEE. jasper. OAHU KAILUA: c on N shore in basalt ridges.900’) and Mauna Loa (13. in gullies. on Kilauea. and limestone. some gravel. LANAI MANELE BAY. and d in green beach sands of Oahu and South Point⎯ Olivine.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States HAWAII Of the twelve Hawaiian Islands which lie approximately 2. In the craters of the still active volcanic cones one can find sulfur. e in Wahiawa Valley⎯jasper.700’). 139 . Four other islands are of lesser extent. but all are composed of basalt. droplets know as Pele’s Tears⎯obsidian. OLOMANA PEAK. on N shore. four are mere barren rocks. HAWAII HALEMAUMAU. on SE shore. in cinder cone⎯sunstone. in ravines from Mount Olokanu.: c in lava flow.

and other mineral items highly valued by collectors occurring throughout the state in many more localities than enumerated here. The mountainous nature of Idaho led early prospectors from Virginia City. The mountains have been extensively prospected and mined for Copper. ADA COUNTY AREA: c very many localities along Co. COUNCIL. Malachite. In addition to the basic and noble metals. As a Gold producing state. Many abandoned mining ghost towns dot the mineralized areas. Florence and Warren. The central and northern portions are extremely rugged. Idaho’s mountain systems are the result of enormous batholithic intrusions that took place during the Laramide revolution some 70 million years ago. Garnet. along Little Goose Cr. Garnet. e a few mi. S in foothills⎯Rhodonite. in limestone in contact zone where copper is mined in the Seven Devils dist. Epidote. the state provides an unusual abundance and variety of gemstones. and pan or screen sands of stream at Rock Flat. Ruby. NV. MESA.. jasper. left. 2 E ⎯Muscovite. Most of the state’s Gold came from lode mines after 1900. Silver and Zinc. Idaho provided large amounts of strategic minerals of inestimable value to the emergencies of World War I and II. Then in 1860 Captain E. numerous area mines⎯Manganese minerals. in all area deposits of volcanic ash⎯opalized wood. BANNOCK COUNTY LAVA HOT SPRINGS. petrified and opalized wood. prospect pits. with other rich placers soon being mined at Elk City. Pierce found Gold near what became the town of Pierce in Clearwater Co. tributary of the Snake R. silicified woods. 140 . and snow-laden peaks that rise more than 12. 7 mi. Boise Basin. NEW MEADOWS: c E 5 mi. MT into its labyrinthine watersheds in search of Gold and Silver.⎯Andradite garnet. produced in astonishing abundance. d Hwy. Sapphire.⎯Zircon. E. R. area deposits. Idaho reveals a varied topography. for stones⎯Ruby. and mines⎯ Manganese. roads. this granite mass covers from 16. encompassing the massive Sawtooth and Salmon River mountain systems. Gold. Orofino. native Copper.000 square miles and is probably the largest and best-known such geological phenomenon in America. Known to geologists as the Idaho Batholith.000’ high. e Rock Flat gravels⎯Diamond.000 to 20. Idaho ranks 9th in America... SE 10 mi. Lead. the Mica Queen Mine in Sec. gem crystals. dirt rd.D.. and Bannonk. 15 N. prospect almost anywhere⎯agate. Potentially. Although many of the richer placers were exhausted by 1870. Gold. in gravels⎯Diamond. CUPRUM. 55. Topaz. T. 8. chalcedony. d gravels of Musselshell Cr. The earliest known Gold discovery in Idaho was an auriferous sandbar along the Pend Oreille River in 1852. at least. with many lakes. the following half-century led to intensive exploration for lode Gold deposits. Canyon.Idaho IDAHO With an oddly configured Panhandle shape. Aside from the commercially valuable minerals. ADAMS COUNTY AREA: c very many regional old mines and dumps⎯Azurite. the Panhandle State ranks above all others in America in the importance of its mineral resources. etc. d Sturgill Cr.

. 2 N. Some of the garnet from this location is Star Garnet. area⎯chalcedony geodes (with Amethyst linings). Sphalerite. (b) area mines⎯Galena. Monzonite. especially in the Pole Cr. Sphalerite. chalcedony. the Vaught prospect in Sec.. Quartz crystal geodes. BANKS. BONNER COUNTY CLARK FORK (Dist. gravels of Ruby Gulch⎯Almandite garnet.. Pyrargyrite.. R.. e area mines and dumps⎯Galena. R. R 17 E and S of Croy Cr. R. d along Grimes Cr. in limestone fissures⎯Gypsum. d W.⎯agate. d S 2 mi. gravels of the Little Wood R. d the Sawtooth Dist. MONTPELIER: c E 3 mi. Silver. Sphalerite. PIONEERVILLE: c the Quartzburg area.. Siderite. 5 E⎯Columbite. Marcasite. Malachite. CENTERVILLE: c N to Garden Valley. Dufrenoysite. 141 . Chalcocite. 18 & 19 E⎯argentiferous Tetrahedrite. Silver. Arsenopyrite. Garnet. brilliant Pyrite. and tributaries in T.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States POCATELLO. area mines⎯Proustite with Pyrargyrite. pegmatite outcrops⎯Aquamarine. near Twin Springs. 2 E⎯Lead-Silver minerals.⎯Galena. are placers⎯Gold. on E side of Bear R. Emerald Cr. etc. and d around Grimes pass.): c area old mines⎯Copper minerals. BEAR LAKE COUNTY CLEVELAND. BENEWAH COUNTY FERNWOOD: c SE 5 mi. R. in T. lode deposits ⎯Gold. and (c) along Boise R. Pyrite. in placer tailing and mine dumps. BELLEVUE: c SW corner of Co. This Co. BOISE COUNTY AREA: c the Banner Silver veins⎯Gold. 1 N.⎯nodules mixed Psilomelane and Pyrolusite. d Deadwood Gulch⎯Garnets. and (c) many other regional mines⎯Gold. (c) Camas Croesus. CAREY. Gold. in T. 8 N. the dumps yield Quartz crystals. e Willow Creek Dist. on way toward Placerville. 17 E. 1 S. deposits⎯Barite.. and Tip Top mines⎯Pyrrhotite. Mica. 17 & 18 E. IDAHO CITY.. the Hummingbird Mine⎯Quartz (impregnated with Cuprite and Malachite). the Deer Cr. and its East Fork⎯Almandite garnet. R. in addition to other minerals. (b) Gold Hill. SE 11 mi. basalt exposures throughout Co.. especially at Gold Hill mine⎯ Quartz. has many old mines. BLAINE COUNTY AREA. T. Uraninite. 55 & 56 N. etc. Galena. d area of Paris Canyon. Gold. at (a) Checkmate. wad. Silver. the Moonlight Mine (inquire) ⎯Bornite. placers⎯Gold. KETCHUM: c area Lead mines in T. Magnetite. d mines in T. SE 1 mi. 19. jasper. 17. HAILEY: c SW. 4 N. in Wood River Dist: (a) Wood R.

10 S. R.. MOULTON. CLEARWATER COUNTY AREA: Kelly and Morse creeks in T. 42 E. S a few mi. CANYON COUNTY MARSING. canyon rd. Lead. and Road Cr. 13 & 14. 3 &4 E. CARIBOU COUNTY SODA SPRINGS. regional deposit⎯Gypsum. 3 &4 E. gravels⎯Zircon. 21 E. R. T. mines along Snake R. toward Homedale turn left at abandoned T Inn to Graveyard Point. 2.) and its tributaries. R. R. over bridge and 2 mi. and just W of Almo⎯Topaz. R. 2. 9 & 10 S. R.⎯black agate.. areas and Upper Lost R. and d Sec.: c T. e in veins in Wildhorse Canyon on E side of Hyndman Peak⎯Quartz.Idaho BOUNDARY COUNTY CARRIETOWN: c along Little Smoky Cr. 15 & 16 S. e Rhodes Cr. Lead-Silver. crossing canal bridge and backtracking ¾ mi. T. district⎯Manganese minerals.. d in Antelope Cr. 2 & 3 N. 13 & 14 E. then drive or walk trail left to Big Piney Mt. 14 & 15 E. 39 N. NW 5 mi. between Orofino and Pierce. placers⎯Gold. Silver. 24 & 25 E. Gold. and d along Orofino Cr. mines and dumps⎯Copper. 11. 4 & 5 N. PIERCE: c area placer mines. d North Fork (of Clearwater R. 13½ mi. R. d T. 64 N.. 4 W⎯Gold. R. 14.⎯gem Opal. T. PORTHILL. valley⎯geodes (Quartz or Amethyst filled). T.. placers⎯Gold. 36 & 37 N. 43 E. in Spencer Opal mine (fee) ⎯Fire Opal. from rd. CLARK COUNTY SPENCER.: c Sec. lode⎯Gold. MOORE.. area⎯ asteriated Almandite garnet. BUTTE COUNTY ARCO: c W 20 mi. 9 S. near Headquarters. 142 . d mines in T. then left on canal rd. 38 & 39 N. 10 & 11 E. placers⎯Gold. 2. R. Sulfur. R. placers⎯ Gold. 1. e N 11 mi. 37. placers⎯Gold. in T. in the Lava Cr. CASSIA COUNTY BURLEY. Epidote. follow Antelope Cr. f in placer tailings along Rhodes and Orofino creeks⎯ Sapphire. Tourmaline. SW 26 mi. in T. W.

R.⎯Cinnabar. g toward head of Big Lost R. f Nicholia dist. on East Fork of Sevenholm Cr. stay on Hwy.: c Pine mining dist. 11 & 12 N. on the North Fork of Lost R. R. area mines⎯Stibnite. 5.⎯seam agate in volcanic ash. 10 E. area Copper mines and dumps⎯Azurite. 93 another 1½ mi. on the N. then Lime Creek Rd. in T. ELMORE COUNTY AREA: c along the Boise R. Gold. R. in T. 15. T. e Bonanza and Custer mines on Yankee Fork. 10 & 1 N. T. then sharply left toward Meyers Cove. famous old Gold camp: (a) T. 6 N. mines ⎯Scheelite.. E to petrified forest on ridge⎯agate.: (a) Middle Fork. rich early-day strikes⎯LeadSilver minerals. E 2 mi. e : (a) S on Hwy. 11 N. MACKAY. 11 & 12 E. Gold. hike of take jeep trail 2½ mi. STANLEY: c area stream gravels of the Stanley Basin⎯Corundum. petrified wood. 93A through gorge. and e along the Salmon R. 2 N. lodes⎯Gold. f the Willis placers along Stanley Cr.. placers⎯Gold. NE 25 to 50 mi. mines⎯Scheelite. then 8 mi. R. CLAYTON: c area of Squaw and Thompson creeks in T.. SE. Chalcopyrite. R. 6 N. 12 & 13 N. particularly between Robinson Bar and Clayton in T. near Wild Horse Cr. 13. Pyrite. (c) Twin Springs.. (b) South Fork. take 93A 11 mi. Malachite... 93 to Hwy. CHALLIS: c a 7½ mi. 17 E⎯Lead minerals. 143 . d the Neal dist. g N of town ≈ 8 mi. 93A. S on Hwy. e Atlanta. (b) W 20 mi. d Featherville and Rocky Bar. 16 & 17 E⎯Gold. along rd. in hills⎯agate. 6 &7 E. 3. area mines⎯Lead minerals. lode Gold. T. most deposits being in T. 12 & 13 E.. to Malm Gulch. 18 E⎯Fluorite. to left⎯black wood. 12 & 13 N. d Hwy. Pyrrhotite. mines⎯Gold. R. in T. 16 E. 18 E. as stringers in granite⎯ Cinnabar. LOST RIVER. in Sec.. d Bay-horse. collect on hills and in valleys to right⎯agate. R.... 4 & 5 N. d placer mines in T. 5 N. MOUNTAIN HOME. Gold. 13 N. on rd. 11 & 12 N. in turn-off at Morgan Creek almost due N 27 mi. d mines in T. jasper. 10 E. 93A. high grade⎯Stibnite. R. and (b) 2 mi. 93 S to Hwy. R. long belt extending from the Pacific Mine near Bay-Horse on the S to Mill Cr. R. Sapphire. 9 E. f Hwy.⎯agate. as well as all other Tertiary basalts outcropping over a broad region⎯chalcedony geodes (Amethyst linings). R. the Hermada deposit. Chrysocolla. 14 & 15 E. 93 to bridge. R.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States CUSTER COUNTY AREA: c Alto dist. regional old mines⎯Gold.

extending NE to Co.. six or more ledges within a few square mi. many old mines⎯Gold. Gold. R. BURGDORF-WARREN (the entire region S of the Salmon R. area⎯andesine. both sides and all tributaries⎯agate. to Warner. in volcanic rocks to N and then E of US 191 in Island Park Caldera⎯agate..⎯Cinnabar.Idaho (The original old mining camp of Pine now lies under the waters of the Anderson Ranch Reservoir. E of Squaw Butte⎯agate. The western and southern halves of this large Co. toward Horsehoe Bend and up Black Canyon about 1 mi. DIXIE. d E. to 6 mi.⎯Gold. WHITE BIRD.. Monazite. 22 N. jasper. chalcedony.. placers⎯Gold. and on Maggic Cr. IDAHO COUNTY AREA: c Bear Valley. a deposit in T. the Pringle-Smith Mine at Sugar Cr. and e beyond Secesh Cr. placers⎯Gold. KOOSKIA: c S. S of rd. OROGRANDE. at Crystal Butte. PEARL.. many mine dumps⎯Copper minerals. chalcedony. for several mi. Topaz. GOODING COUNTY BLISS. 6 & 7 N. N 18 mi. GEM COUNTY EMMETT: c take rd. R. d Lolo. RIGGINS. d 5 mi. GOODING. and 8 mi. to N in Little Salmon R. 1 E. N side of the Salmon R. especially in T.⎯Amphibole asbestos. sands and gravels. Uranium minerals. regional placers along the Salmon R. SE of Ivan. jasper. h T 33 N.⎯Garnet. ST. 13. 5 E. f Salmon R. and mining camps.) FREMONT COUNTY ASHTON. along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater R. 12 & 13 N. extending E into Lincoln Co.. including areas around Stites and Harpster. are extensively mineralized and contain many old abandoned mine. ROOSEVELT. etc. 9 E⎯Monazite. along the South Fork of the Clearwater R. LUCILLE-RIGGINS. area gravels of the Wind and Salmon rivers. and the South Fork of the Clearwater R. area along both sides of Clover Cr. petrified wood. d in placer mining dumps at mouth of Grouse Cr. along Sheep and Crooked creeks⎯Gold. region along side the American R. R. R. g Slate and McKinsey creeks⎯agate. then NE to site⎯petrified wood. petrified wood. ANTHONY. Zircon. 4. many once rich placer mines⎯Gold. the Buffalo Hump mining dist. in volcanic ash along Clover Cr. and embracing a considerable region⎯opalized wood.): c many area placers. to old diggings in rock walls⎯precious Opal (containing red and green fire). E 10 mi. 144 . e N on Hwy. ELK CITY. N of town⎯ Gold. many old mines and placers⎯Gold. at Ruby Meadows in placer mining dump⎯Corundum. Musselshell and Eldorado creeks... SW. line and including parts of T. etc. e Resort area placers⎯Corundum. Quartz.⎯opalized wood. 5 & 6 E⎯Gold.

14 N. along Cr.. the Lolo Dist. and area creeks. in Sec. W. Gold. Chalcopyrite. Galena. f back of the Salmon R.⎯Topaz. Pyrite. the Panther Cr. dist. R. 48 & 49 N. as placer sands⎯Gold. 1 & 2 W. T. the Ima Mine⎯Tungsten (Huebnerite) with Tetrahedrite. Sphalerite. S and SW sides of Lake Pend Oreille. T. (such as Bunker Hill and Sullivan at Kellogg) ⎯Gold. T. in T. 26 E. JEFFERSON COUNTY CAMAS. d the Fitzgerald property and adjoining exposures in Sec. e along the Salmon R. R. d T. Fluorite. area placers⎯Gold. on W side of Pahsemeroi valley in ledge of porphyry paralleling Panther Cr. R. AVON: c N 6 mi. 22. on W slope of the Lemhi Range in Sec. area mines⎯Copper minerals. opalite. in decomposed basalt exposures⎯precious Opal. and d T.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States IDAHO-LEWIS COUNTIES AREA.⎯Opal.. 17 E. 8 to Helmer. Galena. in Boulder Cr. 18 N. near Camas Cr. LEMHI COUNTY AREA: c Blue Wing dist. along Emerald and Ruby creeks⎯Garnet. T. HAYDEN LAKE. GILMORE. MAY. from its source⎯Fire Opal. regional mines ⎯Autunite.. LEADORE. E on Hwy. 23 E. R. and about 6 mi. below headwaters in porphyry dike extending 1½ mi. 145 . 21 E. The pegmatites found in a belt about 1 mi. Torbernite. d the Hoodoo Dist.. area: c T. Hematite. area⎯agate. There are many prospects and old workings along the outcrops. Muscovite. SETTERS. 25 N. 26 N. on flanks and crest of Mica Mt.. petrified wood. KOOTENAI COUNTY BAYVIEW. LATAH COUNTY AREA: c NW part of Co. lode mines⎯Gold. 23 & 27. many area mines. 2 W. 27 E. 13 N. MEYERS COVE. area mines⎯Lead minerals. 51 & 52 N. R. Lead. Silver. 15. GIBBONSVILLE: c T. DEARY. R. as lode mines⎯Gold. R. R. 41 N. area land surfaces⎯common opal (yellow to brown).). 23. Fire Opal. d Parker Mt. COBALT. R. many mines⎯Lead-Silver minerals. Scheelite. many mines and prospects⎯ argentiferous Galena. in pegmatite outcrops with numerous mines between Deary and Princeton. as vein fillings in composite lode-type veins in Challis volcanics and Miocene porphyries⎯Barite. 2 to 3 mi. toward Whelan and squarely on the boundary between ID and WA. in rhyolite near source of E branch of tributary to S fork of Camas Cr. wide extend for about 24 mi. many mines⎯Copper minerals. LEESBURG. valley 6 mi. in a NE to SW direction. 27⎯graphic granite.. 2 W. MOSCOW. NW. Quartz. 13 N. chalcedony. 21 E. especially the Levi Anderson and Muscovite mines⎯green Beryl.⎯Garnet. Biotite.. COEUR D’ALENE (Dist.

SW 45 mi. Bornite. NEZ. SE 14 mi. g 11 mi. (near Gibbonsville). for about 120 mi. large surrounding area. 21. region⎯opalized wood. IDAHO. Bornite. down the Snake R. in basalt⎯fine gem Fire Opal. Chalcopyrite. LINCOLN COUNTY SHOSHONE. Aquamarine. cherty Clearwater Picture stone (gray with black stripes). 20 & 21 N.. Pyrite.. downstream to gravel pits at Silcott. especially W into Gooding Co. Malachite. the Salmon R. LEWIS. WASHINGTON COUNTIES The Seven Devils mining dist. and its tributaries in N part of Co. LEWIS COUNTY KAMIAH. between town and Dent⎯agate. many regional mines of considerable richness⎯Azurite. SHOUP. 22 & 23 E. extending along the Snake R. on N side.’s Clover Cr. very many mines and prospects⎯Azurite. Chalcopyrite. Garnet. Malachite. R.. on weathered basaltic hillsides⎯Fire Opal (in black matrix). etc. as placers and lode deposits in same region but extending farther S near Leesburg and Salmon⎯Gold. jasper. numerous mines and prospects⎯Cobaltite. Cuprite. NEZ PERCE COUNTY AGATHA.. Chalcocite. Pyrrhotite. e all regional streams⎯agate. on Blackbird and Meadow creeks in T. LEWISTON: c gravel bars all along the Clearwater R. minor Lead-Silver-Zinc ores. Chalcopyrite.: c Blackbird Dist. gravels upstream from town for about 100 mi. area E and N⎯opal. take steep hill trail to caves near top. Quartz crystals. d T. 146 . (with Sillimanite inclusions). 18 E.Idaho SALMON. 20 & 21 N. ADAMS. f 8 mi.. but especially between Lewiston and Myrtle⎯Fibrolite (gem Sillimanite). Gold. R. exposure⎯Amphibole asbestos. Covellite. opalized wood. known as the Snake River Copper Belt. d Clearwater R. PERCE.

OR).. then S past ranch 8½ mi. of Squaw and Little Squaw creeks and 3 mi. then 4 mi. CLIFFS (40 mi. ENTERPRISE. W 3 mi.. the Brace Brothers ranch⎯precious Opal.. NAMPA: c area of Graveyard Point. d SW 8 mi. on US 95 to Graveyard Point marker. chalcedony. in the Bruneau Canyon area⎯Bruneau Canyon jasper. d SE.⎯agate. along Sucker Cr. e SE 8 mi.⎯plume agate. just below jct. along almost any access rd. A very rich gem agate area lying mainly on the OR side (see map above).OR boundary.. S to area of ID . ⎯precious Opal. Canyon. OREANA: c area old mines⎯Lead-Silver minerals. d SE 6 mi. W and 1 mi. 147 . GRAND VIEW. in open cuts and pits in perlitic rhyolite⎯Opal. at Indian Bathtub⎯purple agate. and 2 mi. along the Snake R. at Squaw Cr. jasper. S 2 mi.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States OWYHEE COUNTY BRUNEAU: c entire region of the Bruneau Desert.. S of Jordan Valley. e W. Opal. SE⎯plume agate. along Castle Cr. HOMEDALE. SW of Sommer Camp. to Indian Hot Springs. in basalt gas cavities⎯chalcedony. area placers⎯Gold. onyx. back of the Snake R.

R. 4 & 5 E. in the St. R. Stibnite. with the Salmon R. veins in T. placers⎯Gold. placers⎯Gold. 4 & 5 S. some world famous. (as extension from Kootenai Co. the Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines (now combined) ⎯fluorescent minerals (Anglesite. Silver and Zinc. Electum. many mines⎯Copper minerals. CASTLEFORD. 8 & 9 E. petrified wood. on S side of mt. and area in which the chief product is Silver extending about 6½ E to W and 2½ mi. MURRAY (principal Gold mining part of Co. d general region. Pyrite. R. 1 & 2 E. along Hwy. (b) also with agate to S and E of US 55. 19 N. WALLACE: c many area mines. d around Bathtub Mt.. area of the Pine Cr.). Lead. d along the St. Lead. etc. W. Quartz. CASCADE: (a) in pegmatites on mt. Pyrite. Zircon. EDWARDSBURG. to Balanced Rock. KINGSTON. 19 N. etc. very many famous mines⎯ Argentiferous Tetrahedrite. area⎯Bruneau Canyon jasper. placers⎯Gold. Gold. N of the NV state line⎯chalcedony geodes. 9 E. Pyrite. to the Ramey Range dist. Pyrargyrite.). 45 N.). Lead-Silver minerals. with occasional summer prospecting and placers. Silver. R. dist. as deposits distributed 148 . 9 & 10 E. Siderite. Lead. Silver. Silver. all abandoned. R. Stibnite. in T. Galena.. SHOSHONE COUNTY AREA: c region of the Coeur d”Alene mining dist. Gold. in volcanic exposures⎯Opal (white spotted with Cinnabar). e S to Goat Mt. W and SW to Bruneau R. area mines⎯ Arsenopyrite. Galena. VALLEY COUNTY BIG CREEK: c area streams in T. e the Silver Belt. e E. Pyrite. Lead. Garnet. R. R. just to N. 20 & 21 N.). Silver-bearing Tetrahedrite. Lead. take dirt rd. (extending into S part of Idaho Co. Gold. such as the Sunshine Mine⎯Gold. 48 N. 93 and 3 to 4 mi. Canyon (Owyhee Co.. to Long Valley. g in mine dumps in Long Gulch⎯agate.⎯Kyanite. 48 N. 3 & 4 W. Stibnite. W. Sphalerite. d NW. in T. Silver. Jamesonite. Monazite. 20 N. Pyrite. Marcasite. Gold. area old mines⎯Arsenopyrite.. etc. Joe (Benewah Co.Idaho SILVER CITY: c Black Jack and Trade Dollar mines in town⎯Chalcopyrite. d the Idaho Giant and other mines. numerous old mines⎯ Arsenopyrite. Joe R. across Salmon Falls. 18 N.. d War Eagle and Florida Mt. Cr. Barite. Stibnite. Cerargyrite.⎯Kyanite.. 3. STIBNITE. T. Quartz crystals.) mining district: c many area mines in Shoshone Co. as center of one of the world’s richest Lead-Silver zones ⎯Argentiferous Tetrahedrite. Pyromorphite. 4 &9 E. in T. Garnet. TWIN FALLS COUNTY AREA. f T. 8 E. AVERY: c the area to S on divide between headwaters of the St. e T. d T. Sphalerite.⎯Staurolite. Pyromorphite). PRICHARD./ 9 & 10 E. Staurolite. all fissure-type deposits with mineralization occurring as ore shoots⎯Argentite. R. YELLOW PINE: c T. lode mines⎯Gold. e many other regional mines. Cassiterite. CALDER.) KELLOGG. near confluence of Big Cr. N to S. lode mines⎯Gold. and (c) in placer tailings along Big Cr.⎯Copper minerals. lode mines⎯Gold. R. (Most Gold from Shoshone Co. one of the richest Thorium placers in Idaho⎯Ilmenite. Gold. etc. lode deposits and huge mines⎯Gold. f NW a short distance to ghost camp of De Lamar. comes from ores mined for Copper. 3 & 4 E. R. 47 & 48 N.⎯agate. Cerussite. area creek placers⎯Gold. Joe and Clearwater R.

in Fourth of July Canyon at jct. Monumental Cr.⎯Cinnabar. Powellite. d N 30 mi. of July and Mann’s creeks. g T. R. opalite. 149 .. 7. Pyrite.. mi... 3 W⎯ Opal. Melaconite. 6 & 7 E⎯ placer Gold... T 13 N. Specularite. WASHINGTON COUNTY EATON. 18 & 19 N. to Warm Lake. Cinnabar. T. along Grouse and Hog creeks⎯agate (banded. chalcedony. on the Snake R.A Location Guide for Rock Hounds in the United States over an area of about 4 sq. in volcanic ash 500 ft. chalcedony. at the Adaho-Almaden deposit in T. Garnet. above creek bed. WEISER: c Nutmeg Mt. R.. many deposits as banded lenses⎯Gypsum. the Peacock claim⎯Bornite. e NW 16 mi. E 5 mi. 10 & 11 N. 15 N. h SSW about 40 mi. lode veins⎯Gold. t W. near Thunder Mt. high quality⎯opalized wood. 11 E. SEVEN DEVILS mining dist. R. iris). 17. in Sec. R. 18 & 20. 8.

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