Saturday, October 02, 2010

Rockhounding in Colorado

jack clara may mine colorado
The Wall
We are just outside Buena Vista Colorado and we are looking for pretty rocks. After consulting the book Colorado Rockhounding we decided to see what we could find at the Clara May mine in the Pike National Forest of Colorado. Supposedly there is rose quartz here, potentially Jasper, plus a few other semi-precious minerals.
camp at the mine
The camping spot at the mine
tourmaline samples from the clara may mine in colorado
More chunks of tourmaline
van at camping spot
The van in the Camp spot
white quartz on the hill up to clara may mine
White Quartz
prickly pear cactus colorado
Prickly Pear Cactus
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The view from the mine
jack on the wall at the clara may mine
Jack perched up on the wall mining
tourmaline at te clara may mine
Tourmaline in feldspar
mica at the clara may mine
Black Mica
rose quartz from the clara may mine
Rose Quartz
3 piece tourmaline bar
A chunk of black tourmaline
3 piece tourmaline
The chunk we extracted from the wall
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