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Gem-O-Rama 2016!! Oct 8-9 (Trona, CA)

gem-o-rama_PinkHaliteLedge3Holy smokes this looks like the funnest trip I’ve found so far! Every year in Trona, California hundreds of people gather for the one of the biggest gem hunts of the year. If you like gems and crystals, digging through mud, and generally having a great time… this one if for you! It only
cost $15 – $20 per car depending on what your after and where you dig.

A little excerpt from the Trona Gem Club website:

For many visitors, the pink halite field trip is the highlight of the weekend.

This field trip starts new each year because the field trip area floods each winter.  Any pink halite in the collecting area left behind after last year’s show is dissolved in this water.  The photograph below, looking south from the main road intersection on the field trip, shows the collecting on February 26, 2000.  Clearly, both sides of North-South Road are flooded with no dry surface.lakefeb00

Over the course of the hot, dry summer, the water evaporates from the surface of these ponds, providing an opportunity for salt crystals to grow slowly.  Under these slow crystallization conditions, individual salt crystals can become quite large – up to 2 inches across. READ MORE

VIDEO FROM THE 2013 EVENT 

New Gem Location in North Carolina

I added a new Gem location in North Carolina. The Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine is open for the season! They produce some beautiful specimens at this mine.

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https://prospectingvacations.com/cherokee-ruby-sapphire-mine/

Don’t forgot to come back and let us know how it went.

Good luck,
Dan

New Gem Location in Montana

gem mountain mt 2A new site has been added to the gem list! Gem Mountain Montana in Philipsburg, MT. Search for sapphires at their mine location, their downtown store, or order online! Yes, you can order gem material online and have it shipped to you!!

https://prospectingvacations.com/gem-mountain-montana/

 

Crushing quartz for gold

So I found this video on you-tube of these guys crushing small quartz rocks for the trapped GOLD. It looks pretty simple.

New Rules for Meteorite Hunters Unveiled – Yahoo! News

Holly smokes! The FED’s are going to regulate everything.

New Rules for Meteorite Hunters Unveiled

via New Rules for Meteorite Hunters Unveiled – Yahoo! News.

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