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2 Replies and 6973 Views WANTED - GEOLOGIST - Tucson, Arizona  6973  2 Started by  Theace115@gmail.com Hey guys / Gals... I have been doing a ton of research on the Oro Blanco Gold District of (Ruby / Arivaca area) Southern Arizona!!  from gulches to detect, from abandoned mines, to cemeteries, to the geology of the area.  I am a sharp guy, I learn quickly and retain information when its taught to me in the field. The only problem,  is when I read all of this information like:    'The principal formation is a series of more or less metamorphosed arkosic sandstones, qua...
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by  Alex PrattJump to last post
22 Mar 2017 07:55 AM
10 Replies and 13174 Views Gemstone misidentification?  13174  10 Started by  goldcrazy2@gmail.com I found a couple of old claims in northern California with a mineral entry of tourmaline, yet I can find no history on them. The only tourmaline I know about is around Pala in southern California. So what gemstone(s) might be mistaken for tourmaline John Ruckman GoldCrazy2
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
29 Jan 2017 10:21 AM
6 Replies and 17446 Views Rockhounding: Arizona Agate and Peridot  17446  6 Started by  jennielovescars@gmail.com <p>Whenever I'm out looking for gold, I always naturally get sidetracked by all the amazing specimens Arizona has to offer. Normally I'm the one that always gets all the gold equipment ready the night before, but yet I'm the first one to start finding rocks instead of the gold. Go figure! Guess its just my natural rockhounding ways! I always give advice to not dive into just finding the gold when out on a claim, but also take a minute to look at the rocks around you. You never know what yo...
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by  BRIAN CROSSJump to last post
18 Jun 2016 04:19 PM
1 Replies and 16341 Views Anaheim, Ca. Area Outings 1/6/15 - 1/12/13  16341  1 Started by  shaftsinkerawc@gmail.com Just looking for any outings or anyone willing to share info or have a tag along for rock/gem picking-panning.  Escaping from the Alaskan cold for a week.  Happy Prospecting/Diggin to All.
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by  Tim LeibelJump to last post
24 Dec 2014 07:11 AM
2 Replies and 11250 Views Finding Intresting Gems  11250  2 Started by  shelawantwo@gmail.com Hello Fellow Prospectors, Over the past couple of months my soon to be husband and I have been doing some prospecting. We have found a good amount in gold in some VA dirt and some others. I am getting married in November and have a specific dream for my wedding ring. I want to melt down the gold (refining, etc..) making it into a wedding setting. While prospecting we also have found several large almandine garnets.  That when you put under a LED light it's a bright red ...
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by  Sheila WannJump to last post
26 Nov 2014 08:22 PM
5 Replies and 11819 Views Oregon Sun Stone  11819  5 Started by  rad6170@gmail.com My wife and I would like to go and search for Oregon Sun Stone any body have any tips on looking for the Sun Stones. I think we will try to head that way after we leave the Burnt River Dig, and a little cat fishing on the Snake River in Huntington Oregon. I will have to call and let the Double Eagle Mine at Plush Oregon know that will be down there around the first of June,2014 Thanks for any info any body can give me on looking for the stones. Thanks Rick & Terri Denton
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by  ARTHUR WAUGHJump to last post
09 May 2014 07:37 AM
7 Replies and 9630 Views Desert Roses  9630  7 Started by  pyungahn1@yahoo.com Hi guy's We're here in Lake Havasu City, AZ, looking in the desert for quartz formations called desert roses. They are formed very much like roses and look very cool. Found a few dozen having fun wandering the desert. Have fun all.    Bob.
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by  JAMES PEACEJump to last post
04 Apr 2014 01:09 PM
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