|Hey, I found the original Big Mac in Arizona. However, this one was more|
interested in eating me.
|Detachment fault visible above adit at the |
Blue Jeep prospect, Arizona
In this area, like many gold and silver districts in the Basin and Range and Transition zone of Arizona, there often occurs quartz veins that may be partially opalized, some may occur as banded quartz known as ginguro bands, and others may have prismatic quartz and even some amethyst. It is a rock hound's paradise - but keep your firearms handy as you may not only find some great rock specimens, but you may also see a few illegals and drug runners as well as a few other snakes in these areas. Then there is the occasional ghost in the nearby towns.
Check these articles out for more information on this great gold and silver mining district.
And you can find more on my bibliography listed at the GemHunter and at Wiki and Wyoming authors.
|Pearce rhyolite contains a lot of secondary quartz - so you|
keep the quartz, but send me that golden yellow flakes in
the rock (gold!).
|Quartz stockworks in Pearce rhyolite.|
When you see stockworks like this,
often there will be some gold and silver
as well as open vugs with prismatic
|More ginguro bands in quartz in rhyolite breccia near the Commonwealth mine, Pearce Arizona.|
|prismatic quartz in ginguro vein at Pearce, Arizona|