April Fools Claim Rockhounding trip — June 3, 2011

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Went up with Hunter to visit the April Fools claim for the first time of the year.  Ended up finding some exposed Pegmatite that had been worked prior but not in a while; so I was curious and investigated.  Right away I found some shapes immediately above the pegmatite in the dirt layer, including the larger crystal of the day.  I worked the hard rock and found a couple of small pockets where I uncovered many phantom Smoky Quartz crystals and some neat smaller Fluorite crystals.  No Amazonite on this day, but still some great crystals!

 

Biggest Smokey of the day, double terminated and coated
Here are the double coated Phantom Smoky/White Quartz crystals
Cool phantom Smoky quartz with clear quartz
The largest Fluorite of the day was beautiful!
Fluorites including nice blue/green large one
Small Fluorite, love the purple corners!

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