Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Club Field trip to Stein Ghost Town

On February 16, these photographs were taken on the Club field trip to Stein's Ghost town that is located just west of Lordsburg.  It looks like a terrific day enjoyed by the 20 participants, a first stop on a field trip that also included the San Simon Mine.   Thanks to Club Historian Jeannine Weiner for providing these! 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Great collecting advice

Hints For Surface Collecting

When searching for translucent material, like agate, walk towards the sun; you will see the sun shine through the stone.

When looking for reflective material like crystals, have the sun behind you and the material will shine or sparkle in the sun.

If you walk sideways to the sun, look side to side for both translucent and reflective material.

If you find something good or unusual, stop and mark the spot, look up the slope and down the slope to find the source of the material. Some collectors like to pile rocks every time they find something unusual, that way they can see the fall-line of the material.

Source: Rockhound Ramblings 2/13, via The Tumbler 5/11.