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MSA FIELD TRIP: BLUE BALL MINE

  • 03/06/2021
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Meet Up Location @ Registration

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  • This event is ONLY AVAILABLE for Current MSA Members.

BLUE BALL MINE

MSA FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

MSA is heading to Blue Ball Mine to collect Azurite and Malachite 'balls'. This is a fun trip and requires high clearance vehicles with 4-weel drive. The road is rough! 

Here you will find the famous Azurite nodules at the Blue Ball Mine. The kaolinite deposit and dumps have been covered with material quarried from a pit above the mine so almost no kaolinite can be found at this time. A pipe cutter can be used to split the azurite nodules of you are curious to see what is inside.

MEET TIME: 8.30 AM (meeting location will be sent @ registration)

END TIME: The trip will end by 4 PM (trip could be overnight or day trip)

LIMITED TRIP: No Limit

TRAVEL NOTE:  Please allow at least 1/2 hour more time than normal to get to the meeting spot.   **Be sure to have full tank of gas and good tires.**

VEHICLE:  High clearance vehicles with 4-wheel drive is required.  Carpools not being arranged.

SAFETY:  Social distancing and wear masks in close groups.  Please bring a whistle in case we need to find you or gather up the participants.  Sunscreen, hat, gloves, insect repellent, extra water.

RECOMMENDED: sturdy shoes or boots, buckets or backpacks, rake, rock pick, small shovel, pick hammer, chisel, normal day hiking items.

MATERIAL:  Azurite and Malachite, maybe even Selenite

TRIP LEADER: Ken Elliott

RSVP REQUIRED by 6PM on Friday, March 5, 2021. 

MSA Members Only.


Hope to see you there!

Stan Celestian
2021 MSA Field Trip Coordinator

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MSAClub1935@msaaz.org
PO Box 54307
Phoenix, AZ 85078

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