SPECTRUM & PRISM MINES
SUNDAY MSA FIELD TRIP INFORMATION
MSA is heading to Blue Cube, Prism and Spectrum Mines to collect Fluorite and Amethyst (Quartz). These are privately claimed mines in the Harquahala Mountains. The Amethyst is mostly massive, though good for cutting (top image). The fluorite is typically green/blue (bottom image with UVa image on right). Both have been found with small Wulfenite crystals. While some can be found surface collecting. the best will be found digging in the pits and breaking layers of rock to expose the vein.
THESE ARE PAY TO DIG CLAIMS - $20/for Every Person. You will pay the field trip leader CASH at the meeting spot.
This is a fun trip and requires 2WD with better clearance.
MEET TIME: 9:00 AM and depart sharply at 9:15 AM (meeting location will be sent @ registration)
END TIME: The trip will end by 4 PM.
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: 2WD with better clearance vehicle 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, safety glasses, buckets or backpacks, rock hammer, pry bar, rock pick, small shovel, sledge hammer, pick hammer, chisel, normal day hiking items.
MATERIAL: Fluorite and Amethyst (Quartz)
TRIP LEADER: Stan Celestian
RSVP REQUIRED by 6PM on Friday, March 12, 2021.
MSA Members Only.
Hope to see you there!
2021 MSA Field Trip Coordinator