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Luna Agate

  • 05/07/2022
  • Eastern Arizona



MSA FIELD TRIP INFORMATION

MAY 7 (SATURDAY) 2022

Rick Olson will be the leader of this trip.

He drives a silver Jeep Compass.

Meet:  The parking lot just east of the McDonalds in Springerville off HWY 60.

Time:  9:00 AM  Be sure to have a full tank of gas, get snacks and all "pit-stop" activities completed before 9:00 AM.

Material to Collect:  The area we will be visiting is known for its "Luna Agate" along with some amethyst and quartz crystals.  According to Rick:   "...they are just lying on the ground, but if you dig an exposed rock please fill in the hole as cattle roam the area."

Vehicle:  Any SUV or pickup.  Low clearance vehicles are not recommended.  Be sure your vehicle is in good condition for this trip.  Car pooling is not being arranged.

Additional Information:  The collecting area is 7500' to 8000".  The terrain is mostly flat with some hills.  Expect temperatures in the 60's but be prepared for cooler conditions.  Be sure to bring a hat, sunscreen, hiking shoes and appropriate clothing.  Insect repellent may be useful this time of year.

Accommodations:  If you like you can spend the night before and after this one day field trip.  Springerville/Eagar area has motels and RV campgrounds are also nearby.  

America's Best Value Inn, Best Western, Corral Motel,Reed's Lodge, Rode Inn and White Mountain Inn. There are also RV campgrounds in the area: Bear Paw, Casa Malpais and Mountain Meadows.

There are also places to stay in the neighboring towns of Alpine, Greer and St Johns.

Camping is available on all BLM lands and there are a few campgrounds with limited facilities, but this is a day trip only. I can give additional information for anyone wanting to make a weekend out of it.

For additional information contact Rick Olson at (928)251-0949 or (928)892-3481.

 

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