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Purple Passion Fluorescent Minerals

  • 01/14/2023


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Purple Passion Mine Trip -Daisy Mtn. Rock & Mineral Club
TRIP LEADER:  Bill Freese
CONTACT INFORMATION:   Cell: 602-568-6843
WHEN: Saturday, January 14th, 2023
WHERE: Approx. 10 miles NE of Wickenburg, AZ
MEETING LOCATION: McDonalds in Wickenburg, AZ
MEETING TIME: 4:20 PM, leave 4:45 PM or earlier
MATERIAL: Fluorescent Minerals
VEHICLE TYPEhigh clearance 4x4 required for last leg of trip to the mine
TERRAIN TYPE: Moderate Difficulty, Rocky & Sandy Wash
TOOLS NEEDED: Bucket(s), UV lights, small digging tool, rock hammer optional
DIRECTIONS: We meet at McDonald's, Check-in with Bill Freese (he has the list) and pay $20 per person for first half-bucket of material. (If you really want more, I can give you a price)  You will also have to sign the liability release for the mine.  Then we will caravan out to the mine and then wait for sunset (5:45 PM) and then collect with the aid of UV lights.  We should be done by no later than 7:00 PM and caravan back to Wickenburg.  Trip to the mine usually takes me about 33 minutes, but it is usually 45 minutes with a group. 

*Do not leave your vehicle at the McDonald's - They WILL tow it.  There is an area for parking half-way along the trail.

 COMMENTS:  We will have assistants to help guide you to the right area and back.  Please use 4-wheel drive at the point past the quarry.  I encourage you to bring UV lights if you have them.  There is limited parking so Bill has a Sign-up sheet for the first 20 people or so.  I had someone else remind me that it would help if folks would use a blue or red flashlight/headlamp while collecting so as not to blind everyone else trying to see in the dark.  I will have some UV lights available for purchase, so if you think you want one, bring some extra cash.  These lights are premium lights made by Way Too Cool, LLC and range in price from $25 to $160.  I have short-wave and long-wave.
IMPORTANT: Evening temperatures should be low enough in this area to deter the activities of rattlesnakes. Rattlesnakes could be luring under rocks in the creek or in the brush surrounding the creek and there many other critters in the area.  ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings and be on the lookout and listen for rattlesnakes.  No pets or young children on this trip!
These are examples of what we are collecting with and without UV lights.  Awesome!!  Make sure you email me.

Bill Freese
DMRMC VP & Field Trip Committee Chairman


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