Every once and awhile Colorado Springs gets a good rain that churns up the creek. There is no telling what you'll find after a flooding event. Normally the rocks get moved around, new stream channels are cut and sandbars appear where there was a stream before. I've found everything from smoky quartz, petrified wood, fossilized bones, agate and jasper. Most pieces require some hunting, but they are there for the taking. The other day I noted 4 other people combing Fountain creek before I got there. While I only found a couple pieces of petrified wood I did find some nice smoothed smokys. I probably won't try this again til spring.
|Fountain Creek Really Got Churned Up After a 4+ Inch Rain|
|Smoothed Smoky Found On A Sandbar|
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