|Austin shows off 1st nice crystal of the day!|
|Key to the pocket--where there is one crystal there is often more|
I pulled out a few more smokys and then turned the pocket over to Austin. I told him he could have the rest unless something unusual popped up. Within a couple of minutes he found his first fluorite ever and a number of microcline crystals. I prospected around a bit while Austin stuck with the pegmatite hoping for another pocket. Soon time was up for the day and we navigated the 4-wheel drive roads as a herd of deer looked on guessing we weren't interested in them and were just a couple of crystal hunters. Here is a picture of what I took home. I took the best of my pocket while Austin got the bulk of the quartz crystals, along with several smoky quartz and microcline plates.
|Microcline plate, 10cm Smoky quartz and Penetration twin fluorite|