|Will Winter Ever End??? (Couple weekends ago)|
Feeling cooped up a bit as of late with springtime rains, wind and cool weather keeping me indoors. Bob and I have a lot of prospecting to do this year as we don’t have a favorite spot yet. Many years we find a productive hill and stay with it for a digging season or two. This year we have found a hill that has some promise but we are still prospecting it to see if it’s potential merits our time. We have noticed a number of old digs near a ridgeline leading into the hill and also noted the top of the hill has been heavily dug. The slopes seem fairly virgin of prospecting digs, so we will concentrate there first and work our way up to the top. I started on the side of the ridgeline and Bob, my digging partner, hit the side of the hill. Soon we were both finding good sign, but not much in the way of keeper smokys or amazonite. I found a well-formed quartz pegmatite with only small float smoky quartz crystals and some goethite chunks but no crystal pockets.
|Lots of microcline plates with a little quartz... hoping for amazonite|
Next trip we hope to expand our searches in that area and with a little luck find a smoky pocket or two.