David K. Joyce

Recent Activities -Red Cloud Mine Visit, February, 2020, Page two

Here is a bit more on our recent trip to the Red Cloud Mine.

 

Recent Activities -Red Cloud Mine Visit, February, 2020, Page two

Daniel broke into a zone of amethystine quartz where he was working. This specimen is about 50mm wide. A nice surprise!

Recent Activities -Red Cloud Mine Visit, February, 2020, Page two

Daniel also ran into some well formed, platy, baryte crystals. This one on quartz crystals is about 10mm across.

Recent Activities -Red Cloud Mine Visit, February, 2020, Page two

Daniel also located some, what appear to be quartz epimorphs of baryte crystals. This specimen is 70mm across.

Recent Activities -Red Cloud Mine Visit, February, 2020, Page two

It was about a 6 hour drive from the Mine site back to our home near Tucson. Nice to have two drivers! Hope you enjoyed the record of this trip. As I mentioned, there is a more extensive article in the "Articles" section of this website.