David K. Joyce

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

Here are some more photo's from our BBC Mine trip!

 

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

Some hematite crystals all about 4mm or so in size.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

A sharp, hexagonal hematite crystal about 5mm across.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

Here is the largest pseudomorph of goethite after pyrite that we found. The stria on the pyrite crystals is perfectly preserved. The largest crystal is 22mm on edge.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

A different view of the pseudomorph in the previous picture.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

A couple of very nice, sharp pseudomorphs of goethite after pyrite crystals. The larger of the two is 9mm on edge and the field of view is about 30mm. My favourite of the pseudomorph specimens.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

Another sharp pseudo, 11mm on longest edge. The streak on these pseudomorphs seems to be brown , so I'm saying they are goethite.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

A large, individual hematite crystal. The large crystals are all sort of composite-mosaic with many growth features and very difficult to photograph. They look much better in your hand and turned to catch the light. This crystal is 39mm across.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

Before we leave the BBC Mine area, here is another desert view with the desert poppies and cacti in the background.

Recent Activities -BBC Mine, La Paz County, Arizona, Page Two

After cleaning up we went to "Silly Al's" in Quartzite for what has to be the best pizza that I've had in a long time! The beer was good too!