David K. Joyce

Recent Activities -Return to the Planet Mine, Winter, 2020, Page Two

Here are a few more entries from our trip to the Planet Mine.

 

Recent Activities -Return to the Planet Mine, Winter, 2020, Page Two

Back in Quartzite, John recommended that we go to "Silly Al's" a local bar/restaurant, for pizza and beer. We did and I was glad of it. The pizza was actually the best pizza that I have had in years. Nice end to a great day! I still have not found the malachite specimen that I need/want for my collection so, hopefully, I'll return to the Planet Mine, one day, to find it! (and maybe Silly Al's)

Recent Activities -Return to the Planet Mine, Winter, 2020, Page Two

We drove back to Quartzite via Parker. I never get tired of the scenery in this part of the world. TWe encountered this vista when we were approaching Parker.

Recent Activities -Return to the Planet Mine, Winter, 2020, Page Two

There are literally infinite numbers of micro crystals at the Planet Mine. Many cracks and seams have wonderful crystals of malachite. Here is a nice one, field of view around 6mm or so.

Recent Activities -Return to the Planet Mine, Winter, 2020, Page Two

Here is another nice spray of malachite crystals. Field of view around 4mm or so.

Recent Activities -Return to the Planet Mine, Winter, 2020, Page Two

Paul and then Daniel emerged from one of the adits, squinting in the daylight.