wulfenite gem in quartz from red cloud mine

Discovering Gems & Minerals in the World-Renowned Red Cloud Mine area

Rockhounding Arizona's Red Cloud, North Geronimo, Melisssa, & South Geronimo Mines for Vanadinite, Wulfenite, and Fluorescents!

rockhounding for fire agate at black hills rockhound area arizona

Rockhounding for Fire Agate – Black Hills Rockhound Area, Safford, Arizona

Black Hills Rockhound Area is one of two Fire Agate collecting areas in southeastern Arizona on land under the authority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  We visited in early November with the Ocotillos glowing in autumnal shades of ruby, copper, and gold before the dark rocky outcroppings of the aptly named Black Hills. Oh, how I love being in these places, whether I find a pretty rock or not.

Harvest Host camping at Cattle Rest Saloon

Campsite Review – Cattle Rest Saloon & RV Park, Wilcox, AZ

Cattle Rest Saloon and RV Park, makes for a perfect overnighter along I-10 through SE Arizona. We stayed at Cattle Rest utilizing our Harvest Host membership which means that we dry camped for free with the expectation of being customers...

Backpacking dog in the Wind River Mountain Range, Wyoming

The Regional Focus Travel Series

Announcing the release of a regional focus travel series for the serious rockhound, full time vagabond and weekend warrior.

Rockhounding near Delta, Utah for Topaz, Mahogany Obsidian & Sunstone

Rockhounding in Millard County, Utah for Topaz, Mahogany Obsidian and Sunstones.

rockhounding fossils at Union Wash ammonites and tube coral

Rockhounding Union Wash for Fossils

Rockhounding Union Wash for Fossils, Ammonites and Tube Coral.