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 – Round Mountain Rockhound Area, Duncan, Arizona

Round Mountain Rockhound Area is one of two Fire Agate collecting areas (Black Hills Rockhound Area and Round Mountain Rockhound Area) on land under the authority of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in southeastern Arizona. The ground is littered with white chalcedony and bits of red.  I saw more sparkles of fire in the material here than at Black Hills...

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.

rockhounding fossils at Union Wash ammonites and tube coral

Rockhounding Union Wash for Fossils

Rockhounding Union Wash for Fossils, Ammonites and Tube Coral.

Boondocking at Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Boondocking Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Boondocking Kofa National Wildlife Refuge...stumbling upon history, wildlife, and cholla.

Rockhounding Haystack Knob

Haystack Knob Rockhounding Site Review... "We were didn't find the Aquamarine but we did find Amazonite… LOTS of Amazonite!"