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FGMS Crystal Peak, Ca Field Trip - August 12 - 14, 2011

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Nestled in the pines, this scenic collecting destination boasts lovely quartz crystals and incredible views.

This site is highly recommended by Stan Vance and Jerry Wells of the Fresno Gem & Mineral Society, with many fond tales of collecting here.

Found in the crumbling granite of this site, which was mined for radio grade quartz crystals, the crystals range from plentiful smaller sizes, to rare multi-pound giants.

Keep posted for more details!

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Comment by George Capelle on August 7, 2011 at 2:48pm
This is a very interesting site.  My teenage grandson lives in Reno and I took him here last year and had a great time. We got a couple of bags of great specimens some of which I have set aside to use in jewelry.  There is also a very nice FS campground nearby.
Comment by Kris W. Rowe on August 9, 2011 at 5:22pm

Thanks for the post, George. I've been wanting to do this trip for years!

 

Sadly, I've been fighting both ear infections and a severely depleted pocketbook.

I won't be able to make the trip this time, but I'm leaving it up just in case other members want to make the trek. I'll also be working with Jim Conti to assemble a Trip Helper page for this & surrounding sites.

 

Stay tuned!

 

Kris

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