Off to the Eagle Tail Mountains for our last rockhounding trip of the season. We met Georgina and Ray off Highway I-10 and headed south to the first location not far from the highway. Though we found the remains of a mine we did not find any chrysocolla or malachite. We did not drive down the hill to look for sites at the bottom – though I did hike down and saw no signs that rockhounders had been as far as I went.
The second site was located on a low hill about 1/2 mile north off the I-10. Rockhounders are looking for agate (fire) and chalcedony at this site. We did not find fire agate. We found a multitude of tiny desert roses laying on top of the ground, but did not dig in an attempt to find a ‘good specimen’.🤭