Where are you digging ? Im a digger in Arizona.
@Leslie Godbe i havent gotten out that way. We have done some digging here in Arizona in the cooler months
This video is from Peterson Mountain on the California side. It’s about a half hour north of Reno. There is a marked claim at the top where they mine amethyst scepter crystals, but there are lots of non-amethyst crystals down the side of the mountain. Some folks find amethyst but I personally have not. I have found some smoky quartz tho.
Fun day! You should check out Jackson's Crossing amethyst mine in Georgia! OMG just watch the youtube videos of the place. My husband and I are rock hounds, we are in TX....found a couple of places with tons of petrified wood, usually within 2 hrs we easily have over 20 lbs each.
Is this just a public place to go or do you need a permit?
The mountainside is public, but there is a marked claim at the top. It is about 7 or 8 miles north of the gas station at Hallelujah Junction.
Gotta being coming from decomposed granite up there ,its up there ,up in the mtn tops. ,It all comes from above in the dykes and washes down .Just like Walter Huston said "its there ,up there is where we want to go ,up there is where its at" hahahahahaah.Have fun ,rock hounding gets in your blood and you will never be the same.
I wonder where do they sell their super rocks?
take with you next time ok ?
What visual ques does Brian look for when out digging? I'm new to the hobby but I'm trying to learn as much about finding the right way of spotting locations to dig the way he did. And how do you know how long to dig in the same location? He looked like he dug up that whole cliffside and made it into a crater. Thanks for any help!
its mildly annoying all these type of vids that spend the whole 1st half driving to it. fill that wasted time recording at the site.
@Susan Harris Oh cool!
No. Nevada. Petersen Mountain is in Washoe County, NV.
very nice, I'd take a trip there if it were closer.
dig dig dig
Gotta have a dyke or fissure further down where everything is coming from - beautiful area.
I'd like to see what the crystals look like after they are tumbled.
+destravlr Good point about changing thy shape. Apparently they are in Nevada.
If you tumble crystals you would destroy the shape of the stones. Of course it's different if you're tumbling crystal pieces. The vid shows some of the mountain scenery, but isn't too clear about which side of the mountain, E or W they are on.
go dogs, go!
We'll be your family, Julie! I sent my application through to the good folks at GSRNC. Looking forward to talking to them soon!