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Last Post 04 Apr 2014 01:09 PM by  JAMES PEACE
Desert Roses
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ROBERT ASTLEFORD
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14 Mar 2014 09:10 AM

    Hi guy's

    We're here in Lake Havasu City, AZ, looking in the desert for quartz formations called desert roses. They are formed very much like roses and look very cool.

    Found a few dozen having fun wandering the desert. Have fun all.    Bob.

    Charles Schlessman
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    14 Mar 2014 02:47 PM

    Another area is around Saddleback Mt near Tonopah AZ on I 10

    Chuck

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    26 Mar 2014 11:04 AM
    Hi Chuck  thanks for the tip.  Bob
    JAMES PEACE
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    03 Apr 2014 06:05 AM
    Got any pictures of those? Sounds cool.
    ARTHUR WAUGH
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    03 Apr 2014 08:04 AM

    Used to be another spot out somewhere west or NW of Vegas back in the late 60's that was good for chalcedney roses, but can't remember where.  The only time I went was with a lady from the rock club and we ran into US Army tanks on training manuevers and go out of there pretty quick.  Those roses are found upside down and are real pretty.

     

    Another simular thing are the tufa 'mushrooms" found up around Pyrmid Lake in northern NV.  They used to use that stuff for gravel on the roads up there, talk about driving on razor blades, we had 5 flats in about 4 hours heading from Gerlach north.

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    03 Apr 2014 09:14 AM
    We have found several of these mineral specimens at the southern end of the Vulture mine road, south of Wickenburg Arizona
    ROBERT ASTLEFORD
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    04 Apr 2014 12:42 PM
    Hi James, first time with pictures, hope it works.  Bob.
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    04 Apr 2014 01:09 PM
    Wow, that is neat! Thanks for the pic.
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