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Crickin' for Jasper in PA

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« on: October 24, 2015, 05:59:47 pm »

I had the chance to head back to Lehigh County, PA yesterday to see some old friends - on the way I had the wife drop me off in one of my favorite collecting spots for a few hours. It's a small creek that holds a great variety of jasper nodules - including some of my faves - breccia.

It was a beautiful fall day - the first hard freeze a few days prior had knocked all the weeds down, and there were no bugs to be seen. Sun was out with temps in the 50's - and I chose some water shoes (crocs) and shorts so I could wade right in without worrying about water topping my boots. The water was bracing, but after a bit it was refreshing to feel to cold water in my toes - nothing to do but explore the creek looking or treasures - not even a car to worry about, just me and the creek.

A couple of fantastic hours later, my pack was full (plus a few larger nodules I'd stashed by the road to retrieve with the car) so I called in my ride and joined my wife and son for a fun evening with our old neighors and their kids.

Pics below - rough haul, some cobbled pieces showing promising insides, and some of the smaller nodules I faced up today.

Looking forward to tomorrow - flying down to GA to hunt for some Summerville Lace agate (thanks for the tips Lookout Mountain Man!)


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