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Rock Tripping Locations- GPS, Directions, etc

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« Reply #30 on: October 21, 2012, 01:20:29 pm »

There's definitely fossils everywhere here. I can pick up a rock almost anywhere I go, drop it, and see old dead critters or plants. Pet is pretty common also - esp up in the Garden of the Gods area. Not sure what the type is - I'll have to dig some out (just a few slivers) and post for ID. Dicky told me of at least one place up in Old Colorado City where ammonites can be found (and kept) - need to get up and check that out. He said this whole area is a ... something ... zone (damn memory...) and all manner of nice rock can be found around here. I wish I was into this when I was a little younger - I was up hiking the mountains all the time. Now I dream about it more than do it. Oh - and black sand - ha ha - you can almost sort that without a magnet here.

Yes, it would be awesome to get this thread made useful. Maybe link into google maps (I know it can be done but not sure how) to make it easy to find things.
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« Reply #31 on: October 21, 2012, 07:40:35 pm »

Frank, I remember finding rocks wherever we went a along the front range and out into the plains. I remember finding quartz crystals to pet wood and even found a bison tooth one time. Guess that made me an old buffalo forever. lol
You are too far from Flourissant, so I guess all the fossils make sense. We live in a desert of crinoid fossils here and a brachiopod or two.
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« Reply #32 on: October 21, 2012, 08:58:19 pm »

Yah - the petrified forest up in Flourissant - can you believe I've never been! I would like go though.

I figure much of it must be the mountain range and what it drug up. There's places way up high there where ammonites can be found. Very cool in my mind - climb that high to find an ocean bed yes

We also have a lot of softer nodules of various colors (gray, pink, purple, white etc) just soft enough to carve with hardened steel files. Found a fossil in one (I'll dredge it out of my closet next time I move all my tubs away from the front of it and post a pic) that sort of halfway self-excavated itself when I broke the rock. Could be a worm or a plant - don't know.
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« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2013, 06:07:17 am »

Thought Id give this thread a bump in case anyone can help out. Does anyone have GPS info that they are willing to share whether in the thread or in PM regarding areas in the Pacific Northwest. Im in Spokane am wanting to do weekend warrior stuff in the field collecting throughout Washington down to central regon, and throughout the Idaho panhandle over into central Montana. Additionally, if any forum members want to get together for a weekend hunt, I would love to meet and hit the rocks :-)
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« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2013, 06:42:08 am »

Well is this the king of bad ass threads or what! How'd I miss this! Bookmarking...

Thank you Dave!
RIGHT...And makes me wish I had an RV, hauling a 4-wheel drive vehicle, to drive to all these places~!!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2013, 07:40:03 pm »

Don, I believe I may have to invest in a 4 wheel ATV. Sure could have used in Arizona this past winter!
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« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2013, 07:36:03 am »

Don, I believe I may have to invest in a 4 wheel ATV. Sure could have used in Arizona this past winter!
Right...Ya could go into town to get supplies and groceries with that too.
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« Reply #37 on: October 07, 2015, 10:45:59 pm »

Question, does the Baker Ranch in New Mexico still allow hounds in to search for thunder eggs and geodes? I picked up an old stock cut egg not long ago and was wondering if the ranch has been closed or not.

So many places no longer allow folks in and I thought New Mexico might be a good place to try.

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« Reply #38 on: October 08, 2015, 12:45:44 am »

It appears there was collecting activity on the ranch as late as Sept. 26.  If you phone the contact listed you can probably get plenty of current info.  Happy hunting!

http://www.celebmtns.org/2015-events/2015/rock-hunting-at-baker-ranch
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« Reply #39 on: October 08, 2015, 09:59:42 pm »

Cool, I thought it was only open during the Deming rock roundup.
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