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Prescott,AZ malachite/azurite

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elegantcabs
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« on: November 23, 2010, 04:31:52 pm »

While ridin out in the woods, I stumbled across a wash that had these lil beauty's just layin on the ground......











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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 06:08:34 pm »

Cool! Are they of lapidary quality?
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« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 07:51:17 pm »

Everything is lapidary quality........LOL
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2010, 03:04:38 am »

That's GREAT and just lying on the ground waiting to be picked up.
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 10:53:38 am »

typical copper basin material, fun collecting site. But do be mindful if in the actauly copper basin area near Skull valley. There are many private claims in the area and two caretakers still living up there and will call you in if they see you collecting without permission. There are not really much lapidary grade material there the last time i collected there. But there are copper nuggets to be found, as well as nice specimens like you got going on there.  as most is small vein or surface oxidation on very porous stone.
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 11:45:46 am »

Copper Basin is now off limits to collecting. In the past when it was owned by Phelps Dodge you could get permission from the local office in Prescott but the new owners donít allow it. When I saw the signs the last time I was up there I contacted them inquiring about casual surface collecting. They responded with and absolute NO and said donít even try it because they had video surveillance and security. It maybe just a scare tactic but it kept me from going back. There are still some open places to collect specimens up that way but finding any quality material is difficult. 
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 12:25:01 pm »

Cool find!
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2010, 07:07:44 pm »

Actually.......found this stuff up Senator Highway(WAY UP) in a wash that looked as if there was a mine somewhere around there in the past.......Havent been to Copper Basin area yet, but heck, a 4 wheeler and a redneck lost......Im in....LOL
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2010, 08:02:16 pm »

in this area hunters use motion activated cameras that take a two minute video every time it is activated. It can be checked by computer once the camera is retreaved. So it is possible to monitor an area. Just thought you should know.
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