spending too much on rocks
Member since February 2017
Post by youp50 on Mar 25, 2023 7:19:34 GMT -5
Is the orbicular jasper rhyolite? There were some larger pieces, without the abundance of orbs in the pic, near the vegetation line at Morro Strand beach. I may have incorrectly identified as rhyolite.
We did find some brecciated red and yellow jaspers, now I know are Cayucus Jasper. We went to a beach north of San Simeon and I did not bring a pack. Tried to stash a 25 pounder of the jasper, too many tracks left, it was gone the next day. My better half has an eye for the local moonstone, not a clue what we will do with it.
I think the most overlooked is mushroom jasper. That seemed to be the better finds this past winter. It is way too ugly for most folks to pick up.
There are some beautiful calcites around San Simeon. Reds and oranges. Some place around here I have a piece of beach find uranium ore,I think, really cool bright green spider web pattern. Reminds me of the stuff from Jersey. Calcites, uranium and moonstone were UV night finds. Our local calcites have too much copper or iron to be UV reactive.
I missed out on desert hounding on the return trip. I was dealing with a bad case of diverticulitis. Looking forward to early spring on the shores of the Gitch.