Rockhounding Colorado: Opal Hill By admin | September 30, 2022 | 34 Rockhounding Colorado: Opal Hill Went to Opal Hill in Fruita, Co. for a short rockhounding trip. Posted in CO Mines
When you going to dig the amethyst you mentioned in that Mica Mine video?
There is a lot of Opalized Wood up top, and Pigeon Blood Agate pieces everywhere on the other side at the bottom of the hill.i have pictures of it on my Instagram page: Rock.Hounding.Adventures
dude, the fracturing you are talking about is similar to chert, specifically flint. Flint also has that same opaque density you are describing. How does an amateur tell the difference?
Respect nature,right on
Hello, I live in Rangely Colorado and was hoping that maybe you could assist my wife and I with places we could rockhound around our area.
where should i go to find amethyst?
Hate it when people litter anywhere. Staying in Nathrop this summer for vacation, looking forward to doing some exploring and rock hunting. Nice video.
Hey man I found something strange in the mountains here in Colorado.. is there a way I can send you a picture through email or something and Maybe you can help me figure out what it is.
I just moved to colorado and Im dying to go hunting. I went for a walk today.. in TOWN, and Found 3 what resemble rose quartz crystals, and some regular looking crystals(unsure) and one (what i think are crystals but I need someone with more knowledge to help me Id them) I have this one piece with a silver flakey metallic looking chunk sticking out.. and one rose quartz looking stone thats more of a light light lavander tint.. I found about 30 stones that peaked my attention on my 3 mile walk through town today. I love stones.. rocks crystals everything about them. Iv been a stoner since I was 3 years old. And iv been trying to find a good place to find some stuff close to my area. I carried all 30 stones home with me.
On the northwest side of opal hill there is a semicircular depression. Looks like half of a meteor crater. On the northern edge of that the opals litter the ground. No hunting required.
I found one underneath the giant rock on the top of the hill. I saw the light hitting it with the setting sun. We looked for hours but I did not know what they looked like. I probably had many. We made screen boxes and everything. They are covered in the matrix material and if you don’t see the opal, you may not recognize it as opal, cuz it just looks like dusty small rocks.
Umm, I saw you pick up some chalcedony and some type of jasperoid or other crypto crystalline silicates,didnt really see any opal though.
Thank you for sharing your knowledge and explaining things.
I have no idea what this is. I found it fly fishing and it doesn’t look like any river stone I have ever seen. http://imgur.com/h0yADm1
can i go w you
Man i am kicking myself. I lived in Grand J for some time and trucked oilfield equipment all over that country. Oh if I had been rockhounding then! I know Douglas pass well and could tell you how to get to a oil location or two that are close to the highway. Let me know if I can help and we will be out there soon to hunt those rocks. Maybe run into you, Havagudun Bud.
Fire agate in the opal potch is neat to find there too.
Just subbed..love to watch you all digging for rocks.especially these opals..
I lived In Wyoming..found lots of neat rocks..an agate that was very big.
Also State of Washington..I have many diff rocks..some from St Helens and Mt Rainer.
Do you ever send some of the rocks etc you find to people?
Very interesting. I hope you will make more videos!
Nice video man
I hate when people litter. It is such a disrespectful thing to do to the earth.
Opal colors you want are green blue red pink and gold all thrown together. Not white or Grey my dude.
at the base of the hill are some opalized wood. Better quality then what he us showing.
omw in September!!! ty sooooo much xox congrats on the new house
Nice…Beautiful view..me being a west virginia girl..I understand a beautiful view
Great video. No reason to ruin such a beautiful area with trash.
Show me how to find crystals or any stone worth keeping I wanna learn how,,,
My husband and I travel all the time and we’re always picking up what we think are cool rocks how can you tell where are good Gems or just a cool rock what advice would you give somebody like us
Mad Props for the littering commentary…albeit…Colorado is now long gone…invaded…
theres really no opal anymore, and now its a conservatory, so its illegal to rockhound 🙁
I’m glad you’re getting back out finding rocks
when you say you might make a necklace out of that piece of jasper, how do you do that? I have a bunch of jasper I picked up last summer and I want to do something with it.