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Lake Pleasant Geodes

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As a rock hound, I understand that we sometimes like to keep locations a secret, but is anyone willing to tell me where and / or how to get to the area near lake pleasant ( arizona ) where the little geodes live? I can find lots of references, but nobody is giving the locations. I've never been able to figure it out...

thanks in advance!!

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I remember having a publication on a thunder egg location that I seem to recall was near lake pleasant. Sorry, I no longer have it, and just cant remember where it was.

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Scan thru the indexes on the rocking Arizona books and see if you can gain explicit directions to this place.
One of the many publications on the subject should have it referenced.

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There are Opal and Chalcedony geodes west of lake pleasant. Minerals of Arizona, by Neil R. Bearce. I picked it up at wide world of maps. Several sites are listed. There are thousand's of broken geodes, on the ground, at the pleasant site

This is the best I could find...

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I have that book...Heres a snapshot.

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I’ve been to that spot many years ago. The geodes were plentiful but not very good in quality. I tried to get back there a few years ago but the road had washed out and I did not feel like walking.

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I dont know if this this is exactly what your looking for or not... I think its chalcedony....

I found this one up by lake pleasant....off to the west.

You can get to it off of Castle hot springs road that leads into lake pleasant.

Going to need a 4 wheel drive though.

I marked it on the map where I found it.

Theres lots of this stuff out there.

Tom H.

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Awesome - thanks for the replies! Cant wait to go exploring!

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I wonder what someone would find using a black light in that area. There is a small market for fluorescent specimens and if you find some with two or three colors, they could be worth some $$$$$

This guy is located in Phoenix. I would love to see his collection.

http://polmanminerals.com/html/premium_specimens.html

I bet you will find some fluorescents in that area......but, they will have two claws and a tail with a stinger in it! :)

Tom H.

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I bet you will find some fluorescents in that area......but, they will have two claws and a tail with a stinger in it! :)

Tom H.

Are they fossils of some type? :) Just kidding.. I know scorpions are flourescent but you'd think there's some rock specimens that are too. Have seen some nice ones from Arizona.

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There indeed would be and best to get a black light with both long and short wave light. It is amazing the colors on some specimens under black light and mine dumps are especially cool to look for specimens with a black light in here in AZ.

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Here's a map to Geode Hill just outside Wickenburg ... There's been some awesome one's found of all sizes... Good Luck ..Go on Constellation Road just on the left past the end of the pavement ... Cheers, Unc

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Here's a map to Geode Hill just outside Wickenburg ... There's been some awesome one's found of all sizes... Good Luck ..Go on Constellation Road just on the left past the end of the pavement ... Cheers, Unc

Thats awesome - Thanks!

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I think that is the site where concretions are found, and some of the crystal filled cavities are amethystine in color. Also reverse scepters if I recall.....

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