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Old 10-27-2011, 12:49 PM   #1
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Nevada garnets, Utahs natural wonders, Arizona heat.

Looking for suggestions to gem-mineral mines-deposits and natural areas "Open to the public" anytime
"Between December and April...in Nevada, Utah, and Arizona."
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:10 PM   #2
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Arizona has some nice rocks too. The Petrified forest; Look but don't take! [small pieces for sale in the gift shop. ] A little walk down the south rim will show nice sedimentary formations at the Grand Canyon.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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We took a bump (for a pair of free airline tickets) so need to plan a trip before they are lost.
It's sounding like hubbie wants to fly into Phoenix or Scottsdale so any suggestions nearby would be great! Unsure yet of the duration of the trip but the grand canyon (4 hours away) would be doable if we have the time. Thank you
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Will be heading back thataway one of these days for a little getaway. Oh how I'd love to head north and look for more of the garnets again but we will be heading into the south-west part of Utah this time around.
Are there any good areas in the southern part of Utah for the public to look for rocks and minerals?
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I don't know anything about rocks but have a good trip! The Western US is beautiful!
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Thankyou...Been there and back already. Never saw a snake. I suppose it was just too cool for them yet. A few tiny lizards that's about it as far as the amphibs go. Not even a frog but where we were, it was pretty dry and dusty. GREAT TRIP!
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From Las Vegas....Our trip out West began with a drive through the Valley of fire in Nevada....
From there, we took in Zion and Bryce in Utah. Zion by far, was the most interesting of the two.
Crossing over into northern Arizona... Antelope canyon, (AWESOME) navajo national monument, monument valley and then off to the grand finale of the trip, The grand canyon and on over the Hoover dam to catch a flight out.

If I had ever created a bucket list, Antelope canyon surely would have been at it's top. I've always wanted to see the slot canyons up close and in person. The play and glow of the reds and orange striping upon its walls, the bright narrow streaks of sunlight entering from its slots high above.
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