A few days ago Gary, Dave and I piled into Gary’s 2 seater truck and headed out into the desert southwest of Huachuca City. For years Dave has been telling me about an old mine where you can go and pick up buckets full of blue and green rocks. We finally decided to drop what we were doing for a few hours and go out and find some. It took over an hour to get out there on rough, rocky, unimproved desert Forest Service roads, but getting there is most of the adventure!
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Wide expanse of desert and grassland. Looking south toward Mexico.
On the way up to the mine, waiting for the herd to clear the road. Dizzy would have chased them if he weren’t attached to me.
What we’re looking for!
Some if it is not so obvious.
Dizzy trying to camouflage. Look closely to see the bits of bright green all around him.
Colors in the wall.
Looking southish from the mine as the sun sinks lower in the sky.
Color in the rock under our feet.
Dave’s rock breaking rod, he found it buried in the rocks.
Dave and Gary’s 2 man bucket carry.
The herd wasn’t so willing to move the second time. It took Gary falling into the spiky grass and yelling profanities before they backed away from the road. One steer was completely focused and on Dizzy (and me) the whole time though, made me nervous…
Moving on down the road…
The blue rocks were difficult to find, seems like that’s what everyone else wants too. We still haven’t found out exactly what kind of rocks they are, Dave thought Chrysocolla. Anyone out there have an idea?
When we got back the moon was just starting to rise over the mountains.
We spent the rest of the evening playing football with Dizzy.