Travel Photo 289398

Sep 1, 2020 4:49pm
A little over 18 carats in various colored sapphires only one of which is truly gem quality. If I had it heat treated and cut it would be about 3/4 carat of flawless sapphire. I did find a rare deep pink one and an even rarer purple one, both too small to cut of course. It's fun to pan unassuming gravel then pick gorgeous raw gemstones out of the mess. It really was hard to restrain ourselves to a single large bucket of gravel. It's addictive like gambling. Then we went up several scary dirt roads until we found the correct one going to the ghost town and mine. Like I said, not for the faint of heart or low clearance vehicles.

Gone To Look For America

Aug 28 - Oct 23, 2020
In the immortal words of Simon and Garfunkel, we're all gone to look for America for the next two months. We have no idea where we're going. We're making it up as we go along. We could be gone a day, a week, or a month or more, or until we get tired...

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