Walking in the Mojave Desert

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No quartz despite what I said in the video. False hopes and poorly correcting sunglasses. All lode claims were located by Paul J Flannery in 1981 in Inyo County. They were the 'YELLOW DAISY', the 'VALENTINE', the 'SUNRISE' and the 'SUNSET. Closed in 183, possibly due to no luck or the move of the Resting Springs Range into Wilderness status. I thought this was the North Nopah WA but was mistaken. Haven't determined what they were looking for, I am going to look at my reference samples tonight to see if I can figure this out. Macrostrat.org's overview of these rocks says, Name: Cambrian marine rocks Age: Neoproterozoic – Middle Devonian (1000 – 382.7Ma) Stratigraphic name(s): Bonanza King Formation; Bright Angel Shale; Cadiz Formation; Campito Formation; Carrara Formation; Chambless Limestone; Cornfield Springs Formation; Goodsprings Dolomite; Harkless Formation; Latham Shale; Lead Gulch Formation; Lotus Formation; Monola… Lithology: Major:{sandstone,dolostone}, Minor:{mudstone,limestone,quartzite}, Incidental:{conglomerate, siltstone, chert} Description: Sandstone, shale, limestone, dolomite, chert, quartzite, and phyllite; includes some rocks that are possibly Precambrian I'd have to look at the USGS geologic map for this area to get a clue as to minerals. Minerals not always listed or very lightly treated. This is not the end of the road as I was to find.#geology #geologyrocks#inyocounty#mining#explore#getoutdoors#mojavedesert#restingspringsrange #rocks#mineralspecimens

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