May 30, 2010
From the Newsboy Mine we backtracked to the “main” road that had come from the gate. We turned left and followed this road 1.6 miles to a fork, where we beared right
And went another 1.3 miles. Just after crossing a small wash, we turned right and went up a small hill to the mine.
The entrance to the mine was partially filled in and overgrown with vegetation. We didn’t try to enter it. There was a lot to collect on the surface.
After I got the material back home, I checked it with UV lights. Surprisingly, although this site was supposed to have a lot of fluorescent material, nothing I brought home fluoresced. There were some interesting micros, though. I collected chrysocolla (massive), malachite, hematite (both specular and in thin tabular crystals), quartz, aurichalcite and cuprite (red cubes).