We left West Wendover and drove across a couple of different valleys to get to Ely (pronounced "ee-lee"), Nevada. The original plan was to visit Fossil Mountain for Pennsylvanian corals but the owner of the copper mine acquired claims on that land and closed access to the public. So, we went to Garnet Hill, instead.
Garnet Hill is in the Ely BLM (Bureau of Land Management) district. Rhyolite containing garnets of the variety Spessartine is present. Many of us thought we received presents:
|This piece, found by Patrick Rowe, has 10 beautiful|
garnets on a stone covered with minute quartz crystals.
|Perhaps the largest of the day, Nancy Kimber|
found. What a beautiful piece this is!
|Engine 93 with a bunch of paleo people in front of it.|