Rockhounding Arizona Chrysocolla

Rockhounding Arizona Chrysocolla

We go out into the desert looking for Chrysocolla.

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  1. Terry Lynn on September 20, 2023 at 4:26 pm

    Beautiful video! Those rocks were really pretty! How’s your finger from that cactus?

  2. Ragnar Northman on September 20, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Great video dude! Most of time they don’t tell you where they are or if they do tell you they don’t talk about the geology. I tried to walk in your footsteps. I was there today. I parked my car exactly where you parked your truck. I walked around that brown hill and then headed north and west. I couldn’t find where you were. But I did find a place that looked like a bowl with brown coffee grind soil. There was chrysocolla on the surface and just under the surface. I couldn’t find the source or seam or vein. I filled my backpack with what I could find. I also found 3 abandoned mines. One had a post with an active claim. I got turned around and lost while I was there. I’m a military vet with survival training. I found my way back to the road and I was about 2+ miles south of the car. Like your story, different scenario but same result. I could meet you there if you do it again. My sights are on Quartzite. I have a general idea of abandoned mines there with gem quality chrysocolla. Thanks…

  3. Bo Didley on September 20, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Great vid Paul! Nice specimens, i think that dark blue may be close to azurite. Jeanie n John up in Prescott AZ. Happy Trails!!

  4. euler41 on September 20, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Copper bearing minerals are so stunning. Love the blues and greens. I gotta tell you, this one made me nervous. Every shadow looked like a snake.

  5. Thomas Watson on September 20, 2023 at 4:49 pm

    The blues in the Chrysocolla looked really cool. After you found a bunch of the stuff, have your felt the energy and power of the Goddess. Have they released the feminine power and gentleness? When I heard the word Chrysocolla, I thought of Peter Criscuola – the original drummer for KISS who went by Peter Criss! Ironic, I thought, as you are the Catman with your three feline friends onboard. Lastly, and I’m not trying to be your safety conscious, but your left glove needs replacing. The finger coverings are gone and the Jumping Cactus nabbed your bare finger. The last thing you need is to severely lance your finger open out in the middle of the desert. Thanks for sharing your Peter Criss experience with us as you are truly The Catman Prospector Paul!

  6. Marty Harcourt on September 20, 2023 at 4:52 pm

    My aunt’s late husband grew up in Jerome, Arizona. She has to large pieces which I believe are possibly Turquoise veins running through the rock. If I can send you a picture, could you tell if they are possibly Turquoise? From what I have researched about Jerome, Arizona, it was a copper mine.

  7. Fx M on September 20, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Decomposing pyrite red dirt and a quartz shelf or Vien and you’re halfway to gold. The Chrysocolla is associated with copper but often more leaning towards copper that is the alloy in the gold. If you find blue ground it’s silver ore. Where you found the small showing of chrysocolla I would’ve dug under that mound. I love Chrysocolla greetings from Florida USA *Francisco I subscribed

  8. James Duff on September 20, 2023 at 5:01 pm

    Cool stuff! Love that blue. Will you tumble those?

  9. Joe Stephan on September 20, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    That reminded me of that walleye that hooked me that time I was with ya

  10. Daniel plays with rocks on September 20, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    Should pan some of it, could be some gold in it. Lots of Iron..

  11. Silver Sleuth on September 20, 2023 at 5:03 pm

    You have quite the adventure going on. Thanks for taking us with you!

  12. CurlyToedShoes on September 20, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Great video, good tips, and beautiful finds!!

  13. denise maulding on September 20, 2023 at 5:08 pm

    Im so glad we got to meet in plush. Hope the rest of your trip was amazing.