Saturday, August 6, Magnetite Ridge
No participation limit
Follow the directions below, and meet at the collecting locality.
A fairly new trip destination (first time in 2018). Many who attended commented on how much fun they had, and to keep this trip on the regular field trip schedule. It is located just a few miles north of the Topaz Mtn Claim (see 6/26/2021 trip), just off of Hwy 77 near Tarryall. Follow the directions from the Topaz Mtn trip and continue north on Hwy 77 (past the turnoff to Topaz Mtn) for another 5 miles. Just before getting to Tarryall, CO, you will see County Road 31 going to your left (south). Take CR 31 and go approx. 0.7 miles and turn right onto CR 652. Drive another approximate 0.7 miles to where you park your vehicle along the side of the road. The pine-covered ridge to your left (south), through a grove of aspens, is Magnetite Ridge. It is a fairly easy walk up to the collecting area. All along the ridge you will find exposures of magnetite within the granite pegmatite. Plenty of prospective areas to investigate and collect. You will see many holes where other clubs and collectors have dug. This is all BLM Land, and is open to the public. Camping is permitted anywhere, but all vehicles cannot be driven more than 20 feet from the road. If you want to campout, you can either camp close to your vehicle, or carry your camping gear up the hill closer to the collecting locality.
Dist = 100 mi. 4WD = Optional Kids = Supervised Tools = D, H Fee = None