A day turquoise rockhounding near Kingman Arizona

A day turquoise rockhounding near Kingman Arizona

On a nice Monday morning me and the girls Marina age 8 and Morgan age 6 decided to go out and find some Turquoise. We headed out form Needles CA and headed north through Bullhead city to Route 68 towards Kingman, we took that to 93 and headed towards Vegas. Less then a few miles from there is a road called Mineral park road. well up that road a few miles then off road for a bit and you come to a pile of rocks that are dumped out of the mine as waste rock.

We were not on site for more then 2 min before we picked up our first piece of Turquoise. After the girls seen what we were after the treasure hunt begin. They were finding it every where and some were fairly large rocks with sizes from 8 to 10 inches.

Below is a picture of the girls and some of their finds while we were on site. Also note in the background is the rock pile we were working.

Now we had all the proper tools for the job but never really used them. We had and used the bucket to keep all the rocks in it and had to use a rock hammer a few times to loosen a few that were jammed in but other then that were just picking them up with no effort.

I would suggest if you’re going to spend some time there like more then a few hours get one of those 3 pronged rakes and maybe a set of good knee pads. We were there in just jeans and running shoes and had no problem.

below are a few pictures of what the turquoise will look like in the field, remember any thing that looks from green to blue is worth picking up and looking at.

If you’re interested in going to the site just email me and ill give you better directions to get there. If you have kids and are comfortable going off road this is a great afternoon for the family.

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