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The Dark Side of Casper Mountain

The Mine I’ve spent a lot of time hunting fluorescent minerals on Casper Mountain. Looking at my Confessions page, I’ve probably spent way too much time there. But until now, only half the story was told. Here’s the other half. And it’s as intriguing as the fluorescent mineral side of the story. Collecting fluorescent minerals […]

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Wyoming Rocks

Pacer Pegmatite The fluorescent minerals at the Casper Mountain pegmatite are mineralogical mutts. They are comprised of admixtures of quartz, albite, and small trace amounts of other pegmatite minerals that gradually grade into each other. Few large, distinct crystals are found. Not too interesting mineralogically. But when they butt up against a serpentine contact, some […]

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Casper Mountain

The Mountain my son’s off work it’s late and dark and the new ultraviolet lamp is charged Fifteen minutes away, up Casper Mountain, is a small pegmatite. It’s a great time to check out the new lamp and the pegmatite. Lamp Light At the pegmatite, we fired up the new lamp. Compared to my older […]

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Confessions

How? I’ve hauled my own rock pile from here to my backyard. After reading these adventures, you’ll know how Wyoming rock collecting has changed. What I’m sharing are my personal musings and aren’t intended to offend or accuse anyone. They are my own confessions and convictions. You might find them interesting, so here goes. I […]

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