Are you interested in helping us promote the 75th anniversary of the National Speleological Society? If you plan to attend some of the larger caver events in your region over the next few months, we're looking for some people to represent the 2016 convention.
We'd like to find a few cavers around the country to whom we can ship some material to hand out at the large caver events. And we have a lot of material to choose from! We can send state highway maps, travel guides, ghost town maps and a host of other material.
If you'd like to help, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Garnet displays the greatest variety of color of any mineral, occurring in every color except blue. An alluvial deposit of almandite garnet is found along Hampton Creek Canyon in White Pine County about 5 miles outside of Ely. This site is nationally known for its very dark colored garnets found in a flow of banded rhyolitic volcanic rock.
Crystals from Garnet Hill exhibit sharp terminations and a sparkling luster and make attractive mineral specimens. They are dark maroon red to black in color and average between one quarter to one half inch in size.