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Bed Spring Hill 10-25-11

posted Oct 26, 2011, 12:35 PM by ShadowMountain Gem&MineralSociety

       We had a nice breeze all day which kept the weather tolerable for us.  

There were 10 people and 3 dogs in 3 four wheel drive vehicles.  

       Our first stop was in the Pebble Terrace area west of Palo Verde, CA that we call Bed Spring Hill, because there are actually a couple of old rusty 

bed springs there that have been there for 30 years or more!  

The Bureau of Land Management has just recently marked the route.  I just hope they do not remove the bed springs, as by this time they must surely be considered “artifacts”!!  We gathered agate, jasper, petrified wood, and some very interesting marine fossils.

       After lunch our little caravan moved south on the sandy power line road to a very wide wash known as Dave’s Wash.  More fossils and a couple of pieces of petrified wood were found.  Unfortunately this area seems to have been very picked over!

      We concluded our beautiful day with a stop at Kinney’s Rock Shop in Palo Verde, where there are many beautiful things you can see and purchase, if you aren’t satisfied with your own finds of the day!

Submitted by Barbara Catlin