A Day at the Bluebird Mine, Arizona

Emily and I met Fluorescent Mineral Society member Roy Parsons while at the 3-Color Mine. Roy offered to take us to a good collecting spot called the Bluebird Mine. We took him up on the offer. Above: Roy getting ready to guide us to the mine.


We had only hiked a short distance when we arrived at the first stop:

The entrance to the Dona Ana Mine

My former wife Emily, holding a light while Roy Parsons works to collect fluorite from the side of the mine. The fluorite he was digging out wasn't fluorescent but instead was colored the same shade of purple as Welch's Grape Juice - absolutely beautiful.

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