This will allow lots of westerly afternoon light and expansive views over, In April, 2020, the exploration of The Carver Agate Field ended after approximately 12 years. Sunny and hot. before sunrise (7:30) had the whole mountain to myself on the way up...except 2 people at the summit. There are a wide variety of different gems, minerals, and fossils that can be found all throughout Texas. Warm and windy day in November, can't imagine being up there in the heat of summer."  Notably, virtually identical lahar and stream deposits that contain buried upright standing trunks of forests and beds of transported logs and upright stumps were created by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, and other Quaternary and Holocene eruptions of other Cascade Range volcanoes. Texas did not have the large volcanic upheaval that other parts of the United States did. —, "Devil hall trail followed the wash. First left looked good until hitting a 20 foot climb up. The content of this website may not be used without written permission from Gold Rush Nuggets. I will periodically bring to the site new bracelets and new stones. Almost all of the fossil leaves, needles, pollen, and cones are found in the tuffaceous sandstones and siltstones. We were featured in the 2008 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in the “50 Greatest American Mineral Mines” exhibit. The lahar (mudflow) deposits consist of conglomerates that occur in massive and structureless beds. Other beds are concentrations of fossilized upright stumps, flat-lying logs, and logs lying at various angles that have been transported from the higher slopes of adjacent volcanoes and buried by braided and meandering streams and volcanic lahars. Ranging from light violet to deep purple with blue and red color shifts, this fairly new locale has quickly gained popularity throughout the gem and mineral community and is now recognized as one of the premier mines in North America and the world. Amethyst Mountain, el. The nearest town is Silver Gate, Montana, which is 19.2 miles away. This agate field is the sole source of all of the agates shown in the photographs you will find on this website. The nearest town is Silver Gate, Montana, which is 19.2 miles away. Copyright © 2020 Gold Rush Nuggets All Rights Reserved. These bracelets are best able to showcase the extraordinary agates from the “Carver.” You can view all of the available bracelets in The SHOP. I do not produce perfect stones, but rather natural stones that are individually one of a kind PIECES OF ART created from ‘The Carver’ agate field in the far West Texas desert. Because these gems are 100% natural, the color you see in each stone is exactly what nature produced….no artificial enhancements.  This mountain is known for its abundance of amethyst, opal and exposures of well known and visited petrified forests. Volcanic breccia is absent and only a very few thin airfall volcanic ash beds have been identified in the exposures at Amethyst Mountain. Texas’s western area starting in El Paso east to the Fort Stockton area north and south from there is the end of the Rocky Mountain range and has much lava rock, ash beds of various time periods, volcanic vents and igneous rock areas. Welcome to the Jackson’s Crossroads (JXR) Amethyst Mine website, created by the partners of JXR, to bring you the latest news about public digs, findings, new discoveries and new events. Ran out of water - as I underestimated the heat. Sell us Your Gold —, "This made the hike up Guadalupe Peak feel like a walk in the park. We Unofficially named it Molly mountain. " That was the beginning. Calcite ⓘ1 photo of Amethyst associated with Calcite at this locality.  As noted above, it is now known that the petrified wood found within the Lamar River Formation is a mixture of material that were either buried in place or transported downslope by lahars and streams.