Quartz Site LbNA # 62152
|Placed Date||May 12 2011|
|Location||Fire Control Road, Payson, AZ|
|Last Update||May 25 2013|
An ammo can placed at a popular place for finding quartz crystals. A short walk over basically level ground with a slight grade change at the end. Suitable for all ages.
Take highway 260 east from Payson and turn on the Control Road. 5 miles down the Control Road is the road to Diamond Point. It is well signed. A ways down the road there is an information sign on the right stating the rules for quartz seekers and a small pull-off where one may park.
Clear quartz crystals, many of them doubly terminated and resembling New York Herkimer diamonds, are to be found at Diamond Point. Easiest pickings are to be had after heavy rains A double terminated crystal is a crystal with two naturally faceted ends. It is a rarer form of crystal as it forms free-floating in pockets of clay, rather than on one side of a stone. They tend to be highly sought-after, as those who believe in the power of crystals claim that energy can flow in both directions through a double terminated crystal, and that this makes them ideal for ritual "healing" ceremonies and astral projection, among other applications. They are often made into pendula or pendants.
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N 34° 19.096
W 111° 10.973