As mentioned in my previous post I spent the morning at “beautiful” Crystal Park Montana.
This site is located in the Pioneer Mountains of south central Montana and is specifically set aside for rockhounds to dig for quartz crystals. It really is located in a beautiful area.
I spent the night sleeping in the car. Not the most comfortable bed, but quite inexpensive. I was at the park before daylight and payed the fee. The fee is $5.00 a day, or $2.50 for holders of the Senior Pass. The digging is well worth the fee, which pays for the rest rooms and maintenance for the site.
I spent the first couple of hours digging in a previous hole, and found a number of nice smaller crystals.
I also spent some time just walking over the hill trying to find an area that was not dug up. No luck though so I went back to my original spot.
I planned to dig until noon and then head home, but as I checked out other areas I met Max.
Max was up from Wyoming and had spent a few hours digging deep. He was rewarded by finding some really nice scepter crystals with amethyst and smoke. I decided to start in another hole near him and was also rewarded by finding a nice two inch long 1/4″ diameter smoky quartz crystal.
Here is the best of my finds this morning.
I finally left at 1:30pm and made it to Idaho by 7:00pm, where I spent the night. I arrived home Saturday tired but happy.
Thanks for joining me.