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Looking for places to gemstone mine near Las Vegas

Old Feb 20th, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Looking for places to gemstone mine near Las Vegas

We will be going to Las Vegas this summer and my daughter would love to find somewhere to mine for gemstones. Are there any places within a reasonable driving distance of Las Vegas? I was searching on the internet and everything seemed to be in the northwest part of the state. I'm looking for somewhere we can drive in a short amount of time and just spend a couple of hours.
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Old Feb 20th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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You are more likely to encounter a scorpion or a rattlesnake than find a valuable gemstone in the Mojave desert IMO.
http://www.nbmg.unr.edu/generalgeolo...&minerals.html
Make a plan to go to see Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire State Park.
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