Since I got small sliced purple rock from Valley of Fire from one of our Gem & Mineral club members, I have been trying to find the location that I can get the rocks by myself for a year.
Finally, I had opportunity to join filed trip from our club rockhouding trip for the purple agate.
On the way to the site, a desert tortoise was jaywalking on middle of pathway.
When we got a destination, our leader told us what kind of rocks we should look for.
To get purple agate, we need to look for orange/brown colored rocks and break it to see inside.
For me, all surroundings look the same, just desert. Roaming around, pick some, break rocks with a hammer until I learned what kind rock I should be focus on.
Some rocks are very white-ish chalcedony inside. Finally, I started spotting rocks that might be it.
Seeing inside of rock beautiful purple shows up. This is a joy of rockhounding.