For the Rock Hounds ( Lapidary ) Jackpot is
just a short drive to a variety of gem stones. Below you will find a list of
what can be found within a 35 mile radius of our town. If you travel south of
Jackpot to the town of Contact (17 miles) you will find what is left of an old
mining (gold, Silver, Copper) town. There are many mines still being worked on a
small scale to this day. NOTE: Poking around old mines is extremely
dangerous, and you will probably be trespassing. We recommend you only take
photos, not souvenirs, and stay out of the buildings and mine shafts.
Contact has families still living there, so please respect their privacy.
|Gem Stone||-||Brief Description|
|Agate||-||Brown with pink, fog, plume, some with dendrites.|
|Chert - Flint||-||Gray, Black, Tan.|
|Sun Stone||-||Clear with translucent lemon color.|
|Jasper||-||Yellow ochre, dark red.|
|Petrified Wood||-||Agatetized, Jasperized, Opalized.|
Above information provided courtesy of Bob Belkowski.
| Hiking /
Rock Hounding | Jackpot Recreation Center | 4 x 4 and ATV | Rafting