T’is the season to be spooked!
Of course, summer is usually a rockhound’s biggest hunting season, but there’s a lot nature does to help us celebrate that night the spooks and goblins break through their vortex and invade us here on earth. If you don’t believe it – I have the proof right here.
There are some pretty spooky places attached to where people go to hunt rocks — and they aren’t all ghost mining towns and eerie graveyards.
Where else will you find as spooky a place to be close to dark than this location in Succor Creek, a favorite rockhound hangout. You can’t look at Screaming rock in the near dark without a chill or two running down your spine.
And exactly who is this that has been sent from the netherworld to protect a great crystal hunting area in California? If you’re in the area near dark, you can almost hear the banjo playing.
It’s not just places that are ripe for the halloween loving crowds – it’s the rocks themselves that lend us such a willing hand at decorating for fright night.
Bat cave, in Oregon, isn’t just an apartment complex for the local bats. It’s also full of jasper just screaming to be cut and included in the season’s decorations.
Where there is someone celebrating Halloween, there’s need for a Jack 0′ lantern. This agate nodule takes on that job for Halloween rockhounds very finely.
Along with ghosts and goblins, and spooky places – Halloween isn’t complete without some form of zombified remains. What could be more apropo for the savvy Halloween celebration than a diseased, leaky, lesioned brain?
It’s so great that nature is so willing to help chill and thrill us on the night we unleash reality and run with the demons. If you have any natural spookers – please feel free to post them in the comments!
Happy Halloween from all of us at Rockhoundstation1.com
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