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|Hubbard Basin petrified wood |
Wells, NV US
Uploaded By Scott (webmaster)
Uploaded on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 04:25:27 PM
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Location Type: Public Access
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This is a public, BLM-managed location. Their website
has rules and regulations for collecting in BLM lands. Petrified wood can be found here at Hubbard Basin.
From the BLM website:
"37 miles north of Wells, Nevada on Highway 93. Turn west; travel northwest on dirt roads, past Antelope Springs. Petrified wood site is about 13 miles from the pavement. " I tried to find it in Google Earth. Don't trust my directions of course, and I'm not sure BLM's are the best that they can be. If you google "Hubbard Basin, NV" it will be a few miles from my GPS mark.
GPS Coordinates (lat,long): ( 41°41'31.81"N
, 115° 5'43.91"W)
Google Map: (The GPS marker is intended to be approximate or best guess.)
Follow this Link to Get Google's Directions
Mindat Link: http://www.mindat.org/loc-64903.html
Tags: hubbard basin
, petrified wood
, elko district
, elko county
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Comments (Most recent are first)
|Gem-Rock Chasers - Oct 31, 2010 06:58:23 AM EST|
Truly, if you like adventurous off-roads and seeking gemstones, rocks, or petrified wood - go for it! The NV vistas are absolutely mind-boggling, like your senses just can't take it all in! Then to drive a car right up on these gorgeous rocks - I just couldn't take enough pictures. Plus finding the little mud hole \"Antelope Springs\" with a handful of ducks enjoying the peacefulness out in the middle of nowhere. Two elk hunters aided our quest by locating the Springs on their detailed map. Then we were homefree. You'll also pass many hunters' trailways - but don't veer off. Remember these rocks can be quite heavy when backpacking them through an airport.
|Scott (webmaster) - Oct 29, 2010 10:03:50 PM EST|
I forgot to say thanks for posting some of your experience here. I am sure it will help many others to have a successful trip!
|Gem-Rock Chasers - Oct 13, 2010 10:10:27 AM EST|
Had a ball among the rocks at this location 10/4/10! Dirt road is putting it mildly and worse than a washboard, but 4 W/D wasn't needed. Antelope Springs is a small water hole with ducks on it, but a great landmark. All well worth it! Hunt to your heart's content here atop the mountain. And what a view - be sure to have camera, jacket, plastic bags, and maybe hammer & chisel and a trowel as live things are under some of the rocks. Pass up the mountain on the left that you \"think\" is the site and drive on up to top of road and you'll be surrounded by all sized beautiful rocks - lavendars, oranges, browns, dark reds! Airport security will probably check these, as they said they see lots of rocks! Our grandkids absolutely love them and we've added some to our rock garden in FL! Had a great time and no one was around.