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Coolidge Dam treasures
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Coolidge Dam, AZ US
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Uploaded on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 11:26:27 PM

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This website or the contributor can't guarantee the information here to be accurate or to be up-to-date, although that is the intention for the data. Illegal activity or property damage is not the responsibility of this website, but each visitor is encouraged to review the Rockhound Code of Ethics. Each website visitor is advised also to consider reference sources listed and outside sources in their research before visiting the location.
Location Type: Public Access
Details: According to Source: "park below dam on E side of river, area above
roadway⎯agate, native Copper, rock crystal (some with Amethyst tips) and Andradite
garnets;".  The mineral selection sounds great to me, but don't know what it is like there or if the information is dated.

Directions:
GPS marks the dam.
GPS Coordinates (lat,long): ( 3310'28.11"N, 11031'39.43"W)
or (33.174475, -110.527619)
Google Map: (The GPS marker is intended to be approximate or best guess.)
Follow this Link to Get Google's Directions
Reference Info: "A Location Guide for Rockhounds in the United States" Collected by Robert C. Beste, 2005, Volume 1, page 22
Tags: Coolidge Dam, Arizona, Gila County, agate, Native copper, copper, rock crystal, quartz, amethyst, andradite, andradite garnet, garnet

Comments (Most recent are first)
Scott (webmaster) - Nov 16, 2012 05:19:53 AM EST

Thanks for the update!  It's always the trouble with these sources grabbing out of date sites.  That's why I put them on here so people like you can correct them.

destravlr - Nov 11, 2012 11:13:14 PM EST
This information is at least 40 years out of date. There is no longer legal access to the area below Coolidge dam by non-tribal members or BIA staff. The road from the dam down to the Gila River is gated at the west end of the dam. I do not believe that camping/recreation permits are issued for access to the river. The tribe has forbidden or at least discouraged rafters and kayakers from reaching the river via the reservation.  


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