Location Name: Ponderosa Campground Banded Calcite
Materials: Banded Calcite
GPS: Parking 39.76497, -111.70819
Collecting 39.76804, -111.71158
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Tools: Bucket for surface collecting but if you want to break rocks you will want to bring a hand sledge and chisels.
Date Visited: September 2021
Additional comments: It seems like most of the material that is solid on the outside takes a pretty good polish. See below as well.
Any Location Updates Since Visit:
It would seem that the best material at this location would be rocks that you can see some faint banding on the exterior of the rock.
We did collect some that didn’t have any visible banding on the exterior and they have been a little disappointing when cut.