Location Name: Turk Mine
Materials: Malachite (See additional comments below)
GPS: 48.04867, -118.08560
When using GPS coordinates to navigate to locations in the backcountry sites like Google will often make mistakes. Please watch this video before venturing out. https://youtu.be/hQr1l7dnCE4
Tools: Mostly surface collecting but rock breaking tools would also come in handy such as a hand sledge and chisels.
Vehicle: You will want something more than a two wheel drive car when visiting this location, a truck or Subaru is recommended.
Date Visited: November 2021 & April 2022
Additional comments: Although we only found malachite, and some different forms of pyrite at this locations the following have also been reported at this location. azurite, baryte, bornite, calcite, chalcopyrite, copper, cuprite, dolomite, magnesite, marcasite, and tenorite.
This should be obvious but do not go into underground mines unless you have the proper tools and knowledge to do so.
Any Location Updates Since Visit: In doing additional research on this mine I can see that the mine changed hands a number times and was renamed the following over the years: High Grade, Lucky Boy, and Reardon Copper.
I still have a long way to go with my micro photography but here are two of the better shots I have take of material collected from the Turk mine.