Do Something Different in Moab–Visit an Azurite Mine where Rock Collecting is not only Allowed–but ENCOURAGED!!!

Deep Desert Expeditions is proud to be the exclusive area Tour Operator for visiting Blue Crystal Mines!

Located in scenic Lisbon Valley, about 35 miles south of Moab, this defunct copper mine is now producing the finest Azurite (a wonderful deep blue gemstone) anywhere.

When we get out to the mine, we’ll check in with the security guard first.  Then you’ll be allowed to start looking for Azurite yourself!  Finding specimens on the ground is about as easy as looking down: there’s azurite and malachite absolutely spread everywhere…the owner “cherry picks” for the larger pieces as he mines this beautiful gemstone–YOU get to keep the rest!*  And there’s rosettes, geodes, and “Bill’s Little Blue Balls” (azurite in spherical form, found ONLY at Blue Crystal Mine) to be found!  As we’re looking for gems, we can take turns visiting the small gift shop where tour participants will receive a 10% discount on purchases over $50.

*some restrictions apply/quantities restricted, hand tools will be supplied.

Our tour includes transportation to the Mine from Moab and back to Moab.

Cost for this four-hour tour is $110 per person, tours are by reservation only. Just contact us!

found on the Azurite Collecting tour

found on the Azurite Collecting tour

 

Azurite rosette from Blue Crystal Mine

Polished azurite and malachite from Blue Crystal Mine

 

 

Azurite geode from Blue Crystal Mine

 

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