Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Pikes Peak Pebble Pups

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


JUNE 18, 2011

The trip to Leadville was a great success.  We had a relatively large group and everyone found really nice pyrite specimens.  The best place to look was on the gray areas of the old mine dump.

Directions: After driving three hours to Leadville, Hwy 24 will become Harrison Street.

Trip Meter

0.0 Intersection of Harrison and 5th street. Turn right (EAST) on 5th street and go 1.7 miles

1.7 Turn right on nearly invisible road. If I get there first I’ll put up a small sign. GPS N390 14.872’, W1060 15.673’

1.9 Park! GPS N390 14.806’, W1060 15.715’ This is the spot

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