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VII 2013 – USA, part III

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From Pala area we went to visit Joshua Tree National park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park is located in Southeastern California - on Colorado and Mojave deserts. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

It is home to many Joshua trees. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Trees were named by Mormons, as it remind them of Joshua reaching up to the sky in prayer. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tallest trees reach 15 m ... J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

... and they live up to even thousand years. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Joshua Tree National Park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Next on our list was the Palm Springs area. Google maps.

 

We took an aerial tram to the top of San Jacinto Peak. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

It is the largest rotating aerial tram in the world. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

And it goes up to 2596 m. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the top stretches out to 320 x 121 km in a clear day. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the top. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the top. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the top. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the top. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia on the top. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia looking for geodes :) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Going down. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Going down. J. Gajowniczek photo.

  

From Palm Springs we drove to Los Angeles. Google maps.

  

First we visited famous collelctor, writer, traveller and Mindat supporter - Rock Currier. Here you can read more about Rock: www.minrec.org/labels.asp?colid=768 J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rock`s business is wholesale of minerals and jewellery. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

But his real passion are fine minerals. Mining cart in Rock`s garden. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rock`s collection is huge and contains many thousends of specimens of all sizes and kinds. Drawers with thumbnails. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Part of the thumbnail collection. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rock has huge collection of borates from California, here with immense colemanite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Part of the borate collection. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rock was the first person bringing Indian zeolites to the market. Here part of his Indian collection. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Drawers full of minerals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Colorful, all high quality! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Drawer with US minerals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Wariscites, a lot of wariscites. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Part of the colelction is stored in flats, hunderds of flats. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Superb Glove mine wulfenite from Rock`s collection. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Great apophyllite on prehnite from Virginia. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spectacular California gold. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge benitoite crystal. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big and gemmy apaptites from Mexico. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge gemmy aquamarine from Brazil. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Cerussite twin from Tsumeb. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Incredible specimen with cerussite twins from Tsumeb. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Another Tsumeb cerussite. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Unusual apatite from Brazil. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Monstrous rutile from Georgia, USA. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Cute epidote with quartz from Peru. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rhodochrosite from Peru. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Giant japan-law twinned quartz from Brazil. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big realgar from China. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Happy Rock with big gemmy blue topaz from Virgem da Lapa, Brazil. J. Gajowniczek photo.
  Here you can see more of Rock`s specimens.

 

Rock has also big library. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Paintings in Rock`s house. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In Los Angeles we visited the famous Natural History Museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Whale skeleton at the entrance to the museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

There is a very good dinosaurs exibition in the museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dinosaurs` skeletons. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Dinosaurs` skeletons. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Bisons` exhibition. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We visited museum with our friend John "Krupnik" Veevaert and Ronna. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Part of the exhibition with California minerals. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Benitoite, official gemstone of California, crystal and a cutstone. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Corundum from California. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tourmaline from Tourmaline King mine. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Blue-cap tourmaline from the Tourmaline Queen mine. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Himalaya mine specimen. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Morganite from San Diego county. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Exhibition explaining basic geology of the Earth. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Pegmatite vein. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mineral hall. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Mineral hall. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Cases with systematic exhibition. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Part of the exhibition. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Great quartz from Mexico. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Gold nuggets from California. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

More gold. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Great specimen from the Eagles Nest mine, California. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Famous gold wire from Colorado. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Great crystalline gold from Colorado Quartz mine, California. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Rare chalcostibnite with azurite from Rar el Anz, Morocco. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Halotrichite from California. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big wulfenite from San Francisco mine, Mexico. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Powellite on scolecite from India. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Euchroite from Lubietova, Slovakia. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big zircon from Seiland, Norway. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big gem sanidine from Benono, Madagascar. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Collection of miniatures and thumbnails. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

California gemstones. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of the world best benitoite specimens. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of private collections shown in the museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Cherry-red rhodochrosite from the Sweet Home mine, Colorado. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Another private collection. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

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Private collection. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Amazonite from Colorado. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge phenakite cutstone - 568ct! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Big, about 15 cm high, azurite from Tsumeb. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Huge wulfenite from Glove mine, Arizona. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

About 1 meter wide plate of rhodochrosite from Swee Home mine, USA. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Stained glass on the ceiling of the museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Same day we visited Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. Tom in front of one of the giant aquarium. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Nautilus. Usually we see it as fossil :) Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Shark. Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sawfish. Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Scary! Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Interesting creatures! Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Very colorful, Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Interesting seahorse. Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach . J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

In the evening we visited Hollywood. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Hollywood. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Hollywood. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Hollywood Walk of Fame. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Hollywood Walk of Fame. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Hollywood Walk of Fame. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Next morning Asia was surfing again. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia ready to surf. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From Los Angeles we drove to the Death Valley. Google maps.

 

On the way to Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

On the way to Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

On the way to Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

One of the main roads to Death Valley closed because of ... FLOOD!. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

We arrived in the eveing. Old mine shaft in Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Evening view from the Dante`s veiwpoint. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

incredible sunset at Dante`s viewpoint. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia and the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset over the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Next morning we drove along Death Valley. It was almost 50C (120 F). J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Salted lake on the bottom of valley. The temperature record registred in 1913 was 56,7C (134F) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Salted lake on the bottom of valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Bottom of the valley is the point of the lowest elevation in North America -86 m (-828 feet) J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the valley botom on the sign showing the sea level! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Going through the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Devil`s Golf Course - large salt pan on the floor of the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

 Devil`s Golf Course. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Devil`s Golf Course. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

View from the Zabriskie Point. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Colorful rock formations, Zabriskie Point. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spectacular shapes of the weathered rocks. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spectacular shapes of the weathered rocks. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spectacular shapes of the weathered rocks. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Spectacular shapes of the weathered rocks. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old mining transport equipment in front of the Furnace Creek. It replaced twenty mule teams  J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Twenty mule teams were teams of 18 mules and 2 horses attached to large wagons that transported borax from the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

It worked between 1883-1889 and transported 24 t of borax to Mojave, the 165 miles road took 10 days. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Skuplture of 20 Mule Team in local museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Exhibition of the borates which used to be mined in Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Arrowheads. Local museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old mining cart in the museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Old mining equipoment. Local museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Park of the old mining equipoment. Local museum. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Leaving the Death Valley. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

From Death Valley we drove to Sequoia National Park. Google maps.

 

View to the Sierra Nevada with Sequoia park on the left. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Giant sequias are realy BIG! J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Group of giant sequoias. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Note how tiny Asia is. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom between sequoias. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sequoias. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Tom as a scale with the enormus sequoias. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sequoias. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

"Tunnel" in a collapsed sequoia. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Driving through the "tunnel". J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Asia in front of General Sherman - by volume the largest known tree living on Earth. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

It is 83.8 m (275 ft), with a diameter of 7.7 m (25 ft) and estimated bole volume of 1,487 m2. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

General Sherman is about 2000 years old. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in the Sequoia National Park park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in the Sequoia National Park park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

Sunset in the Sequoia National Park park. J. Gajowniczek photo.

 

 

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