Old-timers here tell us the streams were once full of the small but very detailed crystals.
Deep in the Flatware County Arithmetic Crystal Mines the determined miners often dug by candle light. For years the mines yeilded a steady stream of high quality hand dug crystals.
For the most part, modern day
arithmetic block harvesting has been
limited to carefull culling of the
old growth stands.
Not since the days of Buffalo Mao have we
sometimes traded by the Yurok indians to lucky settlers.
Prized as they were we have found surprisingly few photos, and only one truly pristine specimen.
Aquavelveta, scoopedge, uh huh!