Hoosier Mine Surface Select Boulders and Gossip Rocks®
The Hoosier Mine. Located at the historic Goodsprings Mining District of Southern Nevada, situated between 2 major formations separated by the Galena Canyon. This unique location bookended by the Monte Cristo Formation to the East and the Bird Spring Formation to the West; each produce exceptional types of surface select “Gossip Rock®”.
The Hoosier Mine mountain boasts unique materials of Dolomite and Limestone. These organic sedimentary, mineral rich rocks were formed during a very explosive past. The area was a former ocean bed loaded with the remains of marine organisms such as coral, mollusks, trilobites and brachiopods. These remains settled as a stratum layer by layer. The Bird Springs formation is well noted for its fossilized corals which were deposited during the Pennsylvanian age about 300 million years ago.
These unique strata were molded in the volcanic process of intense heat and pressure mixed with liquid thermal solutions loaded with minerals, metals (some precious). These iron laden mud layers have now become a metamorphic rock that have distinct and colorful layers, many with visible surface fossils. These exquisite specimens from deep in the Earth tell a story. They not only “gossip” about their liquid and fiery past, but also their neighbors and most importantly they tell us about what is beneath them which is why we call them “Gossip Rocks®“.