A friend and I went on a hunt for small Murphys Stones and I hit the jackpot!
Murphys Stones are an unusual combination of two types of stone, limestone (grey color) and quartz ( brown or orange color) found near the small town of Murphys California.
The quartz is so hard and the limestone so soft that the rain “melts” the limestone away from the quartz and leaves “stalk” like quartz features that some times look to me like the “hoodoos” in the Southwestern state parks like Bryce Canyon or Canyonlands. The quartz can also look someimes to be hanging on barely to the limestone.
Folks come from all over the world to find this unusual combination in stone and I happen to live an hour away.
I love the small ones!