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What is the best location to collect minerals and fossils in the Hatrurim area of Israel?

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asked Jun 20, 2017 by clinton (120 points)

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There are some outcrops along Route 1 going from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, past Maaleh Adumin. I have seen some calcite at this locality but nothing else. I have also seen silicafied rock, i.e. chalcedony/jasper at the vicinity of Hatrurim Junction near Arad. However, I have yet to discover any localities that have produced some of the rare or unusual minerals of this formation.
answered Jun 21, 2017 by hershel (52,700 points)