High Point Overlook | Red Rock Canyon, NV by Chie Madeloso Via Flickr: I forgot to enable GPS when I took this photo but I believe this was taken at the parking area in High Point Overlook along the 13-mile Scenic Drive.
Red Rock Canyon was designated as Nevada’s first National Conservation Area. Red Rock Canyon is located 17 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip on Charleston Boulevard/State Route 159.
Royal Scepter Mine, Petersen Mountain, Hallelujah Junction area, Washoe Co., Nevada, USA
Bizarre amalgam of virtually everything one can find in quartz at this locality: mostly smoky quartz, but in a doubly-terminated, intergrown mess of scepters, milky quartz, and overgrowths. The tip is translucent amethyst (not obvious because of the reflection) and included in the back is a partial scepter split and rehealed parallel to the c-axis. The roughly hexagonal hole in the upper right is where the specimen grew around an earlier quartz crystal that had grown across the pocket. Because it grew in such a tight pocket there is damage in a number of spots, but it still represents a unique example of Petersen Mountain quartz.