Camping at the Hull Mine


That's George Polman, geologist and fluorescent mineral collector standing in front of the small hill that's over the entrance to the Hull Mine.

George has the best collection of fluorescent minerals in Arizona. Some of his specimens were collected by him in remote areas like Castle Dome. So he knew from first-hand experience the various dangerous creatures that roam the Arizona night. Based on experience, he brought a tent.

I just slept on the ground in the open to enjoy the desert night. I was so tired that rattlesnakes or scorpions might have crawled right over my sleeping bag - but nothing happened. It felt a bit supernatural out there that night. And it was definitely the kind of place where you need to shake out your boots in the morning. I was hoping to see a Gila monster out there but no such luck.

Continue to the Hull Mine entrance


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