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September 5, 2012

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September 5, 2012 ADVENTURES FROM PAGE 11 Grimes Point. In addition to their archeological importance, the caves themselves are made of fascinating Tufa Formations dating back to geo- thermal activity during the Pleisto- cene Epoch. Grand Opening at Dollar General ABOVE: Joannie Qualls handed out hundreds of gift bags to shoppers on Saturday, September 1st, 2012. BELOW: The fi rst in line, arriving at 4:30am, were Willie (right) and his buddy Harold (left). The fi rst 50 shoppers received a $10 Gift Card. ������ | S������ R��� G�����-B��� After School Program in full swing Quartzsite Recreation After School Program began August 21st. The Town of Quartzsite and Cenpatico offers the program for youngsters in grades K-3 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:30pm. On Friday the program is available for grades 4-8 from 1:00-3:00pm. The Recreation Building is located next to Town Hall on Plymouth. For more information contact Tracey or Yesenia at 928-927-4333. of the Desert Messenger Email: DEADLINE is WED. SEPT. 12 for Sept. 19th issue Phone: 541-218-2560 Got something to share? • Birth • Obituary • Anniversary Place it FREE in the: Desert Messenger! 541-218-2560 Just beyond the caves along the same road, are the Wonderstone Mountains. The three sites in these mountains produce some of the most beautiful Wonderstone around. The Wonderstone near Grimes Point is a rhyolite tuff that was altered by silica and pyrite from hydrothermal fl uids, the same hydrothermal fl uids that formed the Tufa of the Grimes Point caves. Fallon Wonderstone is formed from volcanic material over 12 million years old, and is some of the most sought after Wonderstone for lapidary use. In our next column, we will take you to Tonopah and Goldfi eld. Infor- mation and photos of Grimes Point petroglyphs, caves, and wonderstone are available on our Facebook page Page 13 and blog. Visit us online at http:// And, of course we will have Tufa and Wonderstone from the Hidden Cave area, as well as lots of other cool stuff at our booth in Quartzsite. We will be open in No- vember at Space A37, in Rice Ranch. Happy traveling and we'll see ya' online and in Quartzsite. In the meantime, remember: Life is Short. Go Outside and Play! Watch Quartzsite Videos @

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