Often asked: Where To Find Thundereggs In Oregon?
- 1 Where do you find geodes in Oregon?
- 2 Where can I find Thundereggs?
- 3 What are Oregon Thundereggs?
- 4 Are Thundereggs worth anything?
- 5 Where can I dig for amethyst in Oregon?
- 6 Where can I dig for crystals in Oregon?
- 7 Can I find geodes in my backyard?
- 8 Are there diamonds in Oregon?
- 9 How do you tell if a rock is a geode?
- 10 Where can you go rockhounding in Oregon?
- 11 Where are opals found in Oregon?
- 12 Why are they called thundereggs?
- 13 What’s the difference between a thunder egg and a geode?
- 14 Where is the Lucky Strike mine?
Where do you find geodes in Oregon?
You can find geodes in the high desert near Prineville and Mandras and the great forests of Central Oregon, such as the Ochoco National Forest. Another great place to find geodes is in the Eastern Succor Creek Canyon of Oregon. The Calapooia River in the county of Linn is also noted for its geodes.
Where can I find Thundereggs?
Well-known localities for Australian thunder eggs are Mt Hay, Eumundi, Agate Creek and Mt Tamborine, in Queensland, and Boggabri, Barrington Tops and Murwillumbah in New South Wales.
What are Oregon Thundereggs?
Thundereggs are agate-filled nodules found in various parts of the Western United States. They range in size from 1/4 inch to as large as 5 feet in diameter. The most colorful and beautiful of Thundereggs comes from a small area in Jefferson County in Central Oregon (Pony Butte).
Are Thundereggs worth anything?
Thundereggs are made into beautiful jewelry, especially bolo ties and pendants, pen stands, bookends, and decorator pieces. Their value ranges from about $1 per slice or half egg to well over $100 per slice or single cabochon.
Where can I dig for amethyst in Oregon?
Amethyst. The Shellrock Mountain and Western Vein in the Bohemia Mining District is known to have Amethyst deposits. The Bohemia area is best known for gold mining, but other minerals can also be found in this area.
Where can I dig for crystals in Oregon?
These semiprecious gemstones can be collected at many sites along the Oregon coast, including Agate Beach at Newport, in some of the streams draining the Western Cascade, near the town of Antelope and around Prineville in central Oregon, near Hart Mountain and Lakeview in south-central Oregon, and at Succor Creek in
Can I find geodes in my backyard?
Geodes are found throughout the world, but the most concentrated areas are located in the deserts. Volcanic ash beds, or regions containing limestone, are common geode locations. There are many easily accessible geode collecting sites in the western United States, including in California, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.
Are there diamonds in Oregon?
Looking for “Plush diamonds,” or Oregon sunstones, isn’t done easily. Because of their rarity and uniqueness to Oregon, sunstones were named the state’s gemstone in 1987. They’re literally diamonds in the rough because they’re found in a region about 25 miles north of Plush, a Lake County ranching community.
How do you tell if a rock is a geode?
Tell-Tale Signs of a Geode
- Geodes are usually spherical, but they always have a bumpy surface.
- Geodes will sometimes have loose material inside, which can be heard when shaking the rock.
- Geodes are usually lighter than their size would indicate since the interior doesn’t contain any material.
Where can you go rockhounding in Oregon?
Here is a list Public Rockhounding Sites in Central Oregon:
- Bear Creek – Petrified Wood.
- Paulina (Congleton Hollow/Dendrite Butte) – Limb Casts.
- Eagle Rock – Agate.
- Fischer Canyon – Agate, Jasper & Petrified Wood.
- Glass Butte – Obsidian.
- Hampton Butte – Petrified Wood.
- Maury Mountains – Moss Agate.
Where are opals found in Oregon?
Where to Find Opals in Oregon?
- Baker County. Conner Creek Mining District “Baker Co.”
- Clackamas County. Clackamas River localities “Clackamas Co.”
- Columbia County. Neer Road, Goble “Columbia Co.”
- Crook County.
- Deschutes County.
- Harney County.
- Hood River County.
- Jackson County.
Why are they called thundereggs?
According to legend, thundereggs were named by the Native Americans of central Oregon, who are said to have believed that these strange, agate-filled stones were thrown by fighting “thunder spirits” who dwelt on Mount Jefferson and Mount Hood (two of several snow-capped peaks high in the Cascade Range).
What’s the difference between a thunder egg and a geode?
Thunder eggs, which are technically known as lithophysae are typically found with solid or near-solid cores of chalcedony or agate, whereas geodes are relatively hollow inside with thinner layers of quartz crystals.
Where is the Lucky Strike mine?
Lucky Strike Mine is a remote fee-digging area in the Ochoco Mountain, 26 miles west of Mitchell. This site was discovered and then claimed by a famous miner Leonard Kopinsky in the 1930s, and since remains popular among enthusiastic rockhounds.