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BLM Oregon, Sunstone Gem Collection area.

BLM Oregon, Sunstone Gem Collection area.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Lakeview District in [Lakeview, OR ] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Outdoor recreation -- Oregon.,
  • Parks -- Oregon.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesOregon, Sunstone Gem Collection area.
    ContributionsUnited States. Bureau of Land Management. Lakeview District.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 sheet :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15555050M

      Remain on the road for about 8 miles then turn left onto BLM Road Follow the road for about 5 miles until you can turn right onto BLM Road and see the entrance sign for the Sunstone Collection Area on your right. From this point you can click THIS link and follow your GPS to the Public Collection Area.   The Sunstone Collection area is located in the Rabbit Basin of south-central Oregon. It is Managed by the BLM and there is no fee to use it, but you are only permitted to collect for personal use. The BLM states that you may not collect sunstones to trade or for Commercial purposes.

    Double Eagle #16 Mine is open to the public for fee digging of Oregon Sunstone, keep all that you find. Where you can collect your own Plush Oregon Copper Bearing Sunstone, Directions to our Oregon Sunstone Mine. Opening dates for are Memorial Day Weekend, May 22nd through September 30th. Closing dates may vary due to weather. The Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area allows visitors to enjoy collecting these rare and beautiful gems in their natural setting. The boundaries of the collection area are marked by orange plastic posts and corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden posts. Sunstone is located in the remote Rabbit Basin and.

      Sunstone Mining in The Oregon Outback.. Within Oregon there is a small but unusual occurrence of semiprecious gems known as “Sunstone.” The locality is in the Rabbit Basin of southeastern Lake County, and the “Sunstone” occur as phenocrysts (large crystals) of gem-quality feldspar in a basaltic lava flow. Oregon Sunstone is a unique labradorite sub-group of the abundant . Oregon Sunstone The ancestors of the Northern Paiute and Modoc tribes were likely among the first people to find and use Oregon sunstone. In the late nineteenth century, ranchers came into Rabbit Basin and cowboys picked up the Sunstone, trading it to local stores and beyond.


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BLM Oregon, Sunstone Gem Collection area Download PDF EPUB FB2

Overview: The Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area allows visitors to enjoy collecting these rare and beautiful gems in their natural setting.

Located in the remote Rabbit Basin, the Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area is in the high desert habitat of sagebrush and open spaces of south-central Oregon. Know Before You Go: >The boundaries of the Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area are.

The boundaries of the Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area are marked by orange plastic posts that say ‘Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area,’ and corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden posts.

There are many private mining claims surrounding the. public collection area and several within it (see map).File Size: 2MB.

This was a mistake. If you go, get up early and try to be there by 8 or 9 am. The sunstones are in a very arid, shadeless desert and by the time we got there, it was HOT. We ate lunch in the parking lot of the free collection area, managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

They had several picnic tables, each covered with a shade awning. Managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), this site is located in the northern part of the Rabbit Basin in Warner Valey, 23 miles north of Plush. The public collection area was established in to allow people to access and collect the beautiful Oregon treasure.

Oregon Sunstone Uniqueness &. The Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area allows visitors to enjoy collecting these rare and beautiful gems in their natural setting. The boundaries of the collection area are marked by orange plastic posts and corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden : Bureau of Land Management.

It is quite a drive down mile dirt roads to get here. I had a lot of fun walking around the public Sunstone area picking up Sunstones.

Then I went a crossed the dirt road to Dust devil mine and dug there for some. He gave me a 20% discount for being a disabled veteran and 5/57 TripAdvisor reviews.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) established the Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area in to allow free rockhounding. Mostly small and medium-sized pale yellow sunstones can be found in the free public area.

If you want to find rare and prized colored sunstones, go. Oregon sunstone collecting: There are a few places where you can go to collect Oregon Sunstone. Here is a list of these "fee mining sites," where anyone can pay a fee and look for gems and minerals.

A free location is the Bureau of Land Management's Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area. There you can collect sunstone for personal use, but you. Hold a nugget of Oregon sunstone in your palm, and you will understand why the Oregon legislature designated it as the official state gemstone.

Sunstone is a variety of a mineral called oligoclase. Uncommon in its composition, clarity, and colors, it is a large, brightly colored transparent gem in the feldspar family. Spectrum Sunstone Mine, located near Plush, OR, in Lake County Oregon, is an Oregon sunstone mine open to the public for mining Oregon Sunstone.

Visit Spectrum Mine and dig for Oregon sunstone gems from a designated pile of fresh unprocessed ore for free all day and keep what you find (mine personnel must be present). Get this from a library. BLM Oregon, Sunstone Gem Collection area. [United States.

Bureau of Land Management. Lakeview District.;]. The Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area allows visitors to enjoy collecting these rare and beautiful gems in their natural setting. The boundaries of the collection area are marked by orange plastic posts and corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden posts.

Sunstone is located in the remote Rabbit Basin and due to its isolated location rock hounds visiting Views: 1K. The Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area allows visitors to enjoy collecting these rare and beautiful gems in their natural setting.

The boundaries of the collection area are marked by orange plastic posts and corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden posts. Sunstone is located in the remote Rabbit Basin and.

BLM Rockhound Site - Sunstones, Plush: See 7 reviews, articles, and 7 photos of BLM Rockhound Site - Sunstones, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 3 attractions in Plush.5/57 TripAdvisor reviews.

BLM’s public sunstone area Sunstones have been available for collection by the public sincewhen the Bureau of Land Management established the Sunstone Public Collection Area 23 miles. Oregon Sunstone claims near Plush, $10k; Gold claim in Reno, NV, $5k. Questions. Please contact us. Chris Rose () i n f o @ h i g h d e s e r t g e m s a n d m i n e r a l s.

c o m. Jessica Schenk () Denise Olson () Like us on Facebook. The Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area allows visitors to enjoy collecting these rare and beautiful gems in their natural setting. The boundaries of the collection area are marked by orange plastic posts and corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden posts.

Sunstone is located in the remote Rabbit Basin and due to its isolated location rock Views: K. Also Read: Rare Gems & Minerals in Oregon And: Gold Panning & Prospecting near Portland BLM Collection Sites Oregon’s Bureau of Land Management allows viewers to visit and collect gemstones within a designated area near Plush.

With known sunstone occurrences here, this is an ideal location for rockhounding and other recreational activities.

It may be collected on BLM land near Lakeview. Collecting on mining claims is prohibited. For information, contact BLM, South Ninth, PO BoxLakeview, ORphone Learn more about Oregon Sunstone from Oregon Geology, v. 49, no. 2, p. Prospecting adventure in Southern Oregon.

Follow Dusty Laws as he shows you how to find Sunstones and see the finished gems that sell for $ a caret. Follow the road for about 5 miles until you can turn right onto BLM Road and see the entrance sign for the Sunstone Collection Area.

For southbound travelers on Highway From Highwayturn left (east) onto Country Road (the Hogback Road).million acres of lands managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Oregon and Washington.

Most BLM lands are open to rock collecting, and some areas, such as the Glass Buttes obsidian area in our Prineville District and a public sunstone area in our Lakeview District, have been specifically set aside for this purpose.InGIA collected gems from the Ponderosa and Dust Devil mines to characterize natural Oregon sunstone and help distinguish it from treated material (McClure, ).

For the present study, we collected representative suites of gem materials and rock samples from each mine, documenting the GPS coordinates of each find.