Thanksgiving for Great Oregon Rock Sites

We’re lucky to live in Oregon where plentiful rockhounding opportunities abound.  Nearby, we have Seven Devils Wayside, Whiskey Run Beach and Bullards Beach for agates, jasper, petrified wood, and fossils.  In the Willamette, Rogue, and Umpqua Valley rivers and tributaries you can find carnelian, agates,  and more fossils and petrified wood.  Eastern Oregon offers sunstone (the Oregon State gem) and obsidian, along with the above.  You may also find world-class jaspers such as Biggs and Owyhee.

Pictures: On the top is a bucket of carnelian agates dug fresh from the ground and on the bottom is a bucket of carnelian agates that have been tumbled.

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