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Old 04-18-2010, 03:56 PM   #1
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Chuck and I are long time rock collectors and have joined a rock club recently. We are learning how to turn these beautiful rocks into treasures and are learning lapidary skills. We go on "digs" with our rock club too. Any other rockhounds out there?
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:17 AM   #2
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Rockhounds here also. When my mother in law used to come over she would haul all the rocks out of our house. She would line the walkways with them. When she would leave the best ones would come back into the house. Could you send us information on your 'digs'? They sound interesting.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:11 AM   #3
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Well I don't cnsider myself a Rockhound but I seem to be somewhat obcessed with Superior agates.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:15 AM   #4
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We like agates, too. Always looking while on hikes. Have a big pail full that need polishing.

We've never looked for camping spots close to good rock hunting sites, but now we might! Suggestions are appreciated.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:56 PM   #5
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We're a family of rock hounds. Bobby and I were geology majors. I'm a hard rocker (minerals); hubby is a soft rocker (fossils, trilobites in particular); child, age, 9 likes them all so far. She thinks all camping trips must include rock hunting excursions. Now that will be easier with a tug and tow than with the camper/truck.

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Old 04-19-2010, 11:37 PM   #6
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There are several with the All Rockhounds pow-wow club of america.
for more info. contact Cliff Matteson Phone 253 475 8433 email madraspowwow[at]hotmail.com
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Rockhounds here also. When my mother in law used to come over she would haul all the rocks out of our house. She would line the walkways with them. When she would leave the best ones would come back into the house. Could you send us information on your 'digs'? They sound interesting.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:53 AM   #7
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Rockhounds here also. When my mother in law used to come over she would haul all the rocks out of our house. She would line the walkways with them. When she would leave the best ones would come back into the house. Could you send us information on your 'digs'? They sound interesting.

Bill & Ann,
Here is a link to the field trips or digs in Oregon for 2010:

http://www.orerockon.com/ore_rock.htm

Richardson Rock Ranch near Madras, Oregon is open to the public and a fun place to go and dig for Oregon thundereggs too.

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Old 04-20-2010, 07:25 PM   #8
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I found a 2010 list of trips with the All Rockhounds Club and Pow Wow at the Orerokcon site you listed Deb and Chuck, in addition to another longer list.

Thank you Deb, Chuck and Ralph. We might try and go out to the Madras area next week if the weather is okay.

Has anyone been to the Glass Buttes area? We enjoyed camping on the mountainside there.

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Old 04-20-2010, 11:54 PM   #9
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Been rockhounding forever; the oldest son uses agate petwood, jasper in the yard. I'm also a mineral specimen collector.

Was at the Glass Buttes last july; someone had unearhed a huge pocket of solid mahogany 8 feet across! Made a 3 week foray thru CA, NV, AZ, UT and CO with my grandson; lots of fun

Where else can you get down and dirty and still be legal
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Old 03-16-2014, 05:50 PM   #10
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Has anyone combined this hobby with Fossil hunting? I really enjoy everything to do with the natural world and have been looking into legal areas you can collect. Far and few between in BC but alberta has a few places.
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Old 03-16-2014, 06:42 PM   #11
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I just search for the yellow stuff; Gold. However, I do process alot of rocks in the process.
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Old 03-16-2014, 07:20 PM   #12
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I'm a sort of amateur geologist. More interested in big formations and how they got there.

But one can't help pickin' up rocks and fossils along the way! Lots of interesting places in Washington and Oregon...
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We hunt on the Missouri and the Yellowstone. Our trailer park is furbished with river rock from the Yellowstone so agates are everywhere. Another business long side the oil. I got the rock tumbler and now I have the saw. The saw is a warm weather activity unless you have a heated place you don't mind getting wet as mine requires water. We like looking for fossilized wood too.
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Old 03-17-2014, 03:51 AM   #14
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Interesting that this subject came up. I did a little bit of lapidary work 40+ years ago and liked it. Many years later during camping trips in the desert my youngest daughter who was interested in rocks started picking them up during rest stops. Didn't take long before the rest of the group ask what we were doing. By the next trip all of them were collecting rocks for us. I'd end up getting back to camp with 20 pounds of rocks in the buggy. We tumbled them all and had some beautiful results. The kids have all moved on now but my wife and I are still into it, she likes geodes. I need a bigger saw and the tumbler is running now . Life is good.
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