Thundereggs are a prized geologic formation due to their beautiful cores contained within a rough outer layer. Similar to a geode, a thunderegg is a hollow rock which has been filled with mineral deposits. However, think of a thunderegg as a “geologic structure” and not an individual rock or mineral.It is the combination of rocks and minerals in the right circumstances that … [Read more...] about All About THUNDER EGGS (And Where To Find Them!)
The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found In Oregon: A Story of Riches to Poverty credit: Oregonlive.com Oregon is known for producing some seriously large gold nuggets. Some weighing in at well over 10 pounds each! Could you imagine pulling something that large out of a river? Something that size would be worth around $270,000! What would you do with it? Would you … [Read more...] about The Largest Gold Nugget Ever Found In Oregon! (It’s Huge!)
Fossil Hunting Oregon From the Coast Range, across the Willamette Valley and over the Cascades to the high desert of Central and Eastern Oregon, there are endless opportunities for digging fossils in Oregon. The reason I wanted to put this article together is to list some of the best places across Oregon where you can find your own fossils. Read More: A List Of … [Read more...] about Fossil Hunting In Oregon: Where To Find (And Dig) Your Own Fossils
Richardson Rock Ranch: The Best Place In Oregon To Find Thundereggs Some of the thundereggs collected at Richardson Rock Ranch Over the last several years, I’ve been taking my son on a multi-day river canoe fishing and camping trip. We do it because that’s what he loves. This year my daughter turned 7, so now it’s her turn to start having her own special father/daughter … [Read more...] about Richardson Rock Ranch: Best Place In Oregon To Find Thundereggs
A List Of Minerals And Gemstones Found In Oregon Oregon is rich in geological history. And it’s this rich history that makes Oregon one of the top rockhounding destinations in the United States. While other popular rockhounding states like Arizona and New Mexico have carved out a reputation for themselves in the world of rock collecting, Oregon is the silent competitor … [Read more...] about A List Of Minerals And Gemstones Found In OREGON!