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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Plush, Oregon and Mining for Sunstones:

Yesterday, Cary and I met a nice guy named Mike Hill.  Mike and his wife Sheryle own Sunstone mines near Plush, Oregon and are part of a group called Dust Devil III, Oregon Sunstone.  They travel to shows in the southwest to sell their jewlery and gems.  

Prior to meeting Mike, I had never even heard of Sunstones or Plush, Oregon.  Mike said that there are also ancient Indian grounds there, with caves and places where the Indians wrote their birth records on the rock walls.  I have posted links to information about this area in Lake County, Oregon, which Cary and I are excited about exploring this summer.

Plush, Oregon

Links to Plush, Oregon and surrounding attractions:

A picture of what is lying on 
the ground in the Plush area.

Red arrows point out the Sunstones.

 Sunstones from Dust Devil III's mines.

Cut and polished Sunstone (feldspar)

Links regarding Oregon Sunstones and Mining:


Ronald said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Kathy at Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy Welcomes You! said...

Alena, thank you very much for the nice compliment. I really appreciate it!


Talking Earth said...

Nice blog; thanks for the link to my site .Russel

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