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Gem Trails of Oregon


Visit the places where experienced rock and mineral collectors have found success! Detailed descriptions, photos and maps guide you to some of the best gem collecting sites in the state. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 272 pages.

Gem Trails of OregonTable of Contents

Introduction to this edition7
How To Use This Guide8
Oregon Geology14
Map Legend17
Key Sites to Locator Map18
Oregon Site Map19
Region I
1. Clackamette Park20
2. Memaloose22
3. Fish Creek24
4. Lake Harriet26
5. Cedar Butte28
6. Goble30
7. Ft. Stevens32
8. Short Beach36
9. Road's End38
10. Beverly Beach40
11. Lost Creek42
12. Big Creek44
13. Buster Creek46
14. Jewell Quarry48
15. Nehalem River50
16. Five Islands52
17. Independence54
18. Quartzville56
19. Ames Creek60
20. Stayton62
21. Thomas Creek64
22. Bohemia City66
23. Gold Hill68
24. Calapooia River72
25. Westfir74
Region II
26. Eagle Rock76
27. Maury Mountain78
28. Paulina80
29. Bear Creek82
30. Hampton Butte84
31. Richardson's Ranch86
32. Priday Polka-Dot88
33. Ochoco Reservoir90
34. Lucky Strike92
35. Whistler Springs94
Tools for Collecting96
Color Specimen Insert97
36. White Fir106
37. White Rock108
38. Madras Pow-Wow110
39. The Dalles112
40. Biggs Junction114
41. Camp Carson116
42. Troy118
43. Enterprise120
44. Imnaha River122
45. Homestead126
46. Cornucopia128
47. Eagle Creek130
48. Fossil132
49. Arbuckle Mountain134
50. Coyote Peak136
51. Pocahontas Road138
52. Sumpter Dredge140
53. Greenhorn142
54. Susanville144
55. Shirttail Creek148
56. Lime150
Region III
57. Glass Buttes152
58. Stinkingwater156
59. North Beede Reservoir158
60. Warm Springs160
61. Beulah Reservoir162
62. Twin Springs164
63. Succor Creek166
64. Graveyard Point170
65. Rockville174
66. Rome176
67. McDermitt178
68. Hines180
69. Delintment Lake182
70. Harney Lake184
71. Steens Mountains186
72. Pike Creek188
73. Whitehorse190
74. Pueblo Mountains192
75. Flook Lake194
76. Rabbit Hills196
77. Crane Creek200
78. Drews Reservoir202
79. Dry Creek204
80. Juniper Ridge206
Region IV
81. Whisky Run208
82. Orchard Bar210
83. Agness212
84. Pistol River214
85. Social Security Bar216
86. Emigrant Lake218
87. Agate Desert220
88. Applegate222
89. Elliot Creek Ridge226
90. Illinois River228
91. Josephine Creek230
92. Althouse Creek232
93. Gold Nugget234
94. Powell Creek236
95. Zinc Creek238
96. Idleyld240
97. Little River242
98. South Fork of the Umpqua244
99. Myrtle Creek246
100. Riddle248
Appendix A: Oregon Web Links250
Appendix B: Natural History and Mining Museums252
Appendix C: Rock and Mineral Clubs, Societies and Organizations254
Appendix D: Rockhounding Rules and Regulations256
Appendix E: Oregon Vistas and Viewpoints259
Glossary260
Bibliography267
Mineral Locator Index268