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Los Lunas Agate, Jasper, Wood (NM Site 35)

by SJPatrickFebruary 24, 2013 Gem Trails by State

Directions: The book’s directions are easy to follow. The road one turns onto from Hwy 6 is named Dalies. There is a small, hand painted sign indicating the turn. But you have to be close to see it. On this day just about any vehicle could have made the trip to [...]

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Winslow Petrified Wood (AZ Site 37)

by JerryMarch 29, 2012 Arizona

Directions: You will have no trouble locating Territorial Road, the gravel road of Mitchell’s directions. Note that the collecting area is a checkerboard of state and private ranch land. There is a sign and registration box at the intersection with AZ99 where you can register at no cost to access these lands. Also, McHood Park [...]

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Crescent Junction #2 (UT Site 74)

by JerryApril 6, 2011 Gem Trails by State

Directions: This site should be named Klondike Bluffs. The mileage in the book is slightly off, in that there is no side road at 1.6 miles. Basically follow the main road 4.1 miles from US 191, bearing right at the only real junction. At 4.1 miles there are side roads left and right. Take the [...]

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Lovelock Agate (NV R2, Site 33)

by JessiJune 22, 2010 Gem Trails by State

Directions: The directions were easy enough to follow, but the road to the left and the “parking area” to the right sort of sneak up on you. (There is a lot of sage and grass growing in them, so perhaps they are getting harder to see as time goes by). There is plenty of parking, [...]

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Whiskey Run (OR R4, Site 81, GR)

by JerryMay 16, 2010 Gem Trails by State

This post by dkatski50 added as a comment to “How to Use GemTrails.com” and moved here by the admin.
This site is spectacular! The creek runs right down by the beach access trail so you don’t have far to go once you park. After about an hour we had a nice collection of large to medium [...]

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Ginko Petrified Forest (WA Site 44)

by JerryMay 3, 2010 Gem Trails by State

Directions: This is a well known state park outside the town of Vantage off I-90.
Google Map
Date: May 2010
Notes: If you’re in the area, this is a must stop. The collections and displays in the interpretive center are wonderful and there is a great variety of logs around the center. One of the few Ginko [...]

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Saddle Mountains (WA Site 45)

by JerryMay 3, 2010 Gem Trails by State

Directions: Garret’s directions and map are accurate. We were with a long time Saddle Mountain digger who showed us several additional digs beyond those Garret describes. Note that digging is not allowed in some posted areas.
Google Map
Date: May 2010
Notes: We visited this site as a field trip with our club, Central Oregon Rock Collectors. It [...]

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Bear Creek (OR R2 Site 29 – GR)

by JerryApril 16, 2010 Gem Trails by State

Directions: Garret’s directions and map will get you there, but it can be a little confusing as there are many roads in the hills. The turn off Bear Creek Rd is just before a cattle guard. After you pass through the gate, you will bear left twice. The collecting area is marked by a basalt [...]

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Warm Springs (OR R3 Site 60 – GR)

by JerryOctober 5, 2009 Gem Trails by State

Directions: Garret’s directions and map will get you there and get you to the various sites. His GPS coordinates are accurate. We came from the Burns side and found the roads to all the collecting sites in very good shape (until it rained).
Google Map
Date: October 09
Notes: Our rock club (Central Oregon Rock Collectors) made a [...]

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Ames Creek (OR R1 Site 19 – GR)

by JerryOctober 5, 2009 Gem Trails by State

This is a side note confirming the Holleywood Ranch fee dig site near Ames Creek (a few miles outside of Sweet Home) mentioned in the book. Our rock club (Central Oregon Rock Collectors) made a field trip to the ranch in Sept 09. There is literally tons of wood available and digging in the excavated [...]

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