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Old 03-08-2019, 10:22 PM   #1
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Exploring Oregon, Geological Tour

Am planning a trip to some of the geological sites in Central Oregon. Wanted to let all of you in the NW know about it. You are welcome to join us. It is posted over on Expo. https://www.expeditionportal.com/for...y-tour.203323/.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:54 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:56 PM   #3
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Here is a list of the places will be stopping at along the way. Hopefully we can get to all of them. If not then we can always go back another time.

Glass Butte - https://northwestrevealed.com/2013/0...-butte-oregon/
Lost Forest and Christmas Valley Sand Dunes - https://www.blm.gov/visit/search-details/262727/1
Crack in the Ground - https://www.blm.gov/visit/search-details/262730/1
Green Mountain Lookout - https://www.blm.gov/visit/search-details/262731/1
Derick Cave - https://www.blm.gov/visit/search-details/262740/1
Largest Juniper Tree - Have to see if for our selves. Cannot find the original reference to it.
Fort Rock - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Rock
Hole in the Ground - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hole-in-the-Ground
Big Hole - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Hole_(Oregon)
Newberry Crater - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newberry_Volcano
Arnold Ice Cave - https://www.outdoorproject.com/adven...rnold-ice-cave
Painted Hills - https://www.nps.gov/joda/planyourvis...hills-unit.htm
John Day Fossil Beds - https://www.nps.gov/joda/index.htm
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Larrie, I have been to Glass Butte. Very interesting place, just bring plenty heavy duty digging, prying gear (and eye protection). We dug up a fair amount of mahogany obsidian there, but we still haven't really found a use for it.

If you want another option, there's also sunstones in Oregon.

https://www.blm.gov/visit/sunstone-collection-area

https://www.highdesertgemsandmineral...one_mines.html


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The sunstone area is on another list of places to go at another time. Am trying group the sites that are close together to make for less travel time.

Thanks for the tips on glass butte.
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