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  • Where to Find Opals in Oregon? Geology Page

    2020. 1. 1.· Opal Butte is a mountain top close to Hepner City in Morrow County, Oregon. There is a working mine in operation since 1988, but it has been known since the 1800s, when opals were not regarded as important. There is a mine in the West Coast Mining Company, marketing opals through its

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  • Opals from Opal Butte, Oregon GIA

    2019. 2. 8.· The mine is located on privately owned land in Morrow County, 35 miles (56 km) south of the town of Heppner. It lies on the western slope of Opal Butte, at an elevation of 4700 ft (1400 m). Opal Butte is part of the Blue Mountain Range, which covers much of northeastern Oregon. Snowy winters make mining possible only from

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  • Opal Butte Opal Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Opal Butte Opal Oregon Stone. The northeastern Oregon deposit of precious opal at Opal Butte has been known to collectors since at least 1892. The mine is located on privately owned land in Morrow County, 35 miles (56 km) south of the town of Heppner. It lies on the western slope of Opal Butte, at an elevation of 4700 ft.

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  • Opal Butte, Morrow Co., Oregon, USA Mindat.org

    Opal Butte, Morrow Co., Oregon, USA : Extra Lapis English No. 10 Opal

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  • Mining opal Butte-See pictorial of Oregon Fire Opal

    2017. 4. 11.· Oregon Opal a stone for adornment, tranquility and healing! Bill worked at Opal Butte mine in the early 1990's. A big thank you to the mine owner from avalon crystals to Mr. Hewitt for many of the

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  • Finding the Ocean Inside an Opal » TwistedSifter

    Seen here is a stunning opal from Opal Butte, a mine in Oregon, USA (45.0438888889, -119.612222222). According to Nature of the Northwest: “It has been more than 100 years since opal was found in Oregon. When the discovery was made public in the 1890’s miners flocked to Opal Butte

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  • Opals in Oregon

    2020. 9. 11.· The Opal Butte opals are found in rhyolite geodes, also called thundereggs. Thundereggs can look like regular rocks on the outside but, broken open, can reveal agates or opals on the inside. Only about 10 percent of the total geodes mined at Opal Butte contain gem-quality opal, and only about 1 percent contain gem-quality opal with play of color.

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  • Opals in Oregon

    2020. 12. 20.· Oregon's Morrow County is the site of a large opal mining operation in an area called Opal Butte. Although these deposits were identified in the 1800s, they were not mined until 1988 when West Coast Gemstones, Inc. began work there. They have located and sold exquisite gems as

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  • Royal Peacock Opal Mine Fee Digging

    2 天前· The Royal Peacock Opal Mine offers guests a chance to mine their own opals. All you find are yours to keep! Digging is allowed May 15 through Oct. 15, WEATHER PERMITTING. No reservations are needed; however, PLEASE SIGN IN at the Gift Shop before starting to mine! If you have never mined for opals before, or even if you have, we will be happy to show you the basics and get you started.

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  • Opal Butte Opal Stone Treasures by the Lake

    Opal Butte Opal Oregon Stone. The northeastern Oregon deposit of precious opal at Opal Butte has been known to collectors since at least 1892. The mine is located on privately owned land in Morrow County, 35 miles (56 km) south of the town of Heppner. It lies on the western slope of Opal Butte, at an elevation of 4700 ft.

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  • Finding the Ocean Inside an Opal » TwistedSifter

    Seen here is a stunning opal from Opal Butte, a mine in Oregon, USA ( 45.0438888889, -119.612222222 ). According to Nature of the Northwest: “It has been more than 100 years since opal was found in Oregon. When the discovery was made public in the 1890’s miners flocked to Opal Butte.

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  • Natural Oregon Opal Butte Mine Orange Opal OoCities

    Opal Butte is an old, once prominent, mine that was once owned by Tiffany & Co. Tiffany once owned more than a dozen gem mines, mostly in the western U.S. states and sold them all during the long Great Depression of the 1930's.

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  • Mining opal Butte-See pictorial of Oregon Fire Opal

    2017. 4. 11.· Oregon Opal a stone for adornment, tranquility and healing! Bill worked at Opal Butte mine in the early 1990's. A big thank you to the mine owner from avalon crystals to Mr. Hewitt for many of the...

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  • Opal butte opal Etsy

    Opal specimen from Opal Butte mine GazelleElegante. From shop GazelleElegante. 5 out of 5 stars (44) 44 reviews $ 65.00 FREE shipping Favorite Add to Opal Butte Opal specimen GazelleElegante. From shop GazelleElegante. 5 out of 5 stars (44) 44 reviews $ 46.00 FREE shipping Favorite Add to

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  • Opals in Oregon

    2020. 9. 11.· The Opal Butte opals are found in rhyolite geodes, also called thundereggs. Thundereggs can look like regular rocks on the outside but, broken open, can reveal agates or opals on the inside. Only about 10 percent of the total geodes mined at Opal Butte contain gem-quality opal, and only about 1 percent contain gem-quality opal with play of color.

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  • Where to Find Opals in Oregon? 10Best

    2017. 9. 26.· Opal Butte is not the only opal mining area in Oregon. The Last Chance Mine operates near La Pine in the Bend/Fort Rock District of the Deschutes National Forest, and a few others have mining...

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  • Where to Find Opals in Oregon Actforlibraries.org

    Opal Butte is a mountain summit that is near the town of Hepner in Morrow County, Oregon. There has a working mine that has been in operation since 1988, but known about since the 1800’s, when opals were not considered to be that valuable. West Coast Mining Company has a mine there, and sells opals through it’s outlets.

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  • West Coast Mining

    2020. 4. 10.· West Coast Mining owns and operates six mines including: Opal Butte Opal, Owyhee Picture Jasper, Paiute Agate, Priday Polka-dot Agate, Amethyst Sage Agate, and Rock Butte Picture Jasper. We offer rough material for cutting cabs and faceting, finished products such as cabochons, belt buckles, necklaces, money clips, letter openers.

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  • A rare stone, a rare mine Local&State bendbulletin

    2020. 2. 1.· Opal mining is done primarily by hand with tools such as an electric jackhammer, hammers and shovels. The owners of the Last Chance Mine want to

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