Field Trip: Succor Creek Area

On June 16-18, 2014, we’re heading on a field trip to the Succor Creek area of the Idaho/Oregon border.

We will be hunting thundereggs, jasper, pink plume agate, plume agate, and more rocks and minerals.

This is a guided 3-day field trip, but you will need to make your own arrangements for camping or lodging. Brian True is coordinating these field trips.

Contact us for more information and to register for the field trip so we have a count of how many are going.


Oregon Geological Snowflakes: Thundereggs on Oregon Field Guide

If you missed, check online for the Geologic Snowflake Hunters Flock to Oregon for Thundereggs episode on the Oregon Field Guide on OPB TV.

Thundereggs are the state rock of Oregon, and fascinating to collectors young, old, novice, and experienced. Producer Vince Patton and his crew showcased the Madras, Oregon, annual thunderegg digs on the Richardson Ranch just outside of Madras.

As a reminder, the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, one of our affiliates and partners, has more than 1,000 thundereggs in its inventory, including the famous “Meatball,” an 800 pound thunderegg in the Northwest Mineral Gallery that has never been cracked.