Spectrum Sunstone Mine

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Location: Northeast of Plush, OR.
Open: 10-MAY to 20-OCT daily 9-17.
Fee: First day: free.
Additional day: Adults USD 50, Children (0-12) free.
Classification: MineGem Mine ExplainFee Mining
Light: n/a
Guided tours:
Address: Spectrum Sunstone Mine, P.O. Box 38, Plush, OR 97637. Chris Rose, Tel: +1-775-772-7724. Jessica Schenk, Tel: +1-775-830-5797. E-mail: contact
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JUN-2004 Chris Rose finds a single pocket containing 750g of red labradorite sunstone.



Spectrum Sunstone Mine is actually a mineral collector heaven. The surface mine allows mineral collecting of the famous Sunstones right in the middle of nowhere - which is locally called Sunstone Area. This is the high desert, a dry and cold area between the mountain ranges of the Rockies.

This mine is famous for being one of the richest color Oregon sunstone deposits. It is producing up to one kilo of colored sunstones per cubic yard of dirt. Probably the most impressive find was a single pocket that contained 750g of red labradorite sunstone discovered by Chris Rose, owner of Spectrum Sunstone Mine, in 2004. And it is possible to dig in this mine for a fee.