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#1 Kelly

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 08:10 AM

Here is a list of rockhounding pay to dig sites.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Golden Valley - Cuesta Mines (Fine Fire Agate)
Mr. Donald Nelson
HC 39 Box 905
Golden Valley, Arizona
928-565-4145
$20ish/day

Arkansas

Jessieville - Ron Coleman Mining - Quartz
www.colemanquartz.com/
- Jim Coleman Crystal Mines - Quartz
www.jimcolemancrystals.com/

Mt Ida - fiddler's ridge-quartz
http://www.fiddlersridgecrystals.com/
- Wegner's-quartz
http://www.wegnercry...com/22/dig.html
- Arrowhead Crystal Mine
http://www.arrowhead...ig_your_own.htm
- Ouachita National Forest (free)
http://www.fs.fed.us...edures.shtml#14
- Robins Mining
http://www.robinsmining.com/
- Sweet Surrender Crystal Mine
http://www.sweetsurrendercrystals.com/

Murfreesboro - Crater of diamonds
http://www.craterofd...sstatepark.com/

California

Hollister- The Benitoite Gem Mine
http://www.calstategemmine.com/

Mesa Grande - Himalaya Tourmaline Mine
http://highdesertgem...alaya_mine.html

Pala - Oceanview Gem Mine
http://www.digforgems.com/

Palo Verde - Opal Hill Fire Agate mine
http://wiitaminingan..._wsn/page2.html

Colorado

Florissant - Florissant Fossil Quarry
http://members.tripo...iles/about.html

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Fort Drum - Ruck's Crystal Mine
http://www.dreamworl...rystal_mine.htm

Peace River - Fossil Expeditions
http://fossilexpeditions.com/

Georgia

Lagrange - Hogg Mine
http://dixieeuhedral...ess/?page_id=15

Tignall - Jackson Crossroads Amethyst Mine
http://www.wncrocks....0crossroads.htm

Hawaii

Idaho

Clarkia - Emerald Creek Garnet Area
http://www.fs.fed.us...nets/index.html

Spencer - Spencer Fire Opal
http://www.spenceropalmines.com/

Illinois

Hamilton - Jacob's Geode Shop and Mine
823 East County Rd 1220
Hamilton, IL 62341
(217) 847-3509

Dennis Stevenson Geodes
625 S. 18th St. • Hamilton, IL
(217) 847-2952 or (309) 337-3089

Evans' Property
Hamilton, Illinois
(217)-551-0035.....(217)-357-5384

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Poland - Poland Mining Camps
http://polandminingc....com/intro.html

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Alexandria - Sheffler's Rock Shop and Geode Minee
Rt. 1, Box 172
Alexandria, MO 63430
(660)-754-1134

St. Francisville - Hill Top Mud Bog
http://www.randkfire....com/Geodes.php

Montana

Dillon - Crystal Park (Quartz/Amethyst)
http://www.fs.fed.us...ystal_park.html

Hamilton - Sapphire Studio
http://www.sapphiremining.com/

Helena - Spokane Bar Sapphire Mine
http://www.sapphiremine.com/

Phillipsburg - Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine
http://www.gemmtn.com/


Nebraska

Nevada

Virgin Valley - Sword Fish Mining (opal)
http://www.virginvalleyopal.com/
Bonanza Mine (opal)
http://www.bonanzaopals.com/
Rainbow Ridge (opal)
http://www.nevadaopal.com/season.html
Royal Peacock Mine (opal)
http://www.royalpeacock.com/


New Hampshire

Grafton - Ruggles Mine
http://www.rugglesmine.com/

New Jersey

Franklin - Franklin Mineral Museum
http://www.franklinm...m/whatshere.htm

New Mexico

Bingham - Blanchard Claims Dessert Rose
http://www.peaktopeak.com/blanchard/

Deming - Rockhound State Park
http://www.emnrd.sta...d/Rockhound.htm

Penasco - The Harding Pegmatite Mine
http://epswww.unm.ed...ng/harding_.htm

New York

Herkimer - Herkimer diamonds
http://www.herkimerdiamonds.com/
http://www.crystalgrove.com/
http://www.herkimerdiamond.com/

North River - Garnet Mine Tours
http://garnetminetours.com/

North Carolina

Franklin - Sheffield Mine
http://www.sheffieldmine.com/

Hiddenite - Emerald Hollow Mine
http://www.hiddenitegems.com/

Little Switzerland - Crabtree Emerald Mine
http://www.wncrocks....abtreemine1.htm



North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Cloverdale - Dust Devil Mining Company
http://www.dustdevilmining.com/

Madras - Richardson's Ranch - agate jasper thunder eggs
http://richardsonrockranch.com/

Mitchell - The Lucky Strike & Valley View Thunder Egg Mines
http://www.luckystrikemine.com/

Plush - Spectrum Sunstone Mine
http://highdesertgem...tone_mines.html

Sweet Home - Holleywood Ranch
http://www.holleywoo...m/Home_Page.php

Pennsylvania

Williamsport - Crystal Point Diamond Mines (quartz)
http://www.raytowneinc.com/

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Antreville - Diamond Hill Quartz Prospect
http://www.gamineral...diamondhill.htm

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Alpine - Woodward Ranch
http://www.woodwardranch.net/index.htm

Mason - Lindsay Ranch & Geusthouse
http://www.geocities...illcountry.html

Utah

Delta - U-Dig Trilobites
http://www.utahoutdo...obitesudig.html

-Topaz mountain
http://geology.utah....cting/topaz.htm

-Dugway Geode Beds
http://geology.utah....ng/rkhd0500.htm

Kemmerrer - Warfields Fossil Safari
http://www.fossilsafari.com/

- Ulrich
http://www.ulrichsfossilgallery.com/

Spanish Fork - Manti-La Sal National Forest
http://geology.utah....ng/rkhd0499.htm

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Republic - Stone Rose (Fossils)
http://www.stonerose....org/index.html

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming



#2 jagdoctor1

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 09:26 PM

That's a cool list thanks. I've got to get the kids out to those kind of things more. They like digging but they like finding stuff even more lol.




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