Oregon Sunstone Earthcache
In Oregon, United States
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This area is for public collection of Oregon's Official gemstone the Oregon Sunstone. Please note that this area is surrounded by private mining claims and public collection is only allowed in the area outlined by the map at these coordinates. This is an isolated area. Bring plenty of food and water and make sure you aren't runnintg low on gas.
The Oregon Sunstone is a labradorite (a plagioclase feldspar mineral). These stones formed and crystallized in lava flows. Over the years the hard stone around them has eroded away leaving a number of them exposed on or just below the surface. While sunstones are found in several locations around the world, Oregon Suntones are unique due to their inclusion of small copper crystals. The inclusion of copper gives Oregon Sunstones a unique range of colors including yellow, red, green, schiller, clear, and even blue.
To claim a find on this cache you must
1. go to the listed coordinates and read about finding Oregon Sunstones
2. Find a sunstone of your own
3. Send me an email describing the color and texture of the sunstone. Include if you would your method of finding it.
4. Post a picture of you and your sunstone
While serious sunstone hunters come here with tools such as a shovel and screen, surface hunting is easy.
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Last Updated: on 8/11/2013 3:41:25 PM Pacific Daylight Time (10:41 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum