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Oregon Sunstone public collection area, Plush, Lake Co., Oregon, USA
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A deposit of calcium-rich plagioclase phenocrysts hosted in basalt flows, officially designated as the Oregon Sunstone Public Collection Area.

The area is surrounded by private mining claims, and the boundaries of the collection area are marked by orange plastic posts, and the corners are marked with large Bureau of Land Management triangles on wooden posts.

The only facilities available at the site are a vault toilet, picnic tables, and a shade structure. Public camping is allowed anywhere within the Sunstone Collection Area. There is no fee for collecting sunstones, but you may not collect for trade or commercial purposes.

Mineral List

'Albite-Anorthite Series'
'Feldspar Group
var: Oregon Sunstone'

var: Opal-AN

3 entries listed.

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O'Neal, C. (2013), Field collection and visual analysis of the Oregon Sunstone deposits near Plush, Lake County, Oregon; March.

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