Bill Tompkins photo showing the augite locality at Cedar Butte, Oregon. The crystals weather out from the black rock at the top of the clearing and tumble downhill, loose in the soil. Crystals 1/2 inch long are abundant. Deer and elk are also.
Bill Tompkins photo showing Natasha the Rockhound at the end of another day, after collecting augite crystals at Cedar Butte, Oregon. Stop sign is where you turn off the highway and go north up Cedar Butte Road.