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  High Desert Gems & Minerals  
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High Desert Gems & Minerals, founded in 1995, provides quality natural gemstones from our mines in the western United States, including Nevada, Oregon, and California. Join us in the wild west for an unforgettable outdoor gemstone mining experience.  Dig gemstones will learn about the formation of these gemstones from a geologist during a fun-packed rock digging adventure. 
Our Himalaya Tourmaline Mine and Spectrum Sunstone Mine were both recently featured on Travel Channel’s CASH & TREASURES show. 

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Himalaya Tourmaline Mine

BIg TourmalineAs seen on Travel Channel’s Cash & Treasures
Dig pink and green tourmalines from the world famous Himalaya Mine! Cabins, camping and RV hookups available. 
Open year round, Thursday - Sunday, 10am -3pm.
  Reservations are not necessary.
(for Monday trips please call in advance and make an appointment 775-225-4245, or 775-830-5797)

$75 per person, 12 years old and under free. Bring cash, check, or money orders for your day fee. Credit cards accepted.  Rainy day discounts available! Please: Do NOT “Map quest” the Himalaya Mine - you will get lost!
 Click here for details! 

Spectrum Sunstone Mine

juicy red sunstonesAs seen on Travel Channel’s Cash & Treasures
Dig, screen, or pick off our conveyor belt for Oregon’s state gemstones and rare Red Labradorite. Tipi and cabin accommodations, also free RV parking and free camping!  Open daily May 15th - November 1st, 9am - 5pm. NEW! Mining by mail.... ore buckets available by mail. $135 per bucket includes shipping.
For details please: 775-830-5797 Click here for details!

Nevada Turquoise Dig

desert digginWhat you all have been patiently waiting for...we have now opened our turquoise mines to the public for a fee dig BY APPOINTMENT this summer! NEW DIG every weekend this summer 2014.  Trips meet at Walker Lake Rock Shop just north of Hawthorn. 4 wheel is not necessary, neither is clearance. Please call 775-772-7724, 775-830-5797 or 760-407-7118, or email us your questions! This will be FUN.

(775) 830-5797   or   775-772-7724 - call or text
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