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High Desert Gems & Minerals

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

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Himalaya Tourmaline Mine

bi color crystalAs seen on Travel Channel’s Cash & Treasures
Dig pink and green tourmalines from the world famous Himalaya Mine! 
Open year round, Thursday - Sunday 10am - 3pm.  Reservations are not necessary.
(Monday trips can be arranged by calling 775-225-4245  or  to schedule an appointment).
$75 per person, 12 years old and under free.  Bring case, 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!
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Camping, RV hookups, and cabins available on-sight by reservation through Lake Henshaw Resort.

Spectrum Sunstone Mine

sunstone.reds.in.hand.2005.chopAs seen on Travel Channel’s Cash & Treasures
Dig, screen, or pick off our conveyor belt (Lucy) for Oregon’s state gemstone, Oregon Sunstone, a.k.a. 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.  $135.00 per bucket includes shipping.
For details please call , 775-225-4245,
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Bonanza Turquoise Mine

turquoise.bucketNEW DIG!!!  What you all have been patiently waiting for....we have opened our turquoise mines to the public for a fee dig by APPOINTMENT this summer!  Digs will be scheduled every weekend.  Trips meet in a selected location near Hawthorne, NV  4 wheel is not necessary, neither is clearance.  Please call Jay 760-407-7118 or Chris 775-772-7724.  This will be fun!

Any questions, contact us, or call  or text  775-772-7724     or 775-225-4245, someone will get back to you ASAP!
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