|Oregon Sunstone FEE DIGGING
Reservations and Appointment Information
We at Double Eagle Mining look forward to helping in any way we can.
GPS: 42.42.758N 119.49.248W
Our fees are $60 per person for you to shovel and screen from virgin ore piles,
(Children under 12 years old are Free) or $180 per 1 yard of 2 inch minus ore for
us to screen the virgin ore for you with our screening plant. KEEP ALL YOU FIND, This
screened material is then placed on waist high screening table, great for folks with
physical limits and handicaps, or you just don't want to run a shovel. Where you can
take your time going through the material looking for crystals, NO time limit, limit of 4
adults per table or One Family,1 yard is about equal to about 40, 1/2 to 3/4 full 5 gallon
What you need to bring.
Bring LEATHER GLOVES, WE do not provide gloves. We have pit toilets for your use.
We also have the tools you will need to mine, deposit required. If you have your own
tools, please bring them so others can use ours if they need to, our supply is limited.
When you visit the mine please bring food and drinks and what ever you think you will
need. The nearest store is over 20 miles of dirt road away in Plush.
Bring lots of water or fluids to stay hydrated and what you want to EAT
Free Camping for other places to stay Click Here
If you plan to camp, we will give you a place to set up your tent or trailer. Advance
notice by phone or email is required.
Please remember you need to bring everything you will need to camp, eat, drink, cook,
wash and sleep.(Charcoal grills and fires are not allowed due to fire
regulations). We have horseshoes for big kids, and kites, catch mitts, and Frisbee
for the kids. We are located in the high desert; there is no running water or electricity.
If you bring a pet please continue past our trailers until you reach the camping area by
the blue outhouse follow the signs and the blue arrow. Dogs must remain in your camp
area or with you at all times and be on a leash at all times. Camp quiet time is 9PM to
7AM; please do not use generators, etc, during these hours so everyone can enjoy the
Coyote calls at night, fire regulations require that you have an ABC fire extinguisher by
your generator at all times.
Thanks for coming, good luck and have fun.
Debbie & John Aldrich
1. Take Hwy 395 North to the Hwy 140 East junction (about 6
miles) and turn right onto Hwy 140.
2. Drive 15 miles to Plush Cutoff Road. It will be on your left,
just after the signs that say Blue Creek and Hart Mtn Refuge ½
mile. Follow this for 18 miles into Plush.
3. Drive straight through Plush on Hogback Road to Road 311.
(about 7 miles) It will be on your right, a 3-way intersection.
4. Turn right on Road 311 and go ¼ of a mile. You will see a sign
on your right that says Sunstone Area. Turn left here. You are now
on Road 6155. Follow this for about 7.8 miles to Road 6115. (it’s a 3-
5. Turn left onto Road 6115 and go about 3.75 miles. Look for
our sign on your right (with red reflector sticks) that says Double
Eagle, and turn right at the sign.
6. After you turn right at our sign, follow this road for 8/10th of a
7. You will see another one of our signs on your left, as well as
our trailer and American Flag up on the knoll. Turn left here at the
sign and follow the road up to the camp. Please drive slow (dust
control) when you get near the trailers, and there might be kids
around too. Thanks for your consideration.
If you are coming from Hwy 395 north, turn left onto Hogback Rd and
follow it to Road 6165, 6165 is a unmaintained road and very rough,
not for RV's, (or continue on Hogback Road to 311 and follow the above
directions from Plush) Continue on to Road 6115. Turn right onto
6115, and continue east on 6115 continue past the public collection
area, and a little over a mile past Dust Devil mine. Look for the
Double Eagle sign on your left. Turn left at the sign. It is about 1
mile to our camp, drive 0.8 miles there is a road to the left and
another Double Eagle sign. You can now see our camp up on the
knoll (large tan 5th wheel and American flag), take this small road to
our camp. If you are coming from Lakeview/Plush see the detailed
map on opposite page.
Double Eagle #16 Mine is open by appointment to the public for a fee dig of Plush Oregon
Sunstone, so you can collect your own Plush Oregon Copper Bearing Sunstone.
Reservations are not necessary, but greatly appreciated.
The mine is scheduling appointments for fee digging from May 24th to September 30th, 2014. All
appointments must check in at the mine before 11 AM, unless you have made other
prearrangements with the mine.
For Map and directions, see below information.
Visits to the mine by appointment and Limited Walk Ins
Please contact us to reserve your Mine visit.
Phone: (541) 417-0158