Oregon Sunstone FEE DIGGING
We at Double Eagle Mining look forward to helping in any way we can.
GPS: 42.42.758N 119.49.248W
Our fees are $50 for you to shovel and screen from virgin ore piles, or $150 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, (Children 12 and under Free). This screened material is then
placed on waist high screening table, great for folks with physical limits or 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 buckets.
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.
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 appreciated.
Please remember you need to bring everything you will need to camp, eat, drink, cook,
wash and sleep.(Charcoal grills 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 until you reach the white tent in the camping area past 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. Continue on to Road 6115. Turn right
onto 6115, and continue east on 6115 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 daily to the public for a fee dig of Plush Oregon
Sunstone, so you can collect your own Plush Oregon Sunstone.
The mine is open for fee digging from May 25th to the 7th of October.
For Map and directions, see below information.
Dates may vary due to weather conditions.
Please contact us to confirm closing dates.
Phone: (541) 417-0158