Oregon Sunstone FEE DIGGING Reservations and Appointment Information

Fee Digging

Double Eagle #16 Mine is now closed to the public for digging of Plush Oregon Sunstone. Join us in 2024 when you can collect your own Plush Oregon Copper Bearing Sunstone. Reservations are not necessary, but greatly appreciated.

Questions?

We at Double Eagle Mining look forward to helping in any way we can.
GPS: 42.42.758N 119.49.248W

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, No deposit required. If you have your own tools, please bring them so others can use ours if they need to, our supply is limited. Thanks.

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 away in Plush. 

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.

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 veryone can enjoy the Coyote calls at night,

Your hosts,
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- way intersection)
  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 mile.
  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.