I don't know what my favorite would be, but I was a Geology major in college a long, long time ago. Never got the degree, but I still think it's interesting!
Oooo. Well make sure you find a CRB deposit (not hard as you have them in portland) and search for the legendary Clarno Formation. It is difficult to find and extremely eroded but it is possible! I found some in eastern Oregon but not sure about central.Fellow former geologist here in Portland Oregon! Going to explore for sunstones in central Oregon this summer hopefully.
zion is too cool. been there many a timeAmateur RH, we just go about the area and find the occasional rock for my wife's collection. Hard to pick a favorite but I know she likes Petrified Wood and some of the Agate we find.
I really wanted this pair but I was in Zion N.P.:
not an actual rock but I have some rock like pool balls. The are made to look like lunar rocks.I've been looking for a really nice rock/ stone to make my own shift knob with. I don't want to steer the topic away but if there are any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
There is a lake north of me, miles of rocky shore. Next time I'm there on my bike I'm going to grab a few to make into shift knobs.I've been looking for a really nice rock/ stone to make my own shift knob with. I don't want to steer the topic away but if there are any suggestions I'd love to hear them.
vitrophyres are really cool. i saw a bunch of them on a field trip once in oregon near basalt flows and rhyolitic tuffs. cool stuff.We live in an area that if you don't like rocks, you probably shouldn't be here. For you road cut guys, here is an interesting link about a cut that we pass a couple times a week. It speaks of the mineral vitrophyre which according to my UNLV related source isn't found in too many places...
Shoshone Road Cut