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East Bend: Opals in Oregon

Thursday, June 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location
East Bend Library
Meeting Room
Description
Explore how opals form, and where to find opals in Oregon.

Opals are spectacular gemstones that come in a variety of colors that can rival diamonds, rubies, and emeralds in intensity. But not all opals are of gemstone quality. Many opals lack the brilliant color and "fire" of gemstones, but occur much more frequently. You probably encounter opals everyday in central Oregon, without knowing it!

Join the Deschutes Public Library and geologist Daniele Mckay to learn more about these intriguing gemstones. We will explore how opals form, and where to find gemstone quality opals in Oregon.
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Links to more information about rock hounding in Oregon:

U.S. Forest Service:
https://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsinternet/cs/detail/!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPyBcqYKBfkO2oCABZcx5g/?position=Not&ss=110601&navtype=&pnavid=110000000000000&navid=110370000000000&cid=stelprdb5247398


Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries:
http://www.oregongeology.org/sub/learnmore/rockhoundResources.htm

BLM Oregon Sunstone Collection Site:
https://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/files/brochures/sunstone_rec_brochure.pdf
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Daniele Mckay
Event Type
Adult Program
Age Group(s)
Adult
Presenter
Daniele Mckay
Contact
Paige M. Ferro | paigef@deschuteslibrary.org | 5413121063
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