Rocks & Minerals

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Rocks & Minerals

Each year, thousands of rockhounds, pebble puppies and persons interested in looking for rocks visit Crook County, Oregon. The geology of central Oregon is unique with a wide variety of rock types in a relatively small area. Crook County is rightfully known as the rockhound capital of the world.

Rock Hounding Map

Mining Permits & Information

Central Oregon Rockhounding

Central Oregon Geologic History

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities