How To Clean Agates: A Beginner’s Guide

Cleaning agates can be a fun, but perhaps challenging, step in the rock collecting journey. By the end of this article, you should know at least three different approaches for how to clean agates. How To Clean Agates (EXPLAINED) When you search online, it seems that just about everyone has their own method, and it … Read more

Cleaning Rocks With Muriatic Acid: 3 Things You Should Know

Muriatic acid (aka Hydrochloric acid) is a strong acid that is frequently used in homes and businesses. You can use it to process leather, pickle steel, change pH, and clean off rocks. And when faced with stubborn stains and/or encrustations, you’ll see rockhounds and quartz hunters cleaning rocks with products like citric acid, hydrogen peroxide, … Read more

Is Bumblebee Jasper Toxic? (Read This Before You Wear It)

Did you know Bumblebee Jasper isn’t actually jasper at all, and contains arsenic? In this article, we’ll discuss what Bumblebee Jasper really is, and just how dangerous it is (or isn’t) to humans. Is Bumblebee Jasper Toxic? (Explained) What is Bumblebee Jasper? Bumblebee jasper is a strikingly beautiful material, formed from a mixture of Indonesian … Read more

Sleeping With Malachite: 3 Things You Need to Know

A stone that is called the Keeper of Dreams, the ever popular Malachite has long been used by humans to help with bodily ailments, encourage creativity, and to make special people or spaces beautiful. While people may not always agree about the efficacy of using crystals and/or stones in this manner, we have some information … Read more

Rockhounding Eugene Oregon: 3 Easy Ideas Within an Hour Drive

Visiting Eugene or new to the area? In this article, we’ll give you plenty of ideas to get starting rockhounding Eugene Oregon. Rockhounding Eugene (A Get Started Guide) Disclaimer The information provided in this article by is for informational purposes and is subject to change. Laws are updated. Accessibility guidelines and restrictions change. Be … Read more

Rockhounding Oregon: 10 Gorgeous Locations To Find Unique Treasures

Oregon’s diverse landscape of creeks, beaches, lava flows, and rocky mountain sides makes rockhounding Oregon a memorable experience. You’ll find opportunities to hunt for unique rocks on public lands (for free) and private lands (with permission and sometimes a fee). Across the state, you’ll have opportunities to find marine fossils, thunder eggs, agate, jasper, petrified … Read more