If you are seeking a way to get out and explore, an activity that continues to gain popularity in our area is rockhounding. Turn into an amateur geologist and take the time to get out and collect rocks and mineral specimens from Crook County’s natural environment.
Considered the rockhound capital of the world, Crook County boasts numerous rockhound sites and mines. Maury Mountain area, White Fir, Bear Creek Butte and Lucky Strike Mines are just a sampling of the areas popular for rockhound enthusiasts.
Maps can be purchased at the Prineville – Crook County Chamber office along with information on safety, land use, ethics and the history of rockhounding in our area.