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You are here: Mtn Home Outdoor Rock Hounding and Gold Panning Rock Hounding Idaho and Oregon Map 1

Rock Hounding Idaho and Oregon Map 1

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A reader sent me a bunch of rock hounding maps and thought I'd offer them to other folks. I haven't been to most places on the map so head out there at your own risk. The maps look old but there is enough detail to get you close to these rock hounding places.

Rock hounding map thumbnail of Succor Creek Oregon area
View or Download the map:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TPzPXubDfJGQDqDJySgw526nfPzJLJ6NInd71d_5HkY/edit?hl=en_US


Map #1 Includes:

- Succor Creek State Park area, Oregon ( 43.507209, -117.132446)
- Graveyard Point area, Idaho ( 43.566189, -117.023519
- McBride Creek area, Idaho ( 43.280840, -116.938668)

The maps legend indicates you could find:
  • Agates with Saginite.
  • Petrified Wood.
  • Opalized Wood.
  • Wangdoodle Opal.
  • Queenstone.
  • Leaf Imprinted Fossils.
  • Jasper.
  • Thunder Eggs.
  • Animal Fossils...I think these are illegal to collect.

General Area Rock Hounding Map #1 Covers is shown below

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Use Map with Caution
I have no idea where these maps came from and no idea how accurate they are. They look genuine but old so use the information in combination with good maps, respect mining claims and private property. In short, do your research and above all be a good steward of our public lands.

Rock Hounding Data and Information Wants to be Free and Accurate
With this map and the maps I'll be placing on the BondyWeb.Com in the coming weeks, I'd like to improve upon them. You can help. You can be part of making this crazy hobby more enjoyable, more social and less frustrating. How? If you have a GPS unit that can record your travels:
  1. Save the file and send them to me.
  2. I'll overlay your travel on USGS “topo” maps.
  3. I'll put the location where you found your cool rocks on the map.
  4. I promise to make these new improved maps “open source”, free and easily available.

I know rock hounds are no different than fishers and hunters. We think (and maybe know) keeping your best fishing holes or secret hunting spots a SECRET keeps them uncrowded and the riff raff away. But sometimes it's important to give back and build a database of freely open and accurate maps we can all use. Let's start with this map.

Feedback Appreciated
If you head out for a day of rock hounding, please let me know what you found. Better still would be pictures and GPS coordinates so I could improve these maps. Leave a comment or use my Contact Us link if you wish.

Thanks,



Tim Bondy Idaho Rock Hound

Comments (2)
  • Mike  - "Road" from Graveyard Point to Succor Creek

    Tim,
    Thanks for posting on the blog. Good Stuff! I found that same map online and decided to go exploring and figured I'd 4x4 on the trail from Graveyard Point to Succor Creek. Just a word of caution, it's little more than an ATV trail. Although decent 4x4 can manage the whole way, once you get in to Succor Creek canyon, when you get toward the bottom the trail is washed out by a tributary creek. I went literally through the creek down a steep grade about 100 yards with a lot of big rocks and deep ravines. There was no going back up in my vehicle. When I got to the bottom, the bridge over succor creek at the big X on the map is actually a foot bridge less than 6 ft wide. Luckily I was barely able to cross it but not without scratching up my fenders on the sides of the bridge and getting a lot of stares from the campers there.
    On the plus side, there's still lots of nice Plume Agate around Graveyard Point and found some interesting Jasper and petrified wood on a gravel bar in Succor Creek.

  • dean

    I just got back from succor creak and found more then my share of rockes . I did not have a map but I'm from the area and been their several times . The map you show is very good I have been to most of the places on the map and found just about every kind of mineral their is to be found in the area

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