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Mining Towns of Arizona Part 2 Ghost Towns

Posted by OakRocks on 24th Jul 2019

In my last two blogs I talked about the history of mining in Arizona and the mining towns still active today. There are a lot of ghost towns in Arizona as a result of nearby mines or mining activity … read more

Mining Towns of Arizona Part 1 Active Towns

Posted by OakRocks on 29th Jun 2019

In my last blog I talked about the history of mining in Arizona. I mentioned how important mining was to Arizona‚Äôs history and development. There are a lot of active towns and ghost towns in Arizo … read more

The History of Mining in Arizona

Posted by OakRocks on 15th Jun 2019

Mining in Arizona has always been very important. Over 900 different minerals have been discovered in Arizona. Hundreds of towns in Arizona owe their very existence to mining operations. Arizon … read more

Polka Dot Agate Mine

Posted by oakrocks on 8th Jun 2018

West Coast Mining owns the Polka Dot Agate Mine near Madras, Oregon and they are open to visits! If you would like to experience digging at an actual mine site you can visit the Polka Dot Agate Mine.& … read more

Rocks and Minerals For Sale at my online Rockshop!

Posted by oakrocks on 4th Aug 2017

When you have an online rockshop where you have all things lapidary rock related (rough rock, cabochons, stone eggs and stone spheres, stone animal carvings, fossils, minerals, etc.) it can be very … read more