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Richardson's Rock Ranch

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6683 NE Haycreek Rd, Madras, OR 97741-9149
+1 541-475-2680
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Dig your own thunder eggs

Dig your own or buy pre-cut. Terrific variety of stones available and lots of souvenirs. You borrow... read more

Reviewed yesterday
George B
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Quite Interesting

They have opportunities here for you to dig for your own 'thunder eggs' (created by volcanic... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
SMGrandma
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“thunder eggs” (43 reviews)
“gift shop” (7 reviews)
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6683 NE Haycreek Rd, Madras, OR 97741-9149
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+1 541-475-2680
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"great fun"
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"my son"
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"central oregon"
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"by the pound"
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"unique experience"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dig your own or buy pre-cut. Terrific variety of stones available and lots of souvenirs. You borrow tools or take your own and dig in sandstone and pay by the pound and pay by the square inch for cutting. Great work experience for the kids...More

Thank George B
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

They have opportunities here for you to dig for your own 'thunder eggs' (created by volcanic activity), but I was the only one wanting to do that, so we passed. They will loan you tools to dig with and they have areas for novices all...More

1  Thank SMGrandma
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This place is huge and probably require more time than you would expect. The store as bins full of rocks and minerals to purchase and to look at everything form raw material sold by the pound to finished jewelry and polished items. The digging areas...More

Thank Ron D
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Arrived at the rock ranch on a warm day. Had my dogs in the vehicle and looking for a shady place to park. There was shade on a lawn area in which a trailer and another vehicle were parked. We parked there and left the...More

5  Thank readen03
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Wouldn't have thought it but is so much fun to dig up these treasures. Worth having them cut open. Took my daughter out here and at 6yrs old she had a blast digging up rocks and picking which ones to keep.

1  Thank Teannprue
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

After visiting the Lava Caves in Bend, the Park Ranger recommended digging for thunder eggs. Calling before going is recommended to see if they are open and last available time people are allowed to explore. After reading reviews we were a little apprehensive to go,...More

2  Thank familyfunwith5
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with our two grandchildren aged 6 and 7. They had a great time and a successful dig for thunder eggs. First the shop is very impressive in the huge selection of rocks and products from all over the world. There were many beautiful...More

Thank BrandingExpert
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

This trip was intended to dig for geodes and thunder eggs, so we started at a Ranch well known for this. We had the time of our lives and ended up with over 60 pounds of beautiful thunder eggs, agates and geodes from 3 of...More

1  Thank turtlegirl178
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Some of the most inconsiderate people I've met in my life in any situation. Someone needs to buy the property because until then, things won't change. The owners' children are just as bad. I love this piece of land and can't wait to go back...More

3  Thank eshilver
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

We enjoyed doing a dig at this ranch. You grab some pick axes from the store, sign a waiver, they give you a map and instructions and you drive about thirty minutes down a road through the ranch to one of the dig sites of...More

1  Thank SPKKPS2017
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kdreams
5 May 2016|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I think Pelton Park, 3300 Pelton Park Road, Madras. 541-475-0516.
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Korri M
11 October 2015|
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Response from rocklvr03 | Reviewed this property |
Please check with Richardson's Ranch,or the web site.
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Ann G
10 September 2015|
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Response from rocklvr03 | Reviewed this property |
Probably not. It is rather remote, but the rockshop should have wi-fi.
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