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April 2nd, 2009 ~ Since my Thunderegg digs are snowed in, I had to get dirty digging something else. So I ventured east of town to a little spot I dig once in awhile and started digging a nice little petrified limb.  This little limb ended up causing more problems for me later on. "See below" 


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As I continued digging the limb, one of my hefty swings of the hoe pick was suddenly stopped when the point stuck into this beauty! 


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Upclose of the log section! 


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After several hours of fighting rain, high winds and hail we finally got it out. This larger log was about 3 feet in length, however it came out in several pieces due to natural fractures. The small limb I originally started digging was a total of 2.5 feet long. It as well came out in several pieces.  With some fancy glue - I glued the pieces back together... Pictures coming soon! 


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Looking into Bear Creek - Also looking down onto Lucky Strike Mine

 
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Killer Green Bed - Buddies and I, digging away!

 
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One Big Hole! and a broken pick. Some die-hard rockhound had a good workout digging this hole at the Ochoco Agate Bed

 
Face In Rock
During my travels looking for new Thunderegg beds, I found this interesting rock outcrop. See the face?

 
Painted Hills
North of Mitchell, Oregon this is a sample of what the painted hills look like.

 
John Day River
North of a town called Mitchell, Oregon. This is the John Day River.

 
Donnybrook
Buddies and I, collecting at Donnybrook bed.