La Pine: Opals in Oregon

Daniele Mckay Event Type: Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 6/22/2018
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
 Explore how opals form, and where to find opals in Oregon.

Opals are spectacular gemstones that come in a variety of colors that can rival diamonds, rubies, and emeralds in intensity. But not all opals are of gemstone quality. Many opals lack the brilliant color and "fire" of gemstones, but occur much more frequently. You probably encounter opals everyday in central Oregon, without knowing it!

Join the Deschutes Public Library and geologist Daniele Mckay to learn more about these intriguing gemstones. We will explore how opals form, and where to find gemstone quality opals in Oregon.

Links to more information about rock hounding in Oregon:

U.S. Forest Service:!ut/p/z0/04_Sj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfIjo8zijQwgwNHCwN_DI8zPyBcqYKBfkO2oCABZcx5g/?position=Not&ss=110601&navtype=&pnavid=110000000000000&navid=110370000000000&cid=stelprdb5247398

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries:

BLM Oregon Sunstone Collection Site:


Library: La Pine Public Library
Location: Community Room
Contact: Paige M. Ferro
Contact Number: 5413121063
Presenter: Daniele Mckay