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Address: Blythe, CA

Exploration and digging at this elusive spot yields geodes, beautiful...

Exploration and digging at this elusive spot yields geodes, beautiful inside when split open.

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Just follow the main roads

After reading on the web and the gem trails book we own, we were not sure if we could find the geode beds way back off road. We had no problem, just keep to the main used roads... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2016
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Spokane, Washington
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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Four of us drove out to the beds in my Jeep Compass 4x4 and I'm very glad we took it for the high clearance. Not recommended for regular low slung vehicles! Our hopes were high because of the notoriety this area has received over the years. But, alas, easy pickings were not to be found. The area has been worked... More 

1 Thank barry1170
Wright, Wyoming
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47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

We love the Hauser Geode beds. Many acres of BLM land to ride atv's in to several great rock places. We don't find a lot of geodes, but than we aren't into a lot of hard digging. Would rather walk around with eyes peeled on the ground LOL. Quite a ways out, best if you spend a few day days.

1 Thank nana829
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119 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016

After reading on the web and the gem trails book we own, we were not sure if we could find the geode beds way back off road. We had no problem, just keep to the main used roads. The road from the interstate down to Wiley's Well was horrible, very bumpy. Keep going past that and coon hollow campground and... More 

7 Thank 3bear
New Mexico
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154 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

We ended up walking in the last couple of miles, as the rod is pretty rough with large rocks ...hence high clearance ...takes a good 45 minutes to drive all the way back off blacktop... You have to kind of know what you are looking for, as LOTS of potato like rocks that are just rocks..

2 Thank jshanson
Lomita, California
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242 reviews
115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

My family used to come out here in the early fifties on rock gathering trips. They used to find lots of large thunder eggs. People are still finding Geodes out here. I went out just to find some of the old places we collected at when I was a kid. The main roads are a lot better now but you... More 

3 Thank 707clayg
Columbia Station, Ohio
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We found the roads better than expected. The roads were rough in a couple places, a SUV did just fine. There are a couple places where the roads braid. But look a couple hundred yards ahead and you'll see the path. There are sign at the first two intersections getting there. You'll see dig sites. We went with small tools,... More 

5 Thank any1mark
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50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Did a lot of research before we went on this adventure. Rock hound sites made it seem easy to find the spot and as if there were geode's o'plenty. Not so much. A bit difficult to navigate the roads. Vehicle with high ground clearance required. We did find some Geodes. Not as large or as many as we expected. Nor... More 

2 Thank defaziorv
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Good fun. Not a great haul, but excellent first trip out here. Great time of year to do it. Didn't get too hot. Watch out for the flies - they bite! More annoying than painful though ;)

3 Thank Nick M
Fullerton, California
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721 reviews
292 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2015 via mobile

We had some help before we arrived of what to look for. As soon as we stopped we were picking up little geodes off the ground. After a bit of looking we found a nice bed of geodes that were a nice baseball size. In about an hour we filled up our bucket. Husband enjoyed it so much he already... More 

15 Thank RockNCreekGirl
Fullerton, California
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77 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2015

An off road adventure out in the desert to explore and look for geodes, we got about half a bucket of small ones on a fun adventure

5 Thank Jim B

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