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Oregon Sunstone
The sunstone is the state’s gemstone.

Oregon’s state gemstone is a feldspar crystal that weathers out of certain lava flows in south-central Oregon. It may be collected on BLM land near Lakeview. Collecting on mining claims is prohibited. For information, contact BLM, 1000 South Ninth, PO Box 151, Lakeview, OR 97630, phone (541) 947-2177
Sunstone color relates to the amount of copper in the stone – 20 parts per million for yellow, 200 parts per million for red.