Elevation: 4,997 feet
The Lucky Strike and Valley View Thunder Eggs Mines have Agates with the best range in colors, probably in the world. The eggs contain mosses, banded agate, fortification, plumes and geodes. The fees we charge are based on the weight of the mined products. Leonard Kopcinski (Kop) is the owner. Both mines have been open to the public for over fifty years.
We are located a mile high in the scenic Ochoco mountains about thirty-five miles northeast of Prineville, Oregon. Weather permitting; the mines will be open mid May through mid November daily from 8 am till 5 pm. While at the mines we think you'll have a great time and a great learning experience. For the serious rock hounds, after a day of digging lots of eggs (for only $1.00 a pound), free camping, water and an outhouse is available.
Description from mine website as of 2010
The mines are located approximately 35 miles northeast of Prineville, Oregon. Follow Highway 26 towards Mitchell, OR. Just before you reach the Ochoco summit, turn left on Forest Road 27 (2730). Follow 2730 until you get to road 200 where you will turn left again (You will also see a sign indicating the direction to the Lucky Strike Mine on road 2730.). Once you turn left on road 200 go straight. You are only 2 miles from the Lucky Strike Mine.