Idaho Museum Of Mining & Geology
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One of the wonders of Idaho are the rocks and rock formations, the gems and minerals found throughout this great state. So many and wondrous it is Idaho's nickname. "The Gem State". From the Star Garnets in northern Idaho to the Spencer Opal mine in Eastern Idaho there is wonder to behold. The gold veins, fossils and volcanic rock of Owyhee county in south western Idaho and Malhuer county in eastern Oregon are dynomite as well! One of my favorite things to do is chase chukars, a small upland bird that inhabit most of the state, but especially the desert rimrock of the Owyhees. I often find myself spending more time exploring the rock formations whence I stumble across…
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