Looking for Sun in Rainy Oregon (Sunstone mining)

With Oregon so close to our home state of Washington, we decided to plan a camping trip around a visit to The Spectrum Sunstone Mine in Oregon.  Most of the Sunstone mines are located down around Plush, Oregon, in the middle of what feels like a vast, Road Warrior wasteland.  It is, in fact, a desert, and (surprise!) Oregon has them. The drive to several mines takes about 2 hours off the main road on a dirt and gravel backroad riddled with potholes.  NOTE: Do not take your nice car on this excursion.  I confess our camper van was somewhat nicer before the trip....

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