Memorial Day Weekend 2013 marks the 39th Anniversary of our rock shop. Since it's opening 39 years ago the rock shop hasn't been closed for a single day. With the purchase of the Famous Priday Agate Beds in 1976, the Richardson Recreational Ranch and Richardson Agate Co. LLC has been known as a destination for rock lovers from all over the world.
We now own and operate the famous Priday thunderegg beds and our modern rock shop has lots of other good Oregon materials. We have more variety of material than any other place in Central Oregon. Our selection includes: thundereggs, moss agate, jasper, jasp-agate, and Oregon sunset... just to name a few!
All of our dig locations are accessible by road. For those who prefer, we have materials available at the office. Digging is seasonal and weather permitting. The thunderegg beds are worked regularly to always provide the finest digging. We provide free use of rock picks for the day. Ledge agate material is a favorite for many and is a ranch specialty. Chisels, wedges, and hard rock mining tools are necessary, and are available for purchase at the shop.
Rough and finished products may be purchased from our shop. We produce Richardson's high-speed sanders and buffers. Other major brands of lapidary machinery and supplies are available at our shop as well. We no longer offer overnight camping.