Dust Devil Mining Company

All Natural...All American....Oregon Sunstone

Unearthing the Oregon Sunstone

Dust Devil Mining Co. was founded by rock hounds who believe everyone should have access to good quality cutting rough at a reasonable price. We believe the Oregon Sunstone is on the threshold of becoming a very popular gemstone and that demand will cause the price to increase considerably over the next few years.

Even though growing popularity tends to make gemstone rough difficult to find and expensive to obtain, the Dust Devil Mine pledges to continue making good rough available for designers, artists, and cutters as long as we own the mine.

Tuscon International Gemshow

In 1996, the Dust Devil Mine began selling Oregon Sunstones in Tucson, Arizona at the Tucson International Gem Show. Sales were not brisk for the relatively unknown gemstone, but the exposure resulted in a meeting with William Cox, one of the country's finest gemstone carvers.

Will fell in love with our material and traded his carving skills for some stones to carve for himself. Will entered the second Sunstone that he had ever carved into the prestigious AGTA Cutting Edge Competition. Will took first place in the carving division.

The first place win led to meetings with several other award winning cutters and carvers. One of these was Larry Winn of Grand Junction Colorado. Larry's Paisley Pear Sunstone took third place in the combination division in 1997.

Moving ahead to the 2008 mining season...Dust Devil Mining company is in full swing with the new 'Optical Sorting' plant up and running. The Oregon sunstone continues to win awards for artists, including Dalan Hargrave, multiple award winning artist.

From the EARTH to the Extraordinary.....!


Unique Sunstone Carving
by Charles Kelly

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Dust Devil Mining Co.  P.O. Box 55  BLM 6155  Plush, OR 97637
ph: (503) 559-2495  alt: (503) 559-9338