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Hauser Geode Beds

Blythe, California USA

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  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
  • No Public
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“producing beautiful geodes of varied types”

 The Hauser Geode Beds are located south west of Blythe off of Interstate 10 and then Wiley's Well Road South.  It takes about 1 hour from Blythe to get there.  About 30 minutes on paved road and then 30 minutes on dirt road. Known to rock hounds for many years, the Hauser geode beds have produced some very beautiful geodes of varied types. Some geodes are lined with amethyst crystals, others have white or black calcite crystals . A geode is a sphere shaped rock which contains a hollow cavity lined with crystals. A geode which is completely filled with small compact crystal formations such as agate or jasper is called a nodule or Thunder Egg. The Hauser Geode Beds were discovered in 1937 by Joel Hauser, a Blythe Native. As there were no roads in the Black Hills area, Mr. Hauser used his Model A Ford that he paid $37.50 for to explore this region.  One day while trying to drive around the Black Hills the Hauser beds was discovered.  There are several areas to find geodes in, the Hauser beds, the Straw beds and the Potato Patch, for details on exact locations see the maps.

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Anna Hider

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May 01, 2015
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Leave early because you may get a tiny bit lost finding this place and you wanna leave lots of time for geode hunting. They're usually clustered together in geode beds-- they're lighter in color than the other rocks, usually round-ish, and can vary in size. Remember to bring a handpick, a shovel, and a bucket!

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May 28, 2020

This is very hard to get to. You need a Jeep or something small with 4 wheel drive. We got stuck and AAA will not help you. A company came out and got us out of the soft sand but it will cost you $500 cash or $900 credit .

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Blythe, California

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