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Geode Beds (Imperial County)
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Geode Beds (Imperial County), California
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Description: Geodes are found in groups located in volcanic ash beds, which is why they are referred to as Geode Beds. At first glance the geodes look like sphere-shaped, brown muddy rocks and can easily blend in with the landscape. They are lighter in color than the darker varnished rocks which cover the land surrounding the geode beds, so they can easily be identified once you know what to look for. Geodes vary in size. Some are as small as a cherry and others as large as a grapefruit. Some geodes contain crystals and agates.

Location: Take Wiley Well Road Exit from Interstate 10 and continue driving South To the graded dirt road just past the state prison. You will pass Wiley Well Campground (9 miles south of I-10), Coon Hollow Campground (12 miles south of 1I-0). You will see a dirt road on the right with a marker indicating the route to the Hauser Geode Beds (This is also the Imperial and Riverside county border).

Address: El Centro Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
1661 South Fourth Street
El Centro, CA  92243
Phone: (760) 337-4400

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