Walker Valley Geodes

Welcome to your online guide to Walker Valley.  This site was created in hopes that I could help fellow Rockhounds to better prepare before they head out on there trip to dig for Geodes.  The Walker Valley Geode location is located in Skagit County and is about 9 miles east of Mt Vernon, Washington.  This is one of the more popular areas for finding Geodes in Washington State, and understandably so.

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The Geodes you find at Walker Valley are absolutely beautiful and can be full of clear Quartz Crystals, some solid, and some can even be full of beautiful purple Amethyst Crystals. The Geodes here will range in size but tend to be no larger than 4″ in diameter.  It can be a real task trying to dig the Geodes out of the Hard Rock without breaking them, so be sure to use great care when swinging your Rock Hammer.

 Amethyst Geodes

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The most sought out Geodes found at Walker Valley are those filled with beautiful Amethyst Crystals.  These are a little rare to come by so don’t expect to find one on your very first trip without putting in the work, though the potential is defiantly there!

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 The Recommended Tools

There are many different methods one can use for looking for Geodes at Walker Valley.  I have seen people have some luck digging through the loose rock that others have knocked down and find some pretty nice over looked pieces this way.  However, 9 times out of 10 you will be digging through someone else tailing’s pile using this method.  In my opinion one can find much nicer specimen pieces and of greater quantity if you are prepared and have the right Tools!

hardhat

Safety absolutely comes first at Walker Valley!  I highly recommend a sturdy Hard Hat, especially for the little ones.

chisel

Its a really good idea to bring some decent Rock Chisels.  These will be used along side your trusty Rock Hammer.

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You will absolutely need a good Rock Hammer out at Walker Valley.  This will be used in conjunction with the Rock Chisels to help pry apart the rocks.

prybar

A good Pry Bar will make a world of a difference for breaking up the rock and exposing those Geodes.  This is one tool that you don’t want to go without.

Other things you want to make sure to bring with you would be a couple 5 Gallons Buckets, Knee Pads, Protective Glasses and of course plenty of Water, Snacks and Food.

Walker Valley Geode Map

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To learn more about other interesting places to go Rockhounding in Washington State, check out Gem Trails Of Washington.  This is the updated version and it is far more comprehensive then the previously released version.  Highly Recommended!

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If this site was helpful to you, please share it with all your Rockhounding friends!

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