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Rock hound heaven

A vast array of brightly colored rocks and gems were available for sale from vendors adjacent to Mac Hall in Nyssa during the 51st annual Thunderegg Days celebration last week. (The Enterprise/John L. Braise)

By John L. Braese
Malheur Enterprise

NYSSA - Armed with cups of gas-station coffee and coolers full of water, a dozen rock aficionados – and some folks just curious about rocks – left Nyssa early last Friday morning.

Climbing into their own vehicles, they left in a convoy, driving toward the Succor Creek area for a morning’s worth of rock hounding. For the first time, Woody Weyerman, a retired school bus driver from Adrian, led the tour. For the past 65 years, Weyerman has made his own treks into the desert . . .