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Rockhounds from novice to expert seeking agate, opal, jasper, and malachite, or searching for petrified wood and fossils, are likely to unearth these treasures in Nevada. Sparsely populated with millions of acres of accessible public lands, Nevada holds geologic wonders. The state's 94 best rockhounding sites are featured in this well-researched guidebook. Includes a list of museums of special geologic interest.    

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Lamoille, Nevada : Information & Photographs

Church in Lamoille, Nevada
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Located twenty miles from Elko at the base of the Ruby Mountains, Lamoille has a beautiful location. The snow-covered mountains rise steeply up from the sprawling Lamoille Valley, providing a very scenic setting.

Lamoille also has a superb location for outdoor pursuits. The Lamoille Canyon Scenic Drive, which leads deep into the Ruby Mountains, is not just a beautiful drive but also leads to numerous trailheads that head out into the wilderness area of the Ruby Mountains.

The downtown area of Lamoille is tiny, and hides the fact that Lamoille actually has a population of over 14,000 people. All the population growth in Lamoille is due to its scenic location and the growth in nearby Elko – most people who live in Lamoille take the short commute “over the pass” to Elko.

The downtown area of Lamoille has virtually no services at all. However, along the highway to Elko there’s plenty of places for the traveler to grab gas and other supplies. For those staying overnight in Lamoille, there is two small hotels in the downtown area of Lamoille. Better lodging options are found in Elko, which has over a dozen hotels.

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Suggested Books

Benchmark Nevada Road & Recreation Atlas : This topographic map book shows ALL roads in Nevada. This book is a mandatory requirement if you'll be venturing off the main highways shown on the tourist map. Additionally, this book shows many historical sites, points of interest and recreation areas.

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Where to Stay in Lamoille

There is one or two small hotels in Lamoille, but none have online booking. Better lodging options are found in nearby Elko. Camping is also plentiful, both up in the Ruby Mountains and on the BLM lands outside of the National Forest Lands. Developed campgrounds exist on the Lamoille Canyon Scenic Drive, too.

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