A wide selection of rocks and minerals have made Lake County a hotbed for rockhounds around the world. The most coveted find is the Lake County Diamond, a lovely crystal-like stone of the quartz family that is formed by volcanic processes and found nowhere else in the world.
You’ll also find an abundance of obsidian, onyx, agate, jasper, chert, quartz, travertine, jade, petrified wood and clamshell fossils – many of which are the result of the Clear Lake Volcanic Field. Be sure to visit the Lake County Historic Courthouse Museum, where you’ll see a 94-carat faceted Lake County Diamond!
"I have had people as old as 95 diamond hunting and they magically turned into a little kid."