Saturday, 17 February 2018

Contacting Us

E-mail:   Email is always the best way to contact us!  Unless we're on a mountain beyond cell range, we check email every day.

Main Postal address:
PO Box 809, Ravensdale, WA 98051 USA


Canadian Postal address:

18850 Pass Crk/RC East FSR,  Grand Forks, BC V0H 1H8 Canada


Australian Postal address:

c/o Littlely, 19 Clarence St., Nhill, Vic 3518 Australia



Phone: (425) 413-1122

24 hour answering machine, only monitored when we're not out digging.  Leave a message, we will (eventually) call you back.  You'll get quicker service if you email.

We're often in the field for weeks at time, so it may take a while to return your call or e-mail.

The Fine Print

If you are overweight, short of breath, acrophobic, or have knee or back problems, choose another trip. If you have any doubt of your ability to hike to Spruce, go to a high rise building and stairclimb to the 30th floor in 50 minutes. This is how you will feel when you reach the collecting area at Spruce. You´ll need to have enough energy left to swing a hammer! We hike in and out as a group, so the slowest person determines group speed.

Road access to our trailhead is via a rocky logging road. High clearance vehicles (7 inch minimum) are required. 4WD is not necessary.


$2600. per group of up to 4.  Our individually-booked Spruce day trips have ended.  These group digs can occasionally be arranged weekdays in August.  Price is the same whether your 'group' is one person or four.  

Ownership of Spruce has been transferred to Spruce Collectors, LLC, a membership organization that exists to provide excellent collecting opportunities for its members. There are no memberships currently available. Email us to get on our list for future membership sales.

A group of museum curators chose Spruce as one of the top 50 mineral localities ever mined in the U.S. for America's Mineral Treasures, a project for the 2008 Tucson Gem & Mineral show. Read the Spruce chapter from the accompanying book (copyright 2008 Lithographie, LLC) Spruce Ridge article (PDF, 778k, opens in a new window)