When you hear of anything with “The Blues” in it you tend to assume it is a sad or tragic think. Well Ellensburg Blues are far from sad. They are a special gem found only in the Lower County of Kittitas County. This beautiful blue stone is truly one of a kind in it’s vast shapes and shades of blue. This use to be a little hidden secret to locals in the area but as they say the secret is out. King 5’s evening magazine recently did a segment on this unique gem and the area I so love. Check out the full story here. https://www.king5.com/article/news/a-rare-stone-thats-only-found-in-one-eastern-washington-town-where-to-hunt-for-ellensburg-blues/281-582048546
If you have the desire to find one of these hidden treasure put it on your calendar for this spring. There is lots of public land that you can hunt for these rare gems or you can take a private excursion with
Rock n’ Tomahawk Ranch which allows people to hunt their 200 plus acres for blues for 5 dollars, to make a reservation call (509) 962-2403. Ireland Jewelers in Cle Elum makes finished pieces using Ellensburg blues, 111 E 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922. You will enjoy this unique outing in Kittitas County.