This is beach combing 101 for sharing trophies found along the Pacific Coastline. Agates, jasper, petrified wood, 15 - 20 million year old marine fossils, to zeolites and more as found on Oregon's scenic beaches! This is brought to you as a continuation of my pocket guides Agates of the Oregon Coast and/or Agates of the Pacific Coast.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
This huge trophy agate was brought in to Wesley's Trading Post by Valerie from Portland Saturday May 7th. She said her husband found it sticking out of the sand and had to dig it out and they were amazed at how big it was 46.8 pounds. From a beach on the coast near an RV park. You can see some the bruising that I have described in the past as looking like fingernail indentations in the rind and exposed patches of the agate and drusy crystal – quartz looking patches so not sure what is inside.
EDITORIAL NOTE:Sorry I took so long to open the photos that Patty Bullock supplied.
Evening May 26th will
be the last in
this years series of talks on
Lincoln County author of
Agates of the Oregon Coast Kay
combing 101, finding
agates on the Central
Oregon Coast. This presentation with video will be held at the Driftwood
Public Library in
Lincoln City Tuesday
evening at 6:30 PM.
Thank you Lars, we just received our autographed copy of Rockhounding Oregon today! Great job this makes a great companion book of locations to go with our pocket guides Oregon Under Foot and Agates of the Oregon Coast.We should have copies for sale next week at Wesley's Trading Post 136 SE 1st St here in Newport, Oregon. 541-265-4556.
Greetings Fossil Fans: Here is an invitation to attend one of the Oregon Fossil Guy's beach combing field trips on the beach at Newport. Yes, there is a fee for this wonderful educational experience with your guided professional.
Oregon Fossil Guy's Upcoming beach fossil field trips in the Newport area include:
Sunday July 13 8:00 am Moolack Beach (north of Newport in paved parking lot past Moolack Shores Motel)
Tuesday July 225:30 pm Beverly Beach State Park (meet in the day-use parking area west of the entrance)
Look for his dark-green jeep with the FOSSIL sign in the window. Only $39 per person [payable to "Guy DiTorrice"] with all collection supplies included (canvas collecting bag, gloves, brush, magnifying glass) and your collected specimens are identified, bagged and labeled. Participants receive a printed copy of the new fossil-collecting rules and the OSU Sea Grant fact sheet "Fossils You Can Find on Oregon Beaches". You provide solid footwear for walking on slick/mossy rock, large cobbles and long stretches of sandy beach as well as layered clothes, with recent foggy conditions making it a bit cool here.
Please passthis invitation along to any other fossil fan of interest and let him know any days or dates of interest to you. Hope to see you here.
Guy DiTorrice aka "Oregon Fossil Guy" PO Box 1643 Newport OR 97365  326-3573 cell/text
Here is last Thursday's agate trophy found by Sandra, one of our local beachcombers here on the Central Oregon Coast. Congratulations to Sandra on finding this beautiful black fortification agate among all of the Velella velella on the beach. That could not have been easy to see among all of that debris as the link to the (Velella velella)will show you. The center opening at the bottom shows a small pocket of druse or druzy quartz crystals which is a coating of small fine crystals which allows that area to be somewhat translucent under high intensity lighting.