Editors notes: Remember agates are still readily found along the Pacific Coast, primarily on the Central Oregon Coast from Florence to Otis. For those of you wanting a great place to stay for beach combing the Moolack Shores Resort over looks a great area known for fossils. For more on this story check out the photos. For ease of beach access if you are not staying at the resort, I would advise you to use the unpaved turnout (with signs that say road maintained by...) that is just ½ a mile south of the Beverly beach state park (not the asphalt parking lots). Aproaching from the south it would be 1½ miles north of milepost 136 which is north of 100th St.NE.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
This is a very unique and colorful piece Tyler found which looks like a quilt with all of the broken fragments of the colorful fancy jaspers which have been re-cemented by the white agate which is natures way of gluing the Brecciated (meaning broken) Jasper back together.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
"This is a barnacle fossil. Bring it to Fossil Fest if you will. I'd like to look at it. Living goose-neck barnacles have triangular plates that are loosely articulated and they disperse when the animals die. This is what is referred to as a "acorn" barnacle where the little plates are quite thick and well cemented together so they tend to stay in one piece after death. The radially arranged septa like plates inside the body are also typical." Bill Orr, author of Oregon Fossils.
Nick of Florence Oregon was nice enough to share this great fossil with all of us during the Yachats Agate Festival. It is a very impressive specimen and is in incredible condition. Thank you again Nick for sharing this with us.
13th annual Fossil Fest, Saturday, February 9, 2013 | at the Hatfield Marine Science Center Visitor Center, South Beach in Newport, OR. Want to identify that unique beach find? Get an up-close look at some exciting fossils and the scientists who work with them. Bring in your own fossils or other beach finds for identification by Oregon's preeminent paleontologist, Dr. William Orr and members of the North American Research Group to talk and or identify your finds. Enjoy activities from 10 am to 4 pm, including a fossil swap and a 1:30 pm talk by Dr. Orr on "The Fossil Record of the Earliest Life on Earth".
Editors note: Thank you both for sharing this with all of us.
Friday, January 18, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
|Sheri of Waldport found these nice fossils|
Join us this Saturday and Sunday, January 19th and 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the 2nd annual Yachats Agate Festival at the Yachats Commons. This free event will feature spectacular displays as well as family friendly learning opportunities for all ages.
FACETS Gem & Mineral Gallery will have K.T. Myers the author of the Pocket Guide Agates of the Oregon Coast there with the books, plus locally made agate jewelry and more.
< - - Beachcomber Sheri of Waldport, will be speaking and sharing some of her tips to successful beachcombing on the Central Oregon Coast.