Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sorry we have been so busy this summer that we haven't had a chance to get the photos up that we have taken of other treasures. Hope to find some moments to get back to the photos. Happy hunting everyone.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Have a safe journey and good luck at school, Tali you will be missed by all of us here in Newport! You have been such a great team player here with us for the last two years. We know you will excell in anything you set your mind to.
Tali is shown here with her gold wire wrapped cloud agate that was actually found here in Newport with the inclusion shaped as a cross. How fitting a piece to send her off to Boise Bible College.
Good Luck from all of us!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Enjoy 4 minutes of beachcombing at the surf line and around the cove during the low tide for agates on the beach at roads end with Jafravh. Her bonus footage will also include close up views of the tide pools, home to a variety of colorful sea stars and sea anemones which are groups of water dwelling, animals of the intertidal area plus a spectacular close-up of our national symbol the Bald Eagle perched on a rock out crop at the Oregon Coast!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Saturday, July 5, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
This piece found by Ronnie the "Rockhunter" of Newport measures 6" x 2½" and is a most unsual specimen. The areas that appear to have been sawed are the actual damage done by the Teredo mollusk to this piece of wood.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Spectacular winter storms this year have been responsible for a variety of changes to the Oregon coastline. Since the storm removal of tons of sand this has uncoverd and exposed more rocks, agates, fossils, and glass fishing floats than many of our previous winters. Guest Dale M. recently found this spectacular specimen of Jasp-Agate which has the look of a breaciated jasper (considering all of the fragmented jasper pieces randomly spread throughout) on the beach just north of Newport, at the Oregon Coast. (This specimen was photographed wet).
Sunday, May 4, 2008
A beautiful fossilized specimen of an Aturia angustata (Conrad) of which is the extinct species that is compared with the present day Nautilus pompilus. The photos shows the interior cavity lined of druzy quartz crystals, while the exterior shell still shows the well detailed growth chamber by chamber. Found locally by Brent, a Lincoln county beachcomber.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This winter the storms scoured the beaches down so far that ancient forest tree trunks and shipwrecks that had been buried for 200+ years or so were exposed. This brought so many visitors to the coast, that on some days there were as many as 150 people at a time on the local beaches.
Photo above shows a small but unique 2" piece of petrified wood limb cast with small worm holes, as found in by Newport resident Larry Thompson. This was just one of the many beautiful pieces that we had seen from the many people beachcoming in April.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Handsome five pound, 6 inch Jasp-Agate, with veining of green moss found, at the beach in south Lincoln Co., Oregon. Exterior of gold jasper showing veins of agate, cut open displaying moss agate interior.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Exciting find of a 2.2 pound agate found just north of Newport , Oregon August 2007. I identified it as an agate but thought it would be a carnelian agate, due to the exterior color.