Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Things are NOT always what they appear to be...

Trophy find of a black agatized clam belly with a hidden water bubble within it.

Our extreamly unseasonable warm January weather here on the Oregon coast has brought out the beachcombers from every where to go hunting for agates. Local resident Frank was out collecting last Friday and found this black beauty! Just looking at it in normal light you can't see the water bubble within the agate until you back light it with a strong beam of light and the black disappears to expose the trophy of the day.