Monday, June 14, 2010

47th Gem & Mineral Show in Newport

Photo of the Oregon beachcombers books (Agates of the Oregon Coast (pocket guide) and the Fossils of Western Oregon)among the following items of wire wrapped agate pendants, an Oregon fossil pectin shell, Oregon Petrified Wood, Brazilian Amethyst geode and a celestite crystal clusterYesterday we went out for the minus tides and found the gravel beds are still presenting a treasure trove of agates, jasper and more for us beachcombers. Came home and wrapped the 3 agate pendants in this photo that just came out of our tumbler collected just a few weeks ago.

Father’s Day weekend rock hunters, agate lovers and fossil collectors are coming together for the annual Oregon Coast Agate Club’s 47th Gem & Mineral Show here in Newport at the Yaquina View Elementary School -Multipurpose Room - 351 SE Harney Street. The show will be open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is only $2 for adults, $1 for youth, with children under 6 years of age free.