Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Present Day Great White Sharks Tooth

Congratulations to Ken of Neotsu Oregon, who just discovered this rare find of a present day 1¾" Great White Sharks Tooth, here on the Central Oregon Coast.

The serrations have been worn down indicating that it has been in the sand for quite some time, but still a spectacular find.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fancy Jaspers and Agate

It is getting rather late in the season but these beauties were just found in the last week or so. All of these are nice and sizable, the amber colored one on the lower left is a sard agate (that has been back lit to see the translucency of the stone) the others are all fancy jaspers. Congratulations to our Toledo resident beachcomber Scott on these beautiful finds.

Agatized Marine Gastropods

Would you have recognized the white specimen as being an agatized snail? Many folks do not look before tossing their finds into the rock polisher.

The top specimen was found by Frank and the white one was found by Scott both are beachcomber residents of Agate Beach.


This fossil was found on Oregon's central coast. A. shows the side view to be about 5" long. The rear is 3" wide, with some really usual suture like or worm tracks. The rear view shows rarely seen turbinate bones that were preserved within the  fossilized in the skull of a small porpoise or dolphin. Identified by Dr. William Orr 2-12-11.

Ted's 4" Oregon Agate Crafted into a Night Light

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.