Thursday, December 26, 2013

Rock Out at the beach!

This is a trial trip that we are putting together for Lincoln City visitors & tourism development.  We are hoping for gravel to be exposed but so far not many storms with wind out of the SW.  We will meet as the article states at the D-River Wayside State Park beach access on Highway 101 in the center of Lincoln City at 1:00pm. Rubber boots are recommended to cross streams of water. The beaches to be visited during the field trip depends on the local gravel bed conditions found that day and we will announce where we are headed after we meet everyone in the parking lot. 

We are very fortunate to have the Oregon Fossil Guy with us as he has just returned to the Oregon coast from living in Colorado for the last four years. On any other day the Oregon Fossil Guy (this is his actual business) charges for his tours so this is a one time field trip without a fee.  Naturally there is no guarantee of where nature will uncover the gravel for this date so we will do the best we can with local information that we get that day.

If you do not have a pocket guide of Agates of the Oregon Coast you can check with the merchants in your area or Lincoln City to get your copy. This guide featuring agates to zeolites is in true color and you will be able to lay your dry specimens on the guide to identify your finds.

We look forward to seeing you folks for this fun day of beach combing in Lincoln City.