This is beach combing 101 for sharing trophies found along the Pacific Coastline. Agates, jasper, petrified wood, 15 - 20 million year old marine fossils, to zeolites and more as found on Oregon's scenic beaches! This is brought to you as a continuation of my pocket guides Agates of the Oregon Coast and/or Agates of the Pacific Coast.
Monday the Oregon Fossil Guy and I had a nice afternoon checking out the beach. Conditions were clear and we pretty much had the beaches to ourselves. We had a rather successful day.
I hadn't been out there in some time to see these conditions exposing the tide pools out beyond the normal tide line. I came home with a nice piece of bone, some petrified wood, beautiful fancy jasper, brecciated jasper and a few agates. Much to our disappointment the blue appearing agate on the right is NOT a blue agate but just a cloud agate with a bluish rind. Hopefully today's storm will remove the sand necessary to expose the gravel bars further up the beach. Please be careful out there and don't try beach combing today with this storm lasting until 6:00 tonight. Today is definitely a good day to storm watch from the safety and comfort of your warm beach front hotel room.