Saturday, September 27, 2008

Agatized Fossil Snail Shell with Water bubble!

Sue B. of Newport found this 2" wonderful agatized enhydro sea snail fossil specimen earlier this summer while beachcombing on the Oregon coast. This fossil would be about 15-20 million years old.

Photo has been enlarged to show the bubble encased within the agate.

Agate Arrowhead found!

Nice find! Earlier this month Jon M. found this jasp agate arrowhead while visiting in Newport! This is the second agate arrowhead we have seen in recient years here in the Newport area. However please remember taking artifacts from the beaches in Oregon is not recommended.

Photo shows both the front and back.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Congratulations to Jeff Smith of Ashland!

Congratulations to Jeff Smith and his friend on their exceptional find of the largest complete agate enhydro Clam Bellie, we have ever seen! They were in at closing September 13th and we had the camera put away, hope they will stop in again and let us take a photo to show everyone this exceptional find.

Sorry we have been so busy this summer that we haven't had a chance to get the photos up that we have taken of other treasures. Hope to find some moments to get back to the photos. Happy hunting everyone.