Saturday, July 24, 2010

Agates to Zeolites on the Oregon Coast

Tamie of Bend was just in with this very large zeolite she found while agate hunting on the Oregon Coast over the years. This is the largest one we have ever seen of these. Thank you for sharing this specimen with us.

Sorry my photography leaves something to be desired as I blurred this photo. Tamie if you are still in the area maybe I can re shoot this.

Another Fossilized Nautilus Found!

Nice discovery made last week by local beachcomber Michele of Newport. Sorry I haven't been able to put up more photos lately on this blog but it has been a busy summer here in Newport. Just wish we had time to get out and find some of these nice pieces too, but one must work while there is work available.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Trophy agate

Congratulations to agate collector James of South Beach who just recently found this beautiful agate weighing in at ¼ of a pound and 2¾" long. The stone appears black with white frosting, however when illuminated with a strong light source from the bottom you can see it is a lavender cloud agate. We were so worried that the frosting would disappear on this beauty but it came out well. This will make a nice addition to ones agate collection.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Your never too old!

Two wild and wacky women

These two beach-combing seniors, Kay (in white shirt) of Newport and her guest Judy of Deming New Mexico were caught playing in the sand box just months before it became the blacktopped boat ramp parking lot for the marina at South Beach. NOAA the agatized clam belly on the lower right foreground was just found June 7, 2010 during Newport's NOAA party.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Agates still being found...

Here are Scott's trophies from a week or so ago, with great color and patterns.
The Oregon vacations have started! Lots of traffic her in Newport today with the Clam Bake, Saturday Market, and such a wonderful sunny and warm day for beachcombing at the Oregon Coast! A lady had two nice fist size agates to share with us today but I did not have the camera ready.

NOTES: Photo was taken with the specimens wet to better see their personality.