Thursday, March 31, 2011

Agates abound on Oregon's Central Coast...

Sandy's agates and Scot's arrowhead..
These trophy agates were found by Sandy  beach combing here on the Oregon Coast earlier this season before the tsunami covered the beaches with sand.  These agates are all so beautiful,  the top one about 4-5",  as we call it "fang" on the far left is large and quite unusual as it is sard agate with sagenite and zeolites together.  The two white agates both have a cavity opening and feature a fortification pattern at the opening of each.

The lower right foreground is a 2" arrowhead of jasper.  More photos will follow later as I can shoot them.

Stay safe and have fun out there folks.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring break is well under way...

Quit a nice collection of fossil Mollusks!
Had a number of guest in the showroom yesterday, the North American Research group dropped by, a few club members from the Portland gem clubs and all. These wonderful fossils were all found here in the Newport area.  Nice collection there John.

Last night we enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Georgie's with a wonderful view of the beach. Great to see so many folks out having a great evening as the tide was going out, strolling with their dogs, flying kites... It almost looked like a summer evening in southern California on the beach!

The SOLV Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup is on Saturday, March 26th! Find out more about this Oregon tradition and sign up to volunteer here. Is the great Oregon Beach Cleanup at any one of over 40 beach sites from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to clear the entire Oregon coast of debris.

Everyone be safe and have a great time here on the central Oregon Coast.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

No Tsunami Watch, Warning, or Advisory is in effect...

Time lapse video of tsunami waves in Port Orford, Oregon.
NOAA has downgraded the tsunami warning to an advisory. An Advisory indicates that an area is either outside the current warning regions or that the tsunami poses no danger to that area. Refer to NOAA's National Weather Service website at for continued updates. 
Please be careful and be safe out there while beachcombing here on the Oregon Coast.  Always remember to never turn your back on the ocean! 
Rescuers fight ferocious tide to save woman swept into the tsunami surf
The Oregonian story By Laura Gunderson, David Stabler

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Agate Hunting on the Oregon Coast, Agates are being found daily...

Right now, agates are becoming more plentiful daily at numerous beaches around Newport here on  the Oregon coast, just remember to look for the rocky gravel beds, during winter and the early spring months.  I will add photos as time permits later.  Happy hunting and stay safe out there!  Just take a look at some of the previous photos below.