Sunday, June 24, 2012

Perfect Agatized Nautilus found while beachcombing in Newport

Found during a minus tide by Marcy of Newport

Is it a fulgurite?

Doreen of Roseburg, Oregon  found these interesting pieces June 18, while agate hunting on the Oregon coast.  The long sandy piece looks like either a fulgurite, meaning thunderbolt formed in sand.  If not maybe it could possibly be an Indian artifact as it has a hollow area on the small end for an arrow? The two specimens above are a couple of very interesting agates. The smallest one is an agatized snail.

Jane's trophies for the week!

¼ - ¾ pound agates
Congratulations to Jane, a local resident on these outstanding beach combing finds. The amber color agate at the top is a sard agate and weighed in at ¾ of a pound. The blue/blacks are excellent sized specimens for this late in the season.