Sunday, September 29, 2013

It's Really Storming on the Oregon Coast...

"N.O.A.A. makes it clear that this is not the day to go to the beach and gawk at Mother Nature’s fury. Do it from the safety of the bluffs above or at your favorite cliff-side resort or restaurant. Today will be as dangerous a day as you’ll ever see on the Oregon Coast. Probably some of the best ringside seats will be at the Adobe in Yachats. Lots of huge swells, breakers over rocks, huge upward fountains of white water – the works. Restaurants perched right above the waters of Depoe Bay will also provide spectacular views of the power of the wind and sea.

Again, don’t risk being blown off a rock or a hill or a cliff. Respect Mother Nature’s fury. She’s the boss right now."  Give Mother Nature a chance for a few of these good storms like this out of the S.W. and the gravel beds should be uncovered for a successful beachcombing season to start.

Editors note: N.O.A.A.shared from News Lincoln County Sun. Sept. 29, 2013.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Rockhounding Oregon...

We just had the privilege of a sneak preview to enjoy the mock cover of the much awaited 2014 release of the NEW Falcon Guide - Rockhounding Oregon by Lars Johnson. Congrats to Lars!  Looks good and we look forward to sharing this book with all of our fans out there.

This should work nicely with our two pocket guides Agates of the Oregon Coast and Oregon Under Foot to assist you on the gem trails of Oregon, for beachcombing, to hard rock mining in Central Oregon and Eastern Oregon as a guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites.   

Monday, September 2, 2013

Oregon's new lapidary supply shop on the Oregon Coast

I hope you have heard by now that the gem scoops and lapidary supplies for your rock tumblers such as grit and polish 2 pounds and 50 pound quantities are now available at Wesley's Trading Post located at 136 SE 1st St Newport, OR. Just one block south east of Happy & Healthy behind Walgreen's (at Hwy 101 and Hwy 20) and across the street from the Restore quanset hut Newport's home of habitat for humanity or one street north of Oceana Natural Foods Co-Op on the same block. Kay from FACETS is on hand for awhile as a consultant to assist with this transition. Come on in and meet Wes and Patty Bullock your new lapidary suppliers. Our web site of will lead you to Wesley's Trading Post for the Shell and Gem Scoop and being authorized dealers for all of your Lortone and Diamond Pacific needs. Open seven days a week, inquiries (541) 265-4556.
Hours 9:00 am - 6:00 pm M-F
Hours 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat
Hours 12:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun

Editors Update: Wesley's Trading Post is on vacation and will reopen October 10th.

Thank you all for your many years of support...

It was so heart warming to receive calls, letters and visits from many of our clients that came from near and far to say good-by.  I would like to thank Carl from Colorado (we had not seen you in 10 years), Ray M of Washington, Steve and Floyd from Seattle, WA, Rich M. of Rockaway Beach and  many more.  I hope that I might see you many more of you out there on the trails in the months to come.  This summer has been such a beautiful summer and we have much to finish but yes I will make the time and hope to see you on the beach this winter.

We will continue to post agate news here for all of our guest to enjoy.