Wednesday, December 14, 2016

2017 Yachats Agate Festival

Join us for the 6th Annual Yachats Agate Festival January 14th & 15th at the Yachats Commons Hwy 101 at 4th.  This is the first show of the new year and is an excellent opportunity to learn about beachcombing for agates to zeolites and other stones found along the Oregon Coast. 
The Rock Doc

The Rock Doc will be on hand Saturday and Sunday to identify a couple (not a suitcase full) of your coastal rock finds for you. Sunday the Oregon Fossil Guy will also be on hand to identify your fossil finds as time permits 10 - 4.

Free admission to the Yachats Agate Festival inside event of lectures, dealers selling jewelry, rocks, minerals and fossils a great outing for the family. This event is put on by Yachats the "Gem of the Oregon Coast" celebrating the treasures of the Oregon Coast.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This huge trophy agate was brought in to Wesley's Trading Post by Valerie from Portland Saturday May 7th. She said her husband found it sticking out of the sand and had to dig it out and they were amazed at how big it was 46.8 pounds. From a beach on the coast near an RV park. You can see some the bruising that I have described in the past as looking like fingernail indentations in the rind and exposed patches of the agate and drusy crystal – quartz looking patches so not sure what is inside. 

EDITORIAL NOTE: Sorry I took so long to open the photos that Patty Bullock supplied.

Close-up exhibits the fingernail marks