This popular pocket guide Agates of the Oregon Coast is the NEW comprehensive, easy-to-use full color illustrated guide of the what, where, when and how of information on agate, jasper, fossils and petrified wood commonly found on the Oregon Coast. This guide shows the specimens in their rough natural state and the cover shows them in all of their polished glory.
Amazingly accurate! Learn about the best known varieties of agate to zeolite, in all of their stunning colors and varieties of agate to be found. Included are the enhydro (water agates), fossil agates, petrified woods, and fossils that may be found among the cobbles along the Oregon Coastal beaches. While many specimens are readily available, the rare and higher-quality ones are highly sought after. Just take your dry stones and lay them over the photos to identify them.
During the winter and early spring, you will want to re-visit the coast to search for agates. Oregon has great public beach access to welcome those who wish to indulge! There are excellent locations for watching the waves, whales, sunsets and storm watching, the coast is a treasure trove for collecting driftwood, agates, shells and floats. Bedrock exposed from the sea at low tide creates perfect pockets for tide pooling, and beach combing, just for challenging the adventure seekers.