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Agate Rocks, Agate Collecting, and Agate Beach, Oregon?
Collecting Agate Rocks - Why the Fascination? Places Where Agates are Easily Found
Pebbles, beach glass, shells, and agates - these might be called companions of the shore, since many sea glass collectors are also enthralled with these beachcombing finds.
Even though Lin and I are primarily "seaglassers," we love to find agates. The photos on this page are of agates we've found on various Pacific shores.
We found this beautiful water-washed agate on the beach in Huanchaco, Peru, South America
From the Great Lakes (Lake Superior Agates) to the beaches of Oregon, agate collecting is a growing pastime, especially of you have access to beaches like Agate Beach, Oregon.
Here are a few of the agates in their natural state that we (Lin and David) have found.
Natural highly-polished agates are called "water-washed" agates and are a special surprise for beachcombers on ocean and lake beaches.
|Agate Beach actually was a community center with a post office started there in 1912 and remaining open until 1971. |
Agate Beach State Recreation Site is a state park in Lincoln County, Oregon United States, administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department.
Beach access is via a tunnel under Ocean View Drive, but beach strollers usually park at the parking area edging the beach.
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