Monday, September 30, 2013

Owyhee Flower Jasper - Oregon Picture Jasper - Rockhounding Oregon

Owyhee Flower Jasper from Malheur County, Eastern Oregon is another one of the many picture jaspers from the Owyhee Mountains area. This material was mined toward the southern end of the Owyhee reservoir near where Morrisonite was mined.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Lizard Creek Jasper Replacement Petrified Wood - Central Oregon Rockhounding - Rockhounding Oregon

Lizard Creek Jasper Replacement Petrified Wood is very similar to the Marston Ranch Jasper Replacement Petrified Wood a.k.a. Christmas Tree Jasper and the Hampton Butte Jaspers and Jasper replacement Petrified Wood (think Hampton Butte in the 50's and 60's, not the slim pickins you see today).

Lizard Creek Jasper is hard and creamy and the good material (which is the majority) will take an AMAZING POLISH! Most pieces have agate veins running through the piece and unusual patterns from brecciation to orbs to fantastic swirls in a rainbow of colors! We are almost always shocked to see what pattern will be produced on the slab saw!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Big Storm Waves Pave the Way for a Great Rockhounding Season on the Oregon Coast

Tonight, all I could do is sit there and grin while I watched HUGE waves today wash the sand away. We've had an abundance of sand this year since we had a weak storm season last year and the agate hunting has been sparse.... I can't WAIT for storm season!

The best spots to look for agates right now in Lincoln City are at the mouth of the Siletz bay (park at the the turnaround on 51st) and at Fogarty Creek State Wayside. Conditions change daily, so be sure to stop in to Rock Your World, 1423 NW Hwy 101 in Lincoln City and we'll tell you exactly what to look for and where to find Oregon beach agates.

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Haystack Butte Jasper - Jellybean Jasper - Easter Oregon Picture Jasper - Rockhounding Oregon

Haystack Butte Jasper also referred to as Jellybean Jasper, from Eastern Oregon, is a hard jasper which takes a great polish. You can find Haystack Butte Jasper to the West of the Owyhee Reservoir, in Malheur County, Oregon on a hillside adjacent to the butte itself. The road to Haystack Butte is pure hell and can high center even the best 4x4 vehicle. Proceed with caution if you go after this elusive gem!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Oregon Beach Agate - Carnelian Agate - Agates of the Oregon Coast - Rockhounding the Oregon Coast

This gorgeous orange carnelian beach agate was found in Lincoln City, Oregon by one of the main beach access points near the D River. Stop in to Rock Your World and find out where you can find cool rocks in Oregon! We're happy to help you!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Agate Hunting on the Oregon Coast - Agates of the Oregon Coast

Agate Hunting the Oregon Coast
Check out our Facebook page where we go out and show you the best places to find cool rocks in Lincoln County Oregon including Lincoln City, Newport, Waldport and Yachats!

Monday, September 16, 2013

RARE Watercolor Jasper, Malheur County, Oregon - Rockhounding Oregon

Watercolor Jasper, first located in the spring of 2012 and later mined in a small batch in 2013 by the Crew at Rock Your World. Watercolor Jasper is found high in the hills above Juntura, Oregon, we are still attempting to locate the source of this gorgeous and hard material.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Large Chunk of Petrified Wood from Gleneden Beach, Lincoln County, Oregon - Rockhounding the Oregon Coast

This is a whopper of a chunk of petrified wood from Gleneden Beach, Lincoln County, OR. Gleneden Beach, just south of Lincoln City, OR is a PRIME location to find Oregon Beach Agates, Jasper, Petrified wood and other gemstones including grossular garnet and the rare saginite agate. Click on the picture to visit our Facebook with loads of Oregon Agate Hunting pictures and trip reports!

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Gary Green Jasper a.k.a. Larsonite – Green Petrified Bogwood from near McDermitt on the Oregon/Nevada Border - Rockhounding Oregon

Called Gary Green Jasper, Larsonite or McDermitt Green Jasper, depending on who you ask, is a petrified bogwood or swamp bog, where the wood, canes and cattails and creatures living in the bog were all petrified in a Miocene age volcanic event between 11 million and 14 million years ago, a snapshot in time of the algae, fallen trees, vegetation, swamp critters and other swampy things that were happening when this bog was covered by falling ash.
The teal to lime green color of the material is caused by a combination of iron, aluminium, potassium, sodium and calcium. 
The picture above was from a fresh slabbed piece of Gary Green Jasper. What an amazing piece of green petrified wood!