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Lincoln City to Newport Have Something Rarely Found in the World: Agate Fossils of Oregon Coast

Published 08/15/2018 at 6:27 PM PDT - Updated 08/15/2018 at 7:34 PM PDT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection Staff

Lincoln City Has Something Rarely Found in the World: Agatized Fossils of Oregon Coast

(Lincoln City, Oregon) – There’s something one Oregon coast area has that practically nowhere else in the world has – and it’s millions of years old. (Above: fossilzed snail / agate photo courtesy Carol Hiler). Or at least it has more of them than much of the state.

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Agates and fossils are collectible from beaches, but laws are clear about cutting anything out of the cliffs or bedrocks. That’s a big no-no. You can also no longer sell agates you find on the beaches, which would include the agatized fossils. Lodgings in Lincoln City - Where to eat - Maps and Virtual Tours

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Above: photo Carol Hiler. Below: an agate from the central Oregon coast, courtesy Laura Joki


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