Location Name: Tunnel Beach
Materials: Agates, jasper and zeolites. Within the zeolite group you can find chabazite, clinoptilolite, erionite, gyrolite and mordenite
GPS: 45.46355, -123.97318
When using GPS coordinates to navigate to locations in the backcountry sites like Google will often make mistakes. Please watch this video before venturing out. https://youtu.be/hQr1l7dnCE4
Tools: Hand sledge and chisels if you want to look for zeolites or just surface pick like I did with a bucket.
Date Visited: May 2023
Additional comments: It should be said that the best time to go rockhounding on the Oregon coast is during the winter months as the storms remove the sand from the beaches and exposes more rocks than you get in the summer. It’s also smart to time your visits around low tides.
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