San Luis Obispo County
Atascadero ~ Petrified Whale Bone, Agate, Jasper, Marine Fossils (pectins, sanddollars, etc.)
Avila Beach ~ "Deedeeite", arrowheads (in Avila Creek)
Big Sandy Wildlife Area (San Miguel) ~ Jasper, Marine Fossils, Coal
Big Sur Coast (Ragged Point-Lucia Pt.) ~Jade, Gold, Garnet, Rhodenite, Jasper, Serpentine
Cambria (Moonstone Beach/San Simeon Inlet) ~ Agate, Jasper, Chert, Amethyst, smallish Quartz Geodes, Cinnabar, arrowheads
Cayucos ~ Agate, Jasper, Mushroom Rhyolite (Biconoid Fragments)
Cuesta Ridge ~ Quartz Crystals, Calcite Rhombohedrons, Chromite, exceptional slickenslide specimens
Highway 41 West Gorge ~ Jade, Chromite
Highway 46 Summit West ~ Biconoids, Mushroom Rhyolite
Montana de Oro (Hazard Canyon/Spooner's Cove) ~ Petrified Whale Bone, Agate, arrowheads
Nipomo Mesa ~ Nipomo Agate (Three varieties: Bean Field Agate, Sagenitic Agate, Marcasitic Agate), Marine Fossils, Ice Age Fossils
Rinconada Mine (between Santa Margarita & Pozo) ~ Cinnabar, Quartz Crystals
See Canyon (Irish Hills) ~ Brecciated Jasper
Shell Creek (Hwy. 58 area) Marine Fossils (pectins, oysters, sanddollars, barnacles, snails, etc.), arrowheads
Soda Lake (Carrizo Plain Nat'l. Mon.) ~ Hanksite, Thenardite
Templeton ~ Biconoids, Petrified Whale Bone, Shark Teeth, arrowheads
Okay gang, I need your collecting locales you're willing to share with us on our website. The above sites are the one's I'm aware of that I'm willing to share.
If you are willing to share something not up there or know of additional material found at sites listed above that I don't mention please email me HERE.
---Last updated October 5, 2010.
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