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Rockhounding

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

 

If you are willing to share something not listed above, or know of additional material found at the listed sites that I didn't mention, please email me HERE.

 

---Last updated January 6, 2015

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