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Rockhound field trip- Jalama Beach, Lompoc Ca. -Agate, Jasper, Petrified Whale Bone, Travertine Onyx, and Fossils.

Filed under: Coming Events,regular postings — Gary February 5, 2009 @ 11:40 am

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Jalama Beach, Lompoc Calif. April 25th Sat. 10am Tri Club Field Trip-Conejo, Oxnard, Ventura
Field trip: Our April field trip will be to Jalama Beach. We will be looking for Agate, Jasper, Petrified Whale Bone, Travertine Onyx, and Fossils.
They can be found along the shoreline. You can come up for the day or  camp overnight . Day use $6.00, camping $18.00, with electric hookup
$25.00 Campsites are assigned on a first come, first served basis, one site to one vehicle. 98 campsites, all overlooking the ocean or beach front.
Each site has a picnic table and BBQ, with hot showers, restrooms and water nearby. 29 sites offer electrical hookups, and dump stations are
available. I will not be camping.
Directions: From Ventura head north on 101, past Santa Barbara, just past Gaviota as the 101 goes inland take the State Hwy 1 turn off, marked
Lompoc/Vandenberg. Go north approximately 13.5 miles to Jalama Beach County Park turn off. Turn left, west, drive approximately 15 miles to
Jalama Beach County Park. Approximately 122 miles from Thousand Oaks, 2.5-3 hour drive time.
Meeting: Saturday Afternoon, April 25th. 2009, 10am-4pm. We will meet in the parking lot. Look for my black Toyota Truck with a CGMC sign in the
window. There will be a short briefing of the site.  Please remember to sign a release form to participate in the field trip. We will then walk along the
beach south of the parking lot, approximately 2.5 miles, to an area that has cement on the side of the hill. The Shale in the area is a good place to
look for fossils. Along the beach you can find agate, jasper in shades of brown, honey, gold, and clear. Travertine Onyx can be found north of the
parking lot approximately 1.5 miles.
Tools: Collecting bags, buckets, day pack, digging tools, rock pick, pry bar, eye protection, trowels, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, sturdy shoes,
newspaper for wrapping fossils, layered clothing, towels, change of clothes/shoes in case you get wet. Drinking water, lunch or snacks. camping
gear if you plan on spending the night.
Contact: Robert Sankovich  805-494-7734,   rmsorca@adelphia.net  Mike Miller  805-498-9586, rockfmdr@aol.com
Jalama Beach County Park
Star Route, Jalama Road,Lompoc, CA 93436
Recorded Information (805) 736-6316,  Park Office (805) 736-3504
Links: http://www.sbparks.org/docs/jalama.html
http://www.santabarbara.com/activities/camping/jalama_beach/movies/MOV00362.MPG

Great blog about a field trip to Jalama – http://eclecticarcania.blogspot.com/2008/10/october-08-jalama-beach-expedition.html

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