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Itís all about agates

Posted: Friday, Jan 18th, 2013

The second annual Yachats Agate Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Yachats Commons, 441 Highway 101 N. (File photo)

Festival is this weekend in Yachats

Organizers of the second annual Yachats Agate Festival say that with 26 vendors and a hands-on approach to agate viewing, they expect a good turnout this weekend.

Organizer Mary Crook said Dr. James Chatters, a nationally recognized paleontologist from Washington state, will return as the eventís featured speaker for the two-day event. Chatters will speak about his recent digs.

A vendor from Gaston, The Third Rock, will bring a geode cracker to show just whatís inside geodes that people find; attendees will be able to see agates and gemstones in their raw forms as well as in artist creations. There will be a lapidary cutting demonstration and talks by a variety of speakers. In addition to vendors from Washington, California and Oregon, other businesses located in Lincoln County will also attend and have a booth in the Yachats Commons this weekend.

For the complete article see the 01-18-2013 issue.

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