Jeffrey Appling GJG (GIA)
After making rock art using gems obtained from a small beachside area in Cambria California, I decided to try a few miles north in the town of San Simeon.
I brought my buddy Alan with me (a common companion on my adventures) and he told me about an Alien Abduction story from this area. Something about a time-lapse. That kind of got a fun vibe going as we tracked down the cove.
Prior to the trip I used a satellite map to locate something similar to Cambria.
When I got to the beach it was all sand and no gem gravel to pick through as I had enjoyed in Cambria. The only thing interesting is the melted tar-like substance on the beach rock.
The harden alien-like tar when broken off appears similar to the fracture seen on broken black volcanic obsidian.
Freaky amorphous stuff with high reflection capabilities.
With the beach being all sand (not pictured) I looked to the cliff and I see a nice conglomerate of alluvial rock in a strata meandering within the cliffside. I need to know what is in it!
It is illegal to tool rock out of the cliff and I do not want to wait a hundred years for wave erosion just to know what’s in the strata.
However, It is legal to pick up a rock off the ground. I followed the cobble strata to where it intersects with an eroded walking trail.
Alan is pictured sitting on top of the cobble strata and finding Jade and Chalcedony (Agate and Jasper).
The rock in the conglomerate is covered with iron stained dirt so it has the same brownish orange color. They all look the same hue.
Not having bottled water handy to reveal the rock color behind the dirt, we relied on the rocks texture and spit.
(Below image) Standing on top of the conglomerate strata (where Alan was sitting)
Notice how the strata comes right to where we are standing.
The First rock I found (stepped on) was a dirt covered bubbly rock with a green color underneath. It later identified as Nephrite, Jade.
Note: You have to create your own wave action by pouring water on the ground (trail). Dig a little mud with a hard stick when no one is looking and you got a 3 foot sluice box with some of the richest gem ground in California *comically thinking to myself*
$600 per square yard? The area I sat down achieved over $800 in a few feet of top soil.. wow!
Below is a small handful pile of collected rocks from Pico.
After an hour of sitting and picking we headed back home.
I grabbed a hand full of the collected rocks and made rock art at home using sonic core drilling of our ancient ancestors and gems from San Simeon California.
(above) The bases are colored Jasper, Chalcedony with Nephrite Jade tops. Center snail is siltstone.
Beautiful gems from San Simeon California and a hint of Alien.