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In a week or so I am going to drive the 5 hours from Tacoma WA to Beverly beach Oregon. I know I will find some fossils there but I also know there are many good spots around this area or maybe on the way that many Oregonians or other fossil hunters may know. My main trip goes like this. 1. Leave Tacoma WA 2. Drive to Gleneden beach 3. Drive to Beverley beach 4. Drive to seal rock beach. 5. Drive home. I am hoping for a little guidance for this because I am driving so far, I want to be sure I'll find something. My goal is to find some clams and
I found this recently at the base of the cliffs near the Beverly Beach area along the Oregon coast, which I understand is part of the Astoria Formation. My first thought was it was wood but the spongy inner layer indicates the possible endosteum and therefore bone (see left picture). In the pictures above, the cross section of the specimen is on the left and the negative impression is on the right. In the above picture, the specimen is resting in the negative impression above some carbonized wood remains. Any help help ID'ing would of course be app