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Oregon Coast: Cobble Beach


Cobble Beach at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area (no, I’m not kidding) on the central Oregon Coast features an oddly unusual site: endless, small, basalt cobbles. At high tide, they clink together in the waves. At low tide, they rest on the beach. Their subrounded shape and fairly uniform size indicate that they’ve been there a while. The waves have access to all sides to round and sand them. Basalt cliffs on the shore and huge basalt rocks in the ocean suggest they lie at the source. The breccia (a conglomerate of sand and angular pebbles and cobbles, sticking out from the middle photo) is even composed of the material.

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  1. Yes. If you scroll to the base of any page, you can link onto Eric Schwarz’s link to get the template, or others he has designed.

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