Nipomo and its famous bean field agates. A few Rockhounds destroyed our reputation in the 60's when they starting ignoring owners rights by crossing fences, tramping thru freshly planted fields, closing gates trapping cows away from their water etc. Nipomo has multicolored Sagenite Agate, Marcasite Agate, Dendritic, Whale Bone, Chert and more. There are a couple small areas that aren't private property but for the better material you need to have permission from a land owner. Honesty is valuable though and I went to a couple farms and introduced myself and asked politely and got smiles and welcomes and was able to collect to my hearts desire.

Nipomo Chert 799  :  A picture of a pink rose in this very pretty cab.  This Chert takes a gloss finish #gallery Nipomo_Chert_799

CAB 799

Nipomo Chert 800  :  Material reminds me of petrified Wood.  You can find large pieces of this and it takes a gloss finish. #gallery Nipomo_Chert_800

CAB 800

Nipomo Chert 801  :  Material reminds me of petrified Wood.  You can find large pieces of this and it takes a gloss finish #gallery Nipomo_Chert_801

CAB 801

Nipomo Dendritic Agate 2079 #gallery Nipomo_Dendritic_Agate_2079

CAB 2079

Nipomo Dentritic Agate 802  :  I found this in the creek one day after a heavy rain.  The next cab came off the same piece.
#gallery Nipomo_Dentritic_Agate_802

CAB 802

Nipomo Dentritic Agate 803  :  I found this in the creek one day after a heavy rain.  The previous cab came off the same piece.  There is also sagenite coming up the sides of the cab. #gallery Nipomo_Dentritic_Agate_803

CAB 803

Nipomo Dentritic Agate closeup  :  Close up of CAB 1934 #gallery Nipomo_Dentritic_Agate_closeup

CAB 1934

Nipomo Jasper 804  :  Some pretty Dendritic Jasper, I found this piece in the bean fields of Nipomo but is the only piece like it I have found. #gallery Nipomo_Jasper_804

CAB 804

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 805  :  Stunning Marcasite plumes on a Milky background from the famous Nipomo Bean fields.  A druzy pocket on the top right. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_805

CAB 805

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 806  :  Nice Marcasite cab.  I like it best when the Marcasite is against a White or Blue Agate background. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_806

CAB 806

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 807  :  A very long slender drop of Marcasite Agate. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_807

CAB 807

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 808  :  A nice solid Maracasite cab.  This came from a 16lb. piece of rough I found less than 20 feet from the street with a Gold corner sticking out of the ground. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_808

CAB 808

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 809  :  A nice solid Maracasite cab.  This came from a 16lb. piece of rough I found less than 20 feet from the street with a Gold corner sticking out of the ground. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_809

CAB 809

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 810  :  Nice Marcasite cab.  I like it best when the Marcasite is against a White or Blue Agate background. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_810

CAB 810

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 811  :  A low traditional tear drop of the Marcasite Agate from the classic bean fields of Nipomo. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_811A

CAB 811

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1238  : A super spray of Marcasite with carmel background. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1238

CAB 1238

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1239  : A very pretty stone.  I like the trillion cuts. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1239

CAB 1239

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1240  : Loads of Marcasite. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1240

CAB 1240

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1241  : I love the druzy pocket and immediately saw this cab in the slab. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1241

CAB 1241

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1242  : Thisis a top cab. So perfect in every way. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1242

CAB 1242

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1243  : Very nice and ellegant ellipse. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1243

CAB 1243

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1244  : I swung a negative curve on the left to enhance this cab. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1244

CAB 1244

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1245  : Just beautiful isn't it. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1245

CAB 1245

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1246  : Lots of open space make a nice contrated cab of top material. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1246

CAB 1246

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1247  : A trillion of perfect material. Love this stuff. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1247

CAB 1247

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1248  : Classic teardrop of gorgeous material. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1248

CAB 1248

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1249  : I can't get enough of this material and although messy is a treat to cut. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1249

CAB 1249

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1250  : Super gemmy and great cut. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1250

CAB 1250

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1251  : Such a rich carmel agate graces this beauty. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1251

CAB 1251

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1252  : A graceful cut of some top noth rare material. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1252

CAB 1252

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1253 : A great free form of beautiful material #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1253

CAB 1253

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1254  : A narrow bar cut of great material #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1254

CAB 1254

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1255  : Marcasite in Carnelian in this ellipse. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1255

CAB 1255

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1256 : A wide bar cut of this great material. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1256

CAB 1256

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1257  : A real nice trillion cut of Nipomo Marcasite. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1257

CAB 1257

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 1529 : I love collecting in Nipomo. I found a 16 lb. piece of Marcasite Agate 10 feet from the road. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_1529

CAB 1529

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2036 : A solid cab of Marcasite Agate from Nipomo. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2036

CAB 2036

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2066 : A large cab of Marcasite floating in a Bluish Agate.  Very sweet. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2066

CAB 2066

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2067 : A nice long triangle cut of Marcasite Agate.  Good stone for a pendant. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2067

CAB 2067

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2147 : A very nice plume of Marcasite on the face of this cab with lots of clear. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2147

CAB 2147

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2151 : A traditional cab of this classic material. #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2151

CAB 2151

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2209 #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2209

CAB 2209

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2210 #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2210

CAB 2210

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2211 #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2211

CAB 2211

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2212 #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2212

CAB 2212

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2213 #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2213

CAB 2213

Nipomo Marcasite Agate 2214 #gallery Nipomo_Marcasite_Agate_2214

CAB 2214

Nipomo Petrified Bone 2181 #gallery Nipomo_Petrified_Bone_2181

CAB 2181

Nipomo Whale Bone 830  :  I call it Whale but most of the Agatized bones I have found in the Bean fields are smaller so who knows.  Highly translucent the light just flows thru this large cab. #gallery Nipomo_Whale_Bone_830

CAB 830

Nipomo Whale Bone 2215 #gallery Nipomo_Whale_Bone_2215

CAB 2215