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Remember that they can turn up almost anywhere along the coast. There are many other beachcombing treasures to consider, such as petrified fossilized wood and fossils.

It should come as no surprise that the Pacific Coast is home to fossils of ancient marine life, particularly shellfish. Shells are often visible in rocks as small curved structures; carefully breaking the rock can reveal more of the shell within. A long-favored collectible, jade is one of the rarer treasures available to Pacific beachcombers.

It frequently develops as white masses or veins within other rocks, but it is so soft that it easily weathers and wears away on active beaches.

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Despite the natural wonders found all along the Pacific Coast, beach glass remains a perennial favorite among some collectors. Beginning as common man-made objects—glass bottles, fishing net floats, electrical insulators, etc. The resultant pebbles of translucent glass show up in a variety of colors with frosted surfaces.