Big Sur Jade Co. Links

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If you're looking for a place to stay in Big Sur, we recommend the following accomodations ...

Ventana Inn

Deetjen's Big Sur Inn

Post Ranch Inn

Ripplewood Cabins

Glen Oaks Motel

Riverside Campground & Cabins


If you're looking for a good meal with a great view, try ...

Nepenthe / Cafe Keva

Sierra Mar - Post Ranch Inn

The Restaurant at Ventana (formerly Cielo)


For a healthy dose of Big Sur's eclectic artistic culture, be sure to visit ...

The Henry Miller Library


California State Parks in the Big Sur Area...

Point Lobos State Reserve

Andrew Molera State Park

Garrapatta State Park

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

Lime Kiln State Park

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

State Park Sponsored Activities


For a complete list of Big Sur links and information, be sure to visit ...

Big Sur Chamber of Commerce


Specific Big Sur Area Links...

Big Sur Campground Guide

Big Sur Beaches Guide

Hiking to Jade Cove

Annual Big Sur Jade Festival

Big Sur Weather Forecast

Detailed Map of California Central Coast

Monterey Bay National Marine Sancturary


Books and Articles about Big Sur Jade

Barada, B., 1974. "Jade." Skin Diver, May 1974, pp. 47-49.

Bergsten, L.J., 1964. "Jade Occurrences in North America." Lapidary Journal, April 1964, pp. 124-128.

Cooper, E. and M. Hogan, 1987. Monterey Peninsula Dive Guide 1987-88. Waterline Publications, Pacific Grove, California.

Crippen, Jr., R.A., 1951. Nephrite Jade and Associated Rocks of the Cape San Martin Region, Monterey County, California. Special Report 10-A, Division of Mines, Department of Natural Resources, California. 14 pp.

Dahlstrom, J., 1989. "Rock Opus In C." Scubapro Diving, Spring, 1989, pp. 9-10.

Desautels, P.E., 1986. The Jade Kingdom. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Inc., New York, New York.

Ferguson, R.W., 1980. "Variety Spices a Trip to the Jade Cove Area." Lapidary Journal, July 1980, pp. 918-924.

Hemrich, G.I., 1966. The Handbook of Jade. Gembooks, Mentone, California.

Hemrich, G.I., 1983. "Chatoyant Jade: A New Find." Jewelry Making Gems and Minerals, January 1983.

Jackson, R.A., 1972. Combing the Coast: San Francisco through Big Sur, Coastside Backroads and Background.

Knox, M. and M. Rodriguez, 1989. Magnificent Monterey and the Big Sur Area. Lexikos.

León, V., 1984. California Scenic Highway 1, Monterey to Morro Bay. Blake Publishing, San Luis Obispo, California.

National Geographic, September 1987. "Jade: Stone of Heaven."

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1992. Final Environmental Impact Statement/Management Plan for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

NOAA, 1994. Sensitivity of Coastal Environments and Wildlife to Spilled Oil - Central California. Research Planning, Inc., Columbia, South Carolina.

Patchick, P.F., 1974. "Monterey Jade." Rock and Gem, February 1974.

Phillips, L.D., 1977. "Bagging Those Elusive 'Botrys.'" Lapidary Journal, June 1977, pp. 734-749.

Ruric, R.H., 1971. "Jade Fever in Carmel, Monterey County, California." Lapidary Journal, November 1971, pp. 1166-1169.

Sinkankas, J., 1976. Gem Stones of North America. Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York, NY. Volume I, pp. 247-249 and Volume II, pp. 176-178.

Skin Diver, December 1969.

Watkins, B., 1991. "In Search of the 'Stone of Heaven.'" Pacific Diver, March/April 1991, pp. 32-35.

Wobber, D., 1975. Jade Beneath the Sea - A Diving Adventure. Boxwood Press, Pacific Grove, California. 136 pp.

Wobber, D., 1976. "A Real Gem of a Story from California's Big Sur." Skin Diver, August 1976, pp. 60-63.

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