|Buckets of Agates that have Been Cut. |
24 buckets available at $200 each.
These buckets of agates and jaspers that have been cut were either found in the Big Bend by me or purchased as part of a Big Bend-area collection sold to me by Alpine resident Tammy Belk in 2005 – 2007. They were cut because they were interesting and looked like they’d make good cabs. Some of them have one cut, and some have many cuts.
|Buckets of agate that came from the rock piles at the front of the Antelope Lodge. |
6 buckets available at $200 each.
These rocks were collected at least 20 years ago by an anonymous Big Bend resident who donated them to the Texas Big Bend Gem and Mineral Society. The Society put them in front of the Antelope Lodge office and we sold them at $2 per lb. When the club disbanded, I bought the remainder. These are little agates, generally, but very colorful and solid. They could have come from any of the following Texas agate fields: Stillwell, Woodward, Walker, Red House, Ritchie, Larremore, Anderson, Y bar O, ME, Bishop, Singleton, Needle Peak, Lajitas, Balmorhea, or Agua Fria. They could have also come from Mexico. It might be possible for an expert on the agates of the Big Bend to identify the specific ranch where some of them are likely to have come from.
|Buckets of agate either sorted by color or simply marked ‘mixed’ or ’misc’. |
68 buckets available at $150 each.
Available until 4/1/2020. After that I’ll try to sort them back into single-ranch buckets, so I can charge more for them.
These buckets contain agate from some of the local ranches, and small lots that I purchased or was given. Most of this will be agate from the Big Bend, but there could be some from Mexico or other locations in the U.S. in the buckets. The agates were packed some time ago, and for that reason I think they don’t have any material from the South Larremore Ranch, Singleton Ranch, or Stillwell Ranch in them, which means they would probably contain agate from the Ritchie Ranch, East Needle Peak, the Woodward Ranch and the Walker Ranch. An expert on the agates of the Big Bend of Texas could probably identify the ranches where most of the agate came from.
|Buckets of petrified wood with some part of the wood agatized. |
36 buckets available at $150 each.
Very neat pieces. All sorts of color combinations.
|Buckets containing flint or jasper. |
9 buckets available at $150 each.
These materials were packed about 15 years ago, so I’m not sure how much of the mix is flint and how much is jasper, but I would think that it’s probably 80% jasper and 20% flint.
|Buckets of agate nodules. |
5 buckets available at $200 each.
These agates were gathered before 2012 or so, and therefore can contain material from all the ranches I was running fieldtrips on at that time., So they could come from the Ritchie Ranch, the Walker Ranch, East Needle Peak, the South Larremore Ranch, the Stillwell Ranch, and the Singleton Ranch. They could also come from the estates I purchased where the material came from the Red House Ranch, the older part of the Larremore Ranch, and Terlingua/Lajitas. The inside of the nodules can be geodes, be filled in solidly with quartz crystals, or have fortification, water level, moss, plume, bouquet, sagenite, or tube agate in them.