Contact and Links

CONTACT

Contact me by telephone:

(432) 386-3431 cell
(432) 837-2451 Antelope Lodge
(432) 837-1026 home

I have an email list that I send rockhunt announcements to in addition to posting them on this website.  To join, just send me an email.

Contact me by email here: agatehunter@sbcglobal.net

LINKS

The Antelope Lodge, where great rockhunts start

Gem Clubs:

East Texas Gem and Mineral Society

Big Bend Area Resources:

The Stillwell Ranch south of Marathon, TX, near Big Bend National Park, where you can find agate, petrified wood, jasper, and other mineral specimens. You can go on a guided trip with Teri Smith, or go on your own if you wish. Open October to April.

Other rockhound websites.  These folks are all my friends, great rockhunters and talented lapidaries.  Their collections have been acquired over many years, and are really spectacular.  And they’re great photographers, too!

Preston Adcox’s Shaped Stones

Steve Ivie’s Rockhounding USA

Matt Dillon’s Flickr Page

Some other creative uses for agate, petrified wood, and other stones:

Patty Reagan who makes pictures out of rough rock.

And a couple of websites that have lists of “fee dig” rockhunting locations in Texas and all around the country. Although my links go directly to the list of fee dig sites, remember to look at the rest of these great websites:

ProspectingTexas.com which is a great resource about which gems, minerals, and rocks can be found in Texas, and where to go to find them yourself.

Geology.com which has lots of information for rockhunters.

Rocktumbler.com which has great blog and good products.

2 thoughts on “Contact and Links

  1. Hello, I will be in the area on March 16th with my wife and kids. I saw you had an event that day that may work for the kids. Do I need to sign up for the event?

    • Hi! I’d like you to sign up, although if you just showed up you could indeed go on the hunt. One reason for signing up is that if no one signs up for a rockhunt a week before the date of the hunt, I’ll cancel it, not knowing you wished to attend. Also, since I know you are going to attend, I can get in touch with you if I need to change the time or place we meet, etc. (that hasn’t happened yet in over 1000 field trips, but there could be a first time…) And, when I know that you’re coming, we’ll wait for you if you’re late getting to the Lodge for the hunt.

      To sign up, please send an email to agatehunter@sbcglobal.net, and include the number for a cell phone you’ll have with you on your trip.

      Regards,
      Teri

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