I’m selling my collection of rocks picked up through 20 years of leading Big Bend Rockhunts, and of purchasing other peoples’ collections. There are some excellent agates and other things in this collection, and many are from ranches that can’t be accessed for rockhunting any more. Most of the agates I found myself. If I purchased the agates, that will be listed in the description.
The rocks listed are available only in 5-gallon bucket-sized lots at this time. A 5-gallon bucket contains an average of 50 lbs. of rocks. To purchase buckets of rocks, send me an email at email@example.com telling me what you want, how you wish to pay, and how I should deliver it to you.
There are many delivery options: You can come out to the Big Bend and pick your buckets up in your vehicle to take home. This is by far the best method as you can hopefully go on a rockhunt or two while you’re out here. Or, you can have my son Austin take them to his house in Kerrville, TX (near San Antonio) and pick them up there. Or, you can have me take them to Hollister, CA in June and pick them up there. Or, you can have me put the rocks in USPS flat-rate boxes and mail them to you. A bucket of agate usually fits into two large flat-rate boxes and one medium one, and will cost you approximately $55 for postage. Yet other options include having one person drive out to Alpine and pick up the rocks for your club, etc.
I will be back in Alpine in the middle of March to lead field trips until the end of April. I will probably remain in Alpine throughout the month of May and can sell you buckets of agate then, as well. Before and after that my son Austin will be living in Alpine part time and can sell buckets to you.
I have additional items that I wish to sell that will be available in Mid-March when I return to Texas. For example, I have lots of rock cutting and polishing equipment to sell, and lots of labradorite from the Woodward and Walker Ranches. I have beautiful manmade slag glass at $6 per lb. if you buy up to 20 lbs., and $4 per lb. if you buy more than that. I have the huge Singleton Ranch botryoidal geode that needs to be put back together. I have larger pieces of agate (from 10 to about 300 lbs) that I’ll sell individually for $2 per lb. (most of it) to $10 per lb. (a couple of big black plume pieces). I have some agate from the Gila National Forest that I’ll be giving away to rock clubs and people who buy other agates.
I will probably have lots of other goodies for sale as I clean out my home and garage. I will post this email on my website and send out other emails when I have new items available.