Tired of being unable to go outside and hunt rocks? Would some good agate from the Big Bend help you fight the “stay at home ‘til further notice” blahs? And what better present for Mother’s Day than a few buckets full of agate?
I’ve spent my quarantine time learning how to successfully ship agate, and reconsidering some of the prices on my agate buckets. So here are the deals:
FIRST, $50 SHIPPING. I can send you a bucket’s worth of agate via USPS for $50. Your rocks will arrive in 3 or 4 days in in 2 large, USPS flat-rate boxes. It takes me an hour or so to pack a bucket’s worth of rocks into the boxes and tape it up with enough filament tape to make sure it will get to you in perfect condition. So far, I’ve shipped out more than 40 boxes, and all have arrived safely with no damage or loss to the rocks.
SINGLETON RANCH AGATES ON SALE! Unlike the Walker Ranch buckets, where I separated specimens and cutting material, the buckets of agate from the Singleton Ranch are completely unsorted. That means you’re apt to get specimen material along with the cuttable agate. In order to make sure you feel like you’ve gotten a good idea, I’ve lowered the price of a bucket of Singleton Ranch agate to $125 for an unsorted bucket. Or you can spend $250 for a bucket where I’ve combined two of the unsorted buckets and removed most of the stuff that won’t cut.
OTHER CATEGORIES STILL ON SALE: In my first email about selling rock buckets, there were several categories of rocks that were at a low price until I could get around to sorting them. But with the quarantine, people haven’t been able to come out rockhunting and pick up their buckets, so I’ve been spending a lot of my time packing and shipping rocks. Since I won’t get to sorting those categories of agate anytime soon, the lower prices are still in force. Those categories are:
Buckets of agate either sorted by color or marked ‘mixed’ or ’misc’. $150
Buckets of Rocks that Aren’t Agate or Jasper $150
Buckets of agate from Margarita Gardner $175
I have only a couple of buckets of Walker Ranch cutting agate available at $250 per bucket. I have had the chance to look at the contents of some of these buckets as I packed them, and I was amazed at what wonderful things were in there. Lots of red plume, black plume, flower garden agate, pastel fortification agates, and very amazing moss agates. There are occasional Native American artifacts (mostly scrapers) in there, too, and a few geodes. Once these last buckets are gone, there won’t be any more available from me, unless the ranch opens up for rockhunting again in the future. Better order one right now if you want it! Those of you who have reserved buckets already don’t have to worry: I’ll keep them for you until you can get here to pick them up, or decide to have me mail them!
Since it looks like most of us will be staying home for the foreseeable future, these prices will be good through the end of May. In June, if we’re free to travel, I’ll go to California for the summer and won’t be back for a while…
I have a lot more types of agate for sale than I‘ve mentioned in this email. I’ve updated my listing on my website to show the number of buckets of rocks available in each category now. Some of the smaller categories are sold out. To see the complete listing follow this link: http://terismithrockhunts.com/rocks-for-sale/.