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Fairburn Agates: Nebraska, South Dakota
Fairburn Agates for Sale
As you would suspect, once these are gone, there is no guarantee of getting any more of these rare and elusive beauties. We will give as much information about the stones as we know. Some will be absolutely certain, some will be good educated guesses, often by Wayne Shortridge, who is definitely one of the best in the business of locality identification. Stock numbers with NE in them will be Nebraska agates, SD for South Dakota, and WY for Wyoming. TP will indicate Tepee Canyon, SP for Custer State Park, and so on. X will indicate unknown localities. Some other codes will simply indicate consignment materials. We have no northeastern Colorado agates in our collection, let alone for sale, as they are very rare (as though the other aren't!) Some will be polished, some unpolished. We may on occasion give the agates a coat of removable mineral oil in order to bring out the color and pattern in photographing.

We also have a number of pounds of small/medium sized Fairburns and Lakers for sale up to 2 inches or more, some polished, some not. These are cheaper agates because of size, pattern, and/or color. Many are tumbled, some are natural. We do hope to eventually get some of them posted here, but there are too many to show all of them. If you have an interest in buying a quantity of these, please contact us.

NOTE: Prices at the Crawford Rock Swap in recent years were mostly quite high for anything decent in the Fairburn realm. We saw asking prices all the way up to $6,000 for a single agate! Prices continue to climb as demand increases and more people hunt the rock beds, making finding good agates tougher each year due to increased competition. Asking prices on old collections skyrocket as well!



Minimum order of agates is $20.00.


Do not miss our Fairburn agate photo gallery if you are a fairburn fan.

Updated: 06/05/10
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#FBSD5. Polished nodule in shades of gray & white clouds, unusual. Slight bit of brown matrix. Measures 1.75" x 1.25" x 1". 1.8 oz. $10.00
SOLD. #FBSD21. Face polished gray & white agate. Approx. 1.25" x 1.25" x 3/8", 0.5 oz. $7.00
#FBSD23. Polished elongated agate nodule, lots of pattern. Shades of gray, black, and brown. Another view here. 2.5" x 1" x 0.5", 1.9 oz. $10.00
#FBSD24. Nice face-polished, full-face South Dakota agate in yellows, reds, clear. I believe this to be a Kern agate based somewhat on the backside matrix colors, but could also be a PRIR agate. 2" x 1" x 7/8". 1.2 oz. $68.00
#FBSD48. Tumbled and faced SD agate. Shows some partially re-healed cracks. Approx. 1-1/4" across. 1-1/4 oz. $15.00.
#FBSD35. A good face-polished agate from Oelrichs, SD. The rest of the agate is unpolished, and the pattern crops out a bit on the backside of the wedge-shaped agate. 2-3/4" x 1-1/2" x 1". Weighs about 3.5 oz. $45.00
#FBSD55. White and gray agate, probably from the reservation areas. Partially polished. 1-3/4". $15.00.
#FBSD65. Face polished agate. 1-1/4". $7.00.
SOLD. #FBSD87. This agate looks like it was tumbled, then faced. Large quartz center, but pretty pattern. 1-3/;8" x 1". $18.00
SOLD. #FBSD98. From my own collection is this face-polished, full faced beauty. This is probably from Pine Ridge IR. A classic! 1-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 1/2". 0.6 oz. $39.00.
SOLD. #FBSD99. Another reservation agate, hand-polished. Unusual color shades in red, maroon, white, and yellowish-green. The agate is about 7/8" long and 3/4" wide. Not large, but very nice. $35.00
#FBSD108. A large unpolished slice almost 3/8" thick of a agate found a number of years ago on a private ranch near the Kern beds. The slice measures 5" x ~3", and shows nice pink pattern on both sides. You could polish it for display if you wish, or cut a nice cabochon or two. $45.00
SOLD. #FBSD110. Part of a nodule hammered into pieces by a novice rockhound. This agate is face polished and max. diameter is 1-1/4". Backside is nodule surface. $15.00.
#FBSD123. Face polished agate freeform showing bands in off-white, flesh pink, tan, and dk. brown colors. No matrix at all on this piece. Probably from Pine Ridge IR. 0.3 oz., 1-3/8" x 7/8". $18.
#FBSD139. A real pretty pattern in red, off-white, and tan. Unsure of locality. 0.9 oz. 1.75" x 7/8" x 5/8" $30.00.
#FBSD141. A nice agate pattern in red, gray, tan, and off-white. Face polished piece is 2" x 1.75" x 7/8", weighs in at 2.9 oz. Locale unknown. $35.00
SOLD. #FBSD147. All natural agate from Kern. Nice pattern with several floating bands, which wraps a bit around one side. 1-3/4" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/8". Weighs 2.0 oz. $35.00
#FBSD149. Large polished agate with fine banding patterns in white to gray on medium dark matrix. Backside shown here. 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" x 1.5", 8.4 oz. $35.00
#FBSD152. Red/pink patterns on dark gray. Pattern has been surface sanded, except for backside, seen here. 2.5" x 2.5" x 1-1/4", 8.0 oz.  $35.00.
#FBSD154. Nice Oral, South Dakota agate found when  you could still hunt the gravel pits. Nice red-orange pattern on gray. Surfaces have been semi-polished by hand to retain contours. 2" x 1.5" x 1/2", 1.6 oz. $25.00.
#FBNE1. Interesting pattern in red, orange, and bluish, in between matrix colors of brick red and tan. From the Nebraska agate beds. 2.2 oz, 2" x 1" x 1" is approx. size. Polished piece is $22.00.
#FBNE32. Face-polished full pattern Nebraska agate. Approx. 2-1/2" x 2" x 1-1/2", 3.4 oz. $45.00.
#FBNE4. And another polished one from Nebraska. If you like yellow, this one has nice pattern. 1-3/4" x 7/8". $17.00.
#FBNE28. Face-polished Nebraska agate with deep red, light orange banding. Vuggy pattern on backside too, left natural. 2-3/4" x 2" x 5/8", 3 oz. $35.00.
#FBNE29. Cool pattern on this tumble-polished Nebraska agate, wraps around a bit. 2" x 1-1/8" x 3/4", 1.6 oz. $35.00.
#FBNE43. Tumbled, then face polished, this agate shows considerable bright red. Approx. 2-1//4" x 1-5/8" x 1-1/4", 3.0 oz. #22.00
#FBNE44. Nice polished half in orange and light gray. 2.75" x 2" x 1", 5.5 oz. $35.00
#FBNE48. Golden yellow and white pattern on brown matrix. The piece has a couple of sawn surfaces and has been tumble polished. 1.75" x 1.25" x 3/4", 2.2 oz.  $10.00
#FBNE49. Large unpolished agate shows off-white to grayish delicate banding on dark matrix. I can't tell if the rounding is natural or due to being in a tumbler. A couple of other views are here: 1, 2. 3" x 2.5" x 1.75", 10.7 oz. $25.00
SOLD.  #FBTP5. Large piece of Tepee Canyon agate with unusual colors, lightly face polished on the pattern area. Weighs almost 1 lb. $35.00.
#FBTP6. Large Tepee Canyon nodule split in two. You get both haves. Unpolished. Together they measure ~4.5" x 2.5" and 5" deep. Weighs in at over 2.5 lb. $55.00
#FBX9. Interesting cool floating white bands with brown matrix. Hand-polished. Locality unknown. $8.00
#FBX11. Face-polished agate. We think this is a Dakota agate, but could be a Nebraska agate. Approx. 1.7 oz. $9.00

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