|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.
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.
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Please order by stock number.
|| #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|
|| #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|
||#FBSD65. Face polished agate. 1-1/4". $5.00.|
||#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. $5.00|
||#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. $20.00.|
||#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.|
||#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. $7.00|
||#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:
2. 3" x 2.5" x 1.75", 10.7 oz. $5.00|
To order, simply drop us an email or use our
order form to check on the availability of the piece(s). For information on our
acceptable payment methods, guarantee, shipping costs, and shipment
preference see our Terms & Conditions page.