As you would suspect, once these are gone, there is no guarantee of getting any more of these rare and elusive beauties. I will give as much information about the stones as I know. Some will be absolutely certain, some will be good educated guesses. And in the past I've relied on some identification from 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. I will indicate unknown localities as unknown. Some other codes will simply indicate consignment materials. Some agates will be polished, some unpolished. I may on occasion give the agates a coat of removable mineral oil in order to bring out the color and pattern in photographing.
In regard to prices, at the Crawford Rock Swap in recent years Fairburn agates were mostly quite high for anything decent. I 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!
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Polished elongated agate nodule, lots of pattern. Shades of gray, black, and brown. 2.5" x 1" x 0.5", 1.9 oz.
Another view (click on to view)
$10.00 (Stock #fbsd23a)
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 (Stock #fbsd35)
Face polished agate. 1-1/4".
$5.00 (Stock #fbsd65)
Large polished agate with fine banding patterns in white to gray on medium dark matrix. 2-1/2" x 1-3/4" x 1.5", 8.4 oz.
View of backside. (click on to view)
$5.00 (Stock #fbsd149)
Red/pink patterns on dark gray. Pattern has been surface sanded, except for backside. 2.5" x 2.5" x 1-1/4", 8.0 oz.
Backside View. (click on to view)
$20.00 (Stock #fbsd152)
Face-polished Nebraska agate with deep red, light orange banding. Buggy pattern on backside too, left natural. 2-3/4" x 2" x5/8", 3 oz.
$35.00 (Stock #fbne28)
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 (Stock #fbne48)
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, 3" x 2.5" x 1.75", 10.7 oz.
A couple more views. (click on to view)
$5.00 (Stock #fbne49)
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