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ROUGH BY THE POUND - JASPER, AGATE, AND MORE

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The stones on this page are all rough material, for sale by the pound, and most photographed wet. Most of this rough, we did not collect ourselves, but we acquired it both directly and once removed from the individuals that did; and a lot of it was collected somewhere between the 1950's and 1980's. Price includes upgrade to a Medium Priority Flat Rate box for U.S. Because we sell most of our rough through eBay, please contact us for what you are intersted in, and we will work to find you the right assortment. See our Store Policies for full details.


Rainbow Ledge Rough

Rainbow Ledge Jasp-Agate Rough, By the Pound ($6/lb)

This is material collected from Rainbow Ledge, from the Randsburg/Inyokern area of the El Paso Mountains (Mojave Desert of California). It is often referred to as Rainbow Ridge Jasp-Agate. But our understanding is the rock club that has the claim on this material says it is actually Rainbow Ledge, but it is even written Rainbow Ridge in some of the gem trail books. Either way, a variety of neat material comes from this area. We did not collect it ourselves, but we know it was collected sometime between the 1950's and 1980's. The pieces you see in the photos are only some of what we have, but they are a good representation of what you will get. Pieces range from small to hand-size (roughly 1" up to 4-5" along one side). An order of 1 lb only may receive several small pieces, but it could also be a single piece weighing only 1 pound (no less), unless you request larger or smaller pieces specifically. The last two photographs are sample slabs from the Rainbow Ridge area, just to give an idea of what some of this material can look like. If ordering more than 3 pounds, please also select the Medium Flat Rate Box at the bottom of this page.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Rainbow Ledge Rough   Item# 4127   Price: $6.00  


Green Onyx Rough

Green with Cream Calcite Onyx Rough, By the Pound ($4/lb)

Green Onyx Rough

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This is Calcite Onyx. We are guessing this material was collected somewhere in the Mojave Desert, but we've found sources online that have similarities indicating location as Mexico. Your selection will come from the batch you see in the photos. Some pieces are smaller, a couple inches one direction, while others are palm size. An order of 1 lb only may receive several small pieces, but it could also be a single piece weighing only 1 pound (no less). Larger orders may include a variety of sizes. If ordering more than 3 pounds, please also select the Medium Flat Rate Box at the bottom of this page.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Green Onyx Rough   Item# 4108   Price: $4.00  


Dendritic Rhyolite Rough

Sonora Dendritic Jasper Rough, by the 1 1/4 Pound ($8/lb)

Dendritic Rhyolite Rough

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This is Sonora Dendritic Jasper from Mexico. We've seen conflicting information as to whether this material is actually a jasper or more of a rhyolite, but all seem to agree that the material can yield some beautiful cabs, often with more of a matte or satin sheen.

Main pieces are about palm size, and smaller pieces are 2-3". Buyer will receive one larger piece, and if less than 1 1/4 lb, order will include one-two smaller pieces as well. While nearly all of these are rough and uncut, there are a few pieces that have been sliced, giving you an idea of what's inside. Most are probably the pink with red dendrite patterns, some may have the 'gold' coloring in them. There may not be any others with blue in them (and that piece in the main photo will be given only in the first order. It has a red dust that comes off easily (a little better once rinsed), so just be aware that when you go to cut it, your oil could get messy.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Dendritic Rhyolite Rough   Item# 4112   Price: $old  

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Horse Canyon Agate Rough

Horse Canyon Moss Agate Rough, by the Pound ($10/lb)

Horse Canyon Agate Rough

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This is for rough, uncut pieces of Horse Canyon Agate from Tehachappi, California. The material is more rare these days, mostly what can be found from old collections, like what we are offering here. Some pieces have nicer shapes, others are more awkwardly-shaped, and some are thin where you would need to grind away the matrix layer to get a decent sized stone. Some have a little moss and color, some pieces have a lot. Very few have no color at all. Nearly all pieces are rough, uncut. Average sizes range between 2" to 4" along one side only, with a few a little larger or smaller; some pieces are thin and more flat, with the agate window along the thin side. Your selection will come from the batch you see in the photos, though you may or may not get any of those specific pieces. If you want more than 3 lbs, please also purchase the Medium Flat Rate box cost at the bottom of this page to cover the additional postage. International buyers please email for shipping cost if you want more than 3 lbs.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Horse Canyon Agate Rough   Item# 3757   Price: $10.00  


Obsidian Rough

1 Lb Black and Black with Mahogany Obsidian Rough

This is for 1 pound only of black and mahogany Obsidian rough pieces. In this batch, one piece that looks black might also have the splashes of the mahogany coloring as well, or could be all black. It's possible a piece we think is black turns out to be gold, silver or rainbow sheen, though no promises on these. Some pieces have a skin, while others are just rough chunks. We have plenty of larger pieces (more like 2-3 lb sizes), but can probably still help you if you are looking for just a pound of small or medium size pieces, so send us a message with your requests. The pieces were wet in all the photos.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Obsidian Rough   Item: 1382   Price: $4.00  

Please contact us with quantity and size requests to ensure we can help you.


Opal Mountain Rough

Rare Uncut Nodules and Pieces from Opal Mountain - 5 lb Batch

These are Thunderegg nodules from Opal Mountain in the Mojave Desert of California. (Please note that despite the name, we have not found them to contain Opal.) We believe the material to be rare, not much about them can be found on the internet. They came to us from two different collections, one collected sometime between the 1950's and 1980's, and the other batch probably around the same time period, though possibly as late as the 1990's. Most of these are larger pieces, some revealing agate inside, others just look like chunks of rock with a colorful matrix. Most do NOT look like whole nodules, but like they were very difficult to dig out of a hard rock ground, with chips around the edges. The last four slide show photos are examples of pieces that the persons who collected these cut, most sold already, and you can see our Thunderegg/Geode page for some other examples of pieces we cut. Purchase of this item will give you a minimum of 5 pounds worth, and most pieces will be larger in size, requiring at least a 10" saw for slicing. Contact us for requests of more or less than 5 lbs, and we'll work with you to get some hopefully nice pieces! Price includes extra shipping cost. International buyers please email for shipping cost.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Opal Mountain Rough   Item# 2152   Price: $26.50  

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Fossil Algae Rough

Looking for Fossilized Algae or Stromatolite Rough?

Fossil Algae Rough

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These are rough pieces of Fossilized Algae - Stromatolites we believe, from Wyoming. These have sold, but we do have a few more to photograph and put up - mostly small rough chunks. Cost is $5/lb. Contact us and we will put attention to getting more up soon.



U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Fossil Algae Rough   Item: 3142   Price: $5.00  

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Howlite Rough

Howlite Rough by the Pound ($3/lb)

We have rough nodules and pieces of Howlite from Tick Canyon, California. Howlite is a calcium-silicate mineral. The material makes nice cabs with its spider web patterns, and is also commonly used as good carving material. Though it is naturally white, with and without the black spider-webbing lines, the material is often dyed other colors because it so easily accepts a dye. We've also just recently discovered that at least some of it fluoresces as well! The photos are only an example, not necessarily any of the specific pieces you will get in the box. They are a good representation however. Occassionally there may be a few that have been sliced, though not usually with this batch. It is also important to note that, while some of this material will have beautiful webbing lines, a lot of it doesn't. We will try to select nice pieces for you, but we can't tell whether or not it will have the webbing. Please also purchase a Medium Flat Rate box at the bottom of this page if ordering more than 3 pounds total.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Howlite Rough   Item# 436   Price: $3.00  

Please Contact us with requests by pound.


Turritella Agate

Looking for Turritella Fossil Slabs or Rough?

Turritella Agate

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This piece has sold, but we do have a few more slabs as well as some more rough pieces. Contact us and we will put attention to getting more up soon. While this material is named Turritella Agate, after fossil snails, it apparently actually belongs to another species than Turritella. However, it is commonly known as Turritella agate, and we believe it was collected in Wyoming. Rough available at $5/lb, while individual slabs or pieces sell for $3-$10 on average depending on size and quality of the piece.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Turritella Agate   Item: 2086   Price: $old  

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Petrified Wood Rough

1 Pound Mixed Petrified Wood Rough

This is 1 pound of Petrified Wood (AKA Fossil Wood) rough. This is great cabbing material, and even a few small specimen pieces possible from this mix. We did not personally collect it, but we know it was collected from various areas in the West U.S., including at least Oregon, Wyoming and California locations. For one pound, pieces range mostly from about 2 to 3" or so both ways. Smaller pieces are harder to come by in this batch now, so for one pound, you may only receive one or two pieces. If you contact us and tell us your purpose, we'll try to select nice material that works for you. The photos are only an example, and not necessarily any of the specific pieces you will get in the box.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Petrified Wood Rough   Item: 416a   Price: $5.00  


Petrified Wood Rough

10 lbs Mixed Petrified Wood Rough

This is 10 lbs of Petrified Wood (AKA Fossil Wood) rough. This is essentially the same as the listing above, but 10 pounds, and includes larger pieces. We have not sorted out different types, so the material includes a wide variety. Pieces range from about 3 to 4" one direction, and larger, with a few a little smaller. The photos are only an example, but not necessarily any of the specific pieces you will get in the box. They are a good representation however. Price includes additional shipping cost for Flat Rate Box. International buyers please email first for accurate shipping costs.

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Petrified Wood Rough   Item: 416   Price: $50.00  


Rhodonite Rough

10 lbs Black with Pink Rhodonite Rough ($4/lb)

This is 10 lbs of rough Rhodonite. We're not sure what location it's from, but we have similar material from several different collections so we think it mostly came from either the Randsburg area or Wrightwood, or slight possibility some may have come from Limekiln Creek (all California). We have mostly large chunks at this point, a few small ones. That's we we ask you to contact us before buying, so we know what you're looking for and can try to put together a box for you if you want smaller size pieces. Most of this is just the rough, uncut pieces, as dug out of the ground - very black on the outside, some with a little color showing. Price for 10 lbs includes the extra cost for the medium flat rate box. (We will do less if you prefer, and as long as we have the sizes you want.)

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Rhodonite Rough   Item: 437   Price: $45.50  

Contact us for a batch - tell us what sizes you need.


Medium Flat Rate Box

USPS Medium Flat Rate Box

Medium Flat Rate Box

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Please add this to your cart if you have been directed to this item when purchasing a piece that will not fit safely in the Priority bag or small box, or if buying more than 3 pounds of rough. This is a Medium Flat Rate box and will usually hold about 20 pounds. This pays for the additional shipping of the Flat Rate Box. When in doubt, please e-mail us to see if you need to buy it. Thanks!

U.S. shipping cost: $6.80

Medium Flat Rate Box   Item: 1   Price: $6.50  


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