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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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SOLD. #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. $5.00
#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
SOLD. #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
#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
SOLD. #FBSD55. White and gray agate, probably from the reservation areas. Partially polished. 1-3/4". $7.00.
#FBSD65. Face polished agate. 1-1/4". $5.00.
SOLD. #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.
On Hold. #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. $25.00
#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.
SOLD. #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.
SOLD. #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.
SOLD. #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
SOLD. #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.  $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: 1, 2. 3" x 2.5" x 1.75", 10.7 oz. $5.00
SOLD. #FBX9. Interesting cool floating white bands with brown matrix. Hand-polished. Locality unknown. $8.00

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