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JUST IN TIME: VALENTINE RED HOTS

Just in time for Valentine's Day: hot reds from our new hotspot in Brewster Co., TX. Finding lots of raw crystals bleeding out of agates, so started a new series called our RAW GEOLOGY PIECES. Keeping tem to as natural form as possible, but still with that Local Stone...

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OUR FLOURITE IS HOT RIGHT NOW TOO!

Along with our LEOPARD STONE...the FLOURITE pieces are selling really fast at the shows right now too. We are having a hard time keeping them made and in stock. There is something about their glassy, baby blue and super airy TRANSLUCENT quality that people are...

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INTRODUCING: Local Stone PETITS at $25

Sometimes we get stones that are very beautiful, but also very small. What better way to show them to the world than as a petit pendant. We are happy to introduce our new petit line. Somewhere between the size of a dime and a penny, light & airy and with a price...

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LEOPARD STONES ARE HOT THIS YEAR!

LEOPARD STONE is a super fun and highly fashionable product for us these days. In fact, they have been our hottest sellers this fall. There is something cool about a natural stone that resembles so closely (like natural art) the coat of beautiful animal such as a...

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FIRE AGATE ENERGY

This new JUMBO FIRE AGATE PREMIUM piece is one for the ages, has all the Colors, Fire and Energy. Just finished and added to the shop. Merry Christmas! https://thelocalstone.com/product/fire-agate-jumbo-premium/

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We Have All Your Christmas Colors In Stock!

From GREEN JASPER to FINE LACE AGATE to our hot and shiny FIRE AGATES. Local Stone has you covered for your 2022 Christmas jewelry shopping. Check out our late fall 2022 collection in the shop now. Merry Christmas from the Local Stone. We wish everybody the happiest...

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Holiday Season Shows

We’ve been busy this weekend working holiday craft shows and festivals. Cold and chilly but we’re having a blast. First Friday in Lubbock was a chilly rush. We sold some nice pieces and did lots of Tarot readings with the new Buddha deck. Saturday has us at the...

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AlpineArtWalk Was Amazing…

We had our best show yet last weekend in Alpine, TX at the Artwalk event. Being with friends in the Big Bend region is always great, and having a busy show going on for the weekend like Artwalk makes it even more perfect. The cold weather and at times even light snow...

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Water & Fire Elements Combined: Polychrome Jasper

From a spiritual standpoint—this new piece we just finished (Polychrome Jasper) has some very high elements of the Tarot within. Blessed with Water and Fire, this stone can bring all the key aspects of Spirit and Emotion, from start to finish in your life. You can...

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The Dragon’s Eye…

The more we cut into this very large piece of Black Magic Jasper, the cooler it gets. Just finished this piece last week and everybody seems to think it looks like a Dragon or Reptile eye. The colors in this rock are exquisite, with a natural and distinguishing black...

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Black Chalcedony Is Here!

We found a very interesting one-off stone while in Brewster, CO., TX recently which turned out to be Black Chalcedony. It is our first piece of this type and the result of this stone (that produced two pieces) is simply amazing. I wanted to call it something like Star...

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Come See Us In Marfa Next Weekend…

If you happen to be in Marfa, TX next weekend--come out and see us. We'll have the Local Stone booth out all weekend long (FRI-SUN). Super cool town and still close to the New Moon so lots of stars and the Milky Way will be out all three nights.

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BLACK MAGIC JASPER

This is our favorite new stuff. Found this big blackish rock in Brewster County Texas earlier this month. It caught my eye because it had a big reddish-pink quartz vein running through it on the outer edge. Threw it on the big saw back at home and what was revealed...

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WELCOME TO THELOCALSTONE.COM!

It's finally here! Building a website is not easy. We've been hacking away at it for over a month now. Just when you think you got it--it all falls apart again (a lot like life). However--we made some breakthroughs last weekend and got it just how we want it (for...

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Summer ’22 Collection

Here is the Summer 2022 Local Stone collection. We've been working hard all summer long! It consists of 87 pieces all hand crafted by Noelle and I. We have all colors of the spectrum and many agates, jaspers and even some exotic stones that we have recently found...

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The Local Stone IS Officially In Business!

The last few weeks have been super busy and very amazing for our little business that could. We did our mini-launch last Christmas with the Etsy site, which was enough of a success that we were inspired to take our business to the next level. We got to work making...

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2022

What was initially planned as a 4-day Memorial Day getaway to our favorite spots in Brewster, CO, TX turned into a two-week long wild spree in the Big Bend deserts. We took the trailer to the Marathon Motel and Sky Ranch for some stargazing and serious rockhounding....

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Stone Instinct

Stone Instinct

  Back On The Road in Spring 2022! We had a long winter in Lubbock this year but for the last few weeks the weather has been favorable and we have been itching to get a weekend free to get out on the road and do some rockhounding. The flavor of the day this...

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THE JOURNEY ALL BEGAN IN TERLINGUA, TX

THE JOURNEY ALL BEGAN IN TERLINGUA, TX

We spent the better part of 2021 rockhounding in the Northeastern New Mexico regions. Finding there a lot of great specimens and making some nice pieces, our new jewelry business TheLocalStoneTX found its humble beginning. Fashioning teardrops, trillions, baguettes...

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REPTILIAN JASPER

Way back in 2020 during our first trip to Big Bend, TX, we found a really cool stone on one of our very early rockhounding adventures. There was something uniquely special about it that caught my eye. It was greenish, with black swirls, seemingly pieces of turquoise...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found NAVAJO JASPER

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found NAVAJO JASPER

JANUARY 2022: After working with the grey and white Picasso's Pencil Sketch Agates last week, we wanted to get back to some fun colors. Noelle picked out a nice Midnight Picasso rock that produced 3 pieces after cutting it up,...

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A FIRE AGATE HAUL FOR THE AGES

JANUARY 2022: Our last trip to New Mexico turned out to be one for the ages. Within close firing range from Albuquerque we revisited a spot we had located last month from a tip by another rockhound in that area. It's funny, because there seems to be a pattern for us,...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Picasso’s Pencil

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Picasso’s Pencil

JANUARY 2022: After working with the grey and white Picasso's Pencil Sketch Agates last week, we wanted to get back to some fun colors. Noelle picked out a nice Midnight Picasso rock that produced 3 pieces after cutting it up, and also a reddish Jasper stone which...

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HWY 87 ROCK LIZARD

JANUARY 11, 2022: We're back on the hunt this weekend around Albuquerque way for another New Mexico Fire Agate haul, but couldn't resist the urge to stop by last night to say hi to our old friend the De Baca County Hwy. 84 Rock Lizard. Under a dusk full moon hanging...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Petrified Wood

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Petrified Wood

December 14, 2021: We often run across petrified wood on our rockhounding adventures. There's so much stuff you run across in the desert that looks like petrified wood, but is not. Much petrified wood that you find is cool to possess, but not so pleasing for jewelry....

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Brecciated Agate

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Brecciated Agate

December 4th, 2021: Playing around on the bench this weekend with some very earthy stones that we aquired on our Las Vegas trip earlier this fall at a hotspot in Kingman, AZ. To our delight, one of the stones was a very unique blend of broken gems termed Brecciated...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found BIG BEND BLOOD AGATE

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found BIG BEND BLOOD AGATE

DECEMBER 1st, 2021: I have a special place in my heart for Carnelian Agate. Back when Noelle and I first got into rockhounding, we had a magical trip to the Big Bend area. I had been doing my research on stones to look for in legendary Brewster County, TX, and had...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Sunset Picasso Agates

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found Sunset Picasso Agates

DECEMBER 2021: Finishing up some stones today that I started back in the summer. Products of the Big Bend, TX area from the 'Infamous Terlingua Mesa', these agates are stunningly beautiful due to their unique and abstract qualities, as well as their super hard texture...

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