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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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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found MOSS AGATE

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found MOSS AGATE

NOVEMBER 2021: Fall is the perfect time to consider Moss Agate jewelry. Their natural patterns within emit the feeling that one gets when coming into contact with, and feeling the most, nature's authentic presence and wildly artistic hand. With seemingly imprinted...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found MIDNIGHT PICASSO AGATE

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found MIDNIGHT PICASSO AGATE

NOVEMBER 2021: After working with the amazing Fire Agates for the last couple days, I decided to saw into a couple blue stones that Noelle and I collected on one of our trips to Marathon, TX earlier this year. Brewster, Co., TX is a magical place for us, and we often...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found FIRE GATES

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found FIRE GATES

OCTOBER 2022: I've been working on the bench all day with, perhaps, the COOLEST stones I've ever worked with. The rock I sliced up this morning was from our big FIRE AGATE haul from NW New Mexico earlier this fall. They are amazing, in that they have layers of wild...

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TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found GHOST FOREST AGATE

TLS EVOLUTION: When We First Found GHOST FOREST AGATE

OCTOBER 2021:I've been working on the bench all day with, perhaps, the COOLEST stones I've ever worked with. The rock I sliced up this morning was from our big FIRE AGATE haul from NW New Mexico earlier this fall. They are amazing, in that they have layers of wild...

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