Back when Blairrock was forming in 2006, I started looking for anything and everything to build my rock inventory. Flat rate boxes opened up the world to mailing rocks and I was greeting the postman every day thinking that all these flat rate boxes were BUKU business for our struggling PO and will be greatly appreciated but did I ever get a -wake up- call. These deliveries were coming 3 or 4 days a week and my mailman was getting crabby. I decided to wait inside the closed door and act like I was't home from now on to avoid his crabbiness and one day soon after I was peeking out the window and saw him carrying a couple boxes and at my porch steps he stumbled forward catching himself on the railing saying, and I quote, What the hell's in these boxes, Rocks? %#!*+%$?. Seriously, he tossed one down pretty hard onto the porch about a week later and the box broke open and a bunch of, you guessed it, rocks fell out. lol He saw that it was indeed rocks in these boxes. I could see the surprise in his face when he saw the beauty in the -Blue Lace- agates as he picked them up and put them back in the box. That was the start of the postal route known as the rock guys route and none of the mail carriers wanted it. It was always a new worker that got stuck with it. Anyway, one of the boxes that came that day was from a fellow I got to know in Oregon. He sold me a big gray nodule he named Thunderstorm Jasper for its ominous looking stormy sky appearance it gives. He told me he found the deposit on the shore of the ocean where the waves were beating against a rock cliff. He could see the large nodules sticking out of the cliff face and he would watch the waves knock nodules loose to fall into the ocean below. He would risk his life and wade out to retrieve them knowing another could fall down on him. He did this many times until he had a pile of ten or so. Then he had to make a few trips back and forth a good distance to his car. Here's a sweet slab from one of those rocks he collected that day. -WET pic.-(5"x 3"/4.6 oz./5mm thick) no fractures....excellent cutter
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