Tuesday, February 11, 2014

New Gift Shop Items and Hungry Squirrels

After arriving home the other day from my long trip out west, I was afraid to bring the boxes of rocks into my house since there was a possibility that black widow spiders may have been in some of the boxes or packaging materials.  So it took extra time to unload the boxes in my garage, carry the rocks into my house, price the items, and repackage them into different boxes.  Before packing everything back up, I took a few photos....

As some of you know, the Polychrome Jasper deposit in northern Madagascar is reaching its end.  In fact in October when I called my dealer's warehouse and placed a large order -- they could only fill less than half my order.  Plus, my dealer was not supposed to be in Quartzsite this year.  Right after getting there I noticed as I was walking to a restaurant to get some dinner -- that my dealer did decide to have a booth one more year in Quartzsite.  Plus -- they had some Polychrome that was shipped directly there from Madagascar.  So of course I bought some.  I did not take a picture, but I also bought some Ocean Jasper from dealer friends of mine who purchased a lot of bulk OJ many years ago.


I also purchased a few large cut and face polished septarian nodules.


I have not had the flat agate tea holders for a while -- but I was able to buy some this year.


Rough and polished rose quartz....


I bought several new and different types of orthocerous and ammonite fossil plates and statutes.


One of my favorite purchases are the stromatolites shown below.  They come from Morocco.



Large trilobites....


A new type of selenite...


Some drusy quartz eye agates....


Some cool banded jasper wine bottle coolers...

 

More orthocerous plates.....


Some old stock awesome Mexican Crazy Lace agates.....



And some new Himalayan salt lamps, agate lamps, and onyx lamps.


While working on my computer this week, I've been watching squirrels eat apples from my trees.  For what ever reason, most of the apples did not fall from the trees before winter came forth.  The squirrels are very happy since these apples would otherwise be buried under feet of snow. 






1 comment:

  1. Looks like we'll have to stop by the shop this Spring!

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