Saturday, February 21, 2009


While I have neglected the blog for some time now, I'm ready to update soon with pictures of some great finds. . .

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Blue Agate 101


Blue Agate 101




This is a picture of Holley Blue agate (AKA Holly Blue) from Oregon (This IS NOT Ellensburg Blue Agate) While this specimen does look very similar to E-blue to the untrained eye, it is only worth a few bucks. Actually, you can find tons of it on ebay if you would like to own a specimen.


For other examples of non-Ellensburg blue, take the Ellensburg Blue Agate challenge at www.blueagates.com

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Blue Agate 101



Blue Agate 101



This is a picture of Blue Lace agate from Africa (This IS NOT Ellensburg Blue Agate) While incrusted with beautiful crystals (Drusy) and is also Botryoidal (AKA turtleback) it is only worth a few bucks. Actually, you can find tons of it on ebay if you would like to own a specimen. (Mine is kept in the garden)



For other examples of non-Ellensburg blue, take the Ellensburg Blue Agate challenge at www.blueagates.com

Monday, July 23, 2007

Auction piece on ebay

See blog post on May 2006 for details

It pays to do a little research. . . .

For those of you bright enough to do a bit of homework before buying Ellensburg Blue Agate from an auction site, note that as I write this post, they are some pretty nice “mislabeled" blues online!

You too can buy a piece of blue lace agate worth maybe a buck, for much more!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

First post in 2007!

Well, obviously I don’t spend a lot of time updating this blog and for the same reasons, the website.
As you may have ascertained through my writings, I am not in the business of Ellensburg Blue, rocks or gemstones. For me, this is simply an outlet to showcase some of my finding and share information about this unique agate found exclusively here in Washington State.

I receive frequent email for a lot of great folks around the country. (And the world for that matter) Most of the mail I receive falls into three categories, which are:

1) Where do I find the stuff! (Or variation thereof)
Sorry – as you may have read, virtually all of the hunting grounds are on private property.

2) I have some blue rocks – is it Ellensburg Blue? AKA If I wish hard enough, can I say its Ellensburg blue and sell it on ebay?
Except in rare cases, I have quit trying to help people identify their finding, because frankly most of them don’t have Eblue and want to deny the fact even after they discover the truth. As a matter of fact, a lot of it does ultimately end up on e-bay, only to be sold to some trusting – unsuspecting buyer.

3) I like the site – thanks for the pics and info.
Now this is the type of email I appreciate most – thank you!

If you do send me a note for whatever reason, please keep in mind that for me this is a hobby and passion, not a business. Therefore it could be days, weeks or possibly even longer before I get back to you, if at all, depending on which category you fall in above.

In closing I might add that while on an occasional blue moon I do have a private – limited sale on a few select cut blues, I do not make a habit of selling my agate.
I would guess that ultimately, it will end up in a nice little museum somewhere for everyone to enjoy.

- www.blueagates.com

Saturday, December 09, 2006

December 2006

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Blueagates.com

Friday, September 01, 2006

Fall 2006

I have been so busy taking advantage of this season's hunting, that I have not keep up with posting new photos or posts. . . . But as the summer comes to a close, stay tuned for some incredible specimen pictures and website updates.

Thanks for visiting!