Saturday, December 09, 2006

December 2006

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Specimen Identification

In the movie A Few Good Men, Jack Nicholson responded to a question by saying, “You want the truth, you can’t handle the truth!”
Well, that is how I feel when folks write to me, asking for opinions about whether or not what they have is Ellensburg Blue. . . . .many, wanting to “believe” what they have is E-blue, simply cant handle the truth if they find out it’s not. . . . If you do not like the potential answer, please do not ask the question.

While in most cases (Almost always) I steer away for offering my thoughts on specimen identification, I will occasionally give some feedback if the specimen(s) are “clearly” not Ellensburg Blue.
In one such recent case, after asking my opinion (It was not e-blue) the person in question promptly put them all on auction marked “Ellensburg blue”
So, to the bidders I say, sorry you did not read this sooner, and to the seller, “I don’t know how you sleep at night!”

Like it or not, this is the truth. . . .

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Wednesday, May 24, 2006

May 2006

Well, I have reluctantly placed another piece of “real” Ellensburg Blue agate on eBay again. . . While I prefer not sell (strictly a hunter and collector) it’s difficult for me to sit back and watch sooo many people being ripped of by sellers offering (some knowingly and some unknowingly) fake Ellensburg Blue Agate. If I can help educate just one potential victim, it will give me at least a little piece of mind.
Some of you may be asking yourself, “why don’t you just expose the fake sellers?” bottom line; I am not an eBay policing agent.
Beyond my attempt to help educate folks, it’s as they say, “Let the buyer beware!”

On a positive note: Check out some of my newest finds on the homepage of my website

*While there is "fake" Ellensburg Blue Agate sporadically sold on eBay, there are also a handful of honest, credible and genuine sellers too. (Auctions start and end all the time, therefore this blog entry does not refer to a specific point in time on eBay)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Blue Hunting In 06

The year is off to a great start. . . .
Stay tuned to my website for the newest pictures from the field.