Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Birdseye Rhyolite

This mammoth piece weighs over 200 lbs.
We arrived in Tucson late Wednesday night January 12th. Early Thursday morning we received our first shipment: 10 tons of Birdseye Rhyolite, stacked high in wire baskets in the back of a 53' semi truck.

The pallet-ed baskets relax in the shade
Seven of the pallets came off easily, but one pallet was busted to pieces. Luckily, we were able to strap a rope around one corner of the pallet and tug it out with the forklift. We dragged the basket slowly to the back of the truck where we could get the forks in it. Our first shipment had arrived! The rock looks consistent and good. The rock has many very colorful orbs and varied backgrounds which give it an exotic flair. It is mostly larger pieces, ranging from 2 to 60 lbs each.

The rock looks very good this year.

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