was no exaggeration for historian Walter Prescott Webb to describe
the Big Bend region as "an earthwreck in which a great section
of country was shaken down, turned over, blown up, and set on
fire." In short, there is ample evidence of millions of
years of dramatic geological activity, with the craggiest of
mountains to rocks of all kinds, from mammoth piles of boulders
to pebbles. In this interview with Paul
Graybeal, owner of Marfa's Moonlight Gemstones, learn about
the beautiful agates, wondrous thundereggs, and more.
Watch the etsy.com video, "There's
No Place Like Here: Marfa, Texas" in which Graybeal
makes a brief but amusing appearance.
Your comments are always
got me into a rock shop is collecting agate as a hobby when I
first moved out here in the '80s. Of course, I grew up in the
Black Hills and that's real rich in minerals and of course, fossils
in Badlands and all that sort of stuff, so at a very young age
I'm sure I was exposed to looking at the ground and looking for
treasures on the ground..."