What are these rocks worths? Pictures inside.

In summary, a gentleman is looking to sell his handpicked rock collection, including a 150 lb amethyst. He is unsure of the market and is seeking advice on how to determine the value. Other members mention the varying values of different types of rocks and suggest researching prices on websites. The conversation also touches on art and references a painting called "The Lady of Shalott" and a song by Loreena Mckennitt.
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I know a gentleman who wants to clear up his collection. 90% of these are handpicked, including the 150 lb amethyst in the last picture in post #3.

Is there a market for this?
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Nice rock collection. You need to show size for those that don't have a reference, like the boot. You could go to a website that sells these and see what they're asking.
 
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Evo said:
Nice rock collection. You need to show size for those that don't have a reference, like the boot. You could go to a website that sells these and see what they're asking.

Hi Evo

Prices are all over the place on the bay. I'm browsing the mineral/rock forums. Couldn't resist posting here!

I usually have a hard time mustering enthusiasm for art, but I can't help but to feel drawn to your avatar. Who is she?
 
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Most rock collectors will tell you - They're worth what someone will pay for them.

pics in 2nd post appear to be most valuable. Is that native copper? picture jasper?

amethyst and vanidite vary wildly in value according to crystal size, clarity, color, location etc.

most of the agate and geodes will have modest value
 
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Yes on the native copper. There are several boxes full of golf ball sized pieces in the basement, but the one in the picture is the largest specimen.
 

Related to What are these rocks worths? Pictures inside.

What are these rocks worth?

The value of a rock depends on many factors, including its size, weight, rarity, and market demand. It is difficult to determine the exact worth of a rock without more information or a professional appraisal.

Can you estimate the value of these rocks based on pictures?

Unfortunately, pictures alone are not enough to accurately assess the value of a rock. In order to determine its worth, a physical examination is necessary.

Do different types of rocks have different values?

Yes, the value of a rock can vary greatly depending on its type. Some rocks, like diamonds and gold, are highly valued due to their rarity and demand, while other rocks may not have as much value.

What can affect the value of a rock?

Several factors can impact the value of a rock, including its condition, size, color, and any unique characteristics it may have. The market demand for a particular type of rock can also greatly influence its value.

How can I find out the value of my rocks?

If you are curious about the value of your rocks, you can consult with a professional geologist or mineralogist who specializes in appraising rocks. They will be able to give you a more accurate assessment based on the specific characteristics of your rocks.

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