Variscite is one of the most sought after minerals in the entire mineral collecting world. Utah has produced collectible specimens from 4 different localities. The most sought after variscite in the world came in the form of nodules from the Little Green Monster Mine, Clay Canyon, Fairfield, Utah Co. Utah. Nodules to 3 feet in diameter were once mined, crushed, and processed for the phosphate ore. Today Clay Canyon variscite is the most valuable variscite in the world. High quality slabs a half inch thick and 8 inches in diameter sell for many thousands of dollars. Part of the appeal of Clay Canyon variscite is the other rare phosphate minerals that are associated with the variscite. Millisite, wardite, and crandallite are not only rare but add to the aesthetics.
How To Get In:
A. This is a free trip for those who win tickets (keep in mind that we are giving away 30 tickets). However, the ONLY way to get entered to win or to get on the trip at all is to bribe us! In exchange we'll give you a raffle ticket to win tickets.
A. We are going to pull one bribe ticket out of the jar EVERY Saturday afternoon until Saturday before the trip... at which point we will pull ALL remaining spots and fill up the trip.
A. NO! The rock shop is picking up the expense of this trip for our lucky rock hounds... This trip would regularly be $150 to $155. So... bribe us! Don't hold back... this is a great trip and you'll be going for the price of your bribe if you win.
A. It depends on how many times you bribe us, and how many people enter. Youcan offer 1 bribe per week. That's 14 entries. That's a lot of chances to win!The more weeks you put in a bribe the more chances you have to win.
A. IT WAS! It still is to the public! We got permission for the mine owner that just took over the claim!
A. We had too many people who were interested in buying out the entire trip for their group. These trips are for fun... for our rock hounds. So have fun winning this one! seriously this is 100% for fun. Make it fun.
A. We don't know. Whatever you come up with. So far we have had people offer to help clean for the crystal festival, bring in donuts, offer to take us rockhounding on their claims, offer house plants, mineral specimens, proof reading services on the website, and a water feature, and more. This is your chance to tell us what you think the rock shop needs, maybe give us some ideas or offer a suggestion. Food is always good, creativity is even better. This is suppose to be fun and creative. however, keep in mind the price that the rock shop is soaking up for this trip, and please be fair and kind with your bribes. We don't expect anything big (although Rick claims a go-pro may guarantee someone's spot *evil giggles* but we would like it to be fun and enjoyable for everyone involved).
A. We can not guarantee how many bribes we will get... but we will do our best to make sure that as many rock hounds can go as possible! Each person can only win once. So once your name has been drawn all future drawings will exclude your name. This is to allow as many rock hounds the chance to go as possible.
A. No! Once you are in you are in! You can enter additional times for additional chances to win. But we will leave all names in the jar until they win, or until the trip.
A. Please please please let us know!!! We'd love to give the tickets away to a rock hound who can go. Unless you want to make someone bribe you for the tickets. Then that's okay too.
*90 minute message gift card.
*Chance to dig on his claim.
*Reviewing reviews online.
*Proofreading the website.
*Hand collected mineral specimen.
*Homemade French Rubarb Pie
*2 Dozen Donuts
*Cleaning Services for the Rock Shop
*Sports Camera for Action Shots
*Awesome trailer for the Variscite Trip (See below)
*Handmade Bolo Tie for Rick
*Chocolate Covered Strawberries
*Drumstick Ice Cream
*Energy Drink & Soda Basket
*Gnome Trees (wire trees on stone)
*Cracker Jack Basket
*Professional Press Release
*Children's Geology Book for the Library
May The 4th Be With You Winner - Melissa Clyne