Portlis Posted August 7, 2012 Share Posted August 7, 2012 Hey guys, long time lurker around this particular forum!All of Dark's awesome agate finds have really inspired me to go back to my childhood agate hunting ways. Lately, I've been seriously obsessing with finding agates anywhere and everywhere. I've wandered river banks, trails, dug through landscaping rock, construction areas etc with moderate success. Most of my nicer finds have been landscaping rock of course, and I plan on posting a few pictures here of my nicer ones if I can figure out how to do it!Still though, I know that in order to really find nice agates I need to find a way to get into these gravel pits. Obviously some of you are finding many of your agates in these gravel pits and I'm DYING to get in there myself. I've asked permission to a handful of places and been shot down instantly at a couple and had no response from a couple more.How do you guys do it? Are you actually getting permission from these places (I know Dark, you've said you have gotten permission from a place or two)? Are you sneaking in? I'd rather not have to sneak in of course, but knowing myself I couldn't completely eliminate it as a possibility either. When asking permission, I've been emailing the best contact that I can find via the internet. I've been extremely polite, and explained that I would of course never attempt to enter during business hours (I told them it would be Sunday only, or whenever they preferred of course) or even go near any of their equipment. Is there something else I should be saying? Should I be calling instead? I feel bad calling, because I don't want to disrupt their normal business for something that is just a hobby for me. I could also mail them a letter with a SASE in it, but I don't know if I'd even get a response.I could hunt for agates for 12 hours straight and not get bored - I'm that obsessed with this! Hunting agates is of course my only goal - I do want to respect these businesses and their equipment and property, and no ulterior motives are at work.What's the secret? Any and all tips and advice greatly appreciated, thanks! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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