Rock Hound Garden

Did you find rocks like these?

We put more than 15 types of rocks and minerals in the 
Rock Hound Garden.  (A "rock hound" is a person who 
collects rocks.)  You can learn more about these rocks 
at our Website, Neighborhood Rocks.  Just follow one
of these links:


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This page helps you identify most of the rocks in the Rock Hound Garden. Here you can find out how we clean, store, and care for our rock collections. Go here if you want to see some of the other places we go to find rocks. This page has links to Websites about rocks.

You can get rocks like these at the following stores:

Home Depot:  In our area, Home Depot carries the Town 
& Country brand of "Decorative Landscape Stone."  We've 
seen these varieties on recent visits to our local store:

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Red and Black Volcanic Rock  (scoria-type basalt)

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Meramec Pebbles (brown chert)

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White Marble Chips (white marble)

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Red Sundown (not sure what this is!)

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American Heritage (mix of rounded pebbles)

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Pond Pebbles (different mix of rounded pebbles)

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Tiffany Pink (pink quartzite)

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Western Sunset (not sure what this is!)

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Artic Frost Antique White (white dolostone)
   

Frank's Nursery and Crafts:  Frank's also carries the Town & 
Country brand in our area.  We've seen these varieties on recent 
visits to our local store:

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Red and Black Volcanic Rock (scoria-type basalt)

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White Marble Chips (white marble)

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Western Sunset (not sure what this is!)

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Sand or Silica Pebbles (quartzite pebbles)
   

WalMart:  In our area, WalMart carries the Garden Basics brand,
from River City Landscape Supply.  We've seen the following
varieties at the local store:

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Red and Black Lava Rock (scoria-type basalt)

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Alabama Sunset (smooth, brown quartzite pebbles)

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Marble Chips (white marble)

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Pink Starburst (mostly pink quartzite)

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River Pebbles (mostly brown chert)

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Arkansas Pebbles (mostly white quartzite pebbles)

bulletPea Pebbles (mix of small quartzite and chert pebbles)
   

If you go to the the Town & Country Landscape Supply
store in Markham, Illinois, you can get some varieties that 
we haven't seen in local stores, including:

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Golden Volcanic Rock (pumice)

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Gray Slate (slate)

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Burnt Coral (quartz rock)

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Trap Rock (a very dark igneous rock, probably basalt)

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Black Obsidian (obsidian)

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Royal Gorge (pegmatite, with quartz, feldspar, and mica crystals)

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Salt-N-Pepper (black and white granite)

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Crimson Red (red and gray granite)

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Rotten Granite (saprolite or weathered granite)
   

Go here to link to other suppliers of landscape stones

 

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This page was created on May 6, 2001, and it was last updated on June 27, 2002.