Dead Horse Bay Arts Company
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How We Get Stoned


Almost every one who picks up one of our boxes asks the same question: “where did you get THAT?” Meaning the curious fossil…

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…the spectacular crystal…

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…or the just plain gorgeous stone that Rob works into the design.


Here’s the answer. We spend a lot of time stalking beaches, river beds, and ghost towns for the perfect find.

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But we also accept that we’re never going to set foot deep into gem mines or beneath the ocean floor. That’s why we also hunt at gem and fossil shows.

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Rob goes through tray after tray, hunting for just the right specimen to match his artistic vision.

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That intense scrutiny often yields unexpected finds…like this relic from Superman’s Fortress of Solitude.

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After covering every inch of 150,000 square feet of exhibit space, we came home with some fine contenders.

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That’ll keep him busy for a few months. Until we head off to Lake Superior next month, in search of agates.

Yup, we just never stop getting stoned.