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DVH Ford Truck Fordite Rough by the Pound, Genuine, Contemporary, Kansas City

DVH Ford Truck Fordite Rough by the Pound, Genuine, Contemporary, Kansas City

$ 120.00

This listing is for 1 pound of genuine, contemporary, rough fordite to be used for lapidary purposes.  Pictured is a 5 pound bag of the exact material that each pound will come from.  I have a limited supply of this raw fordite which came from the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri. Right now I’m only willing to sell 5 pounds worth of my stock at $120 a pound.  This is a ROUGH LAPIDARY MATERIAL for sale by the pound, not a finished piece of jewelry. I do have fordite beads & pendants in my other listings and you can also purchase chains to wear them on here in my store. I have earrings and cabochons in fordite as well.

I've been cutting varieties of this for over 40 years and I can generally tell whether or not the material is genuine automotive Fordite. Contrary to what was believed for many years about the unavailability of new rough due to manufacturing changes, there is SOME contemporary Fordite rough that is collected and made available to cutters. I have a good stock of rough to work with. Compare me with other Fordite dealers on the internet! Much of it is fake and "handmade" by just pouring pretty colors of paint together.  They are clearly not automotive paint colors of ANY era, or they're just stripey resin beads made in China!  If I name the source of my fordite it’s because I got it from a trusted supplier. I grew up in a rock club in Michigan during the 1970's and wise guy rock hounds who worked in the auto industry would collect chunks of dried, layered car paint from the paint sheds at least as early as the late 1960's. The paint built up as a hardened overspray that had been baked repeatedly in the enameling ovens. It was sold at local rock and gem shows as "Fordite, Chryslerite, Buickite, etc, or simply Detroit Agate." Fordite was by far the most common and popular name and has come to be used for all industrial oversprays used in the recycled jewelry trade. Those old rockhounds would never believe what has become of their novelty faux gemstone!

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