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Anyone been to Rock, Stone and Sand Yard, Inc in Lorton?

They seems to have a huge selection of natural stones available for purchase. If you've been there, let me know if you found anything good.

Here's a link to their site. http://www.rssy.com/stone.php

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This looks awesome! I'm down in Richmond and I'm looking for some stone.


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I was there, last weekend, to check out their concrete sand, which is basically coarse sand. You drive up to the piles of sand, gravel and stones; fill your vehicle with what you want; and on your way out, your vehicle and products are weighed, and you pay for what you buy by weight.



The "concrete sand" that they have is nice dark tan/brown color, but extremely dusty. You will have to sift it to separate coarser grains from fine dusty grains of sand, and wash it a lot.



I did not have the facility nor energy to go through a ton of sand just to get a couple of hundred pounds of large grain coarse sand. So I ended up not buying it. I did however buy a couple of rocks from them, which I used for my 220 gallon planted tank.





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I was there, last weekend, to check out their concrete sand, which is basically coarse sand. You drive up to the piles of sand, gravel and stones; fill your vehicle with what you want; and on your way out, your vehicle and products are weighed, and you pay for what you buy by weight.



The "concrete sand" that they have is nice dark tan/brown color, but extremely dusty. You will have to sift it to separate coarser grains from fine dusty grains of sand, and wash it a lot.



I did not have the facility nor energy to go through a ton of sand just to get a couple of hundred pounds of large grain coarse sand. So I ended up not buying it. I did however buy a couple of rocks from them, which I used for my 220 gallon planted tank.





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This is in lorton, va? This looks identical to the luckstone lot in goochland. I went to the luckstone lot in search of rocks like the big one in your 220 and came back empty handed. Did they have more like what you picked up?


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Yes, this is in Lorton and they had plenty of these. They charged $0.20/lb.
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Yes, this is in Lorton and they had plenty of these. They charged $0.20/lb.
Part of the reason I came back empty handed was because I was limited to the misc. reject pile of rocks lol. This the same for the other lot?


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They wanted me to pick from a "reject pile" too, but I told the manager that I only needed one large rock from the pile I like. He agreed.

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