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Desert Gold Gravel 3/8" Screened TruckLoad Per Ton
Desert Gold Gravel 3/8" Screened
Desert Gold Gravel 3/8" Screened


 
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Price Per Ton $120.00 Arizona quarry, low regional rates
Inflation Fighter Sale $65.00
Savings: $55.00
Material Type: Crushed Granite rock
Level Of Experience Required: No experience needed for excellent results.
Typical Time Required: One day or less for most projects. Figure 3 Man Hours per ton for a finished project.
Equipment Needed: Contractor grade wheelbarrow, sod roller, hand tools, garden hose
Additional Materials Needed: Weed control fabric, wood, steel or plastic edging
(Minimum order):  12

Quantity in Stock:750
Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code: DG128X038TRK
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Desert Gold Gravel 3/8" Screened - Prices For TruckLoad Per Ton
12-25 Tons per shipment required for this price. We offer a Split Load Option from this quarry.
1 Ton is approximately 2,000 lbs.
This material is quarried in Central Arizona and is widely used in the Phoenix, Tucson and Southern California landscaping industry.
The Desert Gold gravel name suffers a lot of abuse in the stone yard industry, the correct material for this product belongs to a quarry in Central Arizona and this is a widely used in the Phoenix and Tucson markets with bulk shipping into the Southern California landscaping industry.
There are many re-sellers in Southern California who in order to hide the source of their material call Pyrite Gold Gravel "Desert Gold." These two materials do not look anything a like, Pyrite Gold is a great gravel but not nearly as rich in gold and bright color quartz colors in Desert Gold.
There are also some re-sellers in Northern California who in order to hide the source of the granite gravel they are selling call their material "Desert Gold." Perhaps they should just call it Coastal Gold since that granite gravel is quarried in the Monterey County region.
The use of decorative rock as a landscape ground cover or rock mulch to save water needs to be attractive to be effective. We believe that in most residential landscape and garden installation circumstances this is best done with 3/8" screened rock. As a general rule of 3/8" of pebble material will generally cover a little over 100 square feet of an ground area at a 2" depth.

Using decorative rock, decomposed granite, crushed stone and gravel, in your landscaping saves you time and money but can also increase property value. Grass is great and a healthy lawn is a vital part of most homes, but usually best for small areas in the back yard to relax on. In front and side landscape area it requires regular mowing, fertilizer, and irrigation that can be eliminated.

Earth Stone & Rock offers a largest possible selection of decorative stone materials in sizes and colors to choose from. If you don't see exactly what your are looking for on our site, just ask us, we should have that material in our quarry vendor data base.

Landscape supply yards are infamous for providing buyers with horrible rates of measurement. In nearly all cases they tell you that "their" scoop or skip is the best deal around and that they always give a little extra. Nothing could be further from the truth. All companies that buy at the wholesale level in our industry pay for their rock by the ton. When buy rock by the tone you are buying value, not hype.

Almost any quarry that sells quality rock with a good reputation has a certified scale for weighing large truck loads of rock material. Each "scale house" or "weigh master" issues a weight ticket for the truck passing over the scale. Selling materials by mythical measurements such as the "scoop" or "skip" is the snake oil salesman in the rock yard method for making a quick buck off buyers.
When you pay for materials by ton you know exactly what you are getting. We strongly urge buyer's to request a scale receipt for their orders and not the word of the tractor operator that he put 4 or 5 skips, scoops or yards in the truck.

When ordering use the Purchase Order function at checkout and enter ROCK as your payment method. This will allow you to create an order for a firm transportation quote without having to pay for it at this time. While we have posted transport rates, in many circumstances we are able to ship the order to you for less. You will be given a firm cost on the whole order within a few minutes to a few hours.
Product Specifications and Uses
This product is effectively used in pathways, walkways, driveways, planter-beds, landscape ground cover, utility areas

One Ton of Decomposed Granite, Decorative Gravel or Rock Covers:
240 square feet. 1" deep. This is too shallow.
120 square feet. 2" deep. Thins out over short amount of time.
100 square feet. 2-1/2" deep. Very good coverage.
80 square feet . 3" deep. Ideal long term coverage.
60 square feet . 4" deep. Best for materials of 2" or larger.


One Square Yard of Decomposed Granite, Decorative Gravel or Rock Covers:
300 square feet. 1" deep. This is too shallow.
150 square feet - 2" deep. Thins out over short amount of time.
125 square feet - 2-1/2" deep. Very good coverage.
100 square feet - 3" deep. Ideal long term coverage.
75 square feet - 4" deep. Best for materials of 2" or larger.


The square foot coverage per ton of gravel will vary slightly with the surface and designs of the project, waste etc. will affect area coverage. The information is based on average ton and cubic yard amounts. This decorative building stone has naturally occurring colors and shade variations. These are what gives this stone the natural beauty and uniqueness that causes its appeal. Color tones change can sometimes occur with aging or maintenance practices of the location it is installed at therefore exact matching of existing stone may not always occur. During processing or transportation dust will adhere to the rocks and change its appearance on arrival but we guarantee all stone to be true to the specific brand name, type and size ordered or complete exchange including transportation costs will be made.

After installation is completed the rock should be rinsed off to show the natural beauty and character.

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