Dig for Topaz in Texas: In the Hill Country, you find them lying on the ground. Topaz, the state gem of Texas, is found only in Mason County, about an hour’s drive from Fredericksburg. Clear or blue-tinted stones are generally located close to the surface around granite outcroppings in creek beds and ditches. Hunt all you want at Lindsay Ranch, 325/ 347-4052.
Valley Pike ( Bouldin) Covered Bridge, in Mason Co., is over one hundred years old. It's about twenty Five Feet long an is an authentic covered bridge. The painting is number seven of paintings by Frosty Rankin, in 2012. It will go in the Covered Bridge Series, along with the other seven completed. It is a 16" x 20" Acrylic, on Art Board.