This is a very rare piece of Graveyard Point Plume Agate from an old stock collection dating back the the 1970's. Graveyard Point, Regency Rose Plume Agate was found in the Owyhee Mountains of Oregon. This comes from the area called Graveyard Point, and the Regency Rose is the same Agate but more colorful plumes found in the area within the Graveyard Point digging area. Graveyard Point Plume Agate forms in cracks in the local basalt. The veins can be from one inch to about 18 inches thick, and extend from a few feet to 30 feet in length. They can go in any direction but most veins are vertical. During the formation of the agate many of the cracks in the basalt did not completely fill in. This results in small cave like structures filled with angel wing chalcedony.
Angel wing chalcedony refers to feathery stalactitic growths that cover the inside of the agate seam. This is the plume formation in the agate without the complete agate covering. The Graveyard Point area is well known for angel wing chalcedony. Many specimens have delicately curved tips and look like they were blown in the wind. Besides blue, they can be tinted red, orange or even green. The plumes in this deposit grow from the sides of the seam toward the center. Most small plumes, and plumes near the edge of the seams, are white. Larger plumes can be brown, yellow, orange, pink, or reddish in color. Black dendrites can also accompany the plumes. Marcassite inclusions are also common and can "dust" the surface of one side of a plume like wind driven snow on a pine tree. Sometimes the plumes are totally marcassite. Most of the plumes are formed in a clear to light blue agate although sometimes amber colored agate is found. We specialize in rare, unusual old stock, materials that are not only rare but also unusually high quality! We have many specimens of lapidary material that are museum quality so we work every piece as an individual work of art, no high volume production stone here, only the best. We also work side-by-side with The Submissive Stone so you can purchase one-of-a-kind designer cabs and we can pass it directly to the fine artists with The Submissive Stone to build a personal, custom work of art for you to display your new specimen of natural beauty.
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