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My NEW Pink Plume Agate Discovery! (Feather Ridge)

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« on: September 05, 2012, 12:41:36 pm »

Hi Everyone,
     I'm excited to announce that I've made a claim on a new pink plume agate and will be excavating for two weeks, starting 9/10, with Jake Jacobitz. I've keep this under my hat since March while waiting for the BLM to approve my mining plan. Now that I have all my ducks in a row, I'm set to start digging.
 
    These past months have been hell. I've been wanting to tell everyone, but I just needed to keep it quiet until the actual digging day was closer. As most of you my know, once you staked an official claim with the BLM, it's public record. Then, everyone and their brother will know where it is. I didn't want some "boneheads" in there digging up the place with picks and shovels.
 
    My new pink plume is called Feather Ridge. All that I have found so far has been float (surface rock), but there are very large veins peeking out of the ground and the only way to get it out is by heavy equipment.
 
    Here are some photo's of some of the float I have polished up. It very closely resembles Nyedigger Ranch Plume in many ways. Even the white plumes I found on the surface are exceptional with feathery plumes in very clear agate. I also found pockets of delicate angel wing. The agate plumes are white, pink, yellow and orange. Sometimes they are mixed with yellow and orange opal.
 
    Here are some sample photos of the float below. Imagine what's down in the ground waiting for me ;)

 I'll be writing an article about the mining, along with pictures and videos in the October time frame, so keep your eye out for that.
 
    Also, I have another beautiful plume I'm claiming, but more about that later...
 
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2012, 01:38:58 pm »

That is such a KILLER find!!!!! yes!!!!! I wish  dunno I could dig with you! ura
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2012, 01:54:50 pm »

Congratulation, Phillip that is some really gorgeous material!
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2012, 01:58:02 pm »

Some of the most beautiful rock I have ever seen, more vibrant than most pinks:) Wait till Charlotte (Hula's lovely wife) see this:)
thank you Philip and best of luck:)
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2012, 02:40:53 pm »

Hi Phil,

I'm glad to hear you have finally getting the go ahead on your new mining adventure. Looks like you have the best mining partner one could hope for.

I made a purchase of one small slab in your cigar box awhile back. When it arrive you sent as an extra a small slab of your Feather Ridge material. I have cabbed and mounted it.

Feather Ridge..........

It does cab up nice, I need somemore. saved4 saved4

Don
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2012, 02:58:28 pm »

My oh my oh my, what a lovely seam I can see there!
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2012, 03:12:31 pm »

Truly lovely Don:)
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2012, 03:44:14 pm »

    heck yeah Philip.....congrats!  has a bit of a regency rose look to it huh?
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2012, 03:53:26 pm »

Holly Molly what a find. I am going to have to take credit for it though. It seems like ever since I found Jim' pink agate everyone is finding pink rock of some kind or another. That saying "comes in threes" must apply here and I got it started. Or not.  thinking13 Ok, Maybe it is coincidence. The bad part is yours is better than mine.  headbang118

I guess I will just have to try harder. I am sure that there was some luck involved but I will bet you busted your ass to find that vein. WAY TO GO.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 04:30:00 pm »

Crazy pretty stuff!!!  I'm looking forward to seeing what you're able to find, and will probably be interested in a little when you do get up and going.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2012, 04:43:10 pm »

the rock is exciting but the idea of mining photos is got me on the edge of my seat. I love watching pros at work. I hope the vien goes all the way to China. dig man dig.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2012, 04:56:49 pm »

Sweet Criminy!   ura
Now that I would love to have.
I could see some rather luminous cabs of that.  Set them in silver, accent with beads of pink opal, carnelian, topaz and white quartz or Swarovskis of those colors.  Mmmm yummy.   dancer5
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2012, 05:23:54 pm »

Absolutely stunning and dramatic plumes!! Top notch find.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2012, 05:32:52 pm »

Wow, what a find.  Congratulations on what looks like some of the best I've seen in a long time.  I know how much searching it takes to find a new dig.  I hope your time investment pays off big.  I know I'll be a buyer.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2012, 05:49:15 pm »

Hi Phil,

I'm glad to hear you have finally getting the go ahead on your new mining adventure. Looks like you have the best mining partner one could hope for.

I made a purchase of one small slab in your cigar box awhile back. When it arrive you sent as an extra a small slab of your Feather Ridge material. I have cabbed and mounted it.

Feather Ridge..........

It does cab up nice, I need somemore. saved4 saved4

Don
Hey Don, that came out pretty nice!
I'll let everyone know about the rough status once I find out what's down there.
Philip-
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