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« on: November 11, 2009, 04:58:47 am »

Since no one else jumped on this, here goes.  Plume Agates come from all over and are distinguished from other agates by, you guessed it, plumes.  I just got my new issue of Rock and Gem yesterday and the whole thing is dedicated to agates, what great timing.  I remember someone else mentioning this issue at least a week ago, so i guess i got mine late.  I always wonder how many people pass my mags around the post office before i get to look at them.  My log home magazines were always very worn when they finally got to me.  The rock ones seem to do better, guess postmen and women are not as interested in rocks.  And since my expensive rock mags are also shrink wrapped, i don't have to worry about the postal people, just their machines that occasionally eat a magazine.  Anyways, plume agates.  I have recently read that there are at least 15 different types of agate inclusions and plume is just one.  There are also moss, tube, dendritic, sagenitic, flame, etc.  I am guessing that most plumes are jasper but there may also be some that are pyrite and other materials.  So here's some pics.  Please feel free to add pics and text and any other interesting and useful info.  Also feel free to correct any mistakes i may have made.  As for the names of the stones i am posting, these came from the dealers that sold them to me and may or may not be quite accurate.  So please join in, we love pictures and info.

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2009, 05:02:06 am »

Here's some more pics.  This time we have a confused Agate that has a mix of plumes and moss.  You see, its not always easy to classify every stone we find.  Check out the blue area, that is rather unusual considering the predominance of the yellow/red and green coloring.

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« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2009, 05:09:49 am »

Here's some more pics.  This batch includes plumes that are more flower like.

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« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2009, 05:18:17 am »

Thanks for the pics, Mark. It's nice to have something to visualize when reading about so
e of the more obscure stuff.  You've got some beautiful pieces there.

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2009, 08:28:52 am »

Mark, great agates and plumes.  Expecially love the last one, the Prue heart.  I guess it's the contrasts that catch my eye. That's quite a collection. Also love the first one you posted with the reds, greens and blue....again it's the contrast.  What's most amazing is that no two are alike! 
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 08:47:59 am »

This could be a great thread Mark..

I will find some pics !



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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 09:40:36 am »

I'm sure there are a lot of cool pics of Plume Agate out there.  Please add on, one and all.  My pics are just a dent in the Plume Agates of the world.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 04:25:48 pm »

Some gorgeous plumes. Thanks for sharing them
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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 07:03:44 pm »

Your plume agate is so cool. Mark, thanks for starting this thread.
This a black plume I am fussing over how to cab. It comes from the southwest Texas area.


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« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2009, 07:59:51 pm »

OK. Some Plume to gander at.
Some I have shown in the past here on the forum so it's more for the benefit of the newer folks.
Philip-

The Leathers Ranch Plume is an extinct species of Plume. It has clear amethyst colored chalcedony with white plumes.

The Regency Rose is just another name for a certain type of Graveyard Point plume. It's still available and highly prized by cabbers for the multi-colored plumes of green, white, pink, yellow, gray and shiny pyrite.   

Stinking Water Plume is found in Oregon and one of my favorites. It has clear agate with snow white plumes. The plumes can sometimes be needle like.

The Green Leathers Ranch is the other flavor of this plume, it also comes in burgundy and red.


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« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2009, 10:10:15 am »

Dang Philip...sighs...
LOL
Thats all I got left in me after seeing all the beautiful stones Philp has:)
You are one lucky man to have all that beauty to glaze upon whenever you want:)
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« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2009, 12:47:27 pm »

Excellent thread. Here's some plume examples that are interesting.

Canadian River




Carey Plume


Fern Plume


Hampton Butte: Plumes in Limb Cast


Nyedigger Ranch


Priday Plume:




Prescott Plume



Powell Butte


Psilomelane Plume


Texas Plume



White Top Plume


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« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2009, 12:58:09 pm »

WOW! Awesome Dan.
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« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2009, 01:13:17 pm »

Nice plume Dan. I like the Texas stuff since I live here and collect it. My favorite collecting ranch is closed now. The others are also nice. The Canadian river agate is getting hard to come by even in Texas.
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« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2009, 01:52:09 pm »

Dang Dan, that is a fine collection of plume you got there yourself Mister:)
They are all breath taking but my favorite is that Hampton Butte, looks like the sun coming up over the Smokey mountains on a foggy morning in the fall when the leaves are turning.
Thank you Dan for showing these.
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« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2009, 02:38:00 pm »

Holy smokes Dan,

What a beautiful group of plumes.

Favorites are hard to pick.. Going to go with the Nyedigger Ranch, and Priday.

Nice cabbing by the way !

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« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2009, 07:39:17 pm »

Dan, what fantastic plumes!! I wan them all!!!


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« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2009, 05:18:24 am »

Dan, thanks for jumping in or should i say dumping in, like dumping in all those great pics.  That is what i was looking for.  I have a decent small batch of plume agage cabs, slabs, and rough, but there are so much more out there.  I knew there was at least one avid or rabid collector out there.  Thanks!!  Everyone else join in and submit your photos, even if the same type has already been posted.

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« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2010, 08:55:47 am »

Wow what an impressive collection.  Thanks for the pics.  I will add some of mine when I get my photo tent up (soon, I hope).

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« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2010, 09:28:27 am »

I hope no one minds if I add a plume to this thread, we don't know the name, so maybe by putting it here someone will see and know what it is, I sent a piece to Pat McMahan, he said he would try to help me out with it.
Thanks, Clint


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« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2010, 10:21:24 am »

Heck no... !

That is a great looking example of Plume. Glad you added it and hopefully someone will recognize it for you  :)
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« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2010, 11:20:27 am »

Clint and everyone else, these threads are here to be added to.  Boy, that is a really unusual Plume Agate.  I love seeing all the great rocks out there.  So please everyone, continue to post pics.

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« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2010, 09:46:16 am »

Clint, the closest i can come so far to id it is maybe Medfordite Agate, out of Medford, OR.  Both have the green veining in the plumes.

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« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2010, 06:08:40 am »

Thought I would throw this one up there...


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« Reply #24 on: January 22, 2010, 06:16:06 am »

Nice Aaron
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« Reply #25 on: January 22, 2010, 06:46:59 am »

That is exceptional with a gorgeous pale green plume.  Most excellent.

Keep them coming.

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« Reply #26 on: January 22, 2010, 06:48:45 am »

I saw a "Prudent Man" one I tried to win but didnt get it.
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« Reply #27 on: January 22, 2010, 09:08:11 am »

Here is a plume that I cut for one of the cab contests. At the time I thought it was Texanbut later decided it is probably Wingate............Bob

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« Reply #28 on: January 22, 2010, 09:10:58 am »

Here is another plume I cut last year. Can anyone guess where it is from?     ;D   Bob

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« Reply #29 on: January 22, 2010, 09:15:51 am »

Beautiful plume cabs Bob. Maybe the last one comes from a thunder egg?

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« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2010, 09:20:42 am »

Here is another. This is local. By the time I got a new camera I had already sold the good pieces and the area has been made roadless so there is a several mile hike in to collect. A very pleasing white on orange plume. So here is a piece with the barest of whisps..

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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2010, 10:28:00 am »

Hey Bob.  Beautiful cabs.  I think that the first orange one looks more like Canadian River Agate from Texas.  The second one, I think that Connie has a bead on, its some kind of Moss and Tube Agate from a Thunder Egg.

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« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2010, 10:54:57 am »

Aaron,

Great looking piece.. I really like the shade of green in it !

Bob,

I bet your right about the one cab being Windgate.. I tried to reference something even similar to the one your asking if we know what it is, but can't find anything !

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« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2010, 11:58:29 am »

You guys are right about the second one. It is out of an old Priday Thunderegg. It had been sitting in a box for about 30 years 'till I hacked it up a while back. Definately plume with a little moss though........................
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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2010, 12:30:51 pm »

How about some more pictures of plumes? The first four are Graveyard Plumes that I got at shows last year.




The next two are unknowns (to me).

Front side.

Back side.

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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2010, 01:04:33 pm »

Here's a few more

Texas Plume


Priday Plume



Graveyard



Mcdonald Ranch



Marfa Plume


Lake Superior Pom-Pom


Powell Butte


Jumpin Jeep




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« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2010, 01:18:35 pm »

Bob,

I love the photos of the plumes with light on and light off, wow what a drastic view, I may try that with some of mine that I have.

Thanks for the visual tip.

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« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2010, 01:37:17 pm »

Great additions to the thread Bob !

The two that really stand out for me is the second unknown image, and the Jumpin Jeep. Beautiful....

All the cabs are outstanding !!!

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« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2010, 02:32:05 pm »

Dan, great cabs.  I especially love the 3rd one where the plume is encircled by the rind.  Its a big and complete looking plume that was beautifully oriented.  Great job.

That Jumpin Jeep plume is really cool, reminds me of OR plume with all the different colors and types of plumes in the same slab.  Where does Jumpin Jeep come from and is it an old stock material or newer, and where can one get some if its still available?

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« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2010, 07:02:52 pm »

MIghty fine looking plume, mighty fine:)
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« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2010, 07:07:52 pm »

All the pics on this thread, are MIGHTY fine!
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« Reply #41 on: June 13, 2010, 10:31:18 pm »

Hello all,

I just want to thank everyone 0n this site. What I thought to be red and orange moss agate is now obviously plume agate. I can't  wait to get out there and hit the mountains.

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« Reply #42 on: June 14, 2010, 12:32:48 pm »

Wow and double wowwow

This one seems like something the cat dragged in. It was sold to me as canadian river.  What do you all say?

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« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2010, 12:34:31 pm »

so now i learned to put pics on - need to learn to get them larger       bricks



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« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2010, 01:12:20 pm »

Looks like Canadian River to me Gregor. Congrats on the picture! Keep 'em coming.  Bob
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« Reply #45 on: June 14, 2010, 06:24:41 pm »

NIce photography and wow wow woot on the slab:)
Cab her up Cowboy:)
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« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2010, 02:19:39 am »

so now i learned to put pics on - need to learn to get them larger       bricks



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Excellent job Gregor !

Hey, I started in on a little tutorial that should help a bit for making the actual object your photographing larger prior to uploading it to Photobucket.

Will get it finished and posted after we get some work done outside.. Maybe tonight ?

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« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2010, 04:29:45 pm »

I know a bit about macrophotography if that is what you mean.  I made sure the camera I got does good macros.  well, fair at least. But the other camera was 3X as much.

Also I use google things and not yahoo things. Google pics are on Picasa.  Now that I am getting the hang of it, it is not too hard.  I just have to post pics frequently so I don't forget a step.  Maybe I could post a  how to with Picasa  (on a Mac)?

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Maybe I could post a  how to with Picasa  (on a Mac)?



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« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2010, 10:59:38 pm »

1st post here:
Two plumes:

Found across the freeway from Afton Canyon, Ca as float.  Only 3 or 4 chunks of this stuff has been found as far as I know.




Samples from North Cady Mountains, Ca.



Thank you for looking,

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« Reply #50 on: September 13, 2010, 04:14:57 am »

I always like red plumes and when the green is added in, its that much nicer.  If you have the only pieces, then you should be able to name it.  That white plume is about as bright as white can get.

Thanks for posting, Lowell, and everyone please feel free to post all the plume agate you can find.  There are probably all kinds that have not been seen before, and I love seeing them all.

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« Reply #51 on: September 13, 2010, 07:08:36 am »

Beauties Lowell:) Thanks for sharing. Always fun to see private collections:)
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« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2010, 08:34:12 am »


Found across the freeway from Afton Canyon, Ca as float.

Lowell:   What is Float?

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« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2010, 11:45:02 am »

Nice plumes Lowell !  yes

That white one sure is bright !
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« Reply #54 on: September 13, 2010, 02:52:09 pm »

It is always nice to go over this set of photos. I just love plumes.
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« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2010, 06:45:11 pm »

"Lowell:   What is Float?"

Material found away from the location it was formed.

The plume shown above was found on a slightly rolling set of desert hills
where ancient water movement and erosion had deposited the material.  I believe
all the pieces that were found had broken off one larger piece and been spread
over about 1/3 of an acre some eons back. 

Nodules are also found at that site:
Whether these are eroding out from where they formed or been deposited there, I'm not sure.



And here's some more Plume pieces to make up for me infesting the plume site with nodules:

Seam from the North Cady's, Ca


Woodward Ranch/Texas

My chocolate/vanilla nodule from the Corn Field near the Hauser Geode Beds, Ca

Paul Bunyon/Bunyan from outside Barstow, CA:

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« Reply #56 on: September 18, 2010, 07:56:01 pm »

Here are some pictures of slabs of plume agate I collected from the Warms Springs Reservoir area that in Oregon about 20 miles south of the Stinking Water plume area thus the similarity but much more colorful. It is a rarely seen plume agate.









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« Reply #57 on: September 18, 2010, 08:26:19 pm »

Dang I love all this new stuff yall are showing us:)
Thank you, thank you:)
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« Reply #58 on: September 19, 2010, 03:03:39 am »

Thanks for showing us these Martin !
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« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2010, 07:05:26 am »

Great plumes guys.  Keep them coming.  I have been finding some more nice ones as i dig through my stockpile and will put some more up as i get the time.

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« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2010, 11:34:30 am »

Well all I can say is that I am Plumb crazy over the Plumes. The only Pliumes we have around here are the ones in the church ladies hats. LOL  very nice  pictures.
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« Reply #61 on: September 19, 2010, 11:58:36 am »

rolls eyes at Michael:)
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« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2010, 04:51:42 pm »

just had to look at them all again. it never gets tiring. they sure are pretty.
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« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2010, 04:58:17 pm »

Here are some examples of Nyssa Plume agate from the Owyhee Mountians of Oregon that I collected a couple of summers ago.



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« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2010, 05:49:03 pm »

 Speaking of plumes....Thought I'd post an old cab of bloody basin plume.  Needs to be cleaned. Still has some polish left in the surface. Eric.
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« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2010, 05:52:13 pm »

Beautiful!!
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« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2010, 06:05:10 pm »

All plumes are beautiful. Love the ones that look like they are on fire inside.
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« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2010, 09:29:24 pm »

Nice ones you two !
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« Reply #68 on: January 19, 2011, 11:34:26 am »

I know this is an older thread. But I was wondering what or if there is a difference. Between "plume" & "moss" agates? They look pretty much the same to me. Love the pix on this thread. I'm gonna get me some. I want to go out to the Cadys & find my own too (I hope)
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« Reply #69 on: January 19, 2011, 12:23:39 pm »

About a decade ago a friend of mine went hiking around the Big Bend area in Texas and brought these back for me.  I've cut some cabs from all three and I'll tell you it's harder than Chinese trigonometry........  It's not really Plume or Moss....more like Ribbon..........


Yellow ocre with small amounts of red...............


Reds as solid and ribbons with small amounts of yellows and black...............


Reds as solid and ribbons with small amounts of yellows and black...............


Since these were scanned the colors don't pop like they do when it's wet..................... dunno
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« Reply #70 on: January 19, 2011, 12:32:22 pm »

Looks like some petrified wood I've seen?
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« Reply #71 on: January 19, 2011, 01:15:18 pm »

This is a bit of a murky subject.  Sometimes its a bit hard to determine if you have a plume agate or a moss agate.  Sometimes a stone will have both plumes and moss and maybe even tubes.  Per Ron Gibbs book, (forum member "theimage1"), a plume agate has feathery like structures or the structures may form at the contact zone between the rock and agate, or not either of these.  Moss and Tube agates are clumped together as one type as they are often hard to tell apart and may also be hard to tell apart from plume agates as well.  Moss/Tube agates have moss like filaments or tubes.  Bloody Basin plume agate is one stone that can go from plumes to moss or tubes.  So its not always obvious.  I have quite a few slabs that have two or more types of structures and could be classified as plume, moss, or tube agate.  Plume/moss/tube agates have gotten to be one of my very favorite stones to cab.  They hardly ever chip or fracture like some Jaspers i know, and usually take a killer shine.  Hope this helps.

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« Reply #72 on: January 19, 2011, 01:30:58 pm »

So what you're saying sounds like. There really isn'tmuch if any real difference? Kind of depends on the persone who's looking at the stone, as to what they call it? I agree with you ythough on one point. It's all beautiful. glad to hear that it's nice to work with. I plan on getting some rough & do a bit of playing ura
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« Reply #73 on: January 19, 2011, 01:38:14 pm »

I get a kick out of all of the Vendors that market Montana Agate as 'Montana Moss Agate'. Mossy Montana is relatively rare. It is mostly dendritic and once in a great while plumey.
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« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2011, 02:35:57 pm »

So what you're saying sounds like. There really isn'tmuch if any real difference? Kind of depends on the persone who's looking at the stone, as to what they call it? I agree with you ythough on one point. It's all beautiful. glad to hear that it's nice to work with. I plan on getting some rough & do a bit of playing ura

Mark really summed it up nicely..

There really is a noticable difference between a nice quality Plume and a run of the mill Moss..
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« Reply #75 on: January 19, 2011, 04:18:14 pm »

I think some use "plume" instead of "moss" to help sell. Generally there is a big difference between feather and filament. But, I have seen the feathers get small like ragged clover, and the filament get dense like cut tobbaco, so there is some overlap. Generally there will be more structure to plume.
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« Reply #76 on: January 19, 2011, 07:37:02 pm »

I agree with George that for the most part, you can tell a plume agate from a moss agate.  There are borderline cases and of course the cases where there is more than one type of structure present.  But a decent plume agate really stands out from a moss agate.

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« Reply #77 on: January 19, 2011, 08:17:46 pm »

I agree with George that for the most part, you can tell a plume agate from a moss agate.  There are borderline cases and of course the cases where there is more than one type of structure present.  But a decent plume agate really stands out from a moss agate.

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I couldn't agree with you more Mark. I was at Gene Stewarts Gem Shop in BOise, ID. He had some big specims of the White Graveyard point with  crystal pockets. Three diffenent size crystal pockets, adjacent to each other with some huge perfect plumes. IF I remember correctly they where greyish black plumes. Not 100% on the color of plumes but mouth watering to say the least. Museum pieces
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« Reply #78 on: March 04, 2012, 05:21:11 pm »

Here is some blue plume agate I found in Quartzite this year.  It's mixed with some moss, too.  I'm not sure what the matrix is, but it is essentially black.  It would make a great contrast to the blue and clear, but it's completely friable and doesn't want to stablize well.  Oh well.  This material still makes great cabs, but the more I look at this particular slab, the more I'm inclined to keep it as is.  What do you think?




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« Reply #79 on: March 04, 2012, 05:33:06 pm »

I think it is beautiful and I hope you leave some of the natural edge:)
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« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2012, 07:47:18 pm »

If you bought a quantity of it, yeah I'd keep a slab asside to show what it looks like.
Pretty cool looking.
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« Reply #81 on: October 08, 2013, 11:39:10 am »

I agree on the differences between moss and plumes.  Most of the material from SW Texas I've seen has been moss, unless it came from Woodward, Ritchie, Marfa, etc. ranches.  I've brought a lot of rock home from Stillwell Ranch (near Big Bend) that is red or gold moss, but don't think I've found any plume there.  In fact the first time I was there I was talking to one of the proprietors who said that he had been talking to Trey Woodward.  Trey told him if he ever found any biscuits than they must have washed down from his ranch!

Regarding "Montana Moss Agate", that name goes back decades and I've always heard it refer to what we now call "Montana Agate".  The theory I've heard is that people originally thought the dendrites were petrified moss, hence the name.  Now that we know better and because we have other types of agate we refer to as moss agate, people have dropped "moss" from the name of Montana Agate.  I don't know whether the theory is correct, just what I've read/been told.
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« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2014, 03:30:07 pm »

This is another great thread! Some really beautiful plumes in here. I can't help but get caught up in it...soooo....here are a few I've cut this year.
1) FLAME AGATE
2) PRIDAY PLUME
3 & 4) LINDA MARIE PLUME AGATE
The LMP rough was from Philip (rarerock&gems). I'm sure most everyone knows about this material by now. The first cab is from the first mine run he had. Just BEAUTIFUL stuff! And the second cab is from this past outing. (2nd mine run) This has some red in it. Ooh boy! At this point, the Red Linda Marie Plume it is pretty rare because he only dug a small amount of it and is hanging on to most of it for now. Can't wait to see if there's going to more after future digs. It's probably my all time fav. plume agate right now. It really is very fine material! (Thanks Philip!)


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« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2014, 04:04:58 pm »

I think this would be a plume agate/Jasper but really don't know? Hoping to get some answers in Tucson.

Picture of the rough.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/50579556@N06/6274993901/
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« Reply #84 on: January 19, 2014, 12:20:33 pm »

This is another great thread! Some really beautiful plumes in here. I can't help but get caught up in it...soooo....here are a few I've cut this year.
1) FLAME AGATE
2) PRIDAY PLUME
3 & 4) LINDA MARIE PLUME AGATE
The LMP rough was from Philip (rarerock&gems). I'm sure most everyone knows about this material by now. The first cab is from the first mine run he had. Just BEAUTIFUL stuff! And the second cab is from this past outing. (2nd mine run) This has some red in it. Ooh boy! At this point, the Red Linda Marie Plume it is pretty rare because he only dug a small amount of it and is hanging on to most of it for now. Can't wait to see if there's going to more after future digs. It's probably my all time fav. plume agate right now. It really is very fine material! (Thanks Philip!)
Good Job Tom!
They turned out really nice!
I'll be digging again in May/June at four of my claims this time and staying out there for four weeks. I'll be set up again as a dealer at the Madras Show and should have a great deal of rough. FYI for everyone...They changed the show dates to June 25th - June 29. http://www.allrockhoundspowwowclubofamerica.com/#!madras-flyer
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« Reply #85 on: January 20, 2014, 12:01:07 pm »

This is another great thread! Some really beautiful plumes in here. I can't help but get caught up in it...soooo....here are a few I've cut this year.
1) FLAME AGATE
2) PRIDAY PLUME
3 & 4) LINDA MARIE PLUME AGATE
The LMP rough was from Philip (rarerock&gems). I'm sure most everyone knows about this material by now. The first cab is from the first mine run he had. Just BEAUTIFUL stuff! And the second cab is from this past outing. (2nd mine run) This has some red in it. Ooh boy! At this point, the Red Linda Marie Plume it is pretty rare because he only dug a small amount of it and is hanging on to most of it for now. Can't wait to see if there's going to more after future digs. It's probably my all time fav. plume agate right now. It really is very fine material! (Thanks Philip!)
Good Job Tom!
They turned out really nice!
I'll be digging again in May/June at four of my claims this time and staying out there for four weeks. I'll be set up again as a dealer at the Madras Show and should have a great deal of rough. FYI for everyone...They changed the show dates to June 25th - June 29. http://www.allrockhoundspowwowclubofamerica.com/#!madras-flyer
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Thanks Philip! I really love working this material! Unfortunately, I won't be able to go to the Madras Show. I'm hoping you'll throw some great stuff online (anti-sniper sale) before you go.  ") ?
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« Reply #86 on: December 06, 2014, 01:11:53 am »

Here is a pic of something my Step Father calls 'Desert on Fire' Plume from the Mojave... He dug it himself from the side of an abandoned cone...


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« Reply #87 on: December 06, 2014, 03:56:37 am »

I have been close to a odd wild fire or two in the Australian bush.

That Mojave plume captures it well.

Just need the smoke, sound and heat.
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« Reply #88 on: March 23, 2015, 11:47:58 pm »

Could you call this one a plume or does it have another name?

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« Reply #89 on: March 24, 2015, 01:24:20 am »

I would classify that as a plume all day, every day.
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« Reply #90 on: March 24, 2015, 10:54:32 am »

How about some silver onyx from the Calico Mts., Ca.



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« Reply #91 on: March 24, 2015, 01:09:13 pm »

Graveyard Point plume before and after photos. The rough had a lot of pits and such so I had to make a doublet. I used Basanite for the backing. It brought out the plumes a lot.
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« Reply #92 on: March 24, 2015, 02:01:28 pm »

I have some red and black plume from the famous Woodward Ranch near Alpine, TX. They still have a website up showing that they are open for collecting. I have wanted to go there for years and have heard that there are other ranches in the area which allow collecting.
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« Reply #93 on: March 24, 2015, 11:08:10 pm »

Some of us are going to a variety of ranches in west Texas with Teri Smith next month.  Woodward is no longer available, but the Walker Ranch next door is on our list.

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« Reply #94 on: November 21, 2015, 07:38:38 pm »

Adding a couple to the thread... Eagle Rock and Hay Creek plumes...  Both from Crook County Oregon.



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« Reply #95 on: November 22, 2015, 07:44:41 am »

Hi All

What about this. I just finished it but cant seem to get a good pic.

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