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Plume Agate

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About Plume AgateHide

In allusion to the plume-like shapes exhibited in the material.
A variety of Chalcedony

A variety of chalcedony with contrasting colored, plume-like structures within the material.

Compare with moss agate.

Chemical Properties of Plume AgateHide


Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Chalcedony1 photo of Plume Agate associated with Chalcedony on
Iris Agate1 photo of Plume Agate associated with Iris Agate on
δ-Quartz1 photo of Plume Agate associated with δ-Quartz on
Quartz-beta1 photo of Plume Agate associated with Quartz-beta on
1 photo of Plume Agate associated with on
Thunder Egg1 photo of Plume Agate associated with Thunder Egg on
Agate1 photo of Plume Agate associated with Agate on

Other InformationHide

Health Risks:
No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

Internet Links for Plume AgateHide

Localities for Plume AgateHide

This map shows a selection of localities that have latitude and longitude coordinates recorded. Click on the symbol to view information about a locality. The symbol next to localities in the list can be used to jump to that position on the map.

Locality ListHide

- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
Leiper (ed.), 1966. The Agates of North America
  • Arizona
    • Maricopa Co.
      • Gila Bend area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 348; Richards, R.A. (1956a), Arizona agate hunting, Rocks&Min.: 31: 279-280.
    • Yavapai Co.
      • New River Station area
Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 348; Richards, R.A. (1956a), Arizona agate hunting, Rocks & Minerals: 31: 279-280.
  • California
    • Inyo Co.
Joseph Freillich photo
    • Los Angeles Co.
      • Santa Monica Mts
        • Agoura Hills
Housley, R. (2013), Eleven New Melanophlogite Pseudomorph Occurrences in Southern California, article 1772.
    • San Bernardino Co.
      • Cady Mts
        • Afton
Chapman, E. W. 1937 Barstow desert localities described: The Mineralogist, v. 5, no. 1, p. 9-10, 111-114. Barstow Syncline, Rosamond Section in Antelope Valley and Red Rock Canyon, Upper Mio-L.Plio. Coral chalcedony, Afton Canyon, Myrickite, Opal Mt E of Hinkley, CA, Pb Pipe Spr, Black Canyon
Hutter's, Lapidary Journal, v. 10, no. 1, p. 65
  • Colorado
    • Saguache Co.
Rocks & Minerals (July, 2002)
  • Idaho
    • Owyhee Co.
Young, M. W. 1971 Then and now at famous Graveyard Point: Gems and Minerals, no. 407, p. 16-17. Idaho, Oregon, field trip; Graveyard Point in Idaho, agate mine in Oregon.
  • Michigan
    • Keweenaw Co.
      • Eagle Harbor
Yalmer Primeau Collection
  • New Mexico
    • Hidalgo Co.
Minerals of New Mexico 3rd ed.
  • Oklahoma
Rocks & Minerals 72:4 pp 252-264
  • Oregon
    • Malheur Co.
Cran Cowan
  • South Dakota
    • Pennington Co.
      • Scenic
SDSMT Bull 18 Roberts and Rapp "Mineralogy of the Black Hills"
  • Texas
    • Brewster Co.
      • Alpine
    • Presidio Co.
      • Marfa
Brian Cowger
  • Virginia
    • Warren Co.
Minerals of Virginia 1990 by R. V. Dietrich; Richard S. Mitchell, William F. Giannini, and Oliver M. Fordham, Jr. (1988) Plume Agate from Warren County, Virginia. Virginia Minerals:Virginia Division of Mineral Resources. 34-1:5-6
Minerals of Virginia, 1990 by R. V. Dietrich
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