Gene and his crew made a very interesting discovery while mining the south end of the Beverly Marie TGS Claim this spring. The north end of the claim is known for producing the Classic Graveyard Plume Agate, which normally contains blue, yellow, and tan plumes. Many times it has black looking marcasite inclusions. This agate was featured in last week's newsletter.
The south end of the claim contains the area where the material known as Regency Rose Plume Agate comes from. The Regency Rose name was given to the rock from this area by Bill Tallman in the 1980's, and it was known for the variety of colored plumes possible in the rock. White, orange, yellow, and pink plumes are all possible in any combination. This year Gene found some veins that contained unique red plumes. These red plumes seem to occur sporadically on one side or a corner of a vein. A limited amount of this material is now available. This special material, which has been graded as the "red" material, has a high potential to contain red plumes. The red plumes may occur just a little on the edge or it may appear more prominently throughout. Great material for slabs, cabbing, or specimens.