Well so much for promises, the past couple of months have been very busy. I am back in Kansas, my cabber is still in pieces from the move because I don't have a place to work yet. But I want to continue to tell you all about different stone so:
Graveyard point agate come from both sides of the Oregon / Idaho border in the Homedale Id. area near Succor creek and the Owyhee mountains. All three of those areas produce some amazing Picture Jasper and Spotted Agate besides the Graveyard point. (If I ever come up missing this will be one of the first places to look for me, Ha)
This rock is not mined from a graveyard but is named this because it is close to the scene of a 18th century settler massacre. I've tried to find exact dates and more information on that attack but have been mostly unsuccessful.
Graveyard plume has wonderful white plumes in clear agate, there is often some confusion between it and Regency Rose agate. There is a good reason for that because Regency Rose is a variety of Graveyard but has more reds in it as the name indicates. Like a lot of names it ends up being in the eye of the beholder, in this case calling either or one or the other would be correct.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2010.