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2910Wachsopal, German, waxy opal. See Hintze (1915, p. 1505).
2911Waco Balls (hollow), a thunder egg?, no locality, no description, adv., Rocky Joe's, Rock & Gem, v. 2, no. 3, p. 49.
2912Waddell Beach Chert, California?, see French, 1980, p. 48. The name Waddell Beach, California, does not appear in Geographic Names Information System but French stated that it is 20 miles North of Santa Cruz, California, on Highway 1.
2913Wagon Wheel Gap Agate? (See Embargo Agate) Rocks and Minerals, v. 21, no. 10, p. 669
2914Waif, a term used by Honeyman (1880, p. 136-138) to describe materials (Gaspe Pebbles) found along beaches of the Magdalen Islands and Gaspe Peninsula of Quebec. In early English, the term was often used to describe something washed up from the sea. See also Orphan Agate.
2915Wahluke scenic jasper, Washington, ...scenes of all shapes and colors, adv., R.P.B. Minerals, Lapidary Journal, v. 28, no. 5, p. 788.
2916Wall Canyon, San Bernardino County, California, locality name given to source of ruby-lace jasper by Strong (1971, p. 71). The name Wall Canyon does not appear in Geographic Names Information System but the area is probably on the U.S. Geological Survey 7.5Æ x 7.5Æ Parker topographic map.
2917Wall Street Jasper, California, for Wall Street Canyon, Calico Mountains at 34o 56' 32" N and 116o 52' 03" W, San Bernardino County California, Yermo Quadrangle, U. S. Geological Survey, 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). Generally reds, yellows, browns, greenish yellows, the latter being rarest color. Middle Miocene Rosamond Series, Henry, D. J., 1946. The California Calico Mountains. The Mineralogist, v. 14, no. 5, p. 227-233.
2918Ward Canyon, Arizona, spot listed by Ransom (1955, p. 4-22; 1956, p. 22-46). The canyon extends form about 31o 51' 50" N to 33o 02' 55" N and 109o 07' 24" W to 109o 20' 18" W Cochise and Greenlee counties, Arizona, Chiricahua Peak, Doubtful Canyon, and Clifton maps, USGS 7.5' x 7.5'. Ward Canyon may include the areas that produce Clifton agate, Clifton fire agate and Clifton purple agate.
2919Warm Springs Agate, for Warm Springs, 32o 53' 36" N and 084o 41' 24" W, Meriwether County, Georgia, Warm Springs Map, USGS 7.5' x 7.5'. See also Hudson (1982, p. 158-165).
2920Wartrace Agate, Tennessee, carnelian, brown, and iris agate. Term appeared in Watts (1965, p. 370). The name is probably derived from either the city of Wartrace or Wartrace Creek.
2921Wascoite, Oregon, agatized lake bed deposits, adv., Chet & Marge Springer,Earth Science Digest, v. 7, no. 6, p. 45; petrified agatized lake bottom, adv., Rock 'n Wood Shop, Oregon, Lapidary Journal, v. 12, no. 6, p. 787. Zeitner (1964, p. 992) stated it is an agatized lake bed sediment that has been found in Wasco County, Oregon. McMullen (1975, p. 26) illustrated a jasper of varying shades of brown and white that produced a picture and referred to it as a bedded jasper from the Wasco, Oregon area.
2922Wasco Lake Bottom agate, Oregon?, no description, (=Wascoite), adv., Herbert Wm. Lawson, The Mineralogist, v. 17, no. 11, p. 537; ...banded browns, snow white, ..., adv., Herbert Wm. Lawson, Lapidary Journal, v. 3, no. 6, p. 464.
2923Washington Beach Agate, Washington, no description, adv., Grieger's, Lapidary Journal, v. 17, no. 7, p. 681.
2924Washington County agate, Missouri, from an area about 75 mi. SW of St Louis. Kissick, R., 1956. A new Missouri locality, The Mineralogist, v. 24, no. 5, p. 216. Ozment (1966, p. 106-107 ) stated that these were banded, black, white and tan agates that formed in marine limestones in the barite area; a tiff?
2925Washington County Lace Agate, Missouri, ...Smith (1976, p. 2070-2072) suggested this agate came from the upper Potosi and lower Eminence Dolomites of Cambrian age.
2926Washington Jasp-Opal, Washington? no description, adv., Dr. W.E. Oldham, The Mineralogist, v. 4, no. 1, p. 56.
2927Washington State Wood, Washington, no description, generic term?, adv., Le Air Gem Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 12, no. 1, p. 131.
2928Watchung Carnelian, New Jersey, for Watchung Basalts of Triassic age. This may be the same material that Zeitner (19xx, p. yy) has referred to as Sterling Brook Carnelian.
2929Water Agate, Newport, Oregon, Bates (1905b, p. 179) stated they were well known along the Pacific Coast, especially near Nye Creek Beach, north of Yaquina Bay, Oregon, and are described as agates with water and air bubbles. See also, adv., A. L. Thomas & Son, The Mineralogist, v. 4, no. 6, p. 29. See also enhydro.
2930Water Agates , (=Enhydros), Oregon?, adv., Agnes H., Rexsen, Earth Science Digest, v. 1, no. 11, p. 24
2931Water Bubble Agate (=enhydros), term used as above in adv., V. D. Hill, Hobbies, v. 43, no. 11, p. 107.
2932Waterdrop Agate, Brazil, no description, adv., GoodnowÆs, Lapidary Journal, v. 43, no. 9, p. 125.
2933Water Fall Agate, a term that was used by Kennedy (1948, p. 9, 10) but it is unclear whether that author meant shadow agate or diapiric deformation of bands.
2934Waterlevel agate, Wolter (1986, p. 103; 1994, p. 112) described these as agates with parallel bands on the bottom and topped with fortification agate or clear quartz on the top. This is similar to onyx agate of Heddle (1901) or Uruguay structures described by Liesegang (1915) or Landmesser (1984). Wolter suggested these agates showed fluctuating water tables whereas Pabian & Zarins (1994, p. 25, 26, fig. 53) have considered the possibility of these features being pseudomorph after gypsum.
2935Watsonite, no locality, no description, adv., The Oregon Trail Mineral and Gemstone Shop, The Mineralogist, v. 5, no. 1, p. 101.
2936Wave Onyx, a case where the horizontally oriented layers have essentially curvilinear tops producing the appearance of waves or hummocks (Heddle, 1901, p. 68, fig. 18).
2937Wax Agate, Shipley (1971, p. 219) recognizes the term and calls it a chalcedony with a pronounced waxy luster. cf. cer agate?
2938Waynes Hole Agate, Wyoming, for Wayne=s Hole, 43o 41' 02" N and 109o 27' 52" W, Fremont County, Wyoming, Castle Rock Map, USGS 7.5' x 7.5'.
2939Wedgwood Blue Lace Agate, Africa, ...blue coupled with delicate white lace banding, adv., Parser, Lapidary Journal, v. 28, no. 11, p. 1121.
2940Wegeler Agate, (Shake Agate) vernacular used by agate cutters in Idar, Germany, to describe polished, finely laminated agates that appear to have water inside as the agate is rolled in the light (Harder, 1993, p. 34). Probably the same phenomenon as a shadow agate.
2941Weiser Agate, Idaho, no description, adv., Wm. A. Peters, The Mineralogist, v. 27, no. 9, p. 189.
2942Weiser Idaho Nodules, Idaho, no description, adv., Lowell W. Fields, Lapidary Journal, v. 30, no. 12, p. 2764.
2943Weiser Nodules, Idaho, no description, adv., Westbrook Gems & Minerals, Lapidary Journal, v. 11, no. 5, p. 605.
2944Wendover Plume Agate, Utah, for Wendover, 40o 44' 14" N and 114o 02' 12" W, Tooele County, Utah, no description adv., Alpine Gems & Minerals, Lapidary Journal, v. 34, no. 1, p. 178. Simpson (1975, p. 26, 27) described a locality that produced red moss agate but denied having recovered plume agate from this site. The source of plume was a mentioned but not cited magazine article. This article may have confused moss agate with plume agate.
2945Wessex-starred Agate, England, agatized coral from southwestern coast of England. See O=Donoghue, 1987, p. 57.
2946West Texas Gem Agate, Texas, lightly colored jasp-agate, ...moss, ...flower agate, adv., Frank Duncan and Daughter, Lapidary Journal, v. 1, no. 1, p. 22.
2947West Texas Wood, Texas, ...Zeitner (1964,p.569) used this term to describe petrified woods found form "West of the Pecos" and localities ranging to the Big Bend area and the Alpine and Marfa areas.
2948Weymouth, on Bass Strait, between Indian Ocean and Tasman Sea, ProspecTas, the quarterly newsletter of Mineral Resources Tasmania, Issue 8, March, 1997 reported that the Mineral Resources Development Act of 1995 set aside areas for amateur collectors. This publication lists quartz pebbles, agate and tumbling materials from this site. See also Bacon and Bottrill (1977, p. 32, 33).
2949Whale Cove Bloodstone, see Gates (1971, p. 1620-1624).
2950Whipple Mountains, California, extensive agate producing area in San Bernardino County, California that has been recorded by Strong (1966, 1971, p. 71) and Johnson (1971, p. 20).
2951Whirlpool Jasper, Oregon?, no description, adv., Prof's Rock Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 33, no. 5, p. 1064.
2952Whiskey Wood, Mississippi, a petrified wood found near the site of a whiskey still, and reported to be of unusual colors (Zeitner, 1968, p. 1246).
2953Whispering Pines Ranch Wood, Oregon, for Whispering Pines Ranch near Lebanon, Linn County, Oregon. See Sinkankas, 1976.
2954Whistler Springs (thunder egg beds), Oregon, for Whistler Spring, 44o 29' 47" N and 120o 29' 03" W, Crook County, Oregon, Whistler Point Map, USGS 7.5' x 7.5'. ...small agate-filled thunder eggs with moss and occasional plume. See Rodgers (1970, p. 1482), Ashby (1962, pp. 148) and Zeitner (1979, p. 1260-1272).
2955White Agate, Wyoming? ...fluoresces green, excellent dye material, probably refers to a white agate found in sedimentary rocks of the Wendover, Meek, and Hayden groups of Pennsylvanian age that are exposed near the Guernsey and Glendo reservoirs in eastern Wyoming. adv., Stanton's Crafts, Lapidary Journal, v. 15, no. 1, p. 166.
2956White Agate, Shipley (1971, p. 220) uses the term as a color description.
2957White Agate, India?, no description, adv., Harris Rock Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 38, no. 10, p. 1375.
2958White and Pastel Colored Plume (Agate), no locality, no description, adv., Western Gem Mines, Lapidary Journal, v. 10, no. 1, p. 47.
2959White Bird Agate, Texas?, àpicture agate with dark dendrites, adv., Treasure Chest, Lapidary Journal, v. 42, no. 4, p. 100.
2960White Carnelian, cloudy, milky white chalcedony according to Bauer (1896, p. 506). The white modifier removes this material from carnelian which is red brown or brownish red by definition.
2961White Fir Springs Thunder Eggs, Oregon, for White Fir Springs, 44o 24' 17" N and 120o 33' 08" W, Crook County, Oregon. Term appears in adv., Redmond Rock Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 19, no. 3, p. 415. See also Jackson, Q., (1953, p. 80, 81), Rodgers (1970, p.1482-1486). Zeitner (1979, p. 1260-1272).
2962White Opal Agate, Texas?, no description, adv., Frank Duncan & Daughter, Lapidary Journal, v. 1, no. 2, p. 96.
2963White Plume Agate, California, no description, adv., Ryan's Rock Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 22, no. 3, p. 471.
2964White Plume Agate, Idaho, no description, Ames Rock Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 4, no. 1, p. 75. This may refer to Graveyard Point Plume Agate.
2965White Plume Agate, Oregon, no description, (=Stinking Water?), adv., Central Oregon Gem Supply, Earth Science, v. 13, no. 2, p. 73.
2966White Plume Agate, Oregon, Warm Springs Reservoir, near Juntura, Oregon, Birdwell, 1959. Outstanding agates of Oregon. Earth Science, v. 12, no. 4, p. 138-139.
2967White Rock Springs, Oregon, thunder eggs?, no descriptions, Jackson, Q., (1971, p. 80, 81) Rodgers (1970, p. 1482-1486). Zeitner (1979, p. 1260-1272). For White Rock Spring, 44o 25' 23" N and 120o 32' 37"W, Crook County, Steins Pillar Map, USGS 7.5' x 7.5'. See also Steins Pillar.
2968Whitesail Agate, for Whitesail Range, British Columbia, Canada, amygdaloidal agates with moss, plumes, regular and onyx banding from andesitic flows in the Ootsa Lake Group volcanics of Eocene age. See Simandl and others (1998, p. 285-293).
2969White Sea Area, Russia, agate sources. See Masura (1992, p. 67-74).
2970Whiteskin Agate, a descriptive term applied to agate that has been deeply weathered and has a skin of white clay sized particles of silica that adhere to the tongue when the stone is licked. The term often applies to some agates from Brazil but has been used to describe deeply weathered agates from anywhere.
2971Whorl Agate, a term that appears in Macpherson (1989, p. 49, fig. 109) for agates that have fan-shaped quartz crystal groups that alternate with curved bands of chalcedony. Nimlin (1974) suggested that these kinds of agates were common to the Isle of Mull and Macpherson (1989, p. 49) stated that they come from basalts of Tertiary Age. See also Plume-Textured Geodes.
2972Wide Valley, in Cady Mountains, San Bernardino County, California, site for ribbon jasper and moss agate that was listed by Berkholz (1962, locality 27) and Strong (1971, p. 56). The name Wide Valley does not appear in Geographic Names Information System.
2973Wiggen's Wood, Wyoming, probably a mis-spelling of Wiggins, adv., Geode Industries, Lapidary Journal, v. 11, no. 5, p. 529.
2974Wiggins Fork Green Moss, Wyoming, no description, adv., Tynskys, Rocks and Minerals, v. 38, no. 3,4, p. 166.
2975Wiggins Fork Wood, Wyoming, no description, adv., Jackson Hole Rock Shop, P.O. Box 301, Jackson Hole, Wyo., Rocks and Minerals, v. 35, no. 3, 4, 184. For Wiggins Fork, 43o 32' 13" N and 109o 27' 51" W, Fremont County, Wyoming, Bain Draw Quadrangle, U. S. Geological Survey, 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). Zeitner (1963, p. 443) stated that Wiggin's Fork wood grew in a forest that was buried by volcanic ash; many of the trees were consumed (by hot ash?) and the voids left were filled with chalcedony, leaving a cast of the tree.
2976Wilakee Agate, no locality, no description, adv., Hazel Dodge, Agate Shop & Rocks, Lapidary Journal, v. 12, no. 4, p. 544.
2977Wilchite (=Wilckite?) Idaho?, no description, adv., Stewart's Gem Shop, Earth Science, v. 9, no. 1, p. 25. Stewarts Gem Shop, Earth Science, v. 13, no. 3, p. 107.
2978Wildhorse picture jasper, well-known picture jasper from the Oregon/Idaho border, usually with blue skies and tan or brown landscapes; ...scenic hills, clouds, blue skies, brown and tan landscapes, ete., adv., Smokey Mtn. Rock Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 27, no. 7, p. 1068.
2979Wiley Well Agate, California, for Wiley Well, 33o 29' 38" N and 114o 53' 20" W, Riverside County, California, Wiley Well Map, USGS 7.5' x 7.5'. Site recorded as WileyÆs Well by Schweitzer (1944, p. 234-235). Henry (1947, p. 171-176) reported red, brown, tan, and clear agates and black agates. The agates probably originated in rocks mapped by Jennings as undivided volcanics of Tertiary age that cut through pre-Cretaceous metamorphics. ...plume, sagenitic, lace, and banded agate (Perry, 1961, p. 312) (See also Potato Patch, Hauser Beds).
2980WileyÆs Well, California, misspelling of Wiley Well, which see.
2981Wilkes County, North Carolina, agate collecting locality reported by Zeitner (1968, p. 1212-1226, 1230).
2982Willard Creek Agate, Wood, for a site about 8 miles west of Susanville, Lassen County, California, recorded by Johnson (1971, p. 45). May be the same as Stephens Ranch. Willard Creek appears on the Fredonyer Pass 7.5 minute topographic map, U. S. Geological survey.
2983Williamite (Wilamette?) Valley, Oregon, ...new location, gem grade plume agate. adv., Nathen Widmer, or Williamson's Agate Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 18, no. 1, p. 93. Mis-spelling of Willamette? The name Williamite Valley is not listed in the U. S. Geological Survey geographic names data base. Williamite may be a mis-spelling of Willamette.
2984Willow Creek Jasper, wood, Idaho, for Willow Creek, Nampa, Idaho. Carpenter, J. T., 1936. Idaho - the Gem State. The Mineralogist, 4, no. 1, p. 15, 16, 54.
2985Willow Creek Jasper, Idaho, no description, adv., Zack's Rocks, Earth Science, v. 15, no. 3, p. 142; Westbrook Gems & Minerals, Lapidary Journal, v. 11, no. 5, p. 605. For Willow Creek, nodular and vein yellow, purple, pink, green jasper with Liesegang Rings, pictures, scenes. Occurs in outcrops mapped as Columbia River Basalts and Payette Formations exposed along north and south forks of Willow Creek, especially in NW 1/4, sec. 25, N 1/2, secs. 26, 27, 28, T. 6 N., R. 1 W., Gem County, Idaho, and in NE 1/4 sec. 5, N 1/2 sec. 4, NW 1/4, sec. 3, T. 5 N., R. 1 W, Ada County, Idaho, Southeast Emmett Quadrangle, 1985, U. S. Geological Survey, 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). The outcrop area appears to extend to contiguous sections in the adjoining Pearl Quadrangle, 1985. See Novinger (1969, p. 1530-1536). Jasper found in the Longhair mine, near Eagle, Idaho.
2986Willow Creek Jasper, Mexico, no description, this unusual usage of this name appears in an adv., Roystons Rock Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 28, no. 9, p. 1452. It is probably in error.
2987Wilmot Ravine Agate, Georgia, Upson County, Georgia, see also Hudson (1982, p. 158-165). The name Wilmot Ravine does not appear in Geographic Names Information System.
2988Wilson Creek (agate, jasper?), no details, adv., Herbert Wm. Lawson, The Mineralogist, v. 26, no. 10,11, p. 257. Geographic Names Information System lists 31 features with the name Wilson Creek and about 10 of these could be possible sources.
2989Window, a term applied to a cut or ground surface on the exterior of an agate nodule to expose the patterns and colors to the lapidary. The term also has been applied to fire agates in adv., Custom Lapidary & Jewelry, Lapidary Journal, v. 29, no. 7, p. 1382.
2990Wind River Forest, Wyoming, refers to petrified woods from volcanics of Tertiary Age exposed in the Wind River Basin near DuBois, Wyoming, and the term is used by Dickerson (1972, p. 1079).
2991Wingate Pass Agate, California, translucent, white to deep purple agate with sagenite, eyes, anon (1978, p. 1139); ...red, brown, and yellow, plumes, scenes, blue matrix, adv., Hutter's, Lapidary Journal, v. 10, no. 1, p. 65. Name is derived from Wingate Pass, 35o 44' 15" N and 117o 03' 32" W, San Bernardino County, California, Wingate Pass Quadrangle, U. S. Geological Survey, 7.5 Minute Series (Topographic). Bennett (1954, p. 13-15) illustrated sagenitic agate from here and suggested that there was seam agate cf. nodular agate at the nearby Owl Hole locality.
2992Winders Agate Fields, Queensland, Australia, see Anon.(1982, p. 2395-2397).
2993Winternoon Gorge tiger eye jasper, western Australia, this term was used by Frazier and Frazier (1990, p. 88) and it may actually refer to Wittenoom Township, Western Australia, where Myatt (1972, p. 387) recorded silicified asbestos and jaspilite.
2994Winter Wonderland Agate, Nevada, adv., Nevada Turquoise Mines, Inc., The Mineralogist, v. 15, no. 5, p. 249.
2995Withlacooochee Agatized Coral, no locality, no description, name appeared in adv., Du Cur, Lapidary Journal, v. 45, no 4, p. 134. See Withlacoochee River Agate.
2996Withlacoochee River Agate, Georgia, ...an agatized coral reported by Smith (1975, p. 1590), and Brookstone (1978, p. 1586-1587) and (1979, p. 2276, 2277). Geographic Names Information System shows the Withlacoochee River flows thru Brooks, Lowndes, Berrien and Cook counties, Georgia and thru Madison, Suwannee and Hamilton counties, Florida. The course of the river is shown on the Ellaville, Octahat-chee, Pinetta, Clyatville and Sapps Lake maps, U. S. Geological Survey, 7.5' x 7.5' topographic. Tentative identification shows that the coral is of the species Astrocoenia decaturensis Vaughan and it is probably of middle Oligocene age.
2997Wittenoom Township, Western Australia, source of various silicified asbestos minerals and jaspilite that is recorded by Myatt (1972, p. 387).
2998Wolf Creek Agate, Moffat County, Colorado, Barb (1958, p. 148-150), various agates from the Morgan Formation of Pennsylvanian age, the Chinle Formation of Triassic age and the Morrison Formation of Jurassic age that have been reworked and redeposited in the gravels of the Brown=s Park Formation of late Miocene or early Pliocene age. Barb suggested that some of these agates may have been reworked and redeposited even in the Triassic and Jurassic. These should not be confused with Wolf Creek Pass sagenitic agate below.
2999Wolf Creek Pass Sagenitic Agate, Colorado, for Wolf Creek Pass, Colorado. See Pearl, 1972, Colorado Gem Trails and Mineral Guide, p. 54-56. Type locality, near Saddle Mountain, in secs. 9, 16, T. 37 N., R. 1 E., Mineral County, Colorado, from volcanics mapped as Treasure Mountain Rhyolite of Miocene Age by Larsen and Cross, (1956) Geology and Petrology of the San Juan Region, Southwestern Colorado, U. S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 258. See U. S. Geological Survey, Saddle Mountain, Jackson Mountain, Wolf Creek Pass Quadrangles, 7.5 minute series (Topographic). See also Towner (1969, p. 1286-1291).
3000Wood-cast Agate, a term used by Hausel (1986, p. 46) to describe agates that have formed in the cavities left by rotted-out tree trunks in sediments. The agate retains the shape of the twig or log of wood. Such agates have been collected in the DuBois, Wyoming, area, where they are more commonly called limb-casts. Wood-cast or limb cast refers to the results of processes and not a specific locality.
3001Wood-grained chert, from Lodgepole, Deseret, and Great Blue limestones of Mississippian age, western interior, United States, a chert from silica of biogenic origins that with ring-like structures that resemble wood grain and which are caused by alternating dolomite and carbonaceous quartzose bands in the groundmass of silica, DeCelles and Gutschick (1983, p. 1175-1191).
3002Wood Jasper, a term used by Kunz (1885 [1886], p. 440) for agatized wood from the Petrified Forest of Arizona. Kunz cited articles in Popular Science Monthly and Scientific American for the same year.
3003Woodside, Utah, collecting area mentioned by Simpson (1975, p. 36, 37) that has yielded agatized wood and red agate.
3004Woodtop, local name for agatized wood from southwestern Wyoming? The material may be similar to Eden Valley, Blue Forest, or Big Sandy Wood. The name does not appear in Geographic Names Information System, 8/27/99.
3005Woodward Agate, Oklahoma, no description, may be mislocated?, name appears in 1954 catalogue for Gem Exchange (Gem Village), Bayfield, Colorado, p. 6.
3006Woodward Ranch Opal, Texas, opal reported by French (1992, p. 63-66).
3007Woodward Ranch Plume Agate, Texas, for Woodward Ranch, about 18 mi. S of Alpine, Brewster Co., Texas. included red, black plumes, pink banded agate, flower garden agate. Slack (1966, p.74-102) has colored illustrations of this material. See also Zeitner (1984, p. 268-280).
3008Woodward Wood, Oklahoma, dark petrified wood, similar to that from Shirley Basin, Wyoming (Murphy, 1963, p. 114). Murphy apparently means similarity in lapidary qualities only.
3009Woolshed Valley, Beechworth, early recorded agate, enhydro, and jasper producing area in Victoria, Australia, recorded by Dunn, 1913.
3010Wyoming Agatized Algae, Wyoming, ...agatized mausoleums, adv., Ward's Natural Science Establishment, Lapidary Journal, v. 7, no. 5, p. 389.
3011Wyoming Angel Agates, no description, adv., Ronald Harroun, The Mineralogist, v. 29, no. 3,4, p. 46.
3012Wyoming Dendritic Agate, Wyoming?, no description, adv., Rubey's Rocks, Earth Science, v. 18, no. 1, p. 282.
3013Wyoming Fern Agate, Wyoming, black and white? Plume agate. No locality is given but the material is illustrated in adv., Gem Exchange, Hobbies, v. 45, no. 10, p. 109, and it appears to be similar to agate from Spanish Point, Wyoming.
3014Wyoming Fossil Agate, Wyoming, same as Turitella or Goniobasis Agate, which names have priority. Jackson, M. W., 1972.
3015Wyoming Gem Agate, from Green River, Wyoming, no details, adv., Tynsky Service, The Mineralogist, 17, no. 6, p. 334.
3016Wyoming Green Moss Agate, term used by Zeitner (1973, p. 484=498).
3017Wyoming Moonstone, Wyoming, (chalcedony), fluorescent, adv., Stanton's Crafts, Lapidary Journal, v. 16, no. 11, p. 1065.
3018Wyoming Moss Agate, Wyoming, no further details, but probably from the materials found near Guernsey and Hartville, Wyoming. See Harstad (1936, p. 147).
3019Wyoming plume agate, (Medicine Bow?) Wyoming, --- adv., Tynskys, Rocks and Minerals, v. 40, no. 7, p. 558.
3020Wyoming Plume and Dendritic Agate, Wyoming, ...black plumes and dendrites, adv., J. M. Minerals, Lapidary Journal, v. 23, no. 6, p. 883.
3021Wyoming Petrified Wood, Wyoming, ...deep red brown, almost black, with grain in lighter shades of tan, adv., Franks Jade Shop, Lapidary Journal, v. 1, no. 4, p. 164.
3022Wyoming Stalactitic Agate, Guernsey-Glendo Reservoir area, Wyoming, adv., J. O. Duguid, Lapidary Journal, v. 7, no. 5, p. 471. no details, adv., Ronald Harroun, The Mineralogist, v. 29, no. 3,4, p. 46. This may be the same material as the stalactitic agate from Glendo Reservoir, rkp. See Wyoming Highway Geology reference and Steege too. May be the same as White Agate.

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