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Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« on: June 09, 2018, 12:16:17 PM »

Well, I am sitting on a 5 gallon pail of dendritic agate. Some with the nice purple agate and dendrites that has a white rind. I assumed Amethyst Sage until I looked at Paiute Dendritic. How do you tell them apart? Are they from the same place as I know Dale H. is mining both?
   I know there is also Snake River Dendritic Agate as well. Are there other common dendritic agates in the northwest? I am trying to figure out what is in my bucket before I put it up for sale.   thanks,  Neal
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2018, 10:12:30 AM »

   picture has been added.....
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 09:19:13 AM »

I would give it a thumbs up ID for Amethyst Sage.
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2018, 01:05:50 PM »

I would agree on Amethyst Sage however I hadn't posted because I have never seen the Snake River Dendritic.  Lack of knowledge of some areas makes for a less informed opinion, it does have all the right colors and markers though for the Sage.
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2018, 05:04:55 PM »

thanks, I will go with Amethyst Sage.   Does anyone have a good picture of Dale's Paiute Agate?   None of the pictures I found on-line are very definitive.
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2018, 08:37:54 AM »

I used to own part of the Snake River Dendritic claim which adjoins Dale's Paiute claim, I would say Paiute on that one.

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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2018, 12:37:26 PM »

   thanks Tony....   good to hear from someone who has been there.   Is there anything that is distinctive about the Snake River Dendritic? I have collected about 50 pounds of Dendritic agate from the Northwest region. Trying to properly identify it is really difficult.
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 11:09:11 AM »

Now I am confused and it could be my screen but there looks to be a slight bit of purple color to that piece?
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2018, 12:50:56 AM »

I see what looks like translucent purple running down the left side, too.
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Re: Is this Amethyst Sage or ???
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2018, 05:48:50 AM »

    I sold most of this stone and listed it as Amyethyst ( purple ) Sage. I went with Amy Sage after go0ing to the Madras and Prineville, OR shows and looking at quite a bit of similar material. I believe a lot of Snake River dendritic is sold as Amy Sage because that name is more common out here, be it right or wrong. thanks for the input
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