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Phil
 #1 
Does anyone know of any locations where this can be collected?

I know it's south of Cisco Utah, Grand county, but that covers a lot of ground. Supposedly there's an area where there is a lot of it that you can surface collect.

Thanks!
Phil
Jack Cole
 #2 
Phil; this is from 1963 map in western gem atlas and the area So.of Cisco on Hyway - 128 / 14 - miles towards Dewey just before the Colorado river. on the west side of the road is Agate -hillMaterial is Jasper & agate/ East of Cisco 5-miles is agate, petrified wood / d-bone. / on Hyway 6/50 west of Cisco 18-25s ther 17-MP. there on the NOrth is 2-mile stripe X 1 mile wide.Looks like the same area to the so. is full on the hills.Arches Nat~l Park just So. 20-miles.Lower So. east corner of Utah 40s about east of Colorado.
Phil
 #3 
Thanks.
You've collected pigeon blood agate there or this is just info from the book? A lot of the old areas are no longer open and some have been cleaned out pretty good. (especially the dino bone areas) There's lots of agate all over that general area..... I was hoping for specific knowledge of a pigeon blood agate site...

I'll definately log your info and check there also.

Thanks!
Phil
DaveB
 #4 
Phil,

The site I had some success back in the early 80's was located about 15 miles SE of Green River Utah. I had no problem finding lots of interesting agate then. I originally found the site from a Utah Gem Trails guide.

A couple of pics of some of the ones I found can be seen here:

http://www.pbase.com/bjorn_b/image/17425502

Dave
Phil
 #5 
Thanks!
Guess I'll have to wait till spring and summer to arrive to go camp out and explore.

There's supposed to be a large area, BLM land, where the surface is just chock full of these agates, some debitage here and there, and where the agates are just beautiful with a clear host material rather than the opaque white, with the red suspended in it that is just stunning. A guy sent me two small pieces and it's WOW material. He doesn't want to share where, which I guess I understand, but that doesn't mean I can't try and find it anyway. Almost looks like a mose agate clear base material, but the red coloration is not "mossy", it's actually looks like deep red blood drops and blobs suspended in there.

Thanks again,
Phil
Jack Cole
 #6 
Phil this link may help; http://www.mapmuse.com run search in site window, this site has alot of rock shops and clubs in the U.S. listed. as for the search for the agate outcrop i did known you wre looking for a old site. i havn`t hunted much out side of Oregon for one big reason - its Oregon.

Though the sites you find in the rock hunting site books are good even though they`er old, go to BLM sites for maps in the area and topo the area around AGATE HILL for i think this is the starta your looking for. do to all of the flooding in the area over the past - millions of years check out the sluce boxes box areas slope of the dry run offs and the drainages on the upper here side`s.

DaveB
 #7 
Phil,

Does the sample you have look like this one:

http://www.pbase.com/bjorn_b/image/17425504

This was also found at the Green River site. Wasn't sure you saw this photo.

Dave
Phil
 #8 
Here is a pic of the ones I was given> These have been tumbled and are the type I am looking for.

Thanks!
Phil

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Phil
 #9 
Forgot to add, click on the pic for a larger and clearer image.

Thanks!
Elmer McElreath
 #10 
Phil,
No help, but if you find a source, let me in on it. I could stand about a pound or so.
Elmer KOSearching
JoAnn
 #11 
Hi Phil,
A few years back our club went to Utah for a one week trip. Never being there before we were stuck with the gem trails books. We did find some pigeon blood agate at site # 57 in Rockhounding Utah-Kappele and site #49-B in Gem Trails of Utah-Mitchell. Mitchell's book calls it pigeon blood. We did not find a lot compared to the large amount of agates scattered on the ground, but we didn't dig. Exploration is the key to finding the good stuff!
Good Luck,
JoAnn
Tim
 #12 
There is, indeed, much pigeon blood out there. Our club also spent a week in the area and found, among many other types of agate, a few of the semi-transparent pigeon bloods. Among many many thousands of pieces of the white agate with red speckles. As I recall, it is between 10 and 15 miles SE of Green River, east past the camping area, then south, pretty close to Floy Wash (don't quote me on that). There were some fresh-looking claim markers, dunno if they were for the agates or not, and an empty trailer at the bottom of the hill, almost across the valley from the best pickings. Some club members went back last year, and reported that the surface had been well-picked over, the trailer was back accompanied by some 4-wheelers (no owners in sight), so be prepared to dig. We suspect that the material turns cloudy when exposed to prolonged sunlight anyway, much like Holley Blue agate, so digging should get you at least some of the better quality stuff.

There is also pigeon blood agate at the Tin Can Flats site, and I am sure other areas as well. I remember seeing lots of low quality material all over the general area.
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