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Philip Stephenson

Brief Personal Introduction and Format

Background
Presentation Format- Slides- Pictures, Diagrams and Discussion

Overview of Mining Claims

Feather Ridge Plume Agate
Linda Marie Plume Agate
Dead Camel Jasper- Dead Camel Name?
Red Falcon
Wild Chance (Morrisonite Jasper)
Flower Jasper
Spiderwoman

Basic Geology of the Owyhee/Graveyard Point Area

Yellowstone Caldara
Water Vents- Silica Flow
Faulting

 Getting the Rock Out

Mining Agate Veins and Jasper Nodules/Pinnacles
Mining Claims-To Claim or Not To Claim?...That is The Question
Heavy Equipment vs Hand Digging
What to Keep and What to Leave Behind
Dealing With BLM/Forest Service and Environmentalist’s
Costs from Mine to Market

Mining Feather Ridge Plume Agate

Historical Background
Basic Geological background
Types of Plumes and Structures

Mining Linda Marie Plume Agate

Historical Background
Basic Geological background
Types of Plumes and Structures

Mining Dead Camel Jasper

Historical Background
Basic Geological background
Types of Patterns and Structures

Mining Spiderwoman

Historical Background
Basic Geological background
Types of Patterns and Structures

Presentation Conclusion

New Discoveries!
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