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“...The so-called “ High Peak region” in the Rockwood forest is only familiar for a small circle of insider  - that is why this region is known as "Area 51" also ironically. The exact find areas of huge petrified wood trunks and agates with enormous dimensions are not communicated to outsiders...

Typical agates of this site  are greyish to red ( Car- nelians). The piece shown here has a beautiful light apricot color..."

personal report from Malcolm Luxton, Canterbury