From the author of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals and one of the leading agate collectors in the world, comes this comprehensive guide to collecting agates and jaspers, the most sought after types of collectible rocks on the market today. Designed with all beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced enthusiasts, Collecting Agates and Jaspers helps rockhounds discover these treasures of North America.
• The only book on agates and jaspers to offer values.
• Featuring nearly 700 beautiful color pictures, descriptions and technical information, the book provides an easy-to-use, quick reference format perfect for home and field.
• Organized by U.S. states and provinces in Canada and Mexico, with introductions pinpointing each area's best spots and what you can find there.
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|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
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Table of Contents
Introduction to the Agates and Jaspers of North America 5
History, Folklore and Use of Agates and Jaspers 9
Lapidary Uses 15
Information on the Properties of Agates and Jaspers 17
Agate and Jasper Terminology 20
Commonly Found Patterns Occurring in Agate and Jasper 20
Physical Forms of Agate and Jasper 22
Common and Unusual Characteristics 23
Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America 24
Agates and Jaspers of the U.S., Canada and Mexico 30
U.S., A-Z State Listings 33
British Columbia 236
Nova Scotia 241