Agates: Treasures of the Earth

Agates: Treasures of the Earth

By: Roger Pabian (author)Hardback

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"Agates: Treasures of the Earth" is an indispensable resource for all those fascinated by agates, from amateur collectors to gemmologists. Agate collectors worldwide are drawn to its infinite variety of colourations and banding. This book captures that enthusiasm and reveals how and where agates form, together with a comprehensive identification guide. It is both an up-to-date reference source and an accessible introduction to the life of agates. It is beautifully illustrated with full colour photographs of superb mineral specimens from around the world.

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About Author

Roger Pabian is a highly respected agates specialist and palaeontologist, recently retired from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after 35 years service.


Introduction; Names of agates; What is an agate?; Properties of agates; Sources of agates - Europe, Britain, USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia; Lapidary; Uses of agates through the ages; Collecting; Further information; Glossary; Index; Acknowledgement; Picture credits

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/01/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780565091958
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9780565091958
  • ISBN10: 0565091956

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