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Agates: Treasures of the Earth

Geology Guide

By: Roger Pabian (Author)

192 pages, illustrations

London Natural History Museum

Hardback | Jan 2006 | #155342 | ISBN: 0565091956
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About this book

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. Agates: Treasures of the Earth 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.


- 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

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

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