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Agates: Treasures of the Earth

By: Roger Pabian, Brian Jackson, Peter Tandy and John Cromartie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000030

ISBN: 1554070988

Condition: New


A concise book on agates discussing formation, coloration, geology and types of agates, Beautifully illustrated with lots of worldwide agates discussed. More technical than many primers on agate in publication today. View more info

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Canteras - Mexican Opals in Matrix: Spectacular Cabs of Fire

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000003

ISBN: 1944564004

Condition: New


Beautifully illustrated book on the fire opals of Mexico.133 photographs. View more info

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Copper Eye Agates: Images of the Amazing, Beautiful Complex, & Diverse

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000049

ISBN: 1944564128

Condition: New


180 images document the complexity and beauty of there rare copper agates from Michigan. Associated with the Pre-Cambrian copper deposits in the Upper Peninsula, these agates were overlooked until recently, and have become highly collectible. View more info

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Gem and Lapidary Material: For Cutters, Collectors and Jewelers

By: June Culp Zeitner

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000050

ISBN: 0945005245

Condition: Near Fine


New book, but may display some scuffing to cover. A complete handbook of gem materials used in the lapidary arts (for faceting, cabbing and carving). Descriptions of the physical properties, major localities, uses, known synthetics and simulants, and best compounds to use for polishing. A must have book in every rockhound, lapidary, and jeweler's library. View more info

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Gem and Lapidary Material: For Cutters, Collectors and Jewelers

By: June Culp Zeitner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000051

ISBN: 0945005245

Condition: Near Fine


New book, but may display some scuffing to cover. A complete handbook of gem materials used in the lapidary arts (for faceting, cabbing and carving). Descriptions of the physical properties, major localities, uses, known synthetics and simulants, and best compounds to use for polishing. A must have book in every rockhound, lapidary, and jeweler's library. View more info

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Gemstones of North America: Volume III

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000019

ISBN: 0945005229

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. Last volume in a three volume set (1959, 1976 and 1997) describing the gem deposits of North America. This latest (and final volume) covers gem discoveries made between 1976 and 1997. Descriptive information on virtually every known gem deposit, including mineralogy, geology, mining/collecting history and current status. Extensive bibliography. View more info

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Lake Superior Copper Agates: Introduction to the World's Most Spectacular Agates

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Book: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000048

ISBN: 1944564039

Condition: New


In recent years, Lake Superior agates with native copper inclusions have been introduced to the market, almost all coming from the Wolverine, St. Louis and CH-21 mines in Michigan. This book documents the remarkable beauty and variety of this new agate. The author worked with the discoverers of these agates to photograph (174 images) the best that have been found in the region. View more info

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Skip An Atom Agates: The Most Unusual Lake Superior Agate

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000046

ISBN: 1944564047

Condition: New


This book discusses an unusual Lake Superior agates found along the North Shore of Minnesota near Flood Bay. Most seem to be replacements (pseudomorphs) of calcite and aragonite by quartz. With 276 photographs, this publication is extremely useful to identify and show the diversity of these unusual agates. View more info

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The Anchor and the Pick: Rocks and Minerals by Boat in Southeast Alaska

By: Gary McWilliams

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bellingham, WA, Great Story Book Publishing: 2019

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000006

ISBN: 0996103287

Condition: New


"This book is about the finding of rocks and minerals by boat in Southeast Alaska. Equally, it is about the appreciation of them for their natural beauty and for the incredible stories they tell. It is part science, part history, part rock hounding and part story telling.The stories are mainly reminiscences of boat trips with geologists and with others in the search for spaecial rocks and minerals along the rugged shorelines of the Alaskan Coast." - from the Publisher. More than 150 mineral collecting localities are described. Well illustrated. View more info

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The Wonder of North American Agates

By: Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MN, Adventure Publications, Inc.: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000029

ISBN: 159193415X

Condition: New


"This book features some of the most famous, most valuable and rarest agates from Canada, the United States and Mexico. From casual fans to experienced collectors, everyone will appreciate the facts and photographs presented in this incomparable book." From the publisher. More than 60 agate varieties featured, explanations of agate formation and coloration, as well as agate types and great detail on localities of major agate collecting areas. View more info

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Tiny Lake Superior Agates: Treasures Anyone can Find

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $19.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000047

ISBN: 1944564101

Condition: New


This book describes the author's study of "tiny agates' found along the shores of Lake Michigan. These agates are under 1 cm in size, making them easy to find by anyone. The author has painstakingly cut and polished hundreds of these small agates to photograph and study, making this publication a novel and informative book. With 141 images, the reader will gain an appreciation for the beauty found within even the smallest of stones. View more info