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Agates: Treasures of the Earth


A beautifully illustrated book that will help you learn all about agates, their properties, famous agate localities around the world, how agates have been used - not only in jewelry but also in science and technology, methods of agate collectors and much more. This book is a 6 1/4" x 8 1/2" hardcover with 184 pages.

Agates: Treasures of the EarthTable of Contents

Introduction4
Names of agates6
What is an agate?10
Properties of agates44
Sources of agates48
Europe52
Britain58
USA76
Canada108
Mexico111
South America122
Africa131
Asia138
Australia144
Lapidary150
Uses of agates through the ages158
Collecting170
Further information174
Glossary178
Index180
Acknowledgements184
Picture credits184