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Amateur Geologist, Inc :: Books :: Rockhounding :: Agates : Inside Out

Agates : Inside Out
Agates : Inside Out 
The new book was compiled after conducting over two years of research. It is intended to make you “think like an agate”. This extensive book has 258 pages with over 265 beautiful color photographs and diagrams. Karen Brzys teamed up with mineral photographer Tom Shearer from Duluth. Tom takes pictures of rocks like no one else. The book discusses agates from around the U.S. as well5 as some from other countries. It also describes what agates are, how they formed, and how to look for them.

Chapter 1 defines what agates are, reviews agates and human history, details agate characteristics, and describes the different types of quartz minerals.

Chapter 2 discusses how agates are formed.

Chapter 3 presents information about the specific characteristics you should look for when rockhounding for agates. There are general agate hunting tips, information about how to clean agates, and suggestions for assessing the value of agates. A summary with agate hunting suggestions is included on the flap inside the front cover.

Chapter 4 includes descriptions of 31 different types of agates, based on their development structures.

Chapter 5 has information about agates from different geographical locations. It list the types of agate structures found in each state and describe agates from several states and countries.


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