- Flexibound: 304 pages
- Publisher: Krause Publications; 2 edition (December 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1440232717
- ISBN-13: 978-1440232718
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 205 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,475 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses 2nd Edition
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About the Author
Author Patti Polk is recognized as one of the top agate collectors in the world (as noted in the highly respected reference book Agates III by Johann Zenz). She has been collecting, cutting and polishing rocks for jewelry and display for more than 20 years. She has been published in Rock & Gem magazine and numerous other periodicals, and speaks at rock and mineral club programs and frequently serves as a trail guide for visitors to Arizona. Patti is a skilled lapidary artist, which includes the cutting and polishing of the stones into display specimens or cabochons for jewelry making.
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This book also has a newer second edition which I also bought, and there is a brand new book by this author called "Collecting Agates & Jaspers of North America" which I also bought, and that is a terrific book too if you are into rock collecting.