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|A peek under the cover ...
Sample pages taken from the book to illustrate the layout and content.
Here is a look at part of the explanation of crystal growth within the structure of an agate. There is a similar set of pages for jasper.
|Moss and Tube agate introduction page with some example cabochons.|
|Typical page pair of moss agates, Horse Canyon Moss and Ochoco Lace Green Moss.|
|Two jaspers from "down under" (Australia), Noreena Jasper and Munjina Jasper.|
|Hog Creek (brecciated) Jasper from Idaho.|
|Two poppy jaspers from California, Guadalupe and Hornitas Poppy Jasper.|
|Micro images of spherulites in Ocean Jasper.|
|Scenic Jasper cabochons and Sunset Jasper from Australia. (Also used for the cover of the book.)|
|A rhyolite, but often sold as Mushroom Jasper from Arizona.|
|Below is the original slab I used as one of the examples for Forest Fire Plume Agate from Idaho. This provides a reference to the original size and the final size in the book.|
|Below is another original slab of Morgan Hill Jasper and the image as depicted in the book.|