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November 15, 2018, 03:30:19 am
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Agates and Jaspers by Ron Gibs

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« on: October 15, 2018, 04:25:35 am »

Just want to share a favorite agates and jaspers book by Ron Gibbs ( aka The Image One ). It has been my go to agate and jasper identification bible.
 
There are many excellent books on the market describing banded agates, but there are few with an emphasis on the other structural varieties. There are virtually no current books with images and descriptions of the wide array of fine jaspers presently available. This book tries to fill that void with 240 pages and over 1000 color photos and diagrams describing the structural features of both agates and jaspers.

It provides an introduction to their genesis, details of their structural characteristics, and a multitude of macro and micro photographs. It is a starting point for some of the current scientific theories of their formation, and contains references to more in depth studies.
No other variety of reading material offers so many combination of patterns and spectral colors.
 
Ron passed away a few years ago, and is truly missed for his valued teaching contributions to me personally, this forum, and the lapidary community as a whole.
 
There are some copies on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/s?field-keywords=agates+and+jaspers+ron+gibbs


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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 11:41:58 pm »

The last time I checked his website was still active - the Image one or maybe it is the image1. I think someone in his family wanted his legacy in research and photography to live on to the future.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2018, 04:06:19 am »

The last time I checked his website was still active - the Image one or maybe it is the image1. I think someone in his family wanted his legacy in research and photography to live on to the future.
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So is this book actually still in print Bob ?
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2018, 09:43:10 am »

It was self-published so I doubt that is is still in print.
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