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Agates, The Pat McMahan Collection

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Agates, The Pat McMahan Collection
By: Pat McMahan

Pat McMahan's twenty-six years of intensive rock hunting have resulting in one of the most comprehensive collections of sagenite, plume, and banded agates in the world. More than 1,250 of the choicest and most rare are presented in this book, with the author's personal commentary.

Most of the agates included in this book were collected in the field by the author. Besides writing, McMahan has displayed his pieces at rock show across the United States and Europe, been published in magazines, owns, has mined for agates in Mexico and Argentina, and prospected in all eleven states of the American West. His own collection consists of more than 8,000 specimens than he has cut and polished himself from over 550 locations.