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an impure form of quartz consisting of banded chalcedony

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She had bright hair tied up with a blue ribbon and her gay, lovely eyes were exactly like Colin's unhappy ones, agate gray and looking twice as big as they really were because of the black lashes all round them.
He was conscious--and the thought brought a gleam of pleasure into his brown agate eyes--that it was through certain words of his, musical words said with musical utterance, that Dorian Gray's soul had turned to this white girl and bowed in worship before her.
But if some other girl here in the town took a fancy to her brass crucifix, her agate heart or her velvet ribbon, she would make them over to her at once, glad to give happiness, for she lives by generous impulses.
Fire Agates, which have beautiful iridescent rainbow colors similar to opal, is an extremely rare precious gemstone found only in certain areas of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
Patti Polk, a leading agate collector, presents this easy and fun to read guide on collecting agates in North America.
And the range of colors -- the bright agates, the neutrals -- is fun to play with.
AGATES are one of the most attractive of all semi-precious stones, popular both for jewellery and as specimens to collect in their own right.
Coca-Cola Enterprises has appointed Stuart Agates to the role of head of energy, tasked with maintaining the soaring sales growth of Relentless.
Mexican agates were first mentioned by Kunz in 1902.
Agate has been found on every continent, but there are few illustrative references on the market devoted to agates alone.
And now the sand is moon-drenched and bare; / A silent mermaid combs her hair, / Watching the ebb of the restless tide, / She waits for another sun to rise / When Kate will gather new treasurely finds - / Moon snails and agates and sea urchin spines - / And build another castle of sand.
Although most state parks don't allow you to take anything away, here you can collect driftwood (up to 50 pounds) and agates in the zone between high and low tide.
In "A Fistful of Agates," Jane Larson Wipf offers readers a glimpse into her own loss, personal thoughts and expressions as a mother dealing with her son's life-long illness, and his untimely death at the age of seven.
Individual rooms were devoted to agates from "overseas," agates from the U.
Topics include oceanic, volcanic and chemical jaspers, 'thunder eggs', chalcedony, banded agate, lace agate and natural glasses.