letters issue 64

Dear Rock and Gem, (ref issue 61)
The investigation of temperature formation of agates is largely confined to chalcedony. Quartz crystals are less suitable. A better example than the agates illustrated would be provided by a photo of the outside of an agate. This provides dykes, water may pass in or out as they act as channels.

Yours sincerely

J. Jocelyn

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Dear Sir/Madam,
I’m writing to say that the last issue of Rock’N’Gem magazine was by far one of my favourites. I especially enjoyed the article ‘Agate Translucency’. I too have always been captivated by the beauty polished slices of Agate hold. I do have a question though, if you’re able to answer of course. I was merely wondering if you had any recommendations as to where I could purchase polished slices of Agate, preferably at a decent price if possible, as I am keen to get my hands on some.


Jemma Granger, Kent.

(Ed. Have a look at the advertisers within the magazine, I’m sure one of them will be able to help!)

Dear Sir/Madam,
Upon reading your recent article regarding Meteorite Jewellery, I couldn’t help but feel the need to write in just to say that I agree immensely on the aspect of Meteorites being used for their commercial value just as much as their scientific value. Having a personal preference to the jewellery myself, I could be bias to say that, though I have no doubt that I’m not the only one who believes it to be just as eye-catching in a necklace as it is behind glass in a museum. Infact, I believe that for one to show how other worldly Meteorites really are, wearing it would have a much greater impact than just glancing at it in a museum. In total, I just wanted to express my upmost agreement with you and compliment you on your article, as I did so thoroughly enjoy it.

Best Wishes,

Brian Meyer, Brighton.

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