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.
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!)
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.
Brian Meyer, Brighton.