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  • April 1, 2020

    Metallic Mystery Agate


    This agate formed in association with a yellow jasper (which is predominantly comprised of silica). Before I cut this Carver find, it displayed a
  • March 26, 2020

    Agate “Vugs”


    Some, but not all, agates contain “vugs,” tiny voids often filled with quartz crystals.  They are a sort of miniature geode.  The
  • March 18, 2020

    Chaos vs. Orderly Perfection


    Formed within tuff, a white volcanic ash which has been compressed and hardened, over millions of years, to a very limited extent, is what I describe
  • February 24, 2020

    Design Challenge Leads to New Design and First Pendant


    If you follow my work, then you know I design sterling silver settings to highlight the unique characteristics of each designer free-form Carver
  • February 2, 2020

    New from the Carver Agate Field: Is It Jasper? Agate? Jasp-Agate?


    These definitions will help us decide! Jasper:  opaque (light does not penetrate); any color of chalcedony which is a micro-crystalline (requires
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