Welcome to Agategrrrl’s bookstore where we offer three of the best-selling and most well-read books on the subjects of collecting rocks, gems, minerals, and crystals, written by Agategrrrl herself, Patti Polk. These books are written with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. These guides take you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks and minerals to a knowledgable enthusiast in no time!
Patti Polk is recognized as one of the top agate collectors in the world, as noted in the highly respected reference book, Agates III, by Johann Zenz. A passionate rockhound, she has been collecting, cutting, and polishing rocks for well over 20 years. A skilled lapidary artist, Patti has been published in Rock & Gem magazine, and numerous other periodicals. A much sought-after speaker, Patti often gives her Agate and Jaspers of the Southwest presentation to gem and mineral clubs throughout the Southwest and beyond.
Collecting Rocks, Gems, & Minerals
Published: 2016, 3rd Edition
BK101: An easy to use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone with values and tips for locating, buying, and collecting lapidary rocks and display minerals. Includes over 800 color photos for identification.
Collecting Agates & Jaspers of North America
Published: 2013, 1st Edition
BK102: The only book on agates and jaspers to offer values, plus nearly 700 color pictures with descriptions and technical information. Organized by U.S. states and provinces in Canada and Mexico with information on what type of material is found in those locations.
The Crystal Guide
Published: 2016, 1st Edition
BK103: Organized alphabetically, this book spotlights more than 200 of the most popular crystals, from andalusite to zoisite – and includes an overview of each one along with mineral, astrological, numerical, and metaphysical properties.