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minerals. Also included are helpful diagrams that illustrate how agates formed. Unlike the first book that primarily focused on Lake Superior agates, this new book covers agates from all over the world. There is also detailed information and photographs of over 30 different types of agate structures and banding patterns. Karen Brzys, owner of the Gitche Gumee Museum, and Tom Shearer, owner of ColdStone Photography LLC, hope to team up with other educational and entertainment products aimed at the dedicated and growing number of rockhounds. Some of these future products may include DVDs, post cards, and calendars. Advance orders for the

The Gitche Gumee Museum announces the Publishing of a New agate Book

A new book "Agates: Inside Out" will be available in June. The book helps readers to think like an agate so they can be more successful in finding

Figure: 176 TN Iris agate. Photo by Thomas P. shearer. Book "agates: Inside Out" by karen Brzys. the new agate book, please visit www.agatelady.com. All book sales benefit the museum. The Gitche Gumee Museum was operated by Axel Niemi from 1954 until 1978. Karen Brzys, who spent time in the museum as a child, purchased and renovated the building and reopened the museum in 1999. The museum is open mid-May through September, or by appointment. Please visit www.agatelady.com for more information about the museum.

book are now being accepted. The book is currently at the printer and will be available for shipment by the end of May or early June. To place an advance order or to

Fig. 1 argentina Condor agate. Photo by Thomas P. shearer

karen Brzys, Owner and Curator Gitche Gumee Museum 21739 Brazel street PO Box 308 Grand Marais,MI 49839 906-494-2590 office 906-494-3000 museum http://www.agatelady. com [email protected]

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After the first agate book Understanding and Finding Agates was published in 2004 rockhounds said they wanted more information. Staff at the Gitche Gumee Agate and rick Capogrossa: Co-Editor, Storyteller, Ad Sales, Photographer, History Museum launched Distribution, Map Ad Sales & Map Organizer an intensive research efMary Capogrossa: Co-Editor, Type Setting, Layout, Billing & fort. Data was compiled Subscriptions and written in a non-techniashleigh Capogrossa: Graphics for Newspaper & Map cal manner to explain what Candace Capogrossa-Prill: Type Setting agates are, how they Jan Carol Ogden: Type Reader - Corrections formed, and how to look for Brian Carter & Jan C. Odgen: Artwork them. sTaPH WrITErs: The book features phoRick Capogrossa - Yooper Yuppie Wannabe tographs taken by Thomas Carol Lalonde Hamp, Kathy Covert-Warnes & Stan J. Woodard P. Shearer. He uses innoPaul Petosky, Doug Furton, Victoria LeFebvre, & Genot Picor vative techniques that have Posthumously: William Donahey & Captain Ray McGrath never before been emTHE GrEaT LakEs PILOT Is PrINTED ONCE a MONTH ployed to take pictures of

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Figure 217 Lake superior agate. Photo by Thomas P. shearer

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