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Linda Hilton

Reader, Writer, Merciless Reviewer and Incurable Romantic

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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America
Nancy MacLean
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Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
Christopher L. Hayes
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Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays
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Arlie Russell Hochschild
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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Ibram X. Kendi
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Women's Gothic and Romantic Fiction: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture)
Kay Mussell
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The Looking-Glass Portrait
Linda Hilton
Really Neat Rocks: A casual introduction to the rocks & gems of Arizona and the lapidary arts
Linda Hilton
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Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Jon Krakauer

They still have two more weeks of polishing in the tumbler before they're ready to be made into jewelry, but I was so delighted with this batch of cabochons that I spritzed them with water and took their pictures.


First photo, left to right:


Two green-in-white tree agates, below them two green-in-clear moss agates.

Three blue-and-grey Brazilian agates.

Below the large b/g is a Montana agate oval.

The rest of the brown/orange banded stones are Brazilian agates, as are the small lavender/white pieces at the bottom.

Eight pieces on the far right are crazy lace agates from Mexico.


Second photo, left to right:

Piece in the upper left corner is unidentified.

Below it, white agate, probably Luna, from New Mexico

Irregular shaped dark stone is dinosaur bone.

Large scarlet and crystal agate piece, probably from Arizona but could be from Mexico.

Three pinkish pieces, Mookaite jasper from Australia

Below them, two purple-veined agates, possibly from Mexico

Two red pieces, jasper w/agate from Brenda, AZ

Large heart-shaped stone at top is Graveyard Point (Oregon) plume agate

Three stones in descending leftward diagonal are amethyst sage agate.

Three small stones at the bottom are plume agate from 4th of July Butte, Arizona

Blue and grey stone at middle right is probably dumortierite but unconfirmed, and source location is unknown.

Two purple stones at far right are royal Aztec lace agate from Mexico.