Books from Kasper Jasper Press:

A Southwestern Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals,
Volume I--The Geology of their Formation, Inclusions, and Structures
Published 2011, revised 2013, 466 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
The author's "magnum opus" (grand work) describing models of genesis of all the agate inclusions. They are studied extensively with a full review of the chemistry of colloidal gel systems.
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$225.00 (+$15 s/h)

A Southwestern Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals,
Volume II--A Complete Classification of Species, Inclusions, and Structures
Published 2011, Revised 2013 (10% larger), 405 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
While the original classification focused on Southwestern U.S. agates, it has been enhanced to include all agate, jasper, and opal structures worldwide. This also includes a full study of the geodes.
This is a detailed study of all the structures and inclusions seen with the naked eye.
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$245.00 (+$15 s/h)

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A Southwestern Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals Volume I - by Donald Kasper AND
A Southwestern Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals Volume II - by Donald Kasper (Bundle)
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A Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals,
Volume III--A Study and Classification of Agate and Geode Microstructures
Published 2012, 156 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
An extension of the Volume II Field Guide, adding a study of inclusions with 10-40x stereo microscopy. Includes an extensive study of agate and geode inclusions and structures.
Covers geode structures from many Western locales (roughly 60% of the photography)--the first microscopy study of them ever.
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$125.00 (+$10 s/h)

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A Southwestern Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals Volume I - by Donald Kasper AND
A Southwestern Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals Volume II - by Donald Kasper AND
A Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals Volume III - by Donald Kasper (Bundle)
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A Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals,
Volume IV--A Microscopy Study of Banded Agates and their Structures
Published 2013, 265 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
A comprehensive study of agate banding systems using stereomicroscopy and polarizing microscopy.
A complete classification and study of silica banding systems, and major inclusions in them.
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$95.00 (+$10 s/h)

A Field Guide to the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals,
Volume V--Specimen and Inclusion Identification Using Infrared Spectroscopy
Published 2013, 306 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
A study of major jaspers, agates, and opals of the world, with a photo of each one scanned in infrared, its graph, and analysis.
Has study of important stuctures and inclusions, calcites, and the clays commonly formed in agates.
Provides user the training to identify calcite commonly sold as agate,
and lava rocks commonly sold as jasper. Identifies many current jasper and agate errors in identification.
Specimens from major Western U.S. locales are identified.
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$145.00 (+$12.50 s/h)

The Formation of Thundereggs (Lithophysae)
Published 2011, 272 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Robert Colburn
A formidable classic that for the first time took the study of geodes and thundereggs out of the stone age. This work is a summary of the findings based on 50 years of Colburn's mining and study of these structures.
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$125.00 (+$10 s/h)

The Formation of Thundereggs (Lithophysae) BLACK-AND-WHITE VERSION
Appendix of color specimens removed, otherwise same as color version
Published 2011, 214 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, black-and-white laser printed - by Robert Colburn

$45.00 (+$10 s/h)

Geodes and Thundereggs in Rhyolite
Published 2011, 420 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Dr. Peter Woerner
The most comprehensive study and classification of geodes and thundereggs ever written.
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$165.00 (+$15 s/h)

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The Formation of Thundereggs (Lithophysae) - by Robert Paul Colburn AND
Geodes and Thundereggs in Rhyolite - by Dr. Peter Woerner (Bundle)
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A Geologic and Inclusion Study of the Lake Superior Agates
Published 2011, Revised 2012, 197 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
A major work by the author describing this regions' identified agate inclusions and their proposed geochemistry of formation.
Also includes additional study of the clays in the agates.
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$75.00 (+$10 s/h)

A Geologic and Inclusion Study of the Northern Mexico Agates
Published 2012, 192 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
A review of agate genesis modelled by the author, a description of this regions' identified agate inclusions, and the regions' geology.
Also includes studies of Southern New Mexico and West Texas sites.
Also includes additional study of the clays in the agates, and a model of basalt-rhyolite formation found in the region.
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$70.00 (+$10 s/h)

A Re-investigation of the Metamorphic Agates and Geodes of the Upper Ploczek, Poland
Published 2011, 120 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
The author reviews the Ploczek photo archive, detailing the sericite and chlorite metamorphism captured in these agates.
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$50.00 (+$10 s/h)

A Geologic and Inclusion Study of the Fairburn and Dryhead Agates, Jaspers, and Cherts
Published 2012, 110 pp, 43 figures, 111 photos, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
The author reviews the geologic sources of the Fairburn and Dryhead agates, and documents their marine structures as chert-agate nodules.
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$50.00 (+$10 s/h)

A Geologic and Inclusion Study of the Keokuk, Iowa and Kentucky Sedimentary Geodes
Published 2012, 100 pp, 46 figures, 91 photos, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
The author reviews the geologic sources of the Iowa and Kentucky sedimentary nodules and geodes, and documents their marine structures.
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$45.00 (+$10 s/h)

A Geologic and Inclusion Study of the California Coast Agates, Jaspers, and Cherts
Published 2014, 154 pp, 46 figures, 229 photos, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
The author reviews the geologic sources of the agates, jaspers, and cherts west of the San Andreas and Pope Valley faults for the CA coast, and documents their structures and marine influence.
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A Student's Guide to the Genesis of the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals
Published 2011, 44 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
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$10.00 (+$5 s/h)

A Student's Guide to the Genesis of the Lithophysae--Geodes and Amygdules
Published 2012, 39 pp, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Donald Kasper
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$10.00 (+$5 s/h)


True Adventures of the Geode Kid--Part I
Published 2011, 208 pp, 22 adventures, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Robert Colburn
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$40.00 (+$10 s/h)

True Adventures of the Geode Kid--Part II
Published 2011, 196 pp, 14 adventures, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Robert Colburn
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True Adventures of the Geode Kid--Part III
Published 2012, 223 pp, 11 adventures, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Robert Colburn
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True Adventures of the Geode Kid--Part IV
Published 2012, 200 pp, 14 adventures, 8.5 x 11 spiral bound, full color laser printed - by Robert Colburn
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$40.00 (+$10 s/h)

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True Adventures of the Geode Kid, Volumes I, II, III, and IV - by Robert Colburn
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White Papers (Position Papers) on the Geology and Geochemistry of Agates
Free from Kasper Jasper Press

The author's master classification key for the agates, jaspers, opals, and geodes 
The author's quick overview of the data on jasper formation 
Geologic Collecting Sources of Agates in the Southwestern U.S. 
Geochemical Reactions of Agate, Jasper, Opal, and Chert Formation 
Periodic Table of the Agates, Jaspers, and Opals (Elements found in them) 
Agate, Jasper, Opal, Chert, Chalcedony, Flint Definitions 

A Rebuttal to the Mineral Inclusions List of Dr. Jenz Goetz, Agates III 
A Rebuttal to the Proposal of Bacteria Fossils in Geodes by Dr. Jenz Goetz, Agates III 
Occam's Razor versus Kasper's Razor 

Russia makes Chalcedony in Supercritical Water, Part I 
Russia makes Chalcedony in Supercritical Water, Part II 



An Assay Service to Determine if a Specimen is Real or Synthetic Quartz