Parting Shot: Lincoln Agate

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By Antoinette Rahn

Editor's Note: Every issue of Rock & Gem concludes the same way, with the Parting Shot. Page 82 boasts a beautiful rock, gem, mineral, fossil specimen, and on occasion a cabochon. Pictured here is the Parting Shot for the March 2019 issue of Rock & Gem, courtesy of Bob Rush, columnist, Rock & Gem's Bench Tips.

The small village of Lincoln, Oregon is where this specimen of Lincoln Agate was found. It was originally acquired in 1965, but not by me, and it boasts a fascinating dendritic pattern around its outer edge. It measures about 4 inches across and is 1 inch thick, and I used carving techniques to reveal the best pattern.