Gems & Minerals of California

A Guide to Localities
Author: William Estavillo
Publisher: American Traveler Press
ISBN: 9781558381186
Category: Travel
Page: 48
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Striking full-color guides. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Extensive center-spread maps of the state highlights locations featured in each book. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.

Gems and Minerals of Arizona

A Guide to Native Gemstones
Author: Sharon Panczner,Bill Panczner
Publisher: American Traveler Press
ISBN: 9781558380974
Category: Travel
Page: 48
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"There's gold in them thar hills!" Along with silver, turquoise, copper, and tons (literally) of other minerals. This guidebook explains what you will find and where in Arizona you will find it. Prospectors were right on target when they came to Arizona!

Colorado Gems & Minerals

A Guide to Colorado's Native Gemstones
Author: Lee McKinney,Tag McKinney
Publisher: American Traveler Press
ISBN: 9781558380721
Category: Travel
Page: 48
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Describes and identifies a variety of precious stones and minerals found in Colorado.

Rocks, Gems and Minerals

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide
Author: Paul R. Shaffer,Herbert S. Zim
Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466864826
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on: - Physical and chemical properties - Origins and geologic significance - Gems and semiprecious stones - How to find and collect specimens Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

A Falcon Field Guide
Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762790741
Category: Nature
Page: 104
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to 80 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains


Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493046853
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains is a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket


Author: Paul Garvin,Anthony Plaut
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1609381017
Category: Nature
Page: 16
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From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochons, world-class mineral crystals are harvested from the rocks of the Hawkeye State. Collecting these high-quality crystals requires access to active mines, pits, and quarries, and individual collectors are rarely allowed entrance to these facilities. With information about each specimen’s type, source, size, and current location, Paul Garvin and Anthony Plaut’s Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket provides access to the glittering, gleaming world of Iowa crystals. Most, if not all, of Iowa’s gems and minerals are products of crystallization in underground cavities that filled with water containing dissolved chemicals. The famed Iowa geodes (Iowa’s state rock) are products of a complex process of replacement and cavity-filling in the Warsaw Shale. Armored by a rind of tough chalcedonic quartz, these spheroidal masses, which range up to more than a meter across, weather out of the host rock and accumulate along streams in the southeastern part of the state. During the Pleistocene Epoch, large masses of glacial ice rafted the ultra-fine-grained variety of quartz called Lake Superior agates, which had previously weathered out of their host rocks, southward into Iowa. They can be found in the gravels that have accumulated along major streams in the eastern half of the state. Iowa’s long record of mining lead, coal, gypsum, and limestone contains a rich history; the forty-seven mineral specimens inIowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocketmake up a fascinating illustrated guide to that history. Carefully lit and photographed to reveal both maximum detail and maximum beauty, each specimen becomes a work of art.

Minerals of the World


Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 140275339X
Category: Nature
Page: 232
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It’s the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak color, Mohs’ hardness, and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics, and localities.

Gemstones and Minerals

How and where to Find Them
Author: John Sinkankas
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Gems
Page: 387
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Prospecting and collecting trips; Tools and how to use them; Rock classes and how to recognize them; How mineral deposits form; Field features of mineral deposits; Collecting practices; Preparation of specimens; Storage and exhibit; Marketing mineral specimens and gemstones.

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones


Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395511374
Category: Nature
Page: 380
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals


Author: John Sinkankas
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781635610635
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 418
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Loaded with information about how, where and why mineral deposits form, Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals is the perfect primer for the amateur collector. Featuring advice on where to find deposits, what they contain and how to remove crystals from the ground, this guide also covers maps, tools, and provides an introduction to geology.

Field Guide to the Gems and Minerals of Mexico, Exclusive of Baja California

A Guide to the Most Productive and Interesting Mineral and Gem Collecting Localities, with a Spanish-English, English-Spanish Glossary of Gem, Mineral and Mining Terms
Author: Paul Willard Johnson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Mexico
Page: 96
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest


Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493011480
Category: Nature
Page: 160
View: 6061
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Southwest. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Gems and Minerals of Washington


Author: Lanny R. Ream
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company
ISBN: 9780918499097
Category: Nature
Page: 216
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The premiere guide for rockhounds and geology enthusiasts for the state of Washington with over 200 sites. Clearly written by well-known geologists who reside in the Northwest.

Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals

Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses
Author: Patti Polk
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440215308
Category: Nature
Page: 272
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Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced collectors, Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being just someone who appreciates rocks to a true "collector." Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone Covers both lapidary and mineral display materials Provides values and tips for locating, buying and collecting Includes organics such as amber, bone, coral, pearl and shell Lists chemical group, system, hardness, opacity, fracture, specific gravity and more Contains more than 650 full-color photos Foreword by Johann Zenz, world renowned agate expert, author and lecturer

Fluorescence

Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light
Author: Manuel Robbins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 374
View: 1914
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The complete source for understanding and locating fluorescent minerals. Documents all major locations in the U.S. and throughout the world. One of very few publications on this subject. Includes experiments for home and school use.

Gem minerals of Victoria


Author: W. D. Birch,Dermot A. Henry
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 120
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A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone, and Mineral Sites of British Columbia


Author: Richard Dennis Hudson
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781551430577
Category: Nature
Page: 214
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Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1 covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands. These field guides are essential equipment for the armchair geologist and active rockhound alike, packed with know-how that can turn any trip into a prospecting bonanza. These comprehensive guidebooks reveal a vast deposit of information including: * Mining history and prospecting techniques * Extensive list of sites in each area * At-a-glance information on types of minerals at each site, map location and ease of access * Glossary of geological terms and suggested reading list

Handbook of Fluorescent Gems and Minerals - An Exposition and Catalog of the Fluorescent and Phosphorescent Gems and Minerals, Including the Use of Ultraviolet Light in the Earth Sciences


Author: Jack DeMent
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473382769
Category: Reference
Page: 70
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A helpful guide for any student or keen amateur wishing to learn all they can about mineralogy.