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 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: 1493014617
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.

Gems and minerals


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals


Author: John Sinkankas
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
ISBN: 9781635610635
Category: Nature
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.

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.

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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Gem Minerals of Idaho


Author: John A. Beckwith
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 9780870042287
Category: Nature
Page: 123
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Gem Minerals of Idaho, designed for beginners and for those collectors visiting Idaho for the first time, it is a guide to some of the countless collecting areas of the state. It is not a textbook of mineralogy and, so far as possible, avoids technical terminology. However, it does contain information of general value on the physical and optical characteristics of minerals, as well as facts concerning history, lore, and fashioning of many of the gems.

Fluorescence

Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light
Author: Manuel Robbins
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 374
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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.

Gems & Minerals


Author: Andreas Landmann
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764330667
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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In recent years, minerals and gems have enjoyed growing renown and popularity. At this time there are some 3,800 different minerals known from all parts of the world that have been deep in the earth for millions of years and grew there over thousands of years. Learn to identify the most important groups of minerals, including quartz, feldspar, beryl, tourmaline, corundum, diamond, garnet, spinel, fluorite, precious metals, and more. More than 150 photos with descriptions relate how minerals originate, are found, and what they signified in ancient times.

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.

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

Collecting Gems & Minerals

Hold the Treasures of the Earth in the Palm of Your Hand
Author: Chris Pellant
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780806997605
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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Introduces gems and minerals, explains how to build and display a collection of these precious stones, and describes a variety of such treasures for identification purposes.

Stone Medicine

A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems and Minerals
Author: Leslie J. Franks
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1620555301
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 544
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A comprehensive manual for using crystals, gems, and stones to address physical, emotional, and spiritual health conditions • Includes an extensive Materia Medica detailing the healing and spiritual properties of 200 crystals and stones based on Classical Chinese Medicine • Explores the role played by the color of each stone, its Yin and Yang qualities, crystalline structure, chemical composition, and topical and internal applications • Explains how to make stone and crystal elixirs, wear stones as healing jewelry, use them in massage and energy work, and cleanse and recharge them • Based on the oral teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, a Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School (88th generation) masters In addition to herbalism and acupuncture, Chinese Medicine has a rich tradition of using stones as medicine, passed from generation to generation for thousands of years. In this comprehensive guide and extensive Materia Medica, Leslie J. Franks presents the Stone Medicine teachings of Dr. Jeffrey C. Yuen, an 88th generation Taoist priest from the ancient lineage of the Jade Purity School, which dates to the Han dynasty, 206 BCE. Detailing the therapeutic properties of 200 gems, stones, minerals, and crystals, Franks begins with an extensive look at 15 different forms of quartz, followed by chapters on transformative stones, protective stones, nourishing stones, source energy stones, and alchemical stones. She explains the physical, emotional, and spiritual conditions each stone can treat and how their color, form, hardness, and energetic qualities affect us according to Chinese Medicine. She discusses how to make stone and crystal elixirs for internal and topical use, how to charge quartz with the healing properties of other stones, how to cleanse and recharge a stone after use, and how to combine stones to create healing formulas for individual conditions. She explains different techniques of wearing stones as healing jewelry and how to use them in massage and energy work. She examines the chemistry and sacred geometry of crystal structure, revealing how the minerals contained in the stones affect our physiology by supporting our Jing (Essence); by nourishing Qi (energy), blood, and fluids; and by clearing Wind, Cold, Damp, and Heat conditions that can lead to disease. Including a thorough primer on Traditional Chinese Medicine and backed by modern scientific research, this book explains how stones access our deepest layers, vibrating ever so slowly, to initiate deep lasting change.

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

Minerals

From Apatite to Zinc
Author: Darlene R. Stille
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756508555
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Describes the properties of minerals and discusses different types of minerals, where they are found, and how they are used.