Amber Book, The
This book explains how amber is formed, its geologic setting in the Baltics and elsewhere, practical advice on how to care for amber jewelry, how to use it for lapidary purposes, and how to detect fake amber. Hard cover, 144 pgs.,
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An all new, encompassing book about geodes!
Welcome to nature's
mysterious world of geodes!
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- Visit the geode mines of Northern Mexico and Southern Brazil with Brad Cross
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- Discover Florida's ocean harvest of unparalleled agatized geodes.
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The most comprehensive book ever written on geodes of the Americas - a definitive reference for serious collectors and a delightful mineral exploration for both experts and novices.
Over 140 full-color photos of geodes that defy description!
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The agate is one of the world's most strikingly beautiful semi-precious gems, and collectors worldwide are drawn to the stone's infinite variety of colorations and banding. This identification guide is comprehensive and easy-to-use. It is illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and includes a worldwide listing of where agates are found. Hard cover, 192 pgs.,
World of Fluorescent Minerals
The rich and diverse world of fluorescent minerals presented in a comprehensive and colorful guide. This is a sweeping survey of many different fluorescent minerals found around the world and shown in daylight and under ultraviolet light. It is like taking a persoal tour through a museum. The breathtaking colors are so pure their glow is so seemingly unnatural, that they immediately capture your attention.
The field collecting these fantastic minerals is still relatively new and fresh finds are showing up regularly around the globe. The World of Fluorescent Minerals is written for the collector and the merely curious. This pictorial reference will startle the eyes with its fill color pages and 977 photos, while its informative text will greatly expand the reader's knowledge. It is an essential source for enjoying and identifying fluorescent minerals.
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