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Bobs Geology Guide Series Quick Guide to Minerals


Bobs Geology Guide Series Quick Guide to Minerals

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Handy field guide to minerals. Laminated.
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    • A glass plate (hardness of about 5.5) which, when scratched,
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    • A second hardness plate with a hardness value of 3.5.

    • A streak plate for testing a mineral’s streak color.

    • A magnet to test magnetic rocks such as magnetite and pyrrhotite.

    • A 100 grit polishing stone to keep the points sharp.

    • An attractive, mahogany-finished and compact wooden case.

    • Complete usage instructions.


    Other Features:

    • All points are stamped with the indicated hardness value, and each double-ended
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    • Hardness points can be easily and inexpensively replaced without having to
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    • Compact. The wooden storage case is only 7" tall by 2.5" wide.

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