Practical, concise, and easy to use, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals contains everything that the rock and mineral enthusiast needs to know. This field guide is divided into two large sections -- one devoted to minerals and one to rocks, each prefaced by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry, and more. All 377 entries, beautifully illustrated with color photographs and helpful visual symbols, provide descriptions and practical information about appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurrence, gravity of mineral, rock chemistry, modal classification fields, formational environments, grain sizes of rocks, and much more.
Whether you are a serious collector or an information-seeking amateur, this incomparably beautiful, authoritative guide will prove an invaluable reference.
We are currently out of stock of this book. The book is currently being revised and will be available again in December. You may pre-order this book and we will ship your copy once they become available.
"Invaluable to rockhounds of all ages."--Science Teacher.
"One of the 100 outstanding Sci-Tech books of the year."--Library Journal.
"Anyone interested in minerals and gems will want a copy of this beautifully-illustrated book."--Science Books & Films. (all in color)
Includes the 10k, 14k, and 18k testing acids along with the 2" x 1 1/2" test stone.
Estwing's Cushion Grip Slitting chisel. Foam cushion grip to reduce impact. Heavy duty wide Hard Cap minimizes chips from flying off the chisel head and provides a wider head to help protect the hands from missed blows. Even has a centering target! This Estwing Rock Chisel has a flat chisel edge for splitting layers looking for for fossils, splitting geodes in half, or rocks for tumbling. Maximum design hammer head weight: 3 lbs.
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