Rocks & Minerals

Rocks & Minerals

Rock and Mineral books

Most of these books provide detailed information about rocks and minerals. Every rockhound or rock and mineral collector should have at least one. Often these books can help you identify specimens you find. Many of the books provide beautiful pictures of the rocks and minerals. You can simply enjoy them as you marvel at the beauty found beneath our feet.


  • Agates : Treasures of the Earth

    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.,
    $35.00 save 30%
  • 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.,
    $27.00 save 30%
  • Arizona Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon State

    Full-color photos and the details you need to know for identifying and collecting rocks and minerals in Arizona.
  • Audubon Field Guide to Familiar Rocks & Minerals

    Covers North American Rocks & Minerals. Handy pocket sized book with more than 75 full-color, full-page photographs.
    $9.95 save 25%
  • Beauty of Banded Agates : An Exploration of Agates from Eight Major World Sites

    Gorgeously presented 12'' x 9'' photo journal of banded agate sites from around the world, with over 260 museum quality color agate photos. Explore the beautiful features of each specimen as well as the collecting histories for each site; full glossary, references and index. 160 pgs.
    $38.97 save 30%
  • Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

    Over 800 beatiful color photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under the UV light, and in daylight, making this an invaluable field guide.
    $29.99 save 25%
  • Colorado Rocks & Minerals: A Field Guide to the Centennial State

    Full-color photos and the details you need to know for identifying and collecting rocks and minerals in Colorado.
  • DK Pocket Genius Rocks and Minerals : Facts at Your Fingertips

    A pocket-sized encyclopedia of almost 200 rocks and minerals.
    $7.99 save 20%
  • Falling Stars : Guide to Meteors and Meteorites, 2nd Edition

    A straightforward and practical guide to all aspects of meteors and meteorites. Revised and updated. This is a nice introductory book to meteors, meteorites, and meteorite collecting.
    $16.95 save 25%
  • Firefly Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils

    The colors, shapes and properties of minerals vary from the bland to the magnificent. Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is a practical and authoritative handbook that is both comprehensive and easy to use.
    $19.95 save 25%
  • Geodes : Natures Treasures

    In this book two renowned experts share their lifelong passion for geodes and their extensive knowledge of world-class geode deposits as they present the latest theories on the formation and occurrence of these amazing mineral gifts of nature.
    $21.95 save 25%
  • Golden Pocket Guides Geology

    $6.95 save 25%
  • Handbook of Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones

    $22.00 save 25%
  • Illustrated Guide to Common Rocks and Minerals

    $4.95 save 25%
  • Meteorites by Alain Carlon

    Internationally renowned meteorite expert, Alain Carlon, has compiled a fact-filled treasure trove of meteorite science, as well as a photo-journal of exceptional specimens, making this a book as beautiful as it is informative.
  • Meteorites by Smith et al

    In Meteorites, leading experts from the Natural History Museum provide a compelling and up-to-date introduction to these mysterious objects.
  • Mineral Reference Manual

    $47.00 save 10%
  • Minerals of the World

    An attractive and up-to-date guide to more than 500 minerals from around the world. The succinct text--covering crystallography, properties, names and varieties, structure, diagnostic features, and occurrence--and the discussion of less common minerals not found in other guides make this an invaluable resource.
    $26.95 save 25%
  • Minerals, A Firefly Guide

    More than 400 photographs, tables, charts, glossary, bibliography and richly informative descriptins of 288 minerals.
    $24.95 save 25%
  • New Mexico Rockhounding : A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils

    A county-by-county guide to New Mexico's best mineral and fossil collecting regions.
    $25.00 save 25%
  • Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

    $5.95 save 25%
  • Rocks & Minerals Playing Cards

    Rocks & Minerals Playing Cards features 52 of the most common and most sought-after rock and mineral specimens found in the United States.
  • Rocks and Minerals of California

    $11.95 save 25%
  • Rocks from Space : Meteorites and Meteorite Hunters Second Edition

    This popular guide to cosmic debris introduces the fascinating world of meteorites, asteroids, comets, and impact craters.
    $35.00 save 25%
  • Simon and Schusters Guide to Rocks and Minerals

    $17.00 save 25%
  • Smithsonian Handbook of Rocks & Minerals

    $20.00 save 25%
  • Smithsonian Rock and Gem : The definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils

    Beautiful information packed book gives you all the information you need about rocks, minerals, gems and fossils. (Softcover)
    $24.95 save 25%
  • Within the Stone

    $40.00 save 25%
  • 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.
    $29.95 save 25%