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 : Inside Out

    This agate book has been compiled to help rockhounds to "think like an agate". Information and photographs are included to help beginning and experienced agate hunters to understand agates "inside out"
    $22.95 save 25%
  • 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%
  • Agates and Jaspers

    240 pages of descriptions and over 1000 photos and diagrams describing the structural features of of the wide array of agates and jaspers presently available on the market
  • 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%
  • Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals, 2nd Edition

    Finally a book about rocks gems and minerals that focused on the needs of rockhounds. Recommended by Amateur Geologist.
    $17.99 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.
  • Complete Encyclopedia of Minerals

    $19.95 save 25%
  • Desert Gem Trails

    Field guide to the gems and minerals of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts. Includes maps and photos. 140 sites, 80 pgs.,
  • Discover Rocks & Minerals

    $30.00 save 25%
  • 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%
  • Field Guide to Meteors and Meteorites (Patrick Moore's Practical Astronomy Series)

    Equipment and techniques are covered in detail along with a complete and fully illustrated guide to what you might find and where you might find it. It contains pretty much everything an amateur astronomer or geologist needs to know about meteors and meteorites. Fully illustrated with many colour photographs and expertly drawn diagrams.
  • 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 Guide Rocks and Minerals (1st Edition)

    This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers lots of fascinating information and is illustrated in full color throughout.
    $5.95 save 25%
  • Golden Pocket Guide Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

    $6.95 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%
  • Meteorite Hunting : How to Find Treasure From Space

    Written by Geoffrey Notkin, co-host of the award-winning Science Channel show Meteorite Men.
  • 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 and Rocks, 21st Edition

    $51.15 save 25%
  • Minerals of Nevada

    The first synoptic catalog of Nevada minerals, listing every mineral found in the state along with the places where each occurs.
    $75.00 save 25%
  • 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%