The Valley Soft-Touch 2.5 lb Crack (Sledge) Hammer has a 2 pound head and is constructed of one piece drop forged steel with continuous forging grain flow from head to shaft. The Soft-Touch rubber grip is finger fitted, shock absorbent and non-slip. Use this crack hammer to drive chisels and break rock. The Valley Soft-Touch 2.5lb Crack (Sledge) Hammer is similar to the Estwing Supreme 2lb Crack (Sledge) Hammer. The Valley Soft-Touch 2.5lb Crack Hammer is made in China but it's a great tool for the professional or recreational geologist, or any rockhound and will last you a life time.
|Head Width||Overall Length||Head Weight||Total Weight|
|10.75 inches||3.25 inches||2.5 pounds||2 pound 8ounces|
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.
Each of the 600 specimens is shown in full color, sometimes in two or more forms. There are also drawings that show the structure of the crystalline specimens. It covers the basics like granite, as well as oddities like meteorites and tektites.
Fossils include sponges, corals, arthropods, brachiopods, and fossil land plants.
Each is described in detail, with notes on: - color and transparency - grain size - hardness - structure - occurrence - mineralogy - distinguishing features - habit - cleavage - texture - alteration - luster
Mineral names, chemical formulae and structural data accord to international standards. This is a very complete, but attractive and useful volume in a respected series.
Amateur Geologist note: This book originally was published by Cambridge under the title of Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils with this description: Whether hiking along a mountain trail, setting up camp in the field, or working in a garden, this is the definitive resource for anyone interested in identifying the rocks, minerals, or fossils they come across. Easily portable and with nearly 250 illustrations, with 145 in full-color, Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is an indispensable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike. For each mineral, the authors explain and list the physical and optical properties, from crystal systems, hardness and fracture to color, transparency, and luster. They also discuss the occurrence of each mineral, as well as handy tips on their distinguishing features. For each type of rock, the Guide lists the color, color index, grain size, texture, structure, mineralogy, and field relations. In addition, for each fossil, the authors provide their corresponding type, age, and geographical distributions, along with detailed descriptions of their sizes and shapes. The clear, informative illustrations help elucidate technical concepts that often befuddle amateur collectors.
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.
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.
Map identifies locations of: gold and silver, acinolite, agate, amazonite, amethyst, apache tears, apatite, aquamarine, aragonite, argenite, azurite, barite, beryl, bornite, calcite, cerussite, chalcedony, chalcopyrite, chlorargyrite, chlorargyrite, chrysocolla, chrysoberyl, corundum, covellite, cuprite, enargite, epidote, feldspar, ferberite, fluorite, fossil, garnet, geodes, hematite, heubnerite, jasper, lepidolite, limonite, magnetite, malachite, marcastite, muscovite, natrolite, opal, orthoclase, petrified wood, phenakite, pyrite, quartz, rhodochrosite, rhodonite, sapphire, scheelite, siderite, smithsonite, sphalerite, spodumene, stephanite, stibnite, sylvanite, thomsonite, topaz, tourmaline, turquoise, and zircon.
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