Gem Tumbling and Baroque Jewelry Making
Excellent guide for the rockhound who plans to tumble-polish their own stones. Features step-by-step practical advice, and includes instructions on building your own tumbler. 58 pgs.,
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Gems & Minerals of California
A handy pocket size field guide to the gems and minerals of California. The geology of California is extremely diverse. This creates a wide variety of gems and minerals found in the state. Not only does the book provide a description of the findings, but locations as well.
New Mexico Rocks and Minerals
23 color photos, 125+ sites, country maps w/ collecting locations, bibliography The authors have compiled this guide to spread the collecting word about rocks and minerals and to share localities in New Mexico, the land of enchantment.
Gems and Minerals of Arizona
There's gold in them thar hills! Along with silver, turquoise, copper, and tons (literally) of other minerals. This guidebook explains what you will find and where in Arizona you will find it. Prospectors were right on target when they came to Arizona! A handy pocker sized field guide to the gems and minerals of Arizona.
Southwest Treasure Hunters Gem & Mineral Guide
This guides offer state-by-state details on more than 250 gems and minerals the U.S. has to offer and affordable fee-dig sites where they can be found. Includes maps, illustrations and B/W photos.
Minerals : Identifying, Classifying, and Collecting Them
Minerals, a deluxe field guide and mini-encyclopedia for amateur geologists,Identify minerals...
rock collectors, and nature lovers.
- 500 full-color photographs plus 300 drawings of crystals
- The author's color-key identification method, plus the fold-out guide:
The crystal systems at a glance
- Fundamentals of mineralogy clearly presented
- Minerals, crystals, gemstones -- appearances, properties, how they originated
and where they occur in nature
- Where to find minerals in nature, where to buy them, how to assemble your
- Mineral-collecting tools and methods.
This Barron's guide is a new kind of book for identifying minerals, one that even beginners can use to make quick, sure identifications. The simple, easy-to-understand profiles are supplemented by sketches of crystals made by the author especially for this book and based on the most up-to-date crystallographic data. It is a field guide to mineral deposits, categorized by streak color and degree of hardness for fast, easy identification. Paperback / 237 Pages / 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 / 1994
Golden Pocket Guide Rocks, Gems, and Minerals
Includes information on collecting and identifying minerals, and sections on metallic, nonmetallic, gem and rock-forming minerals, and on igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
This is a great little pocket guide to rocks and minerals. It uses color drawings to illustrate the rocks and minerals which I find is far more handy that pictures of museum quality specimens. Rocks and minerals in the field often don't know what they're supposed to look like so they are more average than those museum exhibits!
Guide to Eastern Rocks and Minerals
What is the difference between a mineral, a crystal, and a rock? How was each formed? How can specimens be identified? These questions are all answered in this guidebook, which provides a basic introduction to rock and mineral collecting in the northeastern region. An invaluable tool for all beginners, it describes all the secrets of rockhounding: what equipment to take, where to look for particular rocks, and how to test specimens. Color photographs and tables listing physical and chemical properties of various rocks and minerals will help in identifying specimens. For the enthusiast collector, a list of names and addresses of the many rock and mineral clubs in the northeast is also included
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