Minerals : Identifying, Classifying, and Collecting Them


Minerals : Identifying, Classifying, and  Collecting Them

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Minerals, a deluxe field guide and mini-encyclopedia for amateur geologists,
rock collectors, and nature lovers.


Identify minerals...

  • 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


Identify minerals...



  • Fundamentals of mineralogy clearly presented

  • Minerals, crystals, gemstones -- appearances, properties, how they originated
    and where they occur in nature


Collect them....



  • Where to find minerals in nature, where to buy them, how to assemble your
    collection

  • 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

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