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Collecting Rocks Gems And Minerals

Author: Patti Polk
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ISBN: 9781440246159
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Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.

Collecting Rocks Gems And Minerals

Author: Patti Polk
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440232718
Size: 16.86 MB
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Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.

Collecting Rocks Gems Minerals

Author: Patti Polk
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9781440204159
Size: 12.31 MB
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Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced collectors, Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being just someone who appreciates rocks to a true "collector." Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone Covers both lapidary and mineral display materials Provides values and tips for locating, buying and collecting Includes organics such as amber, bone, coral, pearl and shell Lists chemical group, system, hardness, opacity, fracture, specific gravity and more Contains more than 650 full-color photos Foreword by Johann Zenz, world renowned agate expert, author and lecturer

Handbook Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395511374
Size: 71.87 MB
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Collecting Rocks Gems And Minerals

Author: Patti Polk
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1440215308
Size: 61.81 MB
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Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced collectors, Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being just someone who appreciates rocks to a true collector. Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone. Covers both lapidary and mineral display materials. Provides values and tips for locating, buying and collecting. Includes organics such as amber, bone, coral, pearl and shell. Lists chemical group, system, hardness, opacity, fracture, specific gravity and more. Contains more than 650 full-color photos. Foreword by Johann Zenz, world renowned agate expert, author and lecturer

The Encyclopedia Of Rocks Minerals And Gemstones

Author: Henry Russell
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)
ISBN: 9781571455628
Size: 39.93 MB
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Rocks, minerals, and gemstones have fascinated people throughout the ages. They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems. Each entry includes beautiful color photographs, locations, basic facts, and some interesting information about each stone's uses, myths, and legends. Pages are color-coded to indicate whether each substance is a rock, mineral, or gem.

Rockhounding Alaska

Author: Montana Hodges
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762765755
Size: 57.58 MB
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Rockhounding Alaska will be an in-depth guide to the rocks, minerals and fossils legally found and collected within the state. The book will contain a light, informative overview of the geologic history of Alaska as well as a site-by-site guide to approximately 70 collecting locations. Included with every site will be clear concise driving directions, a GPS position and list of major attractions and local amenities. The exciting locations stretch from Kodiak Island to the Arctic Circle and range from ancient fossilized sea creatures to precious gems and gold nuggets.

Rocks And Minerals

Author: Charles A. Sorrell
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1582381240
Size: 76.14 MB
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Identifies common and uncommon minerals and rocks from around the world.

Rocks Gems And Minerals

Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149301482X
Size: 65.17 MB
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout North America. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.