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Minerals: Identifying, Classifying and Collecting Them
Contents: Learning About Minerals; Identifying Minerals; Collecting Minerals; Short Glossary of Mineralogical Terms. Fundamentals of mineralogy clearly presented. Minerals, crystals, gemstones -- appearances, properties, how they originated and where they occur in nature. Information on each mineral includes: density; chemical formula; color and streak; hardness; cleavage; tenacity; crystal form; occurrence; associated minerals.
Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Contents: The Minerals: Native Elements, Sulfides, Halides, Oxides and
Hydroxides, Nitrates, Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, Tungstates,
Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates,Silicates, Organic Substances.
The Rocks: Igneous Rocks, Sedimentary Rocks, Metamorphic Rocks.
Rocks and Miinerals
Collecting Rocks and Minerals,Field Equipment, Home Equipment,Organizing your Collection,How This Book Works,Mineral or Rock?,Mineral Formation,Mineral Composition,Mineral Characteristics,Mineral Identification,How Rocks are Formed,Igneous ,ock Characteristics,Types of Metamorphism,Metamorphic Rock Characteristics,Sedimentary Rock Characteristics,Rock ,Identification Key,MINERALS,Native Elements,Sulfides and Sulfosalts,Halides,Oxides and Hydroxides,Carbonates, Nitrates, and ,Borates,Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, and Tungstates,Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadates,Silicates,ROCKS,Igneous ,Rocks,Metamorphic Rocks,Sedimentary Rocks,
254 pps., illus., soft cover 6 x 8-1/2". Shipping weight 2 lbs.
Gemstones of the World, Revised & Expanded 3rd Edition
Schumann, W. (2006). An excellent color reference on gems. Contents include: Introduction
Origin and Structure of Gemstones
Properties of Gemstones
Deposits and Production of Gemstones
Cutting and Polishing of Gems
Classification of Gemstones
Value of Gemstones
Description of Gemstones
Best Known Gemstones
Lesser Known Gemstones
Gemstones for Collectors
Rocks as Gemstones
New on the Market
Imitation and Synthetic Gemstones
Symbolic and Beneficial Gemstones
Table of Constants
256 pps., illustrated, 5" x 7-3/4". Shipping weight 2 lbs.
Handbook of Rocks,Minerals and Gemstones
Contents: The Science of Minerals; Minerals of Igneous Rocks; Minerals
of Sedimentary Rocks; Minerals of Metamorphic Rocks; Ore Deposits;
Minerals of Precious Metal Ores; Minerals of Ferrous Metal Ores;
Minerals as Gemstones; Introduction to Petrology; Igneous Rocks;
Plutonic Rocks; Volcanic Rocks; Dyke Rocks; Clastic Sedimentary Rocks;
Chemical-biogenic Sedimentary Rocks; Metamorphic Rocks; Stones from
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals
Table of contents:
Chapter 1: Fluorescent Minerals
Chapter 2: Finding Fluorescent Minerals
Chapter 3: Classic Fluorescent Minerals That Fit into Every Collection
Chapter 4: A Photographic Display of Fluorescent Minerals
An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section (CD ROM)
Schulze, Daniel J. (2004). This CD ROM contains images of 70 minerals
as seen in thin section using a Petrographic microscope. Minerals are
indexed by both the Mineral Structure and Composition (Table of
Contents) as well as by Alphabetical Order. The CD ROM is self booting
in a Windows compatible computer with a CD ROM drive. Shipping weight 8
The World of Opals
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Eckert, Alan W (1997). The Complete Guide to the Science and History of Opals. The World of Opals contains thorough and accessible coverage of all aspects of the legendary Queen of Gems. It features the latest information on how opals are formed, where they are found, and how the stone is mined, and explores the fascinating history and mythology of opals throughout the ages. An indispensable addition to the library of every mineral and gem enthusiast, this definitive reference includes:
* In-depth material on physical properties, attributes, and handling
* A multifaceted examination of opal formation, opalized fossils and pseudomorphs, and opal types
* A up-to-date survey of major opal fields, plus an alphabetical guide to opal occurrence worldwide
* Extensive glossaries of opal types and related terms, plus bibliography, tables, photographs, and more
425 pps, illus., 6 x 9-1/2" Hardcover. Shipping weight 3 lbs.
Mineral Search 2000 (CD ROM)
Mineral Search is a powerful and user-friendly tool for the mineral enthusiast. This program offers a large database of minerals with photographs, along with Name Search and customized Property Search tools for making your own mineral identifications. Mineral Search also includes an attractive photo-rich Browser to easily view the minerals in the database. For the avid mineral collector, use the program to catalog your collection, and for the serious mineralogist, add more minerals to its flexible database.
Minerals in Thin Section, Second Edition
PART I: THEORETICAL CONSIDERATIONS:
What is Light?; Polarization of Light and the Polarizing Microscope; The
Velocity of Light in Crystals and the Refractive Index; Interaction of
Light and Crystals; Other Mineral Characteristics in Thin Sections.
PART II: IDENTIFYING MINERALS IN THIN SECTION:
Detailed Mineral Description. (75 pages).
176 pps. illus., spiral-bound paper 8-1/2 x 11".
shipping weight 2 lbs.