Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440246159

Category: Gems

Page: 352

View: 9960

Arranged by category and color of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting rocks, gems, and minerals.
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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440232718

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 5801

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.
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Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals

Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440204159

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 9292

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
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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1440215308

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 272

View: 4133

A rockhound’s must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time, and features: An easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone 800+ beautiful color photographs Values and tips for locating, buying and collecting Both lapidary and mineral display materials Insights from the author’s decades of rock-collecting know-how Includes a foreword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer
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Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395511374

Category: Nature

Page: 380

View: 6334

Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density
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Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North America

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Krause Publications

ISBN: 9781440237454

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 1162

Arranged by location of stone, provides values and tips for identifying, locating, buying, and collecting agate and jasper quartz.
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The Encyclopedia of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Author: Henry Russell,Chris Pellant

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 9781571455628

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 5434

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.
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Rockhounding Alaska

A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Montana Hodges

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762765755

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 551

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.
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Rocks and Minerals

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Charles A. Sorrell,George F. Sandström

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1582381240

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3100

Identifies common and uncommon minerals and rocks from around the world.
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Gem and Stone

Jewels of Earth, Sea, and Sky

Author: Jenifer Altman

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452119090

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 9309

Gem and Stone celebrates 50 different gems ranging from timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman's photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside brief text highlighting the stones' chemical makeups, metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout human history. Hand-drawn illustrations by Heather Smith Jones and an insightful foreword by mineralogist Thomas W. Overton round out this lustrous volume. Rock hounds, new age practitioners, and contemporary decorators and fashionistas will all delight in this treasure of a book.
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301482X

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 3307

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.
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Gem Trails of Washington

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786407

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 8519

The first comprehensive rock, mineral and fossil collecting guide of its kind for Washington State. Features over 75 of the best locales througout the state. Maps, site photos, and descriptive text, with GPS coordinates, and access info. guide rockhounds to interesting mineral locations. A full color insert of specimens, glossary, lists of rock & mineral clubs, and mineral locator index make this book an indespensible tool for Washington collectors.
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Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals

Author: John Sinkankas

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781635610635

Category: Nature

Page: 418

View: 711

Loaded with information about how, where and why mineral deposits form, Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals is the perfect primer for the amateur collector. Featuring advice on where to find deposits, what they contain and how to remove crystals from the ground, this guide also covers maps, tools, and provides an introduction to geology.
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The Crystal Guide

Identification, Purpose and Values

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781440247187

Category: NATURE

Page: 256

View: 5276

The magical world of crystals! Crystals have been used as items of great spiritual significance and powerful personal adornments for thousands of years. Whether collected for their beauty, for research, or as tools in healing practices, The Crystal Guide provides a comprehensive reference to crystals, their purpose, spiritual qualities, and how to identify them in one easy-to-use and dazzlingly colorful book. Organized alphabetically, the book spotlights more than 200 of the most popular crystals, from andalusite to zoisite, and includes an overview of each one, along with mineral, astrological, chakra, numerical, and metaphysical properties, and value. Other features include: 400+ delightful color photos Tips for locating, buying, and collecting Geological formation of crystals Use and care of crystals
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Rockhounding Washington

A Guide to the State's Best Sites

Author: Lars Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493019104

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 3419

Guide and source-book with advice on observing and collecting gems and minerals in Washington.
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Gems

A Lively Guide for the Casual Collector

Author: Daniel J. Dennis

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810941267

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 765

Provides information on colored gems and diamonds, including things to be aware of before buying a precious stone such as color, cut, and setting.
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Rocks, Minerals and Gems

Author: John Farndon

Publisher: Australian Geographic

ISBN: 9781742459400

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 976

The definitive guide to rocks, minerals and gems, this title includes an introduction to rocks and minerals and how they form, and a quick guide to what you need and where to look. There is also a complete guide to identifying rocks and minerals and everything you need to know to start building a collection. Packed with fun facts and practical ......
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