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Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : Inc. Scholastic
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In "Rocks, Minerals, and Gems," readers will learn about hundreds of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems that were forged by the most powerful events in prehistory. Explore what specimens look like and how they're used today--readers can use the information to identify rocks and minerals themselves and open up a spectacular new world. Find out all about star stones and cat's eyes, megagems, and phantom quartz. Discover which rocks fluoresce, which mineral once poisoned an emperor, and which gems are the rarest in the world! Features a beautiful cover with special effects!

Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Walter Schumann
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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

Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : John Farndon
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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 ......

Collecting Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Patti Polk
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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.

My Book of Rocks and Minerals

Author : Dorling Kindersley P
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A perfect first book for any child interested in starting their own rock and mineral collection, this is a fantastic introduction to the world of rocks, gems, and minerals. Children will learn all about where rocks and minerals come from, what a fossil is, and how they can go about starting their own rock collection, as well as how to identify any rocks they find. From amethyst to sandstone, common rocks and minerals are shown alongside fun facts and simple bite-sized chunks of information. A "Which mineral have you got?" section allows children to find and match rocks and gems in their collection to those in the book. With over 40 key rocks and minerals to discover, My Book of Rocks and Minerals is an absolute must-have for budding geologists aged 5 and up.

Gems

Author : Jenny Fretland VanVoorst
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Get ready to get your hands dirty with Gems. With its reader-friendly and interactive approach, this title covers key curriculum Earth science topics in an engaging way. This title explores the natural processes, how geologists study gems, and how gems relate to the reader's daily life. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing Company.

A Guide to Finding Gemstones Gold Minerals Rocks

Author : W. Dan Hausel
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Follow in the footsteps of successful gem and gold hunters and search the hills for rough diamonds, colored gemstones, lapidary minerals, precious metals and interesting minerals and rocks. Written for the geoscientist, prospector and rockhound; the first part of the book focuses on physical characteristics of gems and minerals. This is supplemented with the second part of the book that describes dozens upon dozens of colored gem, diamond, gold, mineral and rock localities using the Public Land Survey System and GPS coordinates so the reader can visit these sites on a home computer with aerial and satellite imagery to gain an understanding of what to look for in the field. With these same coordinates, the reader can visit some occurrences, deposits and areas suggested for prospecting to further their gem hunter prospecting education and potentially lead to new discoveries. Now you can learn what to look for when searching for Mother Nature's treasure.

Rock and Gem

Author : Ronald Louis Bonewitz
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Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this lavishly illustrated reference provides a close-up look at the world's diverse rocks and gems, covering more than 450 different specimens, along with detailed descriptions, identification tips, classification information, and practical advice on gem and rock collecting. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Gems Minerals Rocks of Wyoming

Author : W. Dan Hausel
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One geologist spent 30 years exploring Wyoming while noting the variety of minerals, rocks and gemstones scattered statewide. During these investigations, Wyoming, which once was considered to be relatively poor in gemstones, soon became known as having the most diversified assemblage of gemstones of any state in the United States. The author discovered dozens of new mineral, gemstone and rock localities, more than a hundred gold anomalies and mapped the largest diamondiferous kimberlite fields in the US and the largest field of lamproites in North America. During these investigations, the author, W. Dan Hausel, discovered some of the largest gemstones and deposits on earth. Now he shares these localities with his readers.

The Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Henry Russell
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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.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author : Dan Green
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The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, The Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.

Falcon Pocket Guide Rocks Gems and Minerals of the Southwest

Author : Garret Romaine
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Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Southwest. 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.

Rocks and Minerals

Author : Herbert Spencer Zim
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Includes information on collecting and identifying minerals, and sections on metallic, nonmetallic, gem and rock-forming minerals, and on igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author : Brown Reference Group, The
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Imprint. Looks at 288 different rocks, minerals and gems, arranged in alphabetical order for easy reference. Each entry describes where the material is found, what it is made of, how it is used, and presents basic facts about its substance.

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author : Frederick H. Pough
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Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

A to Z of Rocks Minerals and Gems

Author : QED Publishing
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With a contemporary design, fun information, and engaging images, the books in the A-Z series are the perfect first guides to popular non-fiction topics.

Rocks and Gems

Author : Jordan Brown
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"Get ready to go on a geology adventure! With this book, you'll unearth some awesome facts about rocks, minerals, and gemstones. Prepare to dig in!"--back cover.

Collecting Rocks Gems and Minerals

Author : Patti Polk
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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

Collecting Rocks Minerals Gems and Fossils

Author : Russell P. MacFall
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This book provides an introduction to the science of geology as a hobby. It includes information for rock collectors on location of certain specimens, identifications, classification, and display.

Geology

Author : James Kavanagh
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Geology is the perfect guide for any nature enthusiast. It will help you learn geological processes, the differences between rocks, minerals and gemstones, the most common types of North American rocks and minerals and the best rockhounding locations. The guide also reviews the most common North American fossils and the tools an amateur geologist should take into the field in order to positively identify different types of rocks and minerals. This handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.