Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395511374
Format: PDF
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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

Handbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395511381
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Gemstones

Author: Cally Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781405357975
Format: PDF, Docs
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.

Collins Photo Guide to Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780002199094
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A guide to the major rocks, minerals and gemstones found in Europe. It contains an introduction to the basics of mineralogy, followed by a list of the general features of a rock that can be used in its identification. It also explains how to tell the basic difference between an igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rock, allowing quick reference to the major identification sections for each of these classes. In these will be found comprehensive descriptions of each rock or mineral, with details of its composition, hardness, specific gravity, colour, fracture, cleavage, streak, lustre, transparency and crystal system, as well as notes on how it is formed and where it might be found, both in the UK and in the rest of the world.

Gemstones of the World

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768293
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

Rocks Minerals and Fossils of the World

Author: Chris Pellant
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780330299534
Format: PDF, Docs
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A guide which aims to enable the collector and enthusiast to identify rocks, minerals and fossils from all over the world. The text covers collecting and conserving fossils, their major characteristics and details of where they are located.

Minerals of the World

Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 140275339X
Format: PDF, ePub
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It’s the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak color, Mohs’ hardness, and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics, and localities.

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9780751344004
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth s buried treasures. Specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral, and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.

Gemstones and Minerals

Author: John Sinkankas
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Prospecting and collecting trips; Tools and how to use them; Rock classes and how to recognize them; How mineral deposits form; Field features of mineral deposits; Collecting practices; Preparation of specimens; Storage and exhibit; Marketing mineral specimens and gemstones.