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A Catalogue of American Minerals with their Localities

By: Samuel Robinson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium: 1989

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Seller ID: 000086

Condition: Near Fine


Unabridged facsimile reprint of original 1825 edition. Some creasing along spine, and small price sticker blemish on upper right of front cover. Covers mineral localities, "including all which are known to exist in the United States and British Provinces, and having the towns, counties, and districts in each state and province arranged alphabetically. With an Appendix, containing additional localities and a tabular view." 316 pages. View more info

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A Color Atlas of Meteorite in Thin Section

By: Dante S. Lauretta and Marvin Killgore

Price: $98.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Golden Retriever Publications: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000009

ISBN: 0972047212

Condition: New


Very well illustrated and descriptive book on meteorite in thin section. Includes ordinary chondrites, enstatite chondrites, carbonaceous chondrites, "other" chondrites, primitive achondrites, and evolved achondrites. Beautiful photographs. View more info

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A Field Guide to Topaz and Associated Minerals of the Thomas Range, Utah (Topaz Mountain)

By: John Holfert, Water Mroch and Jeremy Fuller

Price: $40.00

Publisher: HM Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000013

Condition: New


A detailed account of the geology, minerals and collecting areas in the Thomas Range (Topaz Mountain) locality. Contains excellent collecting area maps and collecting tips to find the gems and minerals in this famous mineral location. 103 pages. View more info

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A Reconnaissance of the Northwestern Portion of Seward Peninsula Alaska

By: Arthur J. Collier

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000199

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 2. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New endpapers and flyleafs. Ex-library, with a stamped library card pocket on rear flyleaf. Title page (original) has several small tears (approx. 1/4" each) and one tape repair to a tear approx. 1" long. Rear page has a library card pocket and residual tape for a repair to the original back cover (no longer present). Contents very good. A geologic and economic geology survey of part of the Seward Peninsula, focusing on gold and tin deposits (placer). 70 pages with 12 plates, includi... View more info

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A Reconnaissance of the Northwestern Portion of Seward Peninsula Alaska

By: Arthur J. Collier

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1902

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000200

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 2. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New endpapers and flyleafs. . Title page (original) has one small tear (approx. 1/4" each) and some creasing.. Rear page has some rough edges, soiling, and a crease. Contents very good. A geologic and economic geology survey of part of the Seward Peninsula, focusing on gold and tin deposits (placer). 70 pages with 12 plates, including two 2 page color maps, 1 folding map in rear map pocket, and the balance are B&W photographs. View more info

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Agates: The Pat McMahan Collection

By: Pat McMahan

Price: $129.95

Publisher: Cottonwood, Arizona, Pat McMahan: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000251

ISBN: 0692651381

Condition: New


NEW. Glossy cover, pages are acid-free. This beautifully illustrated book is a depiction of one of the most comprehensive collections of sagenite, plume, and banded agate in the world. More than 1250 high-quality photographs of beautiful and rare agates from 20 countries and 19 U.S. states (more than 300 separate agate deposits are covered). Text is limited but includes the history of many locations, personal stories, prospecting tips, and . Bob Jones, Senior Editor of Rock and Gem Magazine states "This text is a must for every agate collector's library and reference shelf". A wonderful coffe... View more info

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Agates: Treasures of the Earth

By: Roger Pabian, Brian Jackson, Peter Tandy and John Cromartie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000030

ISBN: 1554070988

Condition: New


A concise book on agates discussing formation, coloration, geology and types of agates, Beautifully illustrated with lots of worldwide agates discussed. More technical than many primers on agate in publication today. View more info

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American Mineral Treasures

By: Gloria A. Staebler and Wendell E. Wilson (Editors)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: East Hampton, CT, Lithographie, LLC: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000111

ISBN: 097909982X

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover. An homage to 44 premier mineral localities in the United States, including Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ; Mt. Antero, CO; Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO; Elmwood, TN; Hot Springs, AR; Butte, MT; Morenci Mine, AZ and the Bunker Hill Mine, ID. Profusely illustrated with high resolution color photographs make this volume a great reference work, as welll as a desirable "coffee table" book. 354 pages. View more info

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Asterism: Gems With a Star

By: Martin P. Steinbach

Price: $275.00

Publisher: Idar-Oberstein, Germany, MPS Publishing and Media: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000223

ISBN: 300050494X

Condition: New


New book, in original shrink wrap. A magnificent tome on all things asterated in the gem world. This book is by far the most authoritative work on the phenomena of star and catseye gemstones. Informative, well written and enjoyable to read, the author shares his lifelong passion with star gems. With over 1,000 full-color photographs and an extensive bibliography, this book belongs on the shelf of every gemologist, gem dealer and collector of fine gemstones. View more info

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Authigenic Minerals in Sedimentary Rocks

By: G. I. Teodorovich

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Consultants Bureau: 1961

Edition: 2nd Edition

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Seller ID: 000119

Condition: Good


Authorized translation from the Russian "Autigennye Mineraly Osadochnykh Porod," published in 1958. Lower spine has small remnant of library sticker, front and rear cover are creased. Library stamps on interior of front and back covers. Contents very good. 37 B&W photos and diagrams. 120 pages including bibliography. View more info

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Beryl Deposits of the Beecher No. 3-Black Diamond Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

By: Jack A. Redden

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000180

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1072-I. Paper wraps, slight creasing along back cover, minor sunning to spine and edges. Site specific reference on the Beecher No. 3 pegmatite mine. Covers the history, geologyy, struture, mineralogy and production of this important U.S. beryl producer. 23 pages, includes 2 map plates (in rear pocket) plus 1 figure (map). View more info

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Beryl-bearing Pegmatites in the Ruby Mountains and Other Areas in Nevada and Northwestern Arizona

By: Jerry C. Olson and E. Neal Hinrichs

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000181

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1082-D. Paper wraps, crease on rear cover, sunning along spine. Report discusses a number of beryl and mica-bearing pegmatites in Nevada and Northern Arizona. Covers the geology, structure, mineralogy and economic potential. 66 pages, including 5 map plates (3 in rear map pocket), 4 figures (maps) and 7 tables. View more info

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Bibliography of the Geology and Mineralogy of the Rare Earths and Scandium to 1971

By: John W. Adams and Eleanora R. Iberall

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000177

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1366. Paper wraps, library stamp on lower front cover, otherwise near fine. 195 pages. View more info

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Biological-Mineralogical Interactions

By: J. M. McIntosh and L. A. Groat

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000035

ISBN: 092129400X

Condition: New


Short course on the interaction between organisms (primarily bacteria) and rocks/minerals, with direct effects on mineral weathering, ore deposit formation, soil development and remediation. MAC Short Course Volume 25. View more info

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Canteras - Mexican Opals in Matrix: Spectacular Cabs of Fire

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000003

ISBN: 1944564004

Condition: New


NEW. Beautifully illustrated book on the fire opals of Mexico. 88 pages, 133 color photographs. View more info

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Carbonate-Hosted Sulfide Deposits of the Central Colorado Mineral Belt

By: David W. Beaty, Gary P. Landis and Tommy B. Thompson, editors

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New Haven, Connecticut, The Economic Geology Publishing Company: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000255

Condition: Very Good


Economic Geology Monograph 7. Blue cloth with gold lettering. Bottom of binding shows shelf wear, otherwise fine. Contents fine. Compilation of articles published in the journal, Economic Geology. As a whole the articles provide an in-depth study of the massive silver-lead-zinc-barite deposits of the Leadville, Gilman, Aspen, Red Cliff, Alma, Kokomo,Tincup and Mount Sherman areas of Colorado. Well-known mines include the Eagle, Black Cloud, Sherman, Carbonate Hill and Hilltop mines. 424 pages, with many photographs, maps and diagrams. View more info

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Character and Distribution of Nonclastic Minerals in the Searles Lake Evaporite Deposit, California

By: George I. Smith and David V. Haines

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000174

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1181-P. Paper wraps, spine slightly sunned. Wonderful report on the formation of evaporite minerals in the brines underlying Searles Dry Lake. Good summary of stratigraphic layers and chemistry, and great summaries of the minerals found. May be the best report written on the minerals of Searles Lake. Useful report for studying the mineralogy and chemistry of the brines from other arid dry lakes. 58 pages, including 16 figures (9 of which are B&W photographs). View more info

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Copper, Lead and Zinc Ore Resources of Asia and the Far East

By: United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bangkok, Thailand, United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000189

Condition: Near Fine


Mineral Resources Development Series No. 14. Printed wraps, some creasing on front cover. A study of the copper, lead and zinc resources of parts of Asia, including occurrences, mining, production and resource potential. 63 pages with maps, production figures and mining/smelting capabilities. View more info

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Corundum Deposits of Gallatin and Madison Counties Montana

By: S. E. Clabaugh and F. C. Armstrong

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1950

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Seller ID: 000076

Condition: Good


U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 969-B. Paper wraps, with map pocket in rear containing 5 fold-out maps. Ex-Nerco Minerals Company library with various corporate stamps and stickers. A study of several large corundum-containing geologic features near Bozeman. Covers geology and mineralogy of prospects. 21 pages. View more info

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Corundum Deposits of Montana

By: Stephen E. Clabaugh

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000166

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 983. Paper wraps, minor creasing and small tear (3/8") on back cover. A comprehensive study of Montana's gem sapphire deposits, including Yogo Gulch, Missouri River, Rock Creek and Dry Cottonwood Creek. Discusses geology, crystallography, mineralogy, history of mining, and production. An excellent reference on an important gem-producing region. 100 pages, includes 6 map plates (in rear pocket) and 13 figures. View more info

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Corundum, Its Occurrence, Distribution, Exploitation, and Uses

By: Alfred Ernest Barlow

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey: 1915

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Seller ID: 000073

Condition: Good


Ex-library, cardstock cover, some creasing, small tears along edges (one with tape reinforcement) and stamp on front cover and front and rear flyleafs. Cover reinforced on interior of binding. Pages edges sunned, else pages very good. A thorough study of corundum, discussing history, geology, mineralogy, crystallography, chemistry, uses, mining, milling, synthesis and localities. Color plate with tissue cover opposite title page, numerous photos, maps and figures. Scarce. 377 pages. View more info

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Dana's New Mineralogy, Eighth Edition

By: Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason and Abraham Rosenzweig

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, NY, John Wiley & Sons: 1997

Edition: 5th or later Edition

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Seller ID: 000121

ISBN: 0471193100

Condition: Fine


Very minor scuffing to cover. Printed on acid-free paper. Probably the most comprehensive single volume on descriptive mineralogy ever written. Organized in chapters by chemical classes (Native Elements, Sulfides, Oxides, etc...) Includes all IMA-approved minerals through calender year 1995. Includes many crystallographic renderings. 1819 pages. View more info

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Das Binntal und Seine Mineralien

By: Johannes Schwanz, Thomas Schupbach, and Andre Gorsatt

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Binn, Switzerland, Andre Gorsatt: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000020

ISBN: 3952065706

Condition: New


NEW, in original shrink wrap. A beautiful summary of the geology, natural history, mineralogy and mineral collecting history of the Swiss Alps. Written by people who have extensive collecting backgrounds in the alpine region. Includes numerous color photographs of minerals, geology and natural history. 271 pages. View more info

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Das Grosse Lapis Mineralienverzeichnis

By: Stefan Weiss

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Miunich, Germany, Veise Verlag: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000246

ISBN: 3921656176

Condition: Fine


In German. Plasticized softcover with spiral-ring binding. In fine condition. An index of all known minerals described through June of 1998 with the basic chemical and physical properties. Can be used as a checklist for a mineral collection. 300 pages. View more info

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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mineola, New York, Dover Publications: 2004

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Seller ID: 000008

ISBN: 0486495914

Condition: New


Translated from the first Latin Edition of 1546 by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy. This book is the first published book on mineralogy, mining, and mineral processing. It offers a glimpse of the knowledge of minerals and mining that was know from early history until the mid-16th Century. View more info