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

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

Inscription: No Signature

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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Beautiful Opals of the Desert

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000055

ISBN: 1862730660

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the opal mines of the central desert region of Australia, and includes the famous opal fields of Coober Pedy, White Cliffs, Andamooka, and Mintabie.Covers the opal districts, types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the region and opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Australian Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000059

ISBN: 1862730326

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully illustrated publication emphasizing precious opals from Lightning Ridge and Queensland (boulder opal). Has a nice section on assembled stones (doublets and triplets) and also discusses color patterns, history and pseudomorphs. 4 color postcards are attached in the back 24 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000061

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 28 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal - Special Collectors' Edition

Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal - Special Collectors' Edition

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000060

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 32 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Queensland Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000058

ISBN: 1862730571

Condition: Fine


Well illustrated publication on beauty and variety of Queensland opals. Includes a discussion of the major mining districts and their history, as well as 4 opal postcards (attached) and a map of the Queensland opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Yowah: Black Gate & Koroit

Beautiful Yowah: Black Gate & Koroit

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia, Len Cram: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000054

ISBN: 0646260073

Condition: Near Fine


Front and back covers scuffed, with slight crease in front cover. Well illustrated publication on the opal mines of the area around Cunnamulla in Queensland, Australia. Known for the Yowah, Koroit and East Gate opal fields, this area produces beautiful boulder opal found in Cretaceous ancient sandstones in an ironstone matrix. Describes the types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the opal Distri... View more info

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Fire in a Plain Brown Wrapper

By: Barbara MCCondra

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Barbara McCondra: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000057

Condition: Near Fine


A small, privately published book on the opals of Queensland, Australia. Beautiful photographs of opal, along with ads for opal dealers and an interesting section on assembled ironstone opals. Scarce. 20 pages. View more info

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Gemstones and Collection Minerals at the Exposition of the "Gems" Museum

By: Vladislav I. Chuprov, Anvar A. Yusipov and Viktor P. Orlov

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ministry of Natural Resources of the Russian Federation: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000014

Condition: New


Beautifully illustrated publication of gem materials found in the Russia, with the goal of promoting Russian gemstones. Photos from an exhibition on Russian gem and lapidary materials held in Moscow at the "Gems" Museum. In Russian and English. 81 pages. View more info

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Geology of the National Capital Region: Field Trip Guidebook

By: Scott Southworth and William Burton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Reston, VA, U. S. Geological Survey: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000044

ISBN: 0607966025

Condition: Fine


USGS Circular 1264. Field trip guidebook for a joint meeting of the Northeast and Southeast Sections of the Geological Society of America. Nine geologic descriptions and field trips in the Washington D.C. region. View more info

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Guidebook of Northern Mexico Sonoran Desert Region

By: Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Committee on Arid Lands (AAAS): 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000195

Condition: Very Good


Field guide for the International Conference on Arid Lands in a Changing World. Printed wraps with plastic comb binding. Minor soiling on cover, abrasion along upper front cover edge, small library sticker and small stamp of company on front cover. Small stamp of company also on title page. Conference field trip road logs for in the Mexican Sonoran Desert, featuring natural history, agriculture, geology, mining and climate. 53 pages with field trip itinerary map in map pocket on rear inside cover. View more info

Image for How I Found and How I Lost the Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Grand Caverns: Being the True Story as Set Forth by the Discoverer

How I Found and How I Lost the Cave of the Winds and the Manitou Grand Caverns: Being the True Story as Set Forth by the Discoverer

By: George W. Snider

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Los Angeles CA, George W. Snider: 1916

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000147

Condition: Very Good


Printed wraps (Art Nouveau style) with clear library tape to reinforce spine (although spine appears to be in good shape).Minor soiling on covers, a minor chip on upper right corner of front cover.. Edges of pages somewhat soiled, interior fine. Former owner's name, ( Dr.) F. (Frank) W. Cragin handwritten in pen on cover and an inscription to Cragin from E. B. Beeson (gift) on title page. Dr. Cragin was the head of the Geology Department at Colorado College from 1914 until his death in 1937. He amassed a large collection of publications and manuscripts on the history of the Colorado Springs ... View more info

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Masterpieces of the Mineral World: Treasures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

By: Wendell E. Wilson, Joel A. Bartsch and Mark Mauthner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Houston, TX, Houston Museum of Natural Science: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000109

Condition: Fine


Copper lettering on gray cloth cover. Embossed end papers. Beautiful "coffee table" book, featuring exceptional mineral specimens from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. 150 remarkable mineral photographs by Jeffrey Scovil. 264 pages. View more info

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Mining in South Australia: A Pictiorial History

By: J. F. Drexel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: South Australia, Australia, Department of Mines and Energy: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000062

ISBN: 0724360948

Condition: New


New, still in original shrink wrap. Excellent history of over 100 years of mining in South Australia. Covers all major and minor commodities, as well as major mining districts and history. Well illustrated with historic photos and has a nice section on opal mining. Printed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the South Australia Department of Mines and Energy. 303 pages. View more info

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Old Mining Towns of South Australia

By: C. E. Sayers

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Australia, Rigby Limited: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000065

ISBN: 0851796885

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated cloth covers, regional maps on the end papers. As much an art book as a mining history book, paintings of scenes of the old mining towns are complemented by text describing the history of the towns, including information on the minerals, mines and railroads. 32 pages. View more info

Image for Rotorua and Thermal Regions: The Three Main Tours

Rotorua and Thermal Regions: The Three Main Tours

By: Rotorua Motor Transport Co., Inc.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Rotorua, New Zealand, Morning Post Print: 1938

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000092

Condition: Good


Pamphlet with red paper wraps, center stapled pages. Several creases on front cover, as well as top right corner of pages. Edges of cover a little rough. Obscure travel brochure for motor tours in the Rotorua thermal springs area on the North Island of New Zealand. Describes several tours and descriptions of the stops along the route. Includes four B& W photos of the volcanoes and lakes, and a nice map of the region. Interesting and scarce. 12 pages. View more info

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Schweizer Trachtenschmuck

By: Dr. Jenny Schneider

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Switzerland, Verlag Paul Haupt Berne: 1965

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000094

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Covers mildly scuffed, lightly soiled, and some minor creasing. Publication on 18th and 19th century jewelry from the Schweizeriscen Landesmuseum in Zurich, Switzerland. Acquired from the estate of John Sinkankas in 2005. 15 pages and 16 B&W plates. View more info

Image for Skip An Atom Agates: The Most Unusual Lake Superior Agate

Skip An Atom Agates: The Most Unusual Lake Superior Agate

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000046

ISBN: 1944564047

Condition: New


This book discusses an unusual Lake Superior agates found along the North Shore of Minnesota near Flood Bay. Most seem to be replacements (pseudomorphs) of calcite and aragonite by quartz. With 276 photographs, this publication is extremely useful to identify and show the diversity of these unusual agates. View more info

Image for Struve Collection, Album of Mineral Drawings: Treasures of Fersman Mineralogical Museum, RAS

Struve Collection, Album of Mineral Drawings: Treasures of Fersman Mineralogical Museum, RAS

By: Margarita I. Novgorodova (Editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Fersman Mineralogical Museum: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000117

ISBN: 5900395286

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. This publication brings to light the catalog for an important mineral collection long lost in the vast holdings of the Fersman Museum. The collection of Heinrich Christofer Gottfried von Struve was assembled in the early 1800's. A contemporary of Humboldt and Jules Verne; Struve, a Russian naturalist and diplomat, accumulated over 9,000 mineral specimens from throughout Europe and beyond. This reproduction of a portion of the catalog showcases 82 plates featuring crystal drawings of key mineral specimens. A color photograph accompanies each drawing. A fine work highlighting ... View more info

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The Anchor and the Pick: Rocks and Minerals by Boat in Southeast Alaska

By: Gary McWilliams

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bellingham, WA, Great Story Book Publishing: 2019

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000006

ISBN: 0996103287

Condition: New


"This book is about the finding of rocks and minerals by boat in Southeast Alaska. Equally, it is about the appreciation of them for their natural beauty and for the incredible stories they tell. It is part science, part history, part rock hounding and part story telling.The stories are mainly reminiscences of boat trips with geologists and with others in the search for spaecial rocks and minerals along the rugged shorelines of the Alaskan Coast." - from the Publisher. More than 150 mineral collecting localities are described. Well illustrated. 182 pages. View more info

Image for The Mineral Gods Must be Laughing!: The Mineral Collecting Adventures of a Modern Day "Indiana Jones"

The Mineral Gods Must be Laughing!: The Mineral Collecting Adventures of a Modern Day "Indiana Jones"

By: Roy D. Lee

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Guthrie, OK, Accipiter Media: 2006

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000005

ISBN: 0978761510

Condition: Fine


NEW. Personal recollections of the author in his younger days, as he collected minerals with the famous collector/mineral dealer Dick Jones. First hand account of mineral collecting in Alaska, Arizona, and the Southwest during the heyday of collecting in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. 258 pages with some B&W photographs. View more info

Image for Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

By: Bruce Roberts and Ray Jones

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Saybrook, CT, Globe Pequot Press: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000100

ISBN: 1564401332

Condition: Fine


A beautifully illustrated publication on the lighthouses of the western United States, including their history, architecture and contact/touring information. View more info