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Block Settlement Along the East Shore of the Ohio River Valley North of Wheeling, West Virginia

By: L. Baskin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000215

Condition: Very Good


Softcover with plastic spiral binding. Minor sunning of cover, minor creasing along edge of front cover A talk presented at the Association of Engineering Geologists National Meeting in Dallas Texas, October 1967. A study done to assess the risks of widening of WV Highway No. 2 in the Ohio River Valley near Warwood, WV, in regard to slope stability and potential landslides. Contents include surface and subsurface geology of the area. 11 pages plus 8 fold-out maps. View more info

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Colour-Composition Relationships in Spessartine from Amelia, Virginia

By: John Sinkankas and Arch M. Reid

Price: $8.00

Publisher: San Diego, California, Scripps Insitution of Oceanography: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000225

Condition: Near Fine


Card-stock covers, stapled. An author's preprint that was submitted and eventually published in the Journal of Gemmology. As I acquired this after the passing of John Sinkankas from his inventory from PeriLithon Books, I am assuming that he printed and bound this version through Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 12 pages (including 4 figures and a bibliography). View more info

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Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry: An Introduction

By: F. Donald Bloss

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Mineralogical Society of America: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000120

Condition: As New


Glossy cover. An excellent introductory text on crystallography and crystal chemistry. Well organized and comprehensive in scope, this is a very good primer for someone who would like to have a good understanding of crystallography. 545 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

Inscription: No Signature

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

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Flux-Enhanced Rubies and Sapphires

By: Ted Themelis

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bangkock, Thailand, Ted Themelis: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000039

ISBN: 0940965429

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial soft cover. Some scuffing of cover and remnants of price sticker. Candid and detailed discussion of flux enhancement of gem rubies and sapphires. Details treatment process with numerous color photographs. An essential book for every gemologist's library. 48 pages. View more info

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Some Rare-Element Mineral Deposits in China

By: K. Y. Lee

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000176

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1312-N. Paper wraps, crease along front cover, contents fine. Summary of significant rare metal deposits and regions in China. Good discussion of the minerals found in these districts. 34 pages, with 3 figures (maps) and 1 table. View more info

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Synthetic Diamonds

By: James E. Shigley, editor

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Carlsbad, California, Gemological Institute of America: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000228

ISBN: 0873110501

Condition: As New


Great condition, like new, in a slip-case. This publication is a compilation of articles published over a 40 year period in Gems & Gemology, the journal of the Gemological Institute of America. It represents the best information available on synthetic diamonds up to its publication. The articles are grouped into sections on early history and introduction into the jewelry trade, advances in manufacture and treatment, high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) synthetics and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamonds. An excellent reference for the gemologist, diamond dealer and jeweler. 294 pages, inc... View more info