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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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Humboldt's Travels in Siberia (1837-1842): The Gemstones by Gustav Rose

By: Sinkankas (editor)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Phoenix, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000001

Condition: New


New. 80 pages. View more info

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Minerals First Discovered on the Territory of the Former Soviet Union

By: Igor V. Pekov

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ocean Pictures LTD.: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000011

ISBN: 5900395162

Condition: Fine


A number of minerals were first identified from locations (type localities) from countries of the former Soviet Union. This book describes each mineral specie (in alphabetical order) and the mineral deposit where each mineral was found. The book also includes a section on the Geography of Discoveries (with many maps), and a Chronology of Discoveries. This volume is well illustrated with 186 color photos, plus B&W photos and crystal drawings. It also has an extensive bibliography with 761 references cited. 370 pages. View more info

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Piritas de Huelva: Su Historia, Mineria y Aprovechamiento

By: I. Pinedo Vara

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Madrid, Spain, Editorial Summa, S. L.: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000024

Condition: Very Good


An exhaustive history and summary of the pyrite (and sulfur and copper mines) of the region around Huelva, Spain (including Rio Tinto). Includes ancient mining history (going back several thousand years A.D.) through Phoenician and Roman mining, to the present. Comprehensive locality data on pyrite mines throughout the region, as well as detailed information on mineral processing (beneficiation). Some comparative information on other pyrite and sulfur localities worldwide. View more info

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The World of Minerals: European Precious Opal Deposits at Dubnik

By: Peter Semrad

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Czech Republic, Granit Ltd.: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000056

ISBN: 8072961063

Condition: New


In Czech and English. Glossy pictorial cover. Comprehensive history, geology and mineralogy of the opal deposits of Cervenica-Dubnic, Slovak Republic (formerly Czech Republic, formerly Hungary). Opal, both precious and common, has been mined there since the early 19th century. Includes detailed descriptions of the types of opals found, associated mineralogy and mineral inclusions in opal. A beautifully illustrated book, with numerous color photographs. 219 pages. View more info