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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

Inscription: No Signature

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 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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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

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

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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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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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

Inscription: No Signature

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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Die Mineralien des Binntales

By: H. A. Stalder, P. Embrey, S. Graeser and W. Nowacki

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bern, Switzerland, Naturhistorisches Museum der Stadt Bern: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000128

Condition: Near Fine


In German. Pictorial cover. Front and rear cover have minor scuffing, contents fine. Excellent work on the minerals and history of mineral collecting in the Binn Valley, Valais, Switzerland. Most notable locality in the region is the Lengenbach Quarry, known for the large number of mineral species (especially sulfosalts) found in the dolomitic rocks. 16 tables and 55 figures, including many color and B&W photos. 143 pages. View more info

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Economic Geology, Mexico

By: Guillermo P. Salas, Editor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000241

ISBN: 0813752132

Condition: Good


Volume P-3 in the series Decade of North American Geology (DNAG). Ex-library with sticker on back cover and Withdrawal stamp on inside front page. Hardcover in good condition, slight wear on upper front cover hinge, and minor ink smudging. Contents like new. An important geologic work, summarizing the economic geology of Mexico. Most chapters focus on particular mines and mining districts. 438 pages, including numerous plates and figures. View more info

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Emerald and Other Beryl

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Prescott, Arizona, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000226

ISBN: 0945005032

Condition: Near Fine


Dust jacket scuffed. Book was originally printed by Chilton in 1981, and is thus considered to be the second printing of the first edition. The most comprehensive book ever written on beryl and it's gem varieties. It includes the history of the gemstones going back to ancient and biblical times, the geology, crystallography and physical properties, gemology, as well as an extensive listing of localities where beryl is found worldwide. An important addition to the library of gemologists, gem cutters, gem dealers, mineralogists and collectors. 665 pages with numerous tables and figures and two... View more info

Image for Fine Minerals of China: A Guide to Mineral Localities

Fine Minerals of China: A Guide to Mineral Localities

By: Guanhua Liu

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Zug, Switzerland, AAA Minerals AG: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000213

ISBN: 3033008550

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine condition. minor rubbing of cover and a slight blemish on th inside front cover due to an auction label (included) which was removed. An excellent publication on the minerals found in China. Most of the book is dedicated to the description of 45 important mineral producing localities in 13 provinces. Descriptions include location, geology, mining history, accessibility and major collectible minerals. Includes brief descriptions of the geology of China and its mineral deposits, a great section on general mining history spanning more than 4,000 years, and mineral & rock collecting and... View more info

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Fluorspar Prospects of Montana

By: Clyde P. Ross

Price: $14.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000162

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 955-E. Paper wraprs, small tears (separations) along top and bottom of spine. A study of potential fluorite resources in Montana, surveyed during WWII. Covers uses and demand for fluorite, geology and mineralogy of mines and prospects, and analyzes the potential for future production.51 pages, including 11 plates (5 of which are in rear map pocket), and 4 figures (maps). View more info

Image for From Weston to Creston: A Compendium of U.S. Witnessed Meteorite Falls 1807 to 2016

From Weston to Creston: A Compendium of U.S. Witnessed Meteorite Falls 1807 to 2016

By: Frank Cressy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: California, Frank Cressy: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000004

ISBN: 1532316933

Condition: New


This book contains accounts of 169 witnessed meteorite falls that occurred in the United States from the first documented fall at Weston, Connecticut in 1807 to the Creston, California fall in 2015. Well researched and illustrated, with an extensive bibliography. 257 pages with numerous photographs, View more info

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Gemstones of Afghanistan

By: Gary W. Bowersox and Bonita E. Chamberlin

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000227

ISBN: 0945005199

Condition: Fine


The most comprehensive book on the history, geology, gemology and mining of gemstones in Afghanistan to date. Based on intimate knowledge of the country over many years of travel to its mines, the authors are well-versed in all that encompasses gemstones in this mineral-rich country. A very important resource for all who are interested in gemstones and minerals, including the economic development of this region. View more info

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Gemstones of North America: Volume III

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000019

ISBN: 0945005229

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. Last volume in a three volume set (1959, 1976 and 1997) describing the gem deposits of North America. This latest (and final volume) covers gem discoveries made between 1976 and 1997. Descriptive information on virtually every known gem deposit, including mineralogy, geology, mining/collecting history and current status. Extensive bibliography. 526 pages, with numerous maps and photographs. 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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Geology of the Panamint Butte Quadrangle, Inyo County, California

By: Wayne E. Hall

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000175

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 1299. Paper wraps, crease on front cover, slight sunning to spine. Ex-library wirh small library sticker on front cover, library card pocket on inside front cover, and small stamp on title page and rear fly leaf. 67 pages, including 1 map plate in rear pocket, 14 figures (12 being B&W photographs). 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 Macrofossils from Eastern Alaska and Western Yukon Territory

Macrofossils from Eastern Alaska and Western Yukon Territory

By: R. M. Jeffords and C. H. Stevens

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Humble Oil & Refining Company: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000194

Condition: Good


Confidential geologic report, privately published. Printed wraps, cover and spine edges scuffed, cover shows some soiling. Inner covers reinforced by tape, title page detached from body but still attached to reinforcing tape. Reconnaissance study of paleontology in Alaska and Yukon as an aid to petroleum exploration. 127 pages, plus 4 foldout tables and 61 B&W plates of fossils with descriptive text. View more info

Image for Mica -Bearing Pegmatites of New Hampshire: A Preliminary Report

Mica -Bearing Pegmatites of New Hampshire: A Preliminary Report

By: J. C. Olson

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000155

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 931-P. Paper wraps, library stamp on title page and rear flyleaf. A study of 80 mines and prospects in New Hampshire for their potential to produce industrial grade mica. Covers geology, mineralogy, mining history and production, and future potential. This report does identify mines that produced minerals of interest to collectors, including beryl, tourmaline, apatite, spodumene and lepidolite. 41 pages, including 3 plates and 3 figures (all of which are maps). View more info

Image for Mica Deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mica Deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil

By: W. T. Pecora, M. R. Klepper, D. M. Larrabee, A. L. M. Barbosa and Resk Frayha

Price: $22.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000163

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 964-C, Paper wraps, minor creasing along edge of front cover, contents near fine. Comprehensive study of mica resources, geology and production in Minas Gerais. Includes regional geology of "mica belt," pegmatite geology, grades and uses of mica, production and future potential. 101 pages, including 4 map plates (in rear pocket), 33 figures and 8 figures. View more info

Image for Mica Deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Mica Deposits in Minas Gerais, Brazil

By: W. T. Pecora, M. R. Klepper, D. M. Larrabee, A. L. M. Barbosa and Resk Frayha

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000164

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 964-C, Paper wraps. Comprehensive study of mica resources, geology and production in Minas Gerais. Includes regional geology of "mica belt," pegmatite geology, grades and uses of mica, production and future potential. 101 pages, including 4 map plates (in rear pocket), 33 figures and 8 figures. View more info

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Mineralogia de Llallagua, Bolivia

By: Mark C. Bandy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: La Paz, Bolivia, Lit. e Imp. Unidas: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000127

Condition: Very Good


In Spanish. Printed paper cover, spine creased and has two small chips. Cover shows some aging and spotting. A few pages are dog-eared. Original paper by Bandy on the mines and minerals of Llallagua, Bolivia. A classic work. 69 pages. View more info

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Mineralogia of Llallagua, Bolivia

By: Mark Chance Bandy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Tucson Gem & Mineral Society: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000183

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed by Jean Bandy (wife). Printed wraps. Translated reprint of original (1946) paper (in Spanish) by Bandy on the mines and minerals of Llallagua, Bolivia. Classic work. 69 pages, including 7 B&W photographs. View more info