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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

Inscription: No Signature

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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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

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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

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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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Diagnostic Constants of Minerals

By: V. G. Feklichev

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia/Boca Raton, Florida, Mir Publishers/CRC Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000016

ISBN: 0849375401

Condition: Fine


Translated from the Russian publication (1989) of the same name. 687 pages. View more info

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Geochemistry and Crystallography of Sulphide Minerals in Hydrothermal Deposits.

By: Y. Takeyuchi (Editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Japan, Society of Mining Geologists of Japan: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000115

Condition: Very Good


Jacket in mylar. Some scuffing to dust jacket, front binding cracked but not split. Corporate seal on front flyleaf. Joint Symposium Volume: IMA-IAGOD Meeting "70. 31 conference presentations in the areas of crystallography and geochemistry for ore deposits worldwide. 187 pages plus index. 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

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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

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The Goldschmidt Two-Circle Method: A Series of Papers

By: Edgar T. Wherry and Charles Palache (Editors)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America: 1921

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Seller ID: 000134

Condition: Near Fine


Bound in maroon cloth with gold lettering on spine. Reprinted from the American Mineralogist, Volume 5, Nos. 2-12, 1920. Hardbound at a later time. A series of seminal papers on the use of the two-circle goniometer in crystal measurements. Also includes a paper on crystal drawing utilizing data obtained with the goniometer. A classic reference for mineralogista and crystallographers. 104 pages, including numerous tables, crystal drawings, diagrams and figures. View more info

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The Nomenclature of Minerals: A Compilation of IMA Reports

By: Robert F. Martin, Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000130

ISBN: 0921294425

Condition: Near Fine


Minor scuffing of front and rear covers, contents fine. A compilation of 18 articles on mineral nomenclature, originally published in The Canadian Mineralogist between 1978 and 1998. Includes comprehensive articles on the nomenclature of the micas, amphiboles, pyroxenes and zeolites. Also a good article on type mineral specimens. 149 pages. View more info

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The Tourmaline Group

By: R. V. Dietrich

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000248

ISBN: 0442218575

Condition: Very Good


Front flyleaf has corner clipped, otherwise pages in very good condition. Dust jacket shows minor wear along front top edge and a price sticker on rear. An excellent resource on the lore, chemistry, geology, geochemistry, gemology and mineralogy of the tourmaline group. Includes an excellent bibliography and 3 appendices (one lists major localities). 300 pages with numerous graphs, charts and drawings, as well as 8 color photographs and drawings. View more info

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Tourmaline A Gem Spectrum

By: Various

Price: $100.00

Publisher: East Hampton, CT, Lapis International, LLC: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000229

ISBN: 0971537127

Condition: Good


ExtraLapis English No. 3. Cover scuffed and corners slightly creased, contents in fine condition. an excellent summary of information on the tourmaline group of minerals. Covers the history, geology, crystallography and chemistry, cause of color, gemology, research, and an exhaustive summary of historic and current locality data. An excellent reference on this beautiful and important gem mineral group. 108 pages with numerous color photos and figures, as well as a good bibliography. View more info

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Universal Stage Procedures: Laboratory Guide

By: David B. Slemmons

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Reno, Nevada, Mackay School of Mines, University of Nevada: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000135

Condition: Near Fine


Stapled pamphlet. Written as a lab manual primer on the use of the Universal Stage in the study of petrographic thin sections. Useful for someone who would like to learn how to use the stage. 14 pages. Scarce. View more info

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Workshop on Asbestos: Definitions and Measurement Methods

By: C. C. Gravatt, Philip D. LaFleur and Kurt F. J. Heinrich

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000137

Condition: Good


Cover shows some scuffing and minor soiling, spine is creased but intact. "Proceedings of a workshop on asbestos held at the National Bureau of Standards..." 38 papers representing all aspects of research on asbestos from mineralogy and geologic origin, to chemistry and health effect, to analytical analysis and detection methods. An important early work in the determination of the heath effects of asbestos exposure. 496 pages, including many tables, charts, diagrams and B&W photographs. View more info

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Zeolites of the World

By: Rudy W. Tschernich

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000023

ISBN: 0945005075

Condition: Fine


Possibly the most comprehensive book on zeolite minerals ever written. Discusses every known zeolite specie; its crystallography, chemistry, geologic origin and significant localities. Also includes information on cleaning zeolite specimens. 564 pages. View more info