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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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Character and Distribution of Nonclastic Minerals in the Searles Lake Evaporite Deposit, California

By: George I. Smith and David V. Haines

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000174

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1181-P. Paper wraps, spine slightly sunned. Wonderful report on the formation of evaporite minerals in the brines underlying Searles Dry Lake. Good summary of stratigraphic layers and chemistry, and great summaries of the minerals found. May be the best report written on the minerals of Searles Lake. Useful report for studying the mineralogy and chemistry of the brines from other arid dry lakes. 58 pages, including 16 figures (9 of which are B&W photographs). View more info

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Corundum Deposits of Gallatin and Madison Counties Montana

By: S. E. Clabaugh and F. C. Armstrong

Price: $50.00

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

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000076

Condition: Good


U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin 969-B. Paper wraps, with map pocket in rear containing 5 fold-out maps. Ex-Nerco Minerals Company library with various corporate stamps and stickers. A study of several large corundum-containing geologic features near Bozeman. Covers geology and mineralogy of prospects. 21 pages. 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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Corundum, Its Occurrence, Distribution, Exploitation, and Uses

By: Alfred Ernest Barlow

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Canada Department of Mines, Geological Survey: 1915

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000073

Condition: Good


Ex-library, cardstock cover, some creasing, small tears along edges (one with tape reinforcement) and stamp on front cover and front and rear flyleafs. Cover reinforced on interior of binding. Pages edges sunned, else pages very good. A thorough study of corundum, discussing history, geology, mineralogy, crystallography, chemistry, uses, mining, milling, synthesis and localities. Color plate with tissue cover opposite title page, numerous photos, maps and figures. Scarce. 377 pages. View more info

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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola, translated by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, New York, Geological Society of America: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000252

Condition: Very Good


Translated from the 1546 first latin edition. Cloth cover shows minor wear and bumping to several corners, minor soiling. Pages slightly sunned but in very good condition. Previous owner's name stamped on front flyleaf. One of the earliest comprehensive treatises on the study of and uses of minerals and ore deposits. Agricola not only studied the early classic literature, but was in a position to visit many mines and mineral deposits, and therefore brought a new understanding as to how minerals formed and could be found. Much attention is also paid to the uses of minerals, what constituted v... 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

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Feldspars and Feldpathoids: Structures, Properties and Occurrences

By: William L. Brown, Editor

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Dordrecht, Netherlands, D. Reisel Publishing Company: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000123

ISBN: 9027718261

Condition: Good


Small bump/tear on spine (approx. 1/4 inch), and some creasing along top of spine. Some underlining. Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Feldspars and Feldpathoids conferenence in Rennes, France (1983). Detailed study of feldspar and feldspathoid minerals. 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

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Gemstones of the United States

By: Dorothy M. Schlegel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000168

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1942-G. Paper wraps, some sunning to cover, contents fine. Overview of gem minerals found in the United States, as well as a section on the technical aspects of gems, from cuts to treatments to synthetics, imitation and assembled stones. A useful summary of major and minor gemstones in the United States. 51 pages. View more info

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Gemstones of the United States

By: Dorothy M. Schlegel

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1957

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000169

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1942-G. Paper wraps, some sunning to cover, contents fine. Overview of gem minerals found in the United States, as well as a section on the technical aspects of gems, from cuts to treatments to synthetics, imitation and assembled stones. A useful summary of major and minor gemstones in the United States. 51 pages. View more info

Image for Geology of the High Climb Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

Geology of the High Climb Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

By: Douglas M. Sheridan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000170

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1015-C. paper wraps, creasing on rear cover due to paste down of map pocket. Minor sunning along spine. Report on a significant pegmatite mine in the Black Hills, with complex pegmatitic zonations and interesting mineralogy. 40 pages, including 1 plate (geologic map in rear pocket), 3 figures and 6 tables (on mineralogy of zones in pegmatite). View more info

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Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos: Contribution of Science to Risk-Management Decisions

By: R. P. Nolan, A.M. Langer, et. al.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000012

ISBN: 0921294417

Condition: New


NEW, in original shrink wrap. This volume presents the proceeding of the International workshop, The Health Effects of Chrysotile Asbestos... "This collection of papers summarizes the state of knowledge about chrysotile and amphibole-group asbestos minerals like tremolite, riebechite and grunerite from a histoical and modern perspective: anlysis of historical and modern controlled exposures; incidence of cancer, epidemiology;mineralogy; metamorphic petrology; and statistical assessment of risk." (From the publisher). 304 pages. View more info

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Internal Structure of Granitic Pegmatites

By: E. N. Cameron, R.H. Jahns, A. H. McNair and L.R. Page

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Urbana, Illinois, Economic Geology Publishing Co.: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000078

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library. small white library sticker and stamp on front cover, small stamp on front flyleaf; small crease on upper right cover and pages. Printed wraps. 79 figures, including many mine maps (some fold-outs) and B&W photographs. 5 tables of mineral assemblages for various types of pegmatites in the United States. This report describes the research conducted between 1939 and 1945 by U.S.geologists on the strategic and critical mineral potential of pegmatites in New England, Southeastern U.S., South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. A comprehensive examination of struct... View more info

Image for Maine Feldspar, Families & Feuds: Oxford County Mining History

Maine Feldspar, Families & Feuds: Oxford County Mining History

By: Vandall T. King, editor

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Massachusetts, New England Historical Publications: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000007

ISBN: 061529183X

Condition: New


NEW, in original shrink wrap. Well researched and engaging book on the mining of feldspar, mica, beryl and gemstones from the pegmatite mines and quarries in Oxford County, Maine. This book covers not only the minerals and mining of the region, but also the prominent families, history and intrigue of these mining ventures in the 19th and 29th centuries. Includes an exceptional bibliography for those wanting to do their own research. Well illustrated with many historic photographs, maps, diagrams and postcards, 300 pages. View more info

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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 -Bearing Pegmatites of New Hampshire: A Preliminary Report

Mica -Bearing Pegmatites of New Hampshire: A Preliminary Report

By: J. C. Olson

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000156

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 931-P. Paper wraps. 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 and Beryl Pegmatites in Idaho and Montana

Mica and Beryl Pegmatites in Idaho and Montana

By: W. C. Stoll

Price: $25.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000140

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 229. Paper wraps. Minor creasing to back cover, previous owner's bookplate on interior front cover. Contents fine. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryl and mica mines and prospects in Idaho and Montana. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 64 pages, including 25 figures (maps), 25 tables, and 9 plates (8 of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). 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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Occurrence of Nonpegmatite Beryllium in the United States

By: Lawrence A. Warner, William T. Holser, Verl R. Wilmarth and Eugene N. Cameron

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000139

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 318. Paper cover, some creasing along edges and spine. Marker used to cover several lines of writing (?) on top front cover. A unique work that details the geology, mineralogy and localities for beryllium deposits in the UNited States that are NOT pegmatitic in nature. The majority of these localities are in the Western United States (NV, CA, AZ, NM, TX, CO, UT, WY). 198 pages, includes 50 figures (including many maps) and 82 tables. 5 map plates in rear map pocket (complete). View more info

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Pegmatite Investigations 1942-1945 Black Hills, South Dakota

By: Lincloln R. Page and Others

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000142

Condition: Good


USGS Professional Paper 247. Paper wraps. Minor creasing on front cover, Several tears on rear cover adjacent to map pocket. Contents very good. Comprehensive examination of pegmatitic beryllium, lithium, tantalum, tin, feldspar and mica mines and prospects in the Black Hills. Describes location, geology, mineralogy, history and production of more than 30 properties. 228 pages, including 37 figures (maps), 4 tables, and 45 plates (all of which are in map pocket on rear inside cover). View more info