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Image for Bibliography of the Geology and Mineralogy of the Rare Earths and Scandium to 1971

Bibliography of the Geology and Mineralogy of the Rare Earths and Scandium to 1971

By: John W. Adams and Eleanora R. Iberall

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000177

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1366. Paper wraps, library stamp on lower front cover, otherwise near fine. 195 pages. 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, 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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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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Encyclopedia of Mineral Names

By: William H. Blackburn and William H. Dennon

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 1997

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Seller ID: 000105

ISBN: 092129445x

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy pictorial cover.Cover lightly scuffed, a little chipping on lower left corner of front flyleaf. Contents fine. An exhaustive work on the origin of the name of each known mineral species through 1996, arranged alphabetically. Includes three updates to bring the book current to 2002. Includes chemical formula, crystal structure, origin of each name (such as named after place or person or a physical trait). Historical information for many of the long established mineral names. 360 pages. A useful reference for mineralogists and collectors. View more info

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Hey's Mineral Index : Mineral Species, Varieties and Synonyms, Third Edition

By: A. M. Clark

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, England, Chapman & Hall: 1993

Edition: 3rd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000114

ISBN: 0412399504

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Some scuffing and scratches on covers, some wear to upper spine (no tears), contents in fine condition. Compendium of mineral names. including valid species, invalidated species, synonyms, archaic names and varieties. Descriptions of minerals include chemistry, crystallography, origin of name and type locality. Over 3500 valid species included, as well as varietal and archaic names. 852 pages. Heavy book, will require additional postage. View more info

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New Data on Minerals, Volume 38

By: Elena A. Borisova

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ocean Pictures, Ltd.: 2003

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Seller ID: 000124

ISBN: 5900395502

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy, printed cover, remnants of glue from small price sticker on upper edge of front cover. Research articles from the Russian Academy of Science, Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Articles include "Rare-metal Zeolites of the Hilairite group, " Geogrphical Location of Mineral Type Localites" and "Mineralogy of Epithermal Gold-Sulfide-Telluride Ores of the Kairagach Gold Deposit (Uzbekistan)." 172 pages. View more info

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New Data on Minerals, Volume 39

By: Elena A. Borisova

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ocean Pictures, Ltd.: 2004

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Seller ID: 000125

ISBN: 5900395626

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy, printed cover, remnants of glue from small price sticker on upper edge of front cover.Slight soiling on front cover. Research articles from the Russian Academy of Science, Fersman Mineralogical Museum. Includes articles on "Nanocrystals of Gold and their Intergrowths," "Faberge Lapidary in the Fersman Mineralogical Museum Collection" and Chinese Jade Disks from the Fersman Mineralogical Museum Collection." 171 pages. 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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Phosphate Minerals

By: J. O. Nriagu and P.B. Moore (Editors)

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Heidelberg, Germany, Springer-Verlag: 1984

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Seller ID: 000122

ISBN: 3540127577

Condition: Very Good


Small library sticker on lower front cover and library card pocket pasted to front flyleaf, else fine. Descriptive mineralogy of over 300 phosphate minerals. At time of publication the most comprehensive book on descriptive mineralogy of phosphate minerals. 442 pages. View more info

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The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000052

Condition: Fine


Only defect is one small stain (approx. 5mm) on exterior of pages. Auction catalog of an extremely fine scientific library, including works from the 16th to the 20th century. 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

Inscription: No Signature

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

Inscription: No Signature

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. View more info