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Image for A Field Guide to Topaz and Associated Minerals of the Thomas Range, Utah (Topaz Mountain)

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. 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: $20.00

Publisher: HM Publishing: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000219

Condition: Good


Previous owner's name handwritten on first page. Front and back cover scuffed. 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. View more info

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Collecting Arizona:State of Mines, Legacy of Minerals

By: Terry C. Wallace (editor)

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Denver, CO, Lithographie: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000110

ISBN: 0983632316

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. Profusely illustrated collection of stories on the history of mining and mineral collecting in Arizona. Firsthand accounts and great stories make you feel like you were there. Complemented with beautiful photographs of minerals and mines (color and B&W), maps, and historical B&W photos make this a must have book for mineral collectors.366 pages. 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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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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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. View more info

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Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

By: Frank Chambers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Francis Paul Geoscience Literature: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000066

Condition: Very Good


Sunning on small portions of edges on front cover and along spine, else fine condition. A tribute to the men of the early United States Geological and Geographical Survey, who, under the leadership of Ferdinand V. Hayden, explored the little known interior west of the United States in the 1870's. Utilizing the photographic plates of the Survey's photographer, William Henry Jackson, the author is able to give the reader a feel of what it was like to explore uncharted territories of what are now Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Scarce. Acquired from the library of Jay Lininger, publisher of... View more info

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Ikons, Classics and Contemporary Masterpieces of Mineralogy

By: Wayne A. Thompson

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Mineralogical Record, Inc.: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000187

Condition: Near Fine


Mineralogical Record Supplement January-February, 2003. Pictorial wraps. Some scuffing along edges of cover and spine, some discoloration in top corner of front cover from price sticker, contents fine. A well-written overview of what it takes to develop of fine mineral collection, along with numerous photographs of exceptional mineral specimens and their significance. 192 pages, including numerous color photographs of world-class mineral specimens. View more info

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Quartz Crystal Deposits of Southwestern Virginia and Western North Carolina

By: John B. Mertie Jr.

Price: $15.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000173

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1072-D. Paper wraps, slight sunning along spine. Excellent summary of properties in Virginia and North Carolina that produced or had the potential to produce quartz crystals. At the time of the study, the main interest was finding quartz for the manufacture of oscillators. This is a great reference for those interested in collecting quartz crystals. 66 pages, including 6 figures (maps) of localities. View more info

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Quartz Crystal Deposits of Western Arkansas

By: A. E. J. Engel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000165

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 973-E. Paper wraps, some minor creasing to front cover, several tears and creases on back cover adjacent to map pocket. A study of the quartz crystal deposits of western Arkansas, prompted by the need for optical and oscillator quartz during WWII. Coincidentally, optical/oscillator quartz is also the type of quartz of interst to mineral collectors. This report covers the geology, crystallography and uses of quartz, as well as the primary deposits (mines) in operation at the time.88 pages, including 21 plates (including 15 maps in rear map pocket), 10 figures and 8 tables. View more info

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Struve Collection, Album of Mineral Drawings: Treasures of Fersman Mineralogical Museum, RAS

By: Margarita I. Novgorodova (Editor)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Fersman Mineralogical Museum: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000117

ISBN: 5900395286

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. This publication brings to light the catalog for an important mineral collection long lost in the vast holdings of the Fersman Museum. The collection of Heinrich Christofer Gottfried von Struve was assembled in the early 1800's. A contemporary of Humboldt and Jules Verne; Struve, a Russian naturalist and diplomat, accumulated over 9,000 mineral specimens from throughout Europe and beyond. This reproduction of a portion of the catalog showcases 82 plates featuring crystal drawings of key mineral specimens. A color photograph accompanies each drawing. A fine work highlighting ... View more info

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The Anchor and the Pick: Rocks and Minerals by Boat in Southeast Alaska

By: Gary McWilliams

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Bellingham, WA, Great Story Book Publishing: 2019

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000006

ISBN: 0996103287

Condition: New


"This book is about the finding of rocks and minerals by boat in Southeast Alaska. Equally, it is about the appreciation of them for their natural beauty and for the incredible stories they tell. It is part science, part history, part rock hounding and part story telling.The stories are mainly reminiscences of boat trips with geologists and with others in the search for spaecial rocks and minerals along the rugged shorelines of the Alaskan Coast." - from the Publisher. More than 150 mineral collecting localities are described. Well illustrated. View more info

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The Complete Guide to Micromounts

By: Milton L. Speckels

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Mentone, California, GemBooks: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000126

Condition: Very Good


Stapled binding. Cover scuffed front and back, small price sticker on inside front cover and on back cover. Contents near fine. "A manual for mineral collectors with data on selection, mounting, care and display of minerals, both large and small." The first book written on micromountting of minerals. Still an excellent resource. 97 pages. View more info

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The International Handbook: A Multi-Lingual Refernce Directory for Mineral Collectors

By: Sande H. Zirlin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Amsterdam, NY, Garnet Books Unlimited: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000144

Condition: Good


Printed wraps. Front cover is moderately scuffed, spine has moderate creasing. Contents fine. Contains 550 mineral names translated into 12 different languages., plus an index of country names also translated in the same languages. Was written to facilitate communication between mineral collectors in various countries with active collecting communities. A useful resource. 175 pages. View more info

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The Mineral Gods Must be Laughing!: The Mineral Collecting Adventures of a Modern Day "Indiana Jones"

By: Roy D. Lee

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Guthrie, OK, Accipiter Media: 2006

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000005

ISBN: 0978761510

Condition: Fine


Personal recollections of the author in his younger days, as he collected minerals with the famous collector/mineral dealer Dick Jones. First hand account of mineral collecting in Alaska, Arizona, and the Southwest during the heyday of collecting in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. View more info

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The Wonder of North American Agates

By: Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Cambridge, MN, Adventure Publications, Inc.: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000029

ISBN: 159193415X

Condition: New


"This book features some of the most famous, most valuable and rarest agates from Canada, the United States and Mexico. From casual fans to experienced collectors, everyone will appreciate the facts and photographs presented in this incomparable book." From the publisher. More than 60 agate varieties featured, explanations of agate formation and coloration, as well as agate types and great detail on localities of major agate collecting areas. 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