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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

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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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Agates: Treasures of the Earth

By: Roger Pabian, Brian Jackson, Peter Tandy and John Cromartie

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buffalo, NY, Firefly Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000030

ISBN: 1554070988

Condition: New


A concise book on agates discussing formation, coloration, geology and types of agates, Beautifully illustrated with lots of worldwide agates discussed. More technical than many primers on agate in publication today. View more info

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Art Treasures from the Vienna Collections (Lent by the Austrian Government)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000148

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial covers, slight creasing on front cover and a 1/4' tear at bottom. Catalog for a traveling exhibition of art from the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna to several museums in the United States, as part of a post-WWII cultural exchange. 67 pages plus 43 B&W photographs of exhibit objects including paintings, bronzees, armor, tapestries, lapidary arts and cameos. Ex-libris John Sinkankas (PeriLithon Books), with his bookplate on inner front cover. This publication was acquired as part of a large purchase of ephemera that had been in the inventory of John Sinkankas (PeriLithon Books) af... View more info

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Beautiful Opals of the Desert

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1992

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000055

ISBN: 1862730660

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the opal mines of the central desert region of Australia, and includes the famous opal fields of Coober Pedy, White Cliffs, Andamooka, and Mintabie.Covers the opal districts, types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the region and opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

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Beautiful Yowah: Black Gate & Koroit

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Lightning Ridge, NSW, Australia, Len Cram: 1995

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000054

ISBN: 0646260073

Condition: Near Fine


Front and back covers scuffed, with slight crease in front cover. Well illustrated publication on the opal mines of the area around Cunnamulla in Queensland, Australia. Known for the Yowah, Koroit and East Gate opal fields, this area produces beautiful boulder opal found in Cretaceous ancient sandstones in an ironstone matrix. Describes the types of opal found, mining methods, history and miners of the opal fields. Written by the prolific opal author Len Cram. This publication includes 4 beautiful tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the opal Distri... View more info

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Biological-Mineralogical Interactions

By: J. M. McIntosh and L. A. Groat

Price: $40.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000035

ISBN: 092129400x

Condition: New


Short course on the interaction between organisms (primarily bacteria) and rocks/minerals, with direct effects on mineral weathering, ore deposit formation, soil development and remediation. MAC Short Course Volume 25. 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

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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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Copper Eye Agates: Images of the Amazing, Beautiful Complex, & Diverse

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000049

ISBN: 1944564128

Condition: New


180 images document the complexity and beauty of there rare copper agates from Michigan. Associated with the Pre-Cambrian copper deposits in the Upper Peninsula, these agates were overlooked until recently, and have become highly collectible. 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

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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

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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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Dana's New Mineralogy, Eighth Edition

By: Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason and Abraham Rosenzweig

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, NY, John Wiley & Sons: 1997

Edition: 5th or later Edition

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Seller ID: 000121

ISBN: 0471193100

Condition: Fine


Very minor scuffing to cover. Printed on acid-free paper. Probably the most comprehensive single volume on descriptive mineralogy ever written. Organized in chapters by chemical classes (Native Elements, Sulfides, Oxides, etc...) Includes all IMA-approved minerals through calender year 1995. Includes many crystallographic renderings. 1819 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

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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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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. 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

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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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Electron Microscopy in Mineralogy

By: H. R. Wenk

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berlin, Germany, Springer-Verlag: 1976

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Seller ID: 000064

ISBN: 354007371x

Condition: Very Good


Ex-library, library catalog number taped to lower spine, library stamp (Edgemont Laboratory) on inside front cover, library checkout pocket pasted to inside rear cover. Interior in fine condition. 564 pages, 224 figures. 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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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

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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

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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

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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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Lake Superior Copper Agates: Introduction to the World's Most Spectacular Agates

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Book: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000048

ISBN: 1944564039

Condition: New


In recent years, Lake Superior agates with native copper inclusions have been introduced to the market, almost all coming from the Wolverine, St. Louis and CH-21 mines in Michigan. This book documents the remarkable beauty and variety of this new agate. The author worked with the discoverers of these agates to photograph (174 images) the best that have been found in the region. View more info

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Mineral Species Discovered in Canada: and Species Named after Canadiens

By: Laszlo Horvath

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000040

ISBN: 0921294409

Condition: As New


Summary of minerals where the type locality is in Canada.Includes descriptions of occurrences, origin of the name, biography of the person who the specimen is named after, and references. Well illustrated with color photos of each mineral specie. View more info

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Mineralogical Record - Arizona Special Issues 1-5

By: N/A

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, The Mineralogical Record: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000184

Condition: Very Good


Five Arizona special issues of the Mineralogical Record (Individual issues).. Arizona I Volume 11, #3 (May-June, 1980), Arizona II Volume 11 #4 (July-August, 1980), Arizona III Bisbee! (Volume 12 #5 (September-October, 1981), Arizona IV Volume 14 #2 (March-April, 1982), Arizona V Volume 14 #5 (September-October, 1983). View more info

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Mineralogical Record - Arizona Special Issues 1-5 (Bound)

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, The Mineralogical Record: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000045

Condition: Fine


Five Arizona special issues of the Mineralogical Record rebound in black buckram with gold lettering on spine. Arizona I Volume 11, #3 (May-June, 1980), Arizona II Volume 11 #4 (July-August, 1980), Arizona III Bisbee! (Volume 12 #5 (September-October, 1981), Arizona IV Volume 14 #2 (March-April, 1982), Arizona V Volume 14 #5 (September-October, 1983). View more info

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Minerals First Discovered on the Territory of the Former Soviet Union

By: Igor V. Pekov

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia, Ocean Pictures LTD.: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000011

ISBN: 5900395162

Condition: Fine


A number of minerals were first identified from locations (type localities) from countries of the former Soviet Union. This book describes each mineral specie (in alphabetical order) and the mineral deposit where each mineral was found. The book also includes a section on the Geography of Discoveries (with many maps), and a Chronology of Discoveries. This volume is well illustrated with 186 color photos, plus B&W photos and crystal drawings. It also has an extensive bibliography with 761 references cited. View more info

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Minerals in the Infrared

By: R. J. P. Lyon

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Menlo Park, CA, Stanford Research Institute: 1962

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Seller ID: 000118

Condition: Good


Pictorial cover, spine reinforced with black tape. First few pages starting to detach from binding, some chipping on first few pages in upper right corner. Bibliographic compilation on the use of infrared analysis in mineralogy.Introduction, 440 bibliographic entries, plus author and subject index. 76 pages. 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