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A Catalogue of American Minerals with their Localities

By: Samuel Robinson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rochester, NY, Rochester Mineralogical Symposium: 1989

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Seller ID: 000086

Condition: Near Fine


Unabridged facsimile reprint of original 1825 edition. Some creasing along spine, and small price sticker blemish on upper right of front cover. Covers mineral localities, "including all which are known to exist in the United States and British Provinces, and having the towns, counties, and districts in each state and province arranged alphabetically. With an Appendix, containing additional localities and a tabular view." 316 pages. 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: $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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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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Emeralds of the World: The Legendary Green Beryl

By: Christa Behmenberg, Lawrence Conklin, Gaston Giuliani, Maximilian Glas, Patricia & Michael Gray, Gunter Grundmann, Rupert Hochleitner, Jan Kanis, Lore Kiefert, Karl Schmetzer, Dietmar Schwarz, Zak Swartz, Marc Wilson, Michael Wise and Marisa Zachovay

Price: $80.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000042

ISBN: 0971537119

Condition: Very Good


Updated English-language version of ExtraLapis No. 21 Smaragde der Welt. Great overview of emerald, from geologic formation and locality summaries to crystallography, synthesis and treatments. Scarce as log out-of-print. Minor rubbing and creasing in cover, interior in fine condition. 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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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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Gem and Lapidary Material: For Cutters, Collectors and Jewelers

By: June Culp Zeitner

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000050

ISBN: 0945005245

Condition: Near Fine


New book, but may display some scuffing to cover. A complete handbook of gem materials used in the lapidary arts (for faceting, cabbing and carving). Descriptions of the physical properties, major localities, uses, known synthetics and simulants, and best compounds to use for polishing. A must have book in every rockhound, lapidary, and jeweler's library. View more info

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Gem and Lapidary Material: For Cutters, Collectors and Jewelers

By: June Culp Zeitner

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000051

ISBN: 0945005245

Condition: Near Fine


New book, but may display some scuffing to cover. A complete handbook of gem materials used in the lapidary arts (for faceting, cabbing and carving). Descriptions of the physical properties, major localities, uses, known synthetics and simulants, and best compounds to use for polishing. A must have book in every rockhound, lapidary, and jeweler's library. 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

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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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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

Inscription: No Signature

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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Mineralogia de Llallagua, Bolivia

By: Mark C. Bandy

Price: $50.00

Publisher: La Paz, Bolivia, Lit. e Imp. Unidas: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000127

Condition: Very Good


In Spanish. Printed paper cover, spine creased and has two small chips. Cover shows some aging and minor spotting. A few pages are dog-eared. Original paper by Bandy on the mines and minerals of Llallagua, Bolivia. Classic work. 69 pages. View more info

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Mineralogy of Llallagua, Bolivia

By: Mark Chance Bandy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Tucson Gem & Mineral Society: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000183

Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed by Jean Bandy (wife). Printed wraps. Translated reprint of original paper (in Spanish) by Bandy on the mines and minerals of Llallagua, Bolivia. Classic work. 69 pages, including 7 B&W photographs. 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

Inscription: No Signature

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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Piritas de Huelva: Su Historia, Mineria y Aprovechamiento

By: I. Pinedo Vara

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Madrid, Spain, Editorial Summa, S. L.: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000024

Condition: Very Good


An exhaustive history and summary of the pyrite (and sulfur and copper mines) of the region around Huelva, Spain (including Rio Tinto). Includes ancient mining history (going back several thousand years A.D.) through Phoenician and Roman mining, to the present. Comprehensive locality data on pyrite mines throughout the region, as well as detailed information on mineral processing (beneficiation). Some comparative information on other pyrite and sulfur localities worldwide. View more info

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Quicksilver Deposits of the Opalite District, Malheur County, Oregon, and Humboldt County, Nevada

By: Robert G. Yates

Price: $18.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000154

Condition: Good


USGS Bulletin 931-N. Paper wraps, 1-1/2" tear on lower portion of front cover (repaired). Former owner's name handwritten in upper right corner of front cover.Detailed study of an important mercury district along the Nevada-Oregion border. Discusses the history, geology, mineralogy, mines and prospects, and suggestions for future prospecting. Includes the Cordero Mine, a significant mercury producer and type locality for rare mercury minerals. 30 pages, 7 map plates (one in map pocket pasted to inside rear cover), and 3 figures (also maps). 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 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

Inscription: No Signature

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