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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

Inscription: No Signature

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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American Mineral Treasures

By: Gloria A. Staebler and Wendell E. Wilson (Editors)

Price: $275.00

Publisher: East Hampton, CT, Lithographie, LLC: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000111

ISBN: 097909982X

Condition: Near Fine


Pictorial cover. An homage to 44 premier mineral localities in the United States, including Franklin and Sterling Hill, NJ; Mt. Antero, CO; Sweet Home Mine, Alma, CO; Elmwood, TN; Hot Springs, AR; Butte, MT; Morenci Mine, AZ and the Bunker Hill Mine, ID. Profusely illustrated with high resolution color photographs make this volume a great reference work, as welll as a desirable "coffee table" book. 354 pages. Heavy book, will require additional postage. 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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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

Inscription: No Signature

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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

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Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut

By: Frederick Stugard, Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000171

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1042-Q. Paper wraps, slight creasing to rear cover, minor sunning along spine. Study of the pegmatites near Portland, CT including the Strickland, Hale, Howe, Spinelli and Anderson Quarries. Summary of the regional geology, mineralogy, structure of pegmatite bodies and potential resources. 71 pages, includes 2 map plates in rear map pocket, 2 figures (maps) and 16 figures. View more info

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Pegmatites of the Middletown Area, Connecticut

By: Frederick Stugard, Jr.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000172

Condition: Near Fine


USGS Bulletin 1042-Q. Paper wraps, minor sunning along spine. Study of the pegmatites near Portland, CT including the Strickland, Hale, Howe, Spinelli and Anderson Quarries. Summary of the regional geology, mineralogy, structure of pegmatite bodies and potential resources. 71 pages, includes 2 map plates in rear map pocket, 2 figures (maps) and 16 figures. View more info

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Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains in Indian Territory and Oklahoma, with an Appendix on Reported Ore Deposits of the Wichita Mountains

By: Joseph A. Taff and H. Foster Bain

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., U. S. Government Printing Office: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000207

Condition: Very Good


USGS Professional Paper 31. Professionally rebound in red buckram with gold lettering on spine and front cover. New flyleafs and endpapers. Library stamps on title page and several other pages. Pages yellowed but in good condition. A detailed early study of the geology of Arbuckle and Wichita mountains. Last section of report describes ore samples from more than 40 mines and prospects, and gives locations of the mines. There is also a mention of quartz crystals in granite pegmatites and columbite-tantalite in the same rocks. 97 pages, 8 plates (two geologic and B&W photographs) and 1 figure (s... 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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Skip An Atom Agates: The Most Unusual Lake Superior Agate

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000046

ISBN: 1944564047

Condition: New


This book discusses an unusual Lake Superior agates found along the North Shore of Minnesota near Flood Bay. Most seem to be replacements (pseudomorphs) of calcite and aragonite by quartz. With 276 photographs, this publication is extremely useful to identify and show the diversity of these unusual agates. 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 Magnificent Mineral Collection of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000186

Condition: Near Fine


Auction catalog. Pictorial wraps and jacket. Auction catalog of a freat mineral collection. 226 pages, including numerous color photographs of beautiful and rare mineral specimens. View more info

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

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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Tiny Lake Superior Agates: Treasures Anyone can Find

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $19.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000047

ISBN: 1944564101

Condition: New


This book describes the author's study of "tiny agates' found along the shores of Lake Michigan. These agates are under 1 cm in size, making them easy to find by anyone. The author has painstakingly cut and polished hundreds of these small agates to photograph and study, making this publication a novel and informative book. With 141 images, the reader will gain an appreciation for the beauty found within even the smallest of stones. View more info