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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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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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

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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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Secrets of the Gem Trade, Second Eition: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones

By: Richard W. Wise

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Lenox, Massachusetts, Brunswick House Press: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

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Seller ID: 000025

ISBN: 0972822321

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. "To rave reviews from across the industry, Secrets Of The Gem Trade has been completely rewritten revised and expanded. It is over a third larger, includes five new introductory essays, 11 new chapters and 278 images, including 161 new additional images." "Completely revised and expanded with 11 new chapters focusing on Jade, Demantoid Garnet, Natural Nacreous Pearls, Conch Pearls, Sunstone, Moonstone, Peridot, Cobalt Blue Spinel, Red & Pink Spinel and Golconda (Type IIa) Diamonds. Also there are five new introductory essays covering Blue-white diamo... 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

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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