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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 Color Atlas of Meteorite in Thin Section

By: Dante S. Lauretta and Marvin Killgore

Price: $98.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Golden Retriever Publications: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000009

ISBN: 0972047212

Condition: New


Very well illustrated and descriptive book on meteorite in thin section. Includes ordinary chondrites, enstatite chondrites, carbonaceous chondrites, "other" chondrites, primitive achondrites, and evolved achondrites. Beautiful photographs. 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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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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Arizona Mines and Mining Companies: 1854-1954

By: James H. Garbani

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, Arizona Territorial Trader: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000070

Condition: Fine


Includes a separate 32" x 20' reprint of Map and Index of Arizona Mining Districts (1961) by the Arizona Bureau of Mines. Written for collectors of Arizona mining history (especially stock certificates). This book "lists 12,6000 mines and mining companies with their corresponding mining/mineral district of closest geographical location. All companies listed conducted mining in the Territory and/or State of Arizona between 1854-1954. Other features are black and white reproduction of many older stocks and bonds." From the publisher. 320 pages. View more info

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Authigenic Minerals in Sedimentary Rocks

By: G. I. Teodorovich

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Consultants Bureau: 1961

Edition: 2nd Edition

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Seller ID: 000119

Condition: Good


Authorized translation from the Russian "Autigennye Mineraly Osadochnykh Porod," published in 1958. Lower spine has small remnant of library sticker, front and rear cover are creased. Library stamps on interior of front and back covers. Contents very good. 37 B&W photos and diagrams. 120 pages including bibliography. View more info

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Beryl Deposits of the Beecher No. 3-Balck Diamond Pegmatite, Custer County, South Dakota

By: Jack A. Redden

Price: $20.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000180

Condition: Very Good


USGS Bulletin 1072-I. Paper wraps, slight creasing along back cover, minor sunning to spine and edges. Site specific reference on the Beecher No. 3 pegmatite mine. Covers the history, geologyy, struture, mineralogy and production of this important U.S. beryl producer. 23 pages, includes 2 map plates (in rear pocket) plus 1 figure (map). 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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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

Inscription: No Signature

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

Inscription: No Signature

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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Chat Dumps of the Missouri Lead Belt, St. Francois County: With an Illustrated History of the Lead Companies That Built Them

By: Robert E. McHenry

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Adrian, Michigan, Robert E. McHenry: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000015

Condition: New


The title of this obscure book is a bit of a misnomer, as it is a wonderful history of the towns, people and companies in the (Old) Missouri Lead Belt. The author wrote the book as an outgrowth of photographing the mine waste dumps (chat dumps) which are very imposing features of the local landscape. The scope of the project grew to include the history of the mines, companies and towns of the region. Very well researched with lots of interesting facts and photos. A worthwhile read and addition to the library of any mining history buff. 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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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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Copper, Lead and Zinc Ore Resources of Asia and the Far East

By: United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Bangkok, Thailand, United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000189

Condition: Near Fine


Mineral Resources Development Series No. 14. Printed wraps, some creasing on front cover. A study of the copper, lead and zinc resources of parts of Asia, including occurrences, mining, production and resource potential. 63 pages with maps, production figures and mining/smelting capabilities. 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

Inscription: No Signature

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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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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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mineola, New York, Dover Publications: 2004

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Seller ID: 000008

ISBN: 0486495914

Condition: New


Translated from the first Latin Edition of 1546 by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy. This book is the first published book on mineralogy, mining, and mineral processing. It offers a glimpse of the knowledge of minerals and mining that was know from early history until the mid-16th Century. 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

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

Inscription: No Signature

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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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

Image for Experimentelle Prufung der aus den Fresnel'schen Gesetzen der Doppelbrechung abgeleiten Gesetze der Totalreflexion

Experimentelle Prufung der aus den Fresnel'schen Gesetzen der Doppelbrechung abgeleiten Gesetze der Totalreflexion

By: Joh. Danker

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Germany, N. Jahrbuch f. Mineralogie: 1886

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Seller ID: 000095

Condition: Very Good


REPRINT! Xerographic copy bound in marbled boards. Ex-libris John Sinkankas bookplate pasted on inside front cover. Excerpt from N. Jahrbuch f. Mineralogie etc. Beilageband IV (1886) p. 241-290. Journal article on total reflection in minerals (optics). Many figures, line drawings, and charts. This is a journal article that John Sinkankas would reproduce and sell through his business, PeriLithon Books. View more info