Keyword:Opal

Sort

Showing 1-18 of 18

Image for Beautiful  Opals of the Desert

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 tear-out postcards (attached) featuring beautiful opal gemstones, and a map of the region and opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Australian Opals

Beautiful Australian Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000059

ISBN: 1862730326

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully illustrated publication emphasizing precious opals from Lightning Ridge and Queensland (boulder opal). Has a nice section on assembled stones (doublets and triplets) and also discusses color patterns, history and pseudomorphs. 4 color postcards are attached in the back 24 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1993

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000060

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 32 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

Beautiful Lightning Ridge: Home of the World Famous Black Opal

By: Len Cram

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000061

ISBN: 1862730512

Condition: Near Fine


Beautifully illustrated publication on the precious opal of Lightning Ridge. Discusses the history, geography, color patterns and personalities of this great gem field. $ color postcards are attached in the back. 28 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Queensland Opals

Beautiful Queensland Opals

By: Len Cram

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Buranda, Qld, Australia, Robert Brown & Associates: 1991

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000058

ISBN: 1862730571

Condition: Fine


Well illustrated publication on beauty and variety of Queensland opals. Includes a discussion of the major mining districts and their history, as well as 4 opal postcards (attached) and a map of the Queensland opal fields. 28 pages. View more info

Image for Beautiful Yowah: Black Gate & Koroit

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

Image for Canteras - Mexican Opals in Matrix: Spectacular Cabs of Fire

Canteras - Mexican Opals in Matrix: Spectacular Cabs of Fire

By: Jack Hobart

Price: $25.00

Publisher: California, Jack Hobart Books: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000003

ISBN: 1944564004

Condition: New


Beautifully illustrated book on the fire opals of Mexico.133 photographs. View more info

Image for Fine Oriental Jewelry and Stone Carvings From the Estate of Mr. Harvey S. Bissell

Fine Oriental Jewelry and Stone Carvings From the Estate of Mr. Harvey S. Bissell

By: Sotheby Parke Bernet

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, Sotheby Park Bernet: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000132

Condition: Good


Auction catalog. Stapled edges. Cover shows some sunniing along spine, small pen mark (1/4") at bottom of front cover. Auction estimates handwritten next to lot numbers, as well as some prices realized. Some B&W photographs of auction items. 53 pages plus auction estimates. View more info

Image for Fire in a Plain Brown Wrapper

Fire in a Plain Brown Wrapper

By: Barbara MCCondra

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Barbara McCondra: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000057

Condition: Near Fine


A small, privately published book on the opals of Queensland, Australia. Beautiful photographs of opal, along with ads for opal dealers and an interesting section on assembled ironstone opals. Scarce. 20 pages. View more info

Image for Gem and Lapidary Material: For Cutters, Collectors and Jewelers

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

Image for Gem and Lapidary Material: For Cutters, Collectors and Jewelers

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

Image for Gemstones of North America: Volume III

Gemstones of North America: Volume III

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

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

Image for Gemstones of the United States

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

Image for Gemstones of the United States

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

Image for Mining in South Australia: A Pictiorial History

Mining in South Australia: A Pictiorial History

By: J. F. Drexel

Price: $35.00

Publisher: South Australia, Australia, Department of Mines and Energy: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000062

ISBN: 0724360948

Condition: New


New, still in original shrink wrap. Excellent history of over 100 years of mining in South Australia. Covers all major and minor commodities, as well as major mining districts and history. Well illustrated with historic photos and has a nice section on opal mining. Printed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the South Australia Department of Mines and Energy. 303 pages. View more info

Image for Scales of the Rainbow Serpent

Scales of the Rainbow Serpent

By: Budd Severs

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pambula, NSW, Australia, Excell Printing, Pty: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000017

ISBN: 0646361473

Condition: New


Fiction. "This is a tough, dramatic novel, based on opal mining somewhere out near Coober Pedy in Central Australia. The most immediately gripping and vivid aspect of the novel is the fascination with opals. The author has conveyed this fascination hypnotically and there are many chapters and sections where the reader is held in thrall. I found myself turning the pages, wanting to know what happens next." From a reviewer, National Book Council of Australia View more info

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

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

By: Richard W. Wise

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Lenox, Massachusetts, Brunswick House Press: 2016

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

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 diamonds, Jadeite... View more info

Image for The World of Minerals: European Precious Opal Deposits at Dubnik

The World of Minerals: European Precious Opal Deposits at Dubnik

By: Peter Semrad

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Czech Republic, Granit Ltd.: 2017

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000056

ISBN: 8072961063

Condition: New


In Czech and English. Glossy pictorial cover. Comprehensive history, geology and mineralogy of the opal deposits of Cervenica-Dubnic, Slovak Republic (formerly Czech Republic, formerly Hungary). Opal, both precious and common, has been mined there since the early 19th century. Includes detailed descriptions of the types of opals found, associated mineralogy and mineral inclusions in opal. A beautifully illustrated book, with numerous color photographs. 219 pages. View more info