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gems & minerals • meteorites • fossils
Collector’s Guide to theMica Group.
Robert
J. Lauf. A thorough review of the mica group,
includes examples recently described. 115 color
photos and electron micrographs illustrate the
informative text, which provides a detailed
entry for each mineral, including information
on where each is found.
Size:81/2"x11"•115colorphotos•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3047-6•softcover•$19.99
Collector’s Guide to the Pyroxene Group.
RobertJ.Lauf.Over115colorphotosdisplaypyroxene
groupminerals inalltheirformsandcolors.The infor-
mativetextprovidesanintroductiontotheirchemistry
and taxonomy, formation and geochemistry. A
detailedentryforeachmineralincludescolorreference
photos.Thisbookisessentialforeverymineralcollector.
Size:81/2"x11"•116color&5b/wimages•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3404-7•softcover•19.99
Collector’s Guide to Quartz and Other
Silica Minerals.
Robert J. Lauf. This book
explains how silica minerals are formed and the
unique conditions that create the rarer species.
It covers the chemistry, structure, and taxonomy
of quartz, opal, and the silica minerals that are
stableathigh temperaturesorpressures.Detailed
entries for minerals provide locality information
and over 130 color photos show what good
specimens look like and which minerals are
found with them.
Size:81/2"x11"•133color&3b/wphotos•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4161-8•softcover•$19.99
The Collector’s Guide to Silicate Crystal
Structures.
Robert J. Lauf. Over 140 color
photos, diagrams, and incisive text reveal crystal
structures, habits, names, and changing family
relationships of silicate crystals. Provides an
introduction to crystallography, current clas-
sification of silicate structures, and reviews
orthosilicates, disilicates, chain silicates, sheet
silicates, and framwork silicates.
Size:81/2"x11"•142colorphotos•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3579-2•softcover•$19.99
Collector's Guide to the Three Phases of
Titania: Rutile, Anatase, and Brookite.
Robert J. Lauf. Over 100 color photos display
three of the common titanium dioxide minerals:
rutile, anatase, and brookite, along with a
variety of interesting mineralogical phenomena.
The informative text lists the classic localities
for these popular minerals and describes both
their fascinating diversity of forms and such
phenomena as oriented growth, twinning, and
pseudomorphism.
Size:81/2"x11"•107colorphotos•96pp. ISBN:
978-0-7643-3268-5•softcover•$19.99
Collector’s Guide to the Tourmaline Group.
Robert J. Lauf. Over 120 photos show each
tourmaline mineral in its geological context. The
text explains the chemistry and taxonomy of the
group, the environment in which tourmalines
form, provides a detailed entry for each mineral
including locality information and full-color
photos showing good specimens and which
minerals one are associated with them.
Size:81/2"x11"•129color&1b/wphotos•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3775-8•softcover•$19.99
Collector’s Guide to the Vesuvianite Group.
Robert J. Lauf. Over 90 full-color photos of
vesuvianite show what good specimens look
like and what minerals one might expect to
find associated with vesuvianites. Detailed text
explains the chemistry and taxonomy, discusses
ongoing research into problems such as color,
structure, and optically anomalous crystals, and
important localities.
Size:81/2"x11"•97colorphotos,4 illus.•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3215-9•softcover•$19.99
Collector’s Guide to the Zeolite Group.
Robert J. Lauf. With 250 color photos and de-
tailed text, this book explains how zeolite min-
erals are formed and the conditions that create
the beautiful crystals. It covers the chemistry,
structure, and taxonomy of the zeolite group
minerals. Detailed entries for each mineral
provide locality information and full-color photos
that show what good specimens look like and
which minerals are found with them.
Size:81/2"x11"•250colorphotos•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4675-0•softcover•$19.99
Introduction to Radioactive Minerals.
Robert J. Lauf. A systematic overview of the
mineralogy of uranium and thorium, generously
illustrated with nearly 200 color photos and
electron micrographs of representative speci-
mens. It covers the history of the discovery of
radioactiveelements, thegeochemicalconditions
that produce significant deposits of minerals and
their major occurrences arranged geographically.
Size:81/2"x11"•196color&b/wphotos•144pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2912-8•softcover•$29.95
Collecting Fluorescent Minerals.
Revised
and Expanded 2nd Edition.
Stuart Schneider.
Over 850 beautiful color photos illustrate how
fluorescent minerals look under UV and day
light. Minerals include Aragonite, Celestine,
Feldspar, Microcline, Picropharmacolite, Quartz,
Spinel, Smithsonite plus many more from the US,
Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Italy, Sweden, and
other places. Includes a resources section, and
advice on caring for, collecting, and displaying
minerals. •Size:81/2"x11"•870colorphotos•
PriceGuide/Index•208pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3619-5•softcover•$29.99
The Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of
New York State.
Dr. Steven C. Chamberlain
and Dr. George W. Robinson. The first New
York mineralogy text in over 35 years presents
detailed information about the most important
mineral localities of interest to mineral collectors.
It includes the significance, collecting history,
geology, origin, and important minerals for
collectors incorporating the latest research
and nomenclature. Localities are organized by
how they occur.
Size:81/2"x11"•153colorphotos,1chart•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4334-6•softcover•$19.99
The World of Fluorescent Minerals.
Stuart
Schneider. A sweeping survey of the fluorescent
minerals of the world shown both in daylight
and under the ultraviolet light. Written for the
collector and the merely curious, this pictorial
reference will capture your attention with its
825 color photos and informative text. It is an
essential source for enjoying and identifying
fluorescent minerals.
Size:81/2"x11"•825colorphotos•176pp.
ISBN:0-7643-2544-2•softcover•$29.95
Collector’s Guide to Herkimer Diamonds.
Michael R. Walter. Over 210 vivid color images
of important Herkimer diamond specimens,
associated minerals, and field shots illustrate
the informative text. This text includes the most
recent scientific information regarding Herkimer
diamonds' geological and mineralogical history,
where these brilliant quartz crystals can be
found, descriptions of historic locations, and
the inclusion of noteworthy peripheral localities.
Size:81/2"x11"•226color&b/wphotos•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4710-8•softcover•$19.99
Mineral Treasures of the Ozarks.
Bruce
L. Stinchomb. Over 500 images represent the
collectible minerals of the western Ozarks tristate
district and Missouri’s Viburnum Trend. Barite
and Fluorite as well as a variety of colorful
copper, cobalt, nickel, and iron minerals grace
the pages of this book, as do various forms of
calcite and quartz. The text explores the mineral
localities and depositions found in the Ozarks.
Size:81/2"x11"•521colorphotos•PriceGuide
•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4715-3•softcover•$29.99
meteorites
Meteorites.
Bruce L. Stinchcomb. Over 500
color images and engaging text provide insight
into these interesting and informative collectibles
from “out of this world.” Meteorites link back
to the early stages of the Milky Way galaxy.
Readers can explore metallic, stony-iron, and
stony meteorites, meteorite falls, Northwest
Africa meteorites, and rare meteorites.
Size: 8 1/2" x 11" • 511 color photos • Price Guide
•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3728-4•softcover•$29.99
fossils
Jewels of the Early Earth: Minerals and
Fossils of the Precambrian.
Bruce L. Stinch-
comb. The fossils and minerals associated with
the first two billion years of earth’s history. The
geology of shield areas and their associated
rocks and minerals, along with pegmatite and
pegmatite minerals, those attractive minerals
and crystals like emerald and aquamarine, are
explored. Perfect for anyone who is passionate
about geology and paleontology.
Size:81/2"x11"•659colorphotos•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-3880-9•softcover•$29.99
World’s Oldest Fossils.
Bruce L. Stinchcomb.
Covers the earliest fossil record of life from
strata called Precambrian and Cambrian by
geologists. Illustrated and discussed are struc-
tures formed by very primitive photosynthetic
life forms, Cambrian trilobites, problematic
fossil-like objects, and fascinating paleontolog-
ical “puzzles.” Includes collector information,
glossary, value ranges.
Size:81/2"x11"•509colorphotos
PriceGuide•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2697-4•softcover•
$29.95
Paleozoic Fossil Plants.
Bruce L. Stinchcomb.
Over 670 color photos reveal the Paleozoic plants
that covered the earth from 500 to 260 million
years ago. Included in this millennia-spanning
volume are plant fossils from the Devonian,
Carboniferous, and Permian. Marine plants
also make their appearance in the world during
this period, as do various puzzling fossil tracks
and burrows previously thought to be marine
plant fossils.
Size:81/2"x11"•673colorphotos•Index•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4327-8•softcover•$29.99
Collector’s Guide to Crawfordsville Cri-
noids.
WilliamW. Morgan. The book provides
the new or advanced collector or the student of
invertebrate paleontology with a concise but in
depth understanding of the Mississippian Age
crinoids found at Crawfordsville, Indiana. The
information provided will enable the reader to
understand the geological history, the classifi-
cation, and the features which differentiate the
crinoid species found at this locality.
Size:81/2"x11"•97color&14b/wphotos•96pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4604-0•softcover•$19.99
MorePaleozoicFossils.
BruceL.Stinchcomb.Over
840Paleozoicspecimensareprovided,organizedby
biologic(taxonomic)position.Discoverthesponges,
archaeocyathids (reef builders), cnidaria, worms,
brachiopods,bryozoans,mollusks,arthropods,echi-
noderms,andchordatesthatpopulatedtheoceans
and inhabitedthe landfrom535to235millionyears
ago.Thisistheperiodwhenclearevidenceforplants
andanimalsappears inhard rock.
Size:81/2"x11"•848colorphotos•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-4030-7•softcover•$29.99
Paleozoic Fossils.
Bruce L. Stinchcomb. The
rich fossil record of the Paleozoic Era (545 to
300 million years ago) illustrated with 650 high
quality color photos and detailed with a very
readable text.Thephotosshow the fossil remains
of the earth’s early animals and plants. A great
book for fossil hunters of all ilks interested in
early remnants of life.
Size:81/2"x11"•659colorphotos
ValueGuide•160pp.
ISBN:978-0-7643-2917-3•softcover$29.95
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