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The rockhound's handbook

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Revised and expanded 2E of this popular reference guide for rockhounds and collectors of rocks, minerals and fossils. Includes expanded sections on basic geology and mineral formation; how to find and identify minerals in the field; collecting tools and techniques; finding gold and other heavy minerals; fossil formatiion and collecting fossils; the legal aspects of collecting; specimen preparation and display and the basics of lapidary and jewelry making. Illustrated throughout with photos, diagrams and charts; features 16-page color insert of over 90 specimens; extensive glossary; lists of government agencies and museums and much more. An indispensable how-to book for beginners and a handy reference guide for experienced collectors.

Synopsis:

Learn about rock and mineral formation, tools, identification, finding minerals in the field, legal aspects, preparation and preservation, cutting and polishing, and making jewelry from your finds. Numerous illustrations and B/W photos.

Synopsis:

Revised and expanded 2E of this popular reference guide for rockhounds and collectors of rocks, minerals and fossils. Includes expanded sections on basic geology and mineral formation; how to find and identify minerals in the field; collecting tools and techniques; finding gold and other heavy minerals; fossil formatiion and collecting fossils; the legal aspects of collecting; specimen preparation and display and the basics of lapidary and jewelry making. Illustrated throughout with photos, diagrams and charts; features 16-page color insert of over 90 specimens; extensive glossary; lists of government agencies and museums and much more. An indispensable how-to book for beginners and a handy reference guide for experienced collectors.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781889786438
Publisher:
Gem Guides Book Co
Subject:
Nature - Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Nature-Fossils
Publication Date:
2008-10-23
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English

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Science and Mathematics » Geology » Fossils
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Rockhounds and Maps
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Rocks and Minerals

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Product details pages Gem Guides Book Co - English 9781889786438 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Learn about rock and mineral formation, tools, identification, finding minerals in the field, legal aspects, preparation and preservation, cutting and polishing, and making jewelry from your finds. Numerous illustrations and B/W photos.
"Synopsis" by , Revised and expanded 2E of this popular reference guide for rockhounds and collectors of rocks, minerals and fossils. Includes expanded sections on basic geology and mineral formation; how to find and identify minerals in the field; collecting tools and techniques; finding gold and other heavy minerals; fossil formatiion and collecting fossils; the legal aspects of collecting; specimen preparation and display and the basics of lapidary and jewelry making. Illustrated throughout with photos, diagrams and charts; features 16-page color insert of over 90 specimens; extensive glossary; lists of government agencies and museums and much more. An indispensable how-to book for beginners and a handy reference guide for experienced collectors.
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