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Iowa's Minerals: Their Occurrence, Origins, Industries, and Lore (Bur Oak Original)

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In his carefully written text, geologist Paul Garvin has combined scientific facts about minerals with an appreciation of their history and beauty to produce a book that will appeal to scholars, collectors, and the general public. Garvin begins with a brief treatment of the origins of Iowa's minerals, moving from the oldest - with ages well in excess of a billion years - to those most recently formed. He describes the state's major mineral occurrences, providing detailed information for both specialists and amateurs, including how to obtain access to collecting sites. A history of Iowa's mineral industries complements Garvin's more technical information; this history is supplemented with stories about the Cardiff Giant (who now has his own web page), Ottumwa's Coal Palace, and the meteor falls of the late nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780877456278
Author:
Garvin, Paul
Publisher:
University of Iowa Press
Location:
Iowa City :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Mineralogy
Subject:
Mining
Subject:
Minerals
Subject:
Iowa
Subject:
Minerals -- Iowa.
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Mineralogy
Subject:
Geology-General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Bur Oak Book
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 color and 77 bandw photos, 37 drawing
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.6 in

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Engineering » Civil Engineering » Geology and Mining
History and Social Science » World History » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Rocks and Minerals
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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