The Rock and Gem Book

The Rock and Gem Book

Treasure seekers, get set to start your own collection with The Rock and Gem Book.

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465455321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 200

Dig deep to discover our rocky planet, packed with natural wonders. Earth's extraordinary minerals, gems, shells, and fossils are all on a dazzling display in this essential visual encyclopedia for children. Feast your eyes on the ultimate treasure trove that any pirate would envy. More than 1,000 stunning photographs showcase rocks and gems in glorious detail, ensuring you can recognize sedimentary from sandstone, metamorphic from marble, and pyrite from pearl. The unique qualities of each eye-catching material are described in-depth, together with their broad range of uses in art, industry, architecture, and science. Keep your eyes open for rainbow rocks, fluorescent minerals, priceless diamonds, and meteor showers on your geological journey of discovery. Meet dinosaurs in the prehistoric period to understand how fossils form, join the pyramid builders of ancient Egypt to investigate the limestone bricks and take a dip in the ocean on the hunt for clams, cowries, and cockles. Treasure seekers, get set to start your own collection with The Rock and Gem Book.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Rock and Gem

Rock and Gem

Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this lavishly illustrated volume provides a close-up look at the world's diverse rocks and gems, covering more than 450 different specimens, along with detailed descriptions, ...

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: Dk Pub

ISBN: 0756609623

Category: Nature

Page: 360

View: 733

Published in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this lavishly illustrated volume provides a close-up look at the world's diverse rocks and gems, covering more than 450 different specimens, along with detailed descriptions, identification tips, classification information, and practical advice on gem and rock collecting.
Categories: Nature

The Rock and Gem Book

The Rock and Gem Book

The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils.

Author: Dan Green

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241278901

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 997

The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, The Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
Categories: Nature

Rockhounding California

Rockhounding California

With this informative guide, you can explore the mineral-rich desert regions, comb tide-washed beaches for jade, agate, abalone, fossilized whale bone, and prospect in the mountains and hills for gold, copper, and other minerals and gems.

Author: Gail A. Butler

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780762786237

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 774

A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .
Categories: Nature

A Field Guide to Gemstones of the Pacific Northwest

A Field Guide to Gemstones of the Pacific Northwest

This full-colour, laminated field guide is your introduction to the beauty and wonder of the gemstones found in the Pacific Northwest, a region famous for its variety and quality of earth treasures.

Author: Rick Hudson

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: 1550175092

Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 749

This full-colour, laminated field guide is your introduction to the beauty and wonder of the gemstones found in the Pacific Northwest, a region famous for its variety and quality of earth treasures. From purple amethyst, carnelian, chalcedony, black and white onyx and emeralds to sodalite, sapphire and many more valuable stones--discover what lies in the rich geology just below your feet. This convenient brochure will help you to develop a keen eye for spotting gems in the rough and become more knowledgeable about local gemstones that are the equal of any in the world.
Categories: Nature

Klutz Jr My First Rock and Gem Collection

Klutz Jr    My First Rock and Gem Collection

Kick off your very first rock and gem collection with this fantastic dig kit by Klutz Junior!

Author: Editors of Klutz

Publisher:

ISBN: 1338643932

Category:

Page:

View: 281

Junior gemologists will "dig" learning about rocks and minerals with this beginner's collection. The kit includes 8 polished rock samples, such as turquoise, amethyst, rose quartz, lemon jade, and more PLUS a surprise rock that they will unearth in the dig kit. The field guide introduces easy-to-follow STEM content, including fun facts and jokes. Then go exploring to find rocks from home that you can decorate with the included paint and googly eyes. Comes with: 8 polished rocks and gems, magnifying glass, gem dig kit, wooden chisel, wooden hammer, paintbrush, paint in 4 colors, 6 googly eyes.
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Lapidary for Beginners

Lapidary for Beginners

Author: Edward Fletcher

Publisher: Blandford

ISBN: UOM:49015000326968

Category: Gem cutting

Page: 219

View: 275

Categories: Gem cutting

A Field Guide to Gold Gemstones and Minerals Sits of British Columbia Vancouver Island

A Field Guide to Gold  Gemstones and Minerals Sits of British Columbia   Vancouver Island

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Author: Rick Hudson

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: 155017455X

Category: Nature

Page: 214

View: 588

Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1 covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.
Categories: Nature

Basher Science Rocks and Minerals

Basher Science  Rocks and Minerals

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet.

Author: Simon Basher

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753440193

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 325

Simon Basher is back with another zany primer to science! Following his 3 successful titles on the basics of chemistry, physics, and biology, BASHER SCIENCE: ROCKS AND MINERALS is an in-depth look at the ground beneath our feet. Like his other titles, Basher presents these topics through charming and adorable illustrations and pairs them with basic information told from a first person perspective. He develops a community of characters based on the things that form the foundations of our planet: rocks, gems, crystals, fossils and more. And what's more, he makes it understandable, interesting, and cute. It's not what you expect out of a science primer.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

A Guide to Finding Gemstones Gold Minerals Rocks

A Guide to Finding Gemstones  Gold  Minerals   Rocks

This is supplemented with the second part of the book that describes dozens upon dozens of colored gem, diamond, gold, mineral and rock localities using the Public Land Survey System and GPS coordinates so the reader can visit these sites ...

Author: W. Dan Hausel

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1502513889

Category: Nature

Page: 370

View: 312

Follow in the footsteps of successful gem and gold hunters and search the hills for rough diamonds, colored gemstones, lapidary minerals, precious metals and interesting minerals and rocks. Written for the geoscientist, prospector and rockhound; the first part of the book focuses on physical characteristics of gems and minerals. This is supplemented with the second part of the book that describes dozens upon dozens of colored gem, diamond, gold, mineral and rock localities using the Public Land Survey System and GPS coordinates so the reader can visit these sites on a home computer with aerial and satellite imagery to gain an understanding of what to look for in the field. With these same coordinates, the reader can visit some occurrences, deposits and areas suggested for prospecting to further their gem hunter prospecting education and potentially lead to new discoveries. Now you can learn what to look for when searching for Mother Nature's treasure.
Categories: Nature

The Encyclopedia of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones

The Encyclopedia of Rocks  Minerals  and Gemstones

They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems.

Author: Henry Russell

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press (CA)

ISBN: 1571455620

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 386

Rocks, minerals, and gemstones have fascinated people throughout the ages. They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems. Each entry includes beautiful color photographs, locations, basic facts, and some interesting information about each stone's uses, myths, and legends. Pages are color-coded to indicate whether each substance is a rock, mineral, or gem.
Categories: Nature

Rocks Minerals

Rocks   Minerals

This guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones presents fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.

Author: Ronald Louis Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 1405328312

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 579

Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.
Categories: Fossils

Western Gem Hunters Atlas

Western Gem Hunters Atlas

Author: Humphrey Cyril Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:16602265

Category: Precious stones

Page: 79

View: 707

Categories: Precious stones

Rockhounding Arizona

Rockhounding Arizona

An outstanding sourcebook for experts and novices alike, Rockhounding Arizona points the way to seventy-five of the best rockhounding sites in Arizona, including popular and commercial areas as well as lesser-known sites on public land.

Author: Gerry Blair

Publisher: Falcon Guides

ISBN: 0762744499

Category: Nature

Page: 218

View: 147

A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals .
Categories: Nature

Gem Trails of British Columbia

Gem Trails of British Columbia

Thorough, yet concise, this slim volume is an outstanding source of old and new sites, and is perfect for the backpack of outdoor lovers ready to unearth treasures and adventure throughout the province's beautiful back roads.

Author: Cam Bacon

Publisher: Hancock House Pub Limited

ISBN: PSU:000058073483

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 417

A guide to mineral and fossil locations in 10 BC regions, including maps, photos, locale descriptions, and collecting tips for novices and experts alike. Gem Trails of British Columbia is certain to get you to pick up a shovel and pan and get out to the backcountry and up to your knees in sand and rocks looking for gems, minerals and fossils. Covering ten regions, this updated and expanded guide will appeal to both novice and experienced rockhounds. It includes detailed descriptions including what to look for in each area, color photos, maps and collecting tips. Author Cam Bacon calls upon years of experience to offer readers invaluable information, easy-to-follow directions and many helpful hints, including a complete list of rock clubs and contacts, which will assist in planning week or weekend trips. Thorough, yet concise, this slim volume is an outstanding source of old and new sites, and is perfect for the backpack of outdoor lovers ready to unearth treasures and adventure throughout the province's beautiful back roads.
Categories: History

Gem Trails of Southern California

Gem Trails of Southern California

Detailed maps and descriptive text lead the rock-hound to over 70 of the best sites from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border.

Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000043420865

Category: Nature

Page: 176

View: 182

Detailed maps and descriptive text lead the rock-hound to over 70 of the best sites from San Luis Obispo to the Mexican border.
Categories: Nature

Geology of World Gem Deposits

Geology of World Gem Deposits

Author: Sam L. VanLandingham

Publisher: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

ISBN: UCSD:31822002419299

Category: Science

Page: 406

View: 342

Categories: Science

The Gem Mineral Collector s Guide to Idaho

The Gem   Mineral Collector s Guide to Idaho

The updated combined edition of volumes one and two contains maps and directions to over 40 collection sites.

Author: Lanny R. Ream

Publisher:

ISBN: 1889786136

Category: Nature

Page: 80

View: 779

The updated combined edition of volumes one and two contains maps and directions to over 40 collection sites. Detailed maps, tips on proper tools, road and highway directions, and helpful text will lead you to the best rockhounding sites for gems, minerals, and fossils in Idaho.
Categories: Nature

Gem Trails of Arizona

Gem Trails of Arizona

This revised and expanded new edition of this popular guide for Arizona rockhounds and collectors of rock, mineral and fossil specimens, updates over 100 of Arizona¿s best collecting sites, including 20 completely new locations.

Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1889786470

Category: Nature

Page: 271

View: 346

Arizona is known the world over for the abundance and variety of its mineralogical treasures. This revised and expanded new edition of this popular guide for Arizona rockhounds and collectors of rock, mineral and fossil specimens, updates over 100 of Arizona¿s best collecting sites, including 20 completely new locations. Features include clear maps and directions; detailed site descriptions; GPS coordinates; site photos and a full-color specimen insert. Additional features such as a mineral locator index; glossary; lists of gem shows, rockhound and prospecting clubs; mineral museums and mine tours, make this the indispensable guidebook for either beginning or experienced mineral and fossil hunters.
Categories: Nature

Geological Survey Professional Paper

Geological Survey Professional Paper

Relative and absolute age relationships of rocks of the Wet Mountains area ,
Colorado Rock types Geologic ages Absolute ... Rocks from the McClure
Mountain and Gem Park Complexes appear to be alkali basaltic , whereas rocks
from the ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435029390333

Category: Geology

Page:

View: 605

Categories: Geology