The Care and conservation of geological material: minerals, rocks, meteorites, and lunar finds
This is the first book to specifically address the preservation of an increasingly important group of materials. Techniques for processing minerals and rocks in the field and laboratory are outlined as well as the effects of treatments on specimens.
Readership: Professional museum staff, curators and conservators, scientists and technicians; Students of mineralogy, private collectors.
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Conserving lightsensitive minerals and gems
Temperature and humiditysensitive mineralogical and petrological specimens
Elements alloys and miscellaneous minerals
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