Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses (Google eBook)
Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary Uses
Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced collectors, Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being just someone who appreciates rocks to a true "collector."
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Use and Care of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones
Buying and Selling Rocks Minerals and Gemstones
Collectible Materials for Lapidary Use and Display
Mineral Display Specimens
Africa aggregates aluminum silicate Arizona associated minerals Australia azurite banded blue botryoidal Brazil brown cabochons calcite calcium California Canada carat carvings chalcedony chatoyancy Cleavage Perfect Fracture collecting color Colorado compact copper crusts Crystal habit dendritic deposits Streak display specimens Distinctive Field Features Environment Hydrothermal veins faceted FEATURES Composition Hydrous FEATURES FEATURES Composition fibrous fluorescent forms fossils Fracture Uneven Gravity fusible Occurrences gemstones granular masses gray green jasper jewelry lapidary lapidary material Luster Luster Metallic malachite metamorphic Mexico Mohs scale Monoclinic Monoclinic Hardness Nelson Nelson,Jason Badgley Nevada nodule Opacity Transparent opal Oregon Orthorhombic Orthorhombic Hardness patterns Patti Polk Patti Polk Pg pegmatites Perfect Fracture Uneven petrified wood pink Polished prismatic crystals quartz Rhodochrosite rocks and minerals Russia silicate Luster Vitreous Silicates Silicates Hardness Soluble in hydrochloric stone Streak White Tests Subconchoidal sulfide tabular thunderegg translucent Cleavage Perfect Transparent to translucent Utah White Tests yellow zeolites