Minerals of Nevada, Issue 31

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University of Nevada Press, 2004 - Nature - 512 pages
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Synoptic catalog of Nevada minerals, listing every mineral found in the state along with the places where each occurs. Included are essays by several distinguished scientists and collectors that offer a geologic history of Nevada; a history of mining and mineral study in the state; descriptions of significant mineral-deposit types and mining districts; essays on meteorites, gemstones, and minerals first found in Nevada; and some tips for collectors.
 

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The guide is a must for "The Weekend Rock Hound". Castor and Ferdock generated a comprehensive listing of Nevada's minerals, where to find them and where the minerals are mined . The essays and descriptions are easy to understand and make you want to go rock hounding in Nevada -now!

Contents

The Importance of Minerals
3
The Mining and Mineralogical
12
Nevada Type Localities
40
CarlinType Gold Deposits
47
PreciousMetal Deposits
56
Mercury Deposits
67
Nevada Meteorites
84
The Goodsprings Yellow Pine
91
Nevada Mineral Catalog
121
Contributors
501
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Stephen B. Castor, a research scientist for the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology specializing in studies of mineral deposits, has many publications in the field.

Gregory C. Ferdock, the owner of Sierra Nevada Gem Finders, is the coauthor or contributing author of thirteen publications.