Gemstones and Minerals: How and where to Find Them
Prospecting and collecting trips; Tools and how to use them; Rock classes and how to recognize them; How mineral deposits form; Field features of mineral deposits; Collecting practices; Preparation of specimens; Storage and exhibit; Marketing mineral specimens and gemstones.
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PROSPECTING AND COLLECTING TRIPS
TOOLS AND HOW TO USE THEM
ROCK CLASSES AND HOW TO RECOGNIZE THEM
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