Collecting rocks, gems & minerals [electronic resource] : easy Identification - values - lapidary uses / Patti Polk.
- ISBN: 9781440215308 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1440215308 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 9781440214851 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 1440214859 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource : ill., phot., char.
- Publisher: Cincinnati : F+W Media, 2010.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Cover; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; About This Book; Introduction to Collecting Rocks and Minerals; What Are Rocks and Minerals?; How to Locate and Collect Rocks and Minerals; Use and Care of Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones; Buying and Selling Rocks, Minerals and Gemstones; Collectible Materials for Lapidary Use and Display; Crystalline Quartz; Cryptocrystalline Quartz; Chalcedony; Agate; Jasper; Pseudomorphs; Fossils; Petrified Wood; Cabochon Materials; Faceting Materials; Display Materials; Carving, and Ornamental Materials; Architectural Materials; Organic Materials.
Out of This WorldJust For Fun; Mineral Display Specimens; Mineral Identification; Minerals; Glossary; Resources; Bibliography; Photo Credits; Index.
|Summary, etc.:|| Three Guides in One! Identification, Values, Lapidary UsesDesigned 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."Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stoneCovers both lapidary and mineral display materialsProvides values and tips for locating, buying and collectingIncludes organics such as amber, bone, coral, pearl and shellLists chemical group, system, hardness, opacity, fracture, specific gravity a.
|Source of Description Note:|| Description based on print version record.
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