Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses [NOOK Book]

Overview

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."

  • Easy-to-use, quick reference...
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Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses

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Overview

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."

  • Easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone
  • Covers both lapidary and mineral display materials
  • Provides values and tips for locating, buying and collecting
  • Includes organics such as amber, bone, coral, pearl and shell
  • Lists chemical group, system, hardness, opacity, fracture, specific gravity and more
  • Contains more than 650 full-color photos
  • Foreword by Johann Zenz, world renowned agate expert, author and lecturer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440215308
  • Publisher: F+W Media
  • Publication date: 4/15/2010
  • Series: Warman's Field Guide
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 293,518
  • File size: 32 MB
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Meet the Author

Patti Polk has been collecting rocks for more than 20 years. A skilled lapidary artist, Polk contributes articles to gem and mineral club publications such as Rock & Gem magazine and frequently acts as a trail guide for visitors to the Sedona, Arizona, area. Polk maintains two websites: www.AGATEGRRRL.com and www.Tempemonon.com. Her jewelry website utilizes many of her personally collected, cut, and polished cabochons.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    One of Most Useful Books I've Found

    I found this to be a really useful beginner's / intro. to rockhounding combined with lapidary. It doesn't explain the differences between the different grades of jewelry. But it does show pictures for comparison between different types of agates, jaspers, etc. along with their respective values. It's definitely a must-have reference tool.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Looking for books like gold and ruby

    It ws ok not the best.(:

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    I think you should get it from your local library.

    It's free if you do that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Should i buy it or not?

    Answer me!!!!!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2013

    Should i by it?

    Why do i half to??????????????????????????????????????????

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 15, 2011

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