Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses

Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses

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by Patti Polk
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440215308
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
04/15/2010
Series:
Warman's Field Guide
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
619,306
File size:
33 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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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Kimber-in-MN More than 1 year ago
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.
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