Expert Guides: Minerals and Gemstones

Expert Guides: Minerals and Gemstones

by David C Cook, Wendy L Kirk


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Features 300 minerals and gemstones, from copper, gold, and silver to opal, kernite, and gismondite

Learn what the Earth is made of, how its rocks were formed and how minerals and gems are used today.

Information tables give color, luster, streak, hardness, specific gravity, cleavage, habit, and crystal system

Each entry is illustrated with a full-color photo

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781435158610
Publisher: Metro Books
Publication date: 01/28/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,210,352
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. David C. Cook is a former research chemist. He has studied geology as a keen amateur and has teaching experience.

Dr. Wendy Kirk is a lecturer in geology at University College London and has curated geology collections for thirty years.

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