The Rockhound's Handbook

The Rockhound's Handbook

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Gem Guides Book Co
Revised and expanded 2E of this popular reference guide for rockhounds and collectors of rocks, minerals and fossils. Includes expanded sections on basic geology and mineral formation; how to find and identify minerals in the field; collecting tools and techniques; finding gold and other heavy minerals; fossil formatiion and collecting fossils; the legal aspects of collecting; specimen preparation and display and the basics of lapidary and jewelry making. Illustrated throughout with photos, diagrams and charts; features 16-page color insert of over 90 specimens; extensive glossary; lists of government agencies and museums and much more. An indispensable how-to book for beginners and a handy reference guide for experienced collectors.

Publisher: Baldwin Park, CA : Gem Guides Book Co., 2008.
Edition: Rev. expanded ed.
ISBN: 9781889786438
1889786438
Characteristics: 299 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 23 cm.

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