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| "COLORADO ROCKHOUNDING - A GUIDE TO MINERALS, GEMSTONES,
AND FOSSILS" - By Stephen M. Voynick, 392 pages, 6 X 9" size, illustrated
with many black and white photos and locality maps, soft cover. Stephen Voynick, a former
Climax, Colorado miner, writes regularly for several national magazines on topics of
natural resource development, mining, western history, etc. In "Colorado
Rockhounding", Voynick provides a complete guide to the state's rock and varied
mineral, gemstone, and fossil sources. Collecting guidelines, as well as in-depth,
county-by-county field collecting information, are provided covering localities for
minerals in many of the state's historic Silver and Gold mining districts. Numerous
gemstone and mineral collecting localities, as well as placer Gold producing areas, are
described within the Rocky Mountains. Agate and petrified wood localities of the Great
Plains are described, and numerous fossil localities are given. Published by Mountain
Press Publishing Company, Missoula, MT, 1994. A similar title is available in this
listing, by Stephen Voynick, #9-4 "New Mexico Rockhounding -- A Guide to
Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils".
Shipping weight: 3 pounds
Order Item BK0070
| "COMPLETE BOOK OF MICROMOUNTING, THE " - By
Quintin Wight, 283 pages, 11 X 8 1/4" size, hard cover, illustrated with black &
white photos, numerous line drawings and sketches, plus a color album of 165 beautiful
micromineral photographs taken by some of the world's most talented and skilled
specialists. All aspects of micromounting are covered including the history of
micro-mineral studies and collecting from the 17th Century to the present, trading and
field collecting methods, specimen preparation, identification, mounting and conservation
techniques, microscopes, micromineral photography, tools and equipment, and much more. An
in-depth review of this book appears in the "Mineralogical Record" magazine,
Sept-Oct 1993, P. 398. This new book is published by the Mineralogical Record, Inc.,
Tucson, AZ, 1993.
Shipping weight: 4 pounds
Order Item BK0080
|"CRYSTAL HABITS OF MINERALS" - By:
Kostov, I. and Kostov, R. I.
9 1/2" X 6 5/8" (170x240 mm), richly illustrated with 190 tables including crystal drawings and b/w photos, extended bibliography, index, hardback with full color pictorial cover. In English. 415 pp. The book is a comprehensive crystallogenetic overview on the morphology of minerals based on the authors` original ideas. Current theories of crystal growth are briefly dealt with, attention being paid to the classical layer-by-layer and dislocation mechanisms. The modification of crystal forms of the most important rock-forming and ore-forming minerals, presented by their principal crystal habits, is checked by both observation in their natural occurrences and laboratory experiments. Crystal growth by accretion of clusters and/or submicroscopic crystallites under specific natural environments is also discussed. The examples used illustrate crystallization and variation in the crystal habits of minerals in magmatic, pegmatitic, hydrothermal, weathering, sedimentary and metamorphic environments. The trends of crystal habit variation have been used for genetic interpretations and for outlining corresponding morphological zonalities. An extensive bibliography is included. The book is intended mainly for geoscientists (mineralogists, crystallographers, geochemists, petrologists and economic geologists), but it may also profit chemists, soil scientists, ore-dressing specialists and others of similar professional interests. Academician Ivan Kostov. DIC, FGS, ARSM., is a Professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography at St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia. Member of: the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina German Academy, the Russian Academy of Sciences. Honorary Member of: the Mineralogical Society, the Geological Society and the Geologists` Association of Great Britain, the Russian Mineralogical Society, and others. Former President of IMA, Vice-President of IAGOD, IGCP UNESCO expert. Author of textbooks and monographs on mineralogy and crystallography; over 260 publications on the morphology, genesis and geochemical-crystallochemical systematics of minerals. Dr. Ruslan I. Kostov. is an Associate Professor of Mineralogy and Crystallography and Head of the Geological Museum at the University of Mining and Geology in Sofia. Ph.D. (Cand.Sc.) from the Institute of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and a Member of the Bulgarian Mineralogical Society. He is the author of 5 books, and over 70 publications in mineralogy and gemology. "Crystal Habits of Minerals" is co-published by Pensoft Publishers and the Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, 1999, as Bulgarian Academic Monographs No. 1.
Shipping weight: 3 pounds
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"DAL’NEGORSK (RUSSIA): NOTES ON MINERALOGY" - By V. Moroshkin and N. Frishman. This is Vol. 4 of the Mineralogical Almanac series of famous Russian mineral localities, printed in English, 128 pages, 10 1/2" X 8 1/2", pictorial soft cover, over 110 color photographs plus several maps, b & w photos, crystal drawings, and line drawings of important mineral pockets and veins discovered within the ore bodies. This book is the most up to date, English language publication available covering the Dalnegorsk mining district in the Primorskiy Kray, Far Eastern Russia. This district is currently one of the principal suppliers of quality mineral specimens in Russia, and has produced spectacular specimens of Fluorite, Pyrrhotite, Galena, Sphalerite, Danburite, Datolite, Ilvaite, Hedenbergite, Calcite, Quartz, and many others. Through the efforts of numerous mineral dealers, specimens from this very remote, far eastern part of Russia are becoming available on the market and since the mines continue to operate, it is very likely we will see more Dal’negorsk specimens for sale in the future. This extremely comprehensive book examines the complex geology of the deposit, and gives very detailed explanations of the formation of each of the minerals found at Dal’negorsk. Color photographs of excellent specimens are included from several museum collections, as well as from private collections in Russia. Published in Russia by Ocean Pictures Ltd., the Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia, the Russian Geological Society, and the Lomonosov Moscow State University, 2001.
Shipping weight: 2 pounds
Additional volumes in the Mineralogical Almanac series on famous mineral localities, available from us, are:
"DICTIONARY OF GEOLOGICAL TERMS" - Third Edition. By The American Geological Institute, edited by Robert L. Bates and J. A. Jackson, 8” X 5 1/8”, 571 pages, pictorial soft cover. This excellent, very comprehensive publication provides accurate definitions of the working vocabulary of the earth sciences. From aa (a Hawaiian term for lava flows) through zoogenic rock, and zweikanter, this third edition includes:
interested in the earth sciences, mineralogy, geology, etc., should have
this authoritative, very reasonably priced
571 page dictionary in their reference library!
Published by Anchor Books / Random House,
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERAL NAMES - By W. H. Blackburn and W. H. Dennen, 11.63 X 8.25 inch size, 360 pages, illustrated, pictorial hard cover. This excellent new book (1997) is published by the Mineralogical Association of Canada, and is highly recommended as a must have for mineral collectors, mineralogists, and anyone interested in minerals! The book includes information covering a wide range of topics -- beginning with an explanation of the derivation of the names of all IMA-approved mineral species with the proper spelling of each one, and including the following information on each mineral species: chemical composition, crystal system, space group, and (where appropriate) its relationship, structural or chemical, to other minerals. Those, in turn, are followed by the etymology (origin and development) of the name. If the mineral was named for a person, a brief biography is included. Type locality information is given. Finally, each entry is concluded with references to the original work, or to relevant papers published later. This book is clearly a substantial work, involving research and scholarship of a high order, as might be expected when one reflects that there are now some 3,800+ described minerals. The book is a full compilation of known minerals to the end of 1996, and includes the new IMA recommendations on the nomenclature of the amphiboles published in Feb. 1997 in The Canadian Mineralogist, making it the most up-to-date reference work available! The book is enhanced with numerous superb black and white drawings of mineral specimens (not crystal drawings), provided by the well known science illustrator, Peter I. Russell. A complete review of this new book appears in the Mineralogical Record magazine, Vol. 28, No. 5 (Sept-Oct 1997). Published by the Mineralogical Association of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, l997.
Shipping weight: 4 pounds
Order Item BK0121
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