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OF GEMS", By E. Kievlenko, 11 1/4” X 8
5/8”, 451 pages, 133 color photographs, pictorial hard cover.
This superb, large “coffee table” size Russian book, printed
in English, covers all you ever wanted to know about Corundum (Ruby
and Sapphire), Beryl, Opal, Topaz, Tourmaline, Spinel, Garnet, Peridot,
Quartz (Amethyst), Turquoise, Amber, Lazurite, Jadeite and Nephrite,
Charoite, Malachite, Chalcedony, and Rhodonite. A
separate chapter is devoted to each mineral type.
Within each chapter, information pertinent to the history and uses
of the mineral is given, along with historical facts and other interesting
mineral’s special types of geological and genetic deposits are also
discussed in detail – pegmatite, hydrothermal, greisen, magmatic,
placer, skarn, alluvial, glacial, etc.
The authors have provided geological – genetic classification
tables of some of the best known deposits, worldwide.
Detailed worldwide locality information is provided for each
mineral, and maps of many of the important deposits are included.
Following the mineral / gem descriptions, the authors have included
a chapter relative to the economic – geological types of gemstone
deposits and the principal regularities in their spatial distribution.
Several maps are appended, showing the exact locations of major
deposits of principal precious and ornamental gemstones of the world.
The references / bibliography contains an astounding 902 entries
for additional reading. The
photo gallery includes 133 color photographs – primarily illustrating
fine examples of gem mineral / crystal specimens from worldwide
localities, with a few cut gemstones.
Published in English by Ocean Pictures, Ltd.,
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| "GLOSSARY OF MINERAL SYNONYMS" -
By Jeffrey de Fourestier, 448 pages, 12 X 9 1/2" size, illustrated,
pictorial hard cover. The author has scoured the literature of many
languages to provide a truly exhaustive listing of mineral names used
throughout the ages, and in various languages, along with the equivalent
IMA-approved name of each mineral species. All synonyms, variety names,
and discredited names are also listed. The author has also incorporated
trade names, and the vocabulary of the gem industry, including artificial
stones. Over 35,000 entries are included!!! This 448-page glossary will
provide a helpful tool, and quick reference to all friends of mineralogy,
museum curators, gemologists, and researchers in mineralogy. The book is
highlighted by the exceptional artwork of G. Y. Ivanyuk. This is Special
Publication No. 2 of "The Canadian Mineralogist", published by
the Mineralogical Association of Canada, Ottawa, 1999.
Shipping weight: 3 pounds
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"GLOSSARY OF OBSOLETE MINERAL NAMES" By Peter Bayliss, 244 pages, 11 1/4" x 8 3/4", hard cover, gilt lettering. This excellent new reference work is an amazing compilation of information, containing 30,000 entries, covering all of the names used for mineral substances throughout history, which are not now considered valid or current. Each mineral today can have only a single name; minor variations insufficient to represent a different species are not named independently as they once were. Modern mineralogical science does not recognize the gemologically important color variations with independent names, thus, Ruby and Sapphire are merely Corundum to the mineralogist. The "Glossary of Obsolete Mineral Names" is designed as a companion volume to the "Fleischers Glossary of Mineral Species", covering the huge trail of discarded nomenclature left by many generations of mineralogists and still encountered regularly in older literature and on older mineral labels. The names of valid mineral species are given in bold face type. Others, including mineral synonyms, mineral varieties, mineral mixtures, mineralogical field terms, doubtful minerals, discredited minerals, synthetics, common materials, rock names, unstable high-temperature polymorphs, or hypothetical end-members, mineral group and family names are all given. More than 60 references to modern mineralogical works are given. Typical listings are as follows:
Peter Bayliss, the author of this fine work, is with the Australian Museum, Mineralogy
Department, Sydney. Published by the Mineralogical Record, Inc., Tucson, AZ, 2000.
“GOLD” I, by W. Wilson and ten other top specialists in their fields, 11” X 8”, 92 pages, 40+ color photographs of Gold specimens, plus numerous black & white photos of historical mining districts, mining activities, maps, woodcuts, crystal drawings, soft cover. The scope of information covered in this collection of articles is amazing!
Topics of the various articles include:
“GOLD” II, By W. Wilson, B. Birch, W. Leicht, and ten other top specialists in their fields, 11” X 8”, 112 pages, 50+ color photographs of Gold specimens, plus numerous black & white photos of historical mining districts, mining activities, maps, woodcuts, soft cover. The scope of information covered in this collection of articles is amazing . . . .
The historical data covered in these articles, as well as up to date information on current production, make this special issue of “The Mineralogical Record” the best condensed collection of data ever published on these famous Gold mining districts. The 50+ color photos of crystallized and placer Gold specimens from these world famous localities are breathtaking! Published by the Mineralogical Record, Inc., Tucson, Arizona, as the second issue in the Precious Metals Series, this is the Gold II special issue, Volume 18, No. 1, January-February 1987.
Shipping weight: 2 pounds
"HANDBOOK OF MINERALOGY" - By J. Anthony, R. Bideaux, K. Bladh, and
M. Nichols, 7 X 10" size, hard cover. The "Handbook of Mineralogy" consists of five volumes. The five-volume set includes data on over
3,600 mineral species, and provides information in much greater detail than the 2nd
Edition of the "Encyclopedia of Minerals".
For additional information on the "Handbook of Mineralogy", see the detailed
reviews as follows: "Rocks & Minerals" magazine, March-April 1991, P. 159,
and July-August 1997, P. 273. Also see the "Mineralogical Record" magazine,
Jan-Feb 1991, P. 59, as well as the Nov-Dec 1995 issue, P. 563. The following categories
are featured in the respective volumes:
Vol. I - Elements, Sulfides, Sulfosalts, etc. - 588 pages (588 species described) in one volume, with each page containing comprehensive data on a separate mineral species, from Acanthite to Zvyagintsevite!
Shipping weight: 4 pounds
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Vol. II - Silica and Silicates - 904 pages (904 species described) in two volumes of 460 pages each. Vol. II comprises the most comprehensive coverage of silicate minerals, including all rock-forming as well as gem silicate species, from Abswurmbachite to Zussmanite, published in the English language during the 20th Century.
Two-volume set --- Shipping weight: 6 pounds
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Vol. III - Halides, Hydroxides, Oxides, etc. - 628 pages (628 species described) in one volume. As a complement to Vol. I and II, Volume III essentially completes the listings of all of the rock forming minerals. In keeping with the previous format, each page contains comprehensive data on a separate mineral species -- from Abhurite to Zirklerite.
Shipping weight: 4 pounds
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Vol. IV - Arsenates, Phosphates, Uranates, Vanadates - 680-pages (680 species described) in one volume, from Abernathyite to Zykaite, each page containing comprehensive data on one species. These are among the most colorful of minerals, so this volume is expected to be a favorite of collectors.
Shipping weight: 5 pounds
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Vol. V - 791 Borates, Carbonates, Sulfates, Chromates, Germanates, Iodates, Molybdates, Tungstates, etc., and organic materials. Vol. V additionally includes a 22-page index of mineral names included in all five volumes. 813 pages are included in this massive volume!
Order item BK0290
Shipping weight: 6 pounds
SPECIAL ! ! ! 15% discount on III and IV, if ordered with Vol. V !
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