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Below are listings of used books that we feel are of special interest. Titles include books covering special mineral and mining localities, gemology, geology, mineralogy, fluorescent minerals, micromounting, field collecting guides, etc.


VOL. 1-1

VOL. 7-6

MINERALOGICAL RECORD MAGAZINE, COMPLETE SET, Edited by Wendell Wilson, 11” X 8 1/2”.  This complete set of Vol. 1 through 34 (1970 through 2003) includes all 202 issues in very good, to unused condition.  This is a beautifully illustrated, invaluable reference for anyone who is seriously interested in collecting minerals.  Included are all special issues, including the hard to obtain Vol. 1, No. 1, Tsumeb, the Colorado I, Gold I, 5 Arizona issues, Silver issue, and the Mineral Books issue – a complete set!    Condition of all issues is excellent – many of the newer issues are still in their unopened, plastic wrappers.  The “Mineralogical Record” magazine is published in Tucson, Arizona. 
Note:  Individual back issues can also be purchased separately – click here for our current price list.

Order Item  # BK-2240 COMPLETE 35 YEAR SET Vol. 1, No. 1 through Vol. 34, No. 6 (1970 through 2003).
Shipping weight:  115 pounds (to be shipped in 3 large boxes)
List price, if purchased individually:  $3,393.
Discount Price / Set -- 202 issues:        $2,375.  (= 30% quantity discount !)

MINERALOGY, 5th Edition -- An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals, By E. Kraus, W. Hunt, and L. Ramsdell, 9 1/4 X 6 1/4, 686 pages, illustrated with many tables, crystal drawings, black & white photos of mineral specimens, and test equipment, cloth bound.  The authors present the most pertinent information and data on identification by means of crystal forms, physical and chemical properties, optical methods, x-ray analysis, and blowpipe methods.  A special section takes the reader through systematic steps in the examination of specimens.   The chapter on descriptive mineralogy covers 150 important minerals and gives data on their crystallography, properties, occurrence, use, and statistics of production.  In this 5th Edition, many chapters have been entirely rewritten and considerably expanded to include all up the most up to date information on the science of mineralogy.   There are numerous revisions of the chemical formulas of many minerals, new arrangements of the order of some mineral groups, and revisions in the data concerning properties, occurrences, and uses.  The Tables for Determination of Minerals chapter includes 169 pages with comparison data on the minerals by means of their physical properties, occurrences, and associates.  The Index is 20- pages long – very comprehensive!  The inside of the book is in like new condition, and the cover shows a very slight amount of shelf wear, no dust jacket.   Published by McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1959.
Order Item # BK-2259
Shipping weight:   5 pounds
Price:  $40.00

MINERALOGY – CONCEPTS, DESCRIPTIONS, DETERMINATIONS, By L. Berry and B. Mason, 8 1/2” X 6”, 612 pages, with several hundred crystal drawings, plus many tables, sketches, black & white photos, hard cover.  The primary purpose of this book is to provide a thoroughly up to date text for a comprehensive undergraduate course in mineralogy.  It is intended not only for the student who will later take more advanced studies in the subject, but also (and perhaps more so) for the student who will take only one course in mineralogy.  Emphasis is therefore given to general principles and to the significance of mineralogical data in interpreting geological phenomena, especially in the fields of petrology and economic geology.  The stress, in other words, is on interpretation as well as on identification.  The chemistry and genesis of minerals are discussed in considerably greater detail than in most mineralogy textbooks.  This course in mineralogy aims to develop in the student the facility for identifying minerals, especially the more common ones, as well as to provide him with an understanding of the physics, chemistry, and genesis of minerals, so that he will be able to go beyond their identification to consideration of their geological significance, and the evidence they bear for the interpretation of earth history.  The book is divided into three parts: “Concepts”, “Descriptions”, and “Determinations”.  In the first part, following an introduction to the subject of mineralogy, the text discusses crystallography, the chemistry, physics, and genesis of minerals, determinative mineralogy, and the systematics of mineralogy.  Part II (290 pages) describes 200+ minerals in detail and mentions many others incidentally.  Part III contains determinative tables which provide the student with a logical scheme for the examination of an unknown specimen, and its ultimate identification.  Fully indexed. Published by W. H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, CA, 1959.

Two copies available:

A.  As described above, and pictured in the accompanying photograph.  Condition of this book is like new inside and outside, with some expected shelf wear to the dust jacket.
Order Item # BK-2267-A
Shipping weight:  3 pounds
Price:  $25.

B.  As described above, and pictured in the accompanying photograph.  This is a slightly larger version of the same book with an additional 15 page appendix in the back of the book covering X-ray diffraction.  630 pages total.  Condition of this book is like new inside and outside, with no dust jacket.
Order Item BK-2267-B
Shipping weight:  3 pounds
Price:  $35.



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