Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

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Houghton
This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties.


Baker & Taylor
Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Book News
A guide that is both accessible to hobbyists and useful to experts, translated from the German edition published in 1985. Some 600 stunning color photographs show specimens from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail, including origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties. The introduction discusses the basics of mineralogy and provides a list of general features used in the identification of rocks and minerals. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, c1993
ISBN: 9780395511381
0395511380
9780395511374
0395511372
Characteristics: 380 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 20 cm
Alternative Title: Rocks, minerals & gemstones

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