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The Minerals Encyclopedia|Rupert Hochleitner
The Minerals Encyclopedia : 700 Minerals, Gems and Rocks
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Overview

Mineral collecting by amateur "rockhounds" has never been more popular. Old quarries, road cuts, and exposed landscapes are being examined by new generations of minerals enthusiasts. Each needs a comprehensive guidebook with clear photographs and accurate data. This is it.

In a thick but handy format, more than 700 different minerals and rocks are grouped by color (for ease of location in the book) -- blue, red, yellow, brown, green, white and black crystals; brown and gray sedimentary rocks; and meteorites for anyone lucky enough to find one.

Each has a picture -- four to a page -- opposite detailed but clear data:

  • Chemical formula
  • Hardness
  • Color
  • Density
  • Lustre
  • Cleavage
  • Fracture
  • Tenacity
  • Crystal form
  • Similar minerals and where they are likely to occur. And many will have a diagram of its crystal form -- up to four, for fluorite, for example.

The Minerals Encyclopedia is unusual for the number of minerals it covers: more than 700 in 448 pages, with a useful glossary, an introduction to mineral collecting, printed front and back flaps that offer quick reference in the field, and a measuring rule on the back cover. This is a superior reference for rockhounds, geology students and outdoors people with an interest in what's under their feet.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780228103622
  • ISBN-10: 0228103622
  • Publisher: Firefly Books
  • Publish Date: September 2022
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 5.3 x 0.98 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Page Count: 448

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