Gemstones and Precious Stones of North AmericaGemstones and Precious Stones of North America



Included are details on where these gems and precious stones may be found throughout North America, as well as their characteristics. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface.

Author: G. Kunz

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1514358352

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Page: 360

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Leading mining historian Kerby Jackson introduces us to a classic mining publication on the gems and precious stones of the United States, Canada and mexico. First published in 1890, it has been unavailable since those days and sheds important light on the gems and precious stones that may be found in North America. Included are chapters on diamonds, corundum, sapphire, ruby, topaz, emerald, disapore, spinel, turquoise, tourmaline, garnets, beyrl, peridot, zircon, quartz crystals, feldspars, pearls and many others. Included are details on where these gems and precious stones may be found throughout North America, as well as their characteristics. Note: This edition is a perfect facsimile of the original edition and is not set in a modern typeface. As such, some type characters and images might suffer from slight imperfections or minor shadows in the page background.

Gems and Precious Stones of North AmericaGems and Precious Stones of North America



A Popular Description of Their Occurrence, Value, History, Archæology, and of
the Collections in which They Exist, Also a Chapter on Pearls, and on
Remarkable Foreign Gems Owned in the United States. Illustrated with Eight
Colored Plates ...

Author: George Frederick Kunz

Publisher: New York : Scientific Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015049205779

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Page: 336

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Collecting Agates and Jaspers of North AmericaCollecting Agates and Jaspers of North America



Dictionary of Geological Terms by the American Geological Institute Dryhead Agate by ... Gemstones of North America by John Sinkankas Gem Trail Guide Series ...

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440237515

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Page: 272

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Treasures of the Earth From the author of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals and one of the leading agate collectors in the world, comes this comprehensive guide to collecting agates and jaspers, the most sought after types of collectible rocks on the market today. Designed with all beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced enthusiasts, Collecting Agates and Jaspers helps rockhounds discover these treasures of North America. • The only book on agates and jaspers to offer values. • Featuring nearly 700 beautiful color pictures, descriptions and technical information, the book provides an easy-to-use, quick reference format perfect for home and field. • Organized by U.S. states and provinces in Canada and Mexico, with introductions pinpointing each area's best spots and what you can find there.

Gem Stone Production in Arizona Colorado Idaho Montana North Carolina Oregon Maine Utah Nevada and TennesseeGem Stone Production in Arizona Colorado Idaho Montana North Carolina Oregon Maine Utah Nevada and Tennessee



Many of the dig - for - fee operations have enriched the gravels with gem materials from other ... Sinkankas , J. Gemstones of North American Vol . 2.

Author: Gordon T. Austin

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000019635064

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Page: 35

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The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and MineralsThe Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals



The text provides descriptions of 200 minerals (including 20 classified as gemstones) and 40 rocks, as well as descriptions of the natural environments where they occur.

Author: Charles Wesley Chesterman

Publisher: New York : Knopf

ISBN: UCSD:31822002096212

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Page: 850

View: 119

Displays rocks, minerals, variant forms, and major gemstones

Collecting Rocks Gems and MineralsCollecting Rocks Gems and Minerals



... Gemstone by Henry Hunt Ancient Forests: A Closer Look at Fossil Wood by Frank J. Daniels & Richard D. Dayvault Audubon Field Guide to North American ...

Author: Patti Polk

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440232756

Category:

Page: 304

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Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, this colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed "rockhound." You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.

GemologyGemology



He is eminently competent to present the critical remarks upon the 7,458 books here given meticulous description, synopsis, and criticism.

Author: John Sinkankas

Publisher:

ISBN: 0810826526

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Page: 1179

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This widely acclaimed landmark bibliography contains over 7,500 entries--predominantly books, but also periodical articles, from 1500 up to 1985, with some books published after that date. Destined to become a classic, since the name Sinkankas is synonymous with gemology...monumental...There is no other comparable book...a mandatory purchase. --REFERENCE BOOKS BULLETIN To say that the Sinkankas bibliography is the best gemological bibliography is to condemn it with faint praise. The book is astounding! --GEOLITERARY BULLETIN ...the most important book that a gemologist could have. --LAPIDARY JOURNAL

Gemstones and Their OriginsGemstones and Their Origins



The geology and gemstones ofthe Mogok stone tract, Burma. Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India82:100. ... Gemstones of North America. 2 vols.

Author: P.C. Keller

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468466744

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Page: 144

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Each gem deposit-whether of primary origin in the parent rocks; or secondary as alluvial placers in valley floors, river gravels, or the sand of oceanic shelves presents an eloquent chronicle of the Earth's life story. It reveals to the expert the prodigious processes which formed the present crust of our planet, of which this volume discloses a small but exciting detail. The materials of the Earth's crust are the rocks. In this book, the author expounds on how they were formed, why they altered, why they became the cradles of precious gemstones, how they are categorized, and how they are now exploited by man. What initiates the growth of gemstones? How do they crystallize? Why do gemstones of the same species, originating from different sources, vary? What causes the occurrence of varieties? Why do diamonds, unlike other precious stones, occur not near the Earth's surface in its crust, but deep down beneath it in the upper mantle? These are only a few of the entrancing subjects discussed in this enlightening volume. The reader learns that the Earth is surprisingly alive and altering constantly-sometimes through slow and equable changes and at times by violent and tremendous cataclysms, events from which gemstones issue.

Handbook of Rocks Minerals and GemstonesHandbook of Rocks Minerals and Gemstones



1977 SINKANKAS , J. Gemstones of North America . Van Nostrand , Princeton , New Jersey . 1959 SINKANKAS , J. Mineralogy - A First Course . Van Nostrand .

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395511372

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Page: 380

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

The GemmologistThe Gemmologist



V Sis A New Book of Gemmology " Gemstones of North America ” Reviewed A . E
. ALEXANDER , Ph . D . The ... always an interesting event and the latest work of
John Sinkankas is unusual because it is devoted to the gems of North America .

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ISBN: UOM:39015006842143

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National Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North AmericaNational Geographic Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of North America



A beginner's field guide to North American geology identifies common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations.

Author: Sarah Garlick

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426212826

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Page: 182

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A beginner's field guide to North American geology identifies common rocks, minerals, gems, fossils, and land formations.