Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals
Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 272 pages|
|Other Information: ||1,000 colour illustrations|
|Published In: ||United States, 28 May 2010|
"Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals" focuses on the areas of collecting, identifying and determining the worth of rocks, minerals and gemstones; how and where collectors can acquire them; and, what they can do with them once excavated. Whereas most rock books require the reader to have a background in geology to find the appropriate chapter, this title is organized by visual characteristics such as color, texture, crystal shape, etc., rather than by chemical composition. With 1,000 beautiful color pictures, readers can see the visual detail they need to identify their rocks.
About the Author
A highly respected expert in the field, Patti Polk has been collecting rocks and minerals for 20 years. Patti is a skilled lapidary artist, which includes the cutting and polishing of the stones into display specimens or cabochons for jewellery making. She also designs and creates fine silver jewellery with the gemstones.
|Publisher: ||Krause Publications|
|Dimensions: ||21.59 x 14.48 x 2.03 centimeters (0.54 kg)|