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The General Mineralogy Book Shelf

This selection of books is a nice array of references that will always be of value to the systematic mineral collector and general collector alike.
 
 

The CD Photo-Atlas of Minerals
(Soft cover edition - $49.95 + s/h)
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An excellent CD with over 800 mineral featured in photos.  All 3500+ known species at the time of release are covered - many with voice recording on how to pronounce the species.  I USE THIS CD ALL THE TIME!!!

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Fleischer's Glossary of Mineral Species
1999
(Soft cover edition - $19.50 + s/h)

A standard for all mineral collectors!  All of the known and described species are covered with complete chemical formulas and references.
 

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The Audubon Society Pocket Guide - Rocks and Minerals of North America
(Soft cover edition)
An excellent handbook of rocks and minerals found in North America.  Numerous color pictures of minerals - many with multiple examples - of various minerals and rocks make this a very informative handbook for field collecting and as a reference guide.



 
Rocks Minerals & Gemstones
(Soft cover edition)
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. 



 
Rocks and Minerals
(Soft Cover)
This work will always remain as one of the standards for field collectors and geologists alike.  Many color and B&W photos with complete descriptions of hundreds of minerals including testing information to help with identification. 



 
Rocks and Minerals
(Hard Cover)
This work will always remain as one of the standards for field collectors and geologists alike.  Many color and B&W photos with complete descriptions of hundreds of minerals including testing information to help with identification. 



 
Rocks and Minerals
(Soft Cover)
Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting. 175 color photographs, 12 line drawings. 



 
Dana's Minerals & 
How to Study Them
(Soft Cover)
This short, practical guide to the identification of hand specimen minerals utilizes simple methods of observation and inexpensive tools. Based on the Dana system of classification, it is a portable, everyday companion to the soon-to-be-published, comprehensive reference, Dana's New Mineralogy, Eighth Edition. 



 
Dana's New Mineralogy
(Hard Cover)
Following in the tradition of the "System of Mineralogy" introduced by Wiley in 1837, this one-of-a-kind reference brings mineralogy into the 21st century. It describes all of the over 3000 recognized mineral species. New features include emphasis on mineral structure, presenting descriptions of all the important species. New specially commissioned structure diagrams describe all the important mineral groups. All homologous species are classified and all polymorphic forms identified. Compact and convenient in one volume, it offers exceptional coverage on where minerals can be found and accurate, up-to-date references 



 
Rocks and Minerals
(Soft Cover)
Your standard beginning text/field guide to common rocks and minerals.  Ideal for youngsters with a fledging interest in rocks! 



 
Introduction to the 
Mineral Sciences
(Soft Cover)
In this introduction to modern mineralogy for undergraduate students, the main, and often complex, concepts required to understand minerals and the processes that take place within them are presented without any complex mathematical principles. 



 
Mineralogy for Students
(Soft Cover)
Standard text for the study of mineralogy at the College level.  All of the fundamentals are covered including crystallography, descriptive text about minerals, their identification and major occurences. 



 
Minerals of the World
(Hard Cover)
Numerous color photos depicting some of the great examples of minerals from around the world! 



 
Minerals of the World
(Soft Cover)
Featuring color-true photographs, the author's Rapid Indentification System, and concise yet detailed listings for more than 500 minerals, this perfect field guide for mineral collectors enables readers to speedily locate the possible "matches" of any mineral found in the field.



 
Collecting Gems and Minerals
(Hard Cover)
Introduces gems and minerals, explains how to build and display a collection of these precious stones, and describes a variety of such treasures for identification purposes. 
Learn the secrets of crystals, how gems and minerals are formed, and how they have been used throughout history. Then, find out where to look and what equipment and techniques to use for finding your own. With this informative manual as guide, you can enjoy the rewards of collecting. Breathtaking color photos showcase a wide range of stones.



 
Morphology of Crystals
(Hard Cover)
Authorative text on crystal morphology with all of  possible forms and geometry fully described. 



 
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Manual of Mineralogy: 
After James D. Dana 
(Used only)
Features new chapters on crystal chemistry and mineral stability diagrams, more logical treatments of morphology and internal crystal structure along with extensively revised chapters on mineral chemistry and physical properties. Includes outstanding illustrations, hand specimen photographs and transmission electron microscope structure projects. 



 
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Manual of Mineralogy: 
With Minerals & Rocks, Exercises in Crystallography Mineralogy & Hand Specimen Petrology/2 Books
(Soft Cover)
Top notch college level comprehensive text on Mineralogy and all subjects related to it.



 
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Manual of Mineralogy (21st Rev) 
(With Cd-Rom) 
(Hard Cover)
The classic in the field since 1848, this extraordinary reference offers readers unsurpassed coverage of mineralogy and crystallography. The book is known for it's complete coverage of concepts and principles with along a more systematic and descriptive treatment of mineralogy. The revised edition now includes a CD-ROM to let readers see the minerals and crystals, while also viewing chemical composition, symmetry, and morphological crystallography. 



 
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Mineralogy
(Hard Cover)
Introduces mineralogy within a casual, relevant, and accessible approach. Rather than being dry and dull, the book is oriented to the way readers actually learn a new subject. This represents an entirely new approach to the study of mineralogy.Key Topics: Relating mineralogy to everyday life, the book introduces large, understandable topics first, then explains why the "little things" are important to show how minerals fit into the larger picture. Emphasizes petrology, chemistry, and other sciences not normally considered part of mineralogy to place the subject in context. Presents the history and human aspects of mineralogy with individuals and their contributions that provide an historical context. It also provides short, concise mineral descriptions. Market: A valuable introduction to the study of mineralogy for every reader with an interest in the subject. 



 
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Encyclopedia Of Mineralogy
(Hard Cover)
Complete and comprehensive reference to the entire suite of decribed mineral species. 



 
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Handbook of Mineralogy, 
Elements, Sulfides and Sulfosalts 
(Hard Cover)
Complete (exhaustive) and comprehensive reference to the entire suite of naturally occuring native elements and the sulfide minerals including those with antimony and arsenic known as the sulfosalts.



 
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Introduction to Mineralogy
(Hard Cover)
Not yet available but will be in August of 1999.  Will be a standard text on the introduction to Mineralogy with an updated list of covered species.. 



 
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Principles of Mineralogy 
(Soft Cover)
A revised and updated textbook (1st ed., 1988) for an introductory college course in mineralogy. It treats the subject as a study of natural phenomena that are common to all minerals. The text is divided into three parts that separate theoretical, practical, and descriptive matter, providing an organization similar to that of most mineralogy courses composed of lecture and laboratory components. 



 
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Rare Earth Minerals: Chemistry, Origin and Ore Deposits 
(Mineralogical Society Series, 7) 
(Soft Cover)
For the advanced or specialized collector who enjoys rare mineral species containing the rare earth  or lanthanide series elements. . 







                     
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