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The Mineral Identification Titles Book Shelf

This selection of books is centered around helping you to identify minerals that you have found or that are mis-identified - an all too problematic problem. Many are quite valuable in the field as well as the study!



 
The CD Photo-Atlas of Minerals
(SOLD OUT)

An excellent CD with over 800 mineral featured in photos.  All 3500+ known species at the time of release are covered - The latest updated version (1.2) has the correct pronounciation for every known mineral species as of 1999! I USE THIS CD ALL THE TIME!!!

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Atlas of Opaque and
Ore Minerals & Their Associations
(30 pounds + s/h)

Here is a CD produced by two fellows from Great Britian - Robert Ixer and Paul Duller - that does a fabulous job of detailing numerous minerals in polished section with photos in reflected light.  Many of the worlds most famous ore deposits such as the fabulous mines in Cornwall or the Bushveld in South Africa have their ores analyzed at the microscopic level to reveal the relationship of minerals to each other and their host rock(s).

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Peterson First Guide 
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.



 
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 



 
A Guide to Field Indentification of
Rocks and Minerals
(Paperback)
A very adequate field guide book with suitable and easy tests that can be completed in the field to help identify minerals and rocks.



 
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! 



 
Rocks & Minerals 
(Soft cover edition)
This is another field guide. Its introductory section is brief; most of it is descriptive. The advantage of this guide are its text opposite its color photos, so you don't have to flip pages to match them; they are already together! Included also in the mineral part are crystal diagrams. Text includes name, formula, system, appearance, physical properties (for minerals), environment, occurrence, and uses (for rocks, components). There are 276 mineral entries and 101 rock entries. This may be the only common field guide with a good rocks section.. 



 
Minerals: Identifying, Learning About, 
and Collecting the 
Most Beautiful Minerals and Crystals 
(Soft cover edition)

Can you tell cacoxenite from walpurgite? If not, this new field guide will help you identify approximately 300 minerals by using two key tests: streak and hardness. Hochleitner's opening definition of what minerals are leads into a discussion of various properties: hardness, tenacity, density, streak, color, and cleavage. This is followed by sections on crystal forms, origins, modes of occurance, and gemstones.



 
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Systematic Approach to Mineral Identification 
(Paper Back)
Step by step procedures are spelled out in this handy reference with tables for easy cross referencing.



 
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An Illustrated Guide to Rocks & Minerals 
(Hardcover)
Another solid reference guide book to identifying the minerals in your collection or out in the field.



 
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Introduction to Minerals and Rocks 
(Paperback)
Key Benefit: Examines the genetic and descriptive aspects of both mineral and rocks. It provides clues to mineral identification as well as introducing concepts of mineral associations. Key Topics: It covers both minerals and rocks with unprecedented depth, combining coverage of origin and occurrence as well as classification schemes for both. 



 
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Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils 
(Paperback)
This practical, up-to-date and authoritative guide will be indispensible for all those wishing to identify rocks, minerals and fossils, and is an ideal handbook for field work. For each mineral and type of rock, the physical and optical properties are listed, with discussions on their occurence and distinguishing features. For the fossils, their type, age and geographical distributions are given. The hundreds of full-colour photographs from the collection of the British Natural History Museum will prove invaluable, and the many informative illustrations will explain the technical concepts involved.



 
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Atlas of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section 
(Paperback)

A contemporary successor to the Louis V. Pirsson and Adolph Knopf editions, providing a guide and reference that explains how rocks occur, their commercial usage, and how to identify them through macroscopic, handspecimen features. Gives complete coverage of rock-forming minerals, rocks and man-made, rock-like materials, as well as meteorites, impactites, grossans, and more. Tables are provided for identifications based on megascopic examinations and simple field tests that require no sophisticated laboratory equipment. Plus, numerous illustrations represent rocks and rock-forming minerals as they appear in nature.



 
 







                     
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