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The John Sinkankas Titles Book Shelf

This selection of books were focused on the works of Ret. Captain John Sinkankas - easily one of the greatest living assets to the world of mineralogy.  His works are easily read and accessible to just about onyone!  Unfortunately, many of his volumes are out of print.  Still, this list is a nice reference should you happen to come across them somewhere.  You can also enter a request with Amazon.Com to track a copy down for you.



 
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Mineralogy for Amateurs 
(Soft Cover - $80.00 + $7.50 s/h)
(I have 5 pristine copies of this hard to find text!)
This is the first mineralogy text I ever owened.  I purchased mine back in 1978 and have literally worn it out.  A thoughtful approach to providing the basics for a better appreciation of minerals, mineral identification and collection of minerals. Capt. John Sinkankas has an artful approach to conveying what a collector needs to know to build an important collection of minerals. Another superb example of a generalist making the world of the specialist accessible!  His text covers everything from how to make a jolly balance to measure specific gravity to which minerals are fluorescent.  Each described mineral has a wealth of useful information about characteristics, localities, and peculiarities.
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Gemstones of North America 
(Hard Cover)
Since publication of Volume II in 1976, the tempo for the search for gemstones in North America has greatly increased with demand and advanced technology. In this definitive and final volume, Sinkankas shares his continuing research, and updates the development of the older, well- establish gem deposits. New discoveries and key persons in mining are introduced along with a wealth of historical and technical detail. 

There's exciting new information about: Montana sapphires; red beryl from Utah; pink and green tourmaline from California and Maine; strongly-banded agates from the Midwest; pearls; insect-bearing amber; new diamond finds, and the prospect of commercial production of diamonds in North America--and much more! 

Enhanced by maps of localities; book and periodical references; full-color photos by world-class gem photographers, Erica and Harold Van Pelt, this authoritative treatment of North American gemstone exploration is a necessary reference tool for anyone involved in the fascinating world of gems.
 



 
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Emerald and Other Beryls 
(Out of print)
Everything you could want to know about beryls - from emerals to aquamarines to heliodors and more!  This text covers the cultural and natural history, structure and composition, lapidary and syntheses, world occurrences including gems, collector's specimens, and the element beryllium.



 
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Gemstone and Mineral Data Book 
(Out of print)
I have a personal copy of this book which I have used countless times to determine what the best "soup concoction" was for cleaning various minerals.  It has countless tables covering everything from refractive indices of minerals to english and metric conversion.  All of the common minerals and many rare species are covered adequately on the best way to clean specimens and what to avoid - A must have reference!!!!



 
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Prospecting for Gemstones and Minerals 
(Out of print)
Probably the best general description written for the layperson about how, where, and why gem and mineral deposits form. Invaluable information for the field collector and an excellent general introduction to the geology of mineral deposits.



 
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Field Collecting Gemstones and Minerals 
(Soft cover)
Probably the best general description written for the layperson about how, where, and why gem and mineral deposits form. Invaluable information for the field collector and an excellent general introduction to the geology of mineral deposits.









                     
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