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Title:
Collecting rocks, gems & minerals : identification, values, lapidary uses
Author:
Polk, Patti.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, Inc., [2010]

©2010
Physical Description:
271 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
Appealing to everyday "rockhounds" and world-class mineral collectors alike, this title is the first guide on the market to include values and lapidary (cutting and polishing rocks and gemstones for jewelry). Unlike the dry and clinical books often found on the subject, author Patti Polk explains with concise, easy-to-understand descriptions with interesting supplementary information (granite is typically used for gravestones and garnet for sandpaper). In addition, the book is organized by visual characteristics in a user-friendly format.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781440204159
Format :
Book