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Gem Hunter's Guide

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Description for GEM HUNTER'S GUIDE by Russell P MacFall:

This basic book on gem collecting lists more than fifteen hundred localities in North America where gems can be found. Gem collecting offers many rewards, among them the excitement of the search and the thrill of discovery. GEM HUNTER'S GUIDE provides comprehensive information designed to lead the amateur collector to the plentiful precious and semiprecious stones found in every section of the continent.

A precise location guide, organized state-by-state, describes digging sites under the names of the nearest towns and counties. One hundred maps guide the reader to the locations where particular gems can be found. Directions provided with the maps contain such specific details as farm roads, mountain paths, steam beds, and other easily identifiable landmarks.

GEM HUNTER'S GUIDE gives a precise explanation of how to recognize the rock formations in which gems occur, tabular and linear information enables the collector to test samples in the field for color, hardness, crystal formation, transparency, and other distinguishing characteristics. Also listed are names of state mining and geological bureaus, museums with minerals on display, famous collections, and universities equipped to help the gem hunter. A complete bibliography and glossary are provided for anyone wishing to supplement their general knowledge in the field.

GEM HUNTER'S GUIDE is a complete amateur collector's manual to the precious and semiprecious gems of North Amerca.


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Condition: Used - Good, Dust jacket is showing slight wear on the edges. Inside is like new. Dirty and or spotted on edges.
ISBN: 0517682400
Shipping Weight: 1lbs
Published: 1989


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