A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395910962

Category: Nature

Page: 396

View: 9998

Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure

Rocks and Minerals of Washington and Oregon

A Field Guide to the Evergreen and Beaver States

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591932932

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 7731

Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals of the Pacific Northwest! The book features comprehensive entries for rocks and minerals found in Washington and Oregon, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Frederick H. Pough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395935439

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 8147

Shows and identifies more than a hundred of the most common rocks and minerals, explains how rocks and crystals are formed, and looks at rock formations

A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone and Mineral Sites of British Columbia: Sites within a day's drive of Vancouver

Author: Richard Dennis Hudson

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781550173536

Category: Nature

Page: 8

View: 8686

Updated and expanded, "A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia" is a valuable resource for both the armchair geologist and the active rockhound, providing a rich deposit of information that will turn any trip into a prospecting bonanza.

Rocks and Minerals

A Guide to Field Identification

Author: Charles A. Sorrell

Publisher: Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466864834

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 5890

This eBook is best viewed on a color device. Covering rocks and minerals form around the world—from brilliant Brazilian Aquamarine to Wulfenite from Arizona's Red Cloud Mine—this unique guide was created by Charles A. Sorrell for the serious mineral enthusiast or rock collector. Rocks and Minerals fills the gap between academic texts and popular books by providing a magnificent rock and mineral catalog in glowing color, plus tips on where they are found. · Hundreds of illustrations of rocks and minerals · Molecular structure and idealized crystals also pictured · Classification follows the system preferred by experts · Includes hardness, crystallization, chemical properties, and superb background information Using clear text and detailed illustrations, Golden Field Guides from St. Martin's Press present accurate information in a handy format for the beginner to the expert. These guides focus on what your students are really going to see. They are easy to use: detailed, full-color illustrations, text, and maps are all in one place. They are easy to understand: accurate, accessible information is simplified without being misrepresented. They are authoritative, containing up-to-date information written experts and checked by specialists. And they are portable: handy and lightweight, designed to fit in a pocket and be carried anywhere.

Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils

Author: A. Bishop,A. Woolley,W. Hamilton,Natural History Museum (London, England)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778817

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 2520

Whether hiking along a mountain trail, setting up camp in the field, or working in a garden, this is the definitive resource for anyone interested in identifying the rocks, minerals, or fossils they come across. Easily portable and with nearly 250 illustrations, with 145 in full-color, Cambridge Guide to Minerals, Rocks and Fossils is an indispensable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike. For each mineral, the authors explain and list the physical and optical properties, from crystal systems, hardness and fracture to color, transparency, and luster. They also discuss the occurrence of each mineral, as well as handy tips on their distinguishing features. For each type of rock, the Guide lists the color, color index, grain size, texture, structure, mineralogy, and field relations. In addition, for each fossil, the authors provide their corresponding type, age, and geographical distributions, along with detailed descriptions of their sizes and shapes. The clear, informative illustrations help elucidate technical concepts that often befuddle amateur collectors.

New York Rocks & Minerals

A Field Guide to the Empire State

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591936322

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 2487

Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Empire State! New York Rocks & Minerals, by Dan R. Lynch and Bob Lynch, features comprehensive entries for 105 different types of common rocks and rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification--no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative. This handy field guide features: Incredible, sharp, full-color pictures Photos and facts for 105 rocks and minerals Fascinating information about everything from garnets and "Herkimer diamonds" to fossils and labradorite Easy-to-use format

New Mexico Rocks & Minerals

A Field Guide to the Land of Enchantment

Author: Dan R. Lynch,Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)

ISBN: 9781591934455

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 8692

Get the perfect guide to rocks and minerals in the Land of Enchantment! The book features comprehensive entries for 127 New Mexico rocks and minerals, from common rocks to rare finds. The easy-to-use format means you'll quickly find what you need to know and where to look, while the authors' photographs depict the detail needed for identification - no need to guess from line drawings. With this field guide in hand, identifying and collecting can be fun and informative.

The Field Guide to New Zealand Geology

An Introduction to Rocks, Minerals and Fossils

Author: Jocelyn Thornton

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780143202592

Category: Geology

Page: 276

View: 9740

This is the first field guide written for the general public and beginners in geology in New Zealand. Now fully revised and updated, it shows travellers in New Zealand something of the tremendous variety of our rocks, minerals and fossils and describes what to look for in many areas where rock formations are prominent. It covers the history of New Zealand from its beginnings on the sea floor some 600 million years ago to its present patchwork landscape of volcano, range and plain. This land was formed from many different layers of rock - volcanic flows, forest debris, ocean mud. All these have special characteristics, which are explained and illustrated to enable readers to find the layers and understand their origins and what they can tell us about the landscapes of the past. The crystals that grew in the rocks and the remains of living creatures that were preserved are also illustrated and described. Written in simplified terms, it includes an introductory chapter on general geology, A geological time chart and quick reference maps of the North Island and the South Island for travellers.

A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstones and Minerals Sits of British Columbia

Vancouver Island

Author: Rick Hudson

Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781550174557

Category: Nature

Page: 214

View: 5361

Vancouver Island is an excellent place to hunt for unusual minerals, gems, semi-precious stones, fossils and gold. With its unique geological environment it is one of the finest locations for rockhounding in Western Canada. Featuring detailed maps ranging from Victoria through the Chemainus Valley and up to Port Hardy, A Field Guide to Gold, Gemstone & Mineral Sites of British Columbia, Vol. 1 covers more than 100 sites on Vancouver Island and adjacent islands.