Author: Stuart Schneider
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Revised and Expanded 2nd Edition. Seeing fluorescent minerals up close for the first time is an exciting experience. The colors are so pure and the glow is so seemingly unnatural, that it is hard to believe they are natural rocks. Hundreds of glowing minerals are shown, including Aragonite, Celestine, Feldspar, Microcline, Picropharmacolite, Quartz, Spinel, Smithsonite, plus many more. But dont let the hard-to-pronounce names keep you away. Over 870 beautiful color photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under UV light and in daylight, making this an invaluable field guide.Here are minerals from the United States, including mines in New Jersey, New York, Arizona, and California, as well as beautiful and unusual minerals from Canada, Mexico, Greenland, Italy, Sweden, and other places. Included are values, a comprehensive resources section, plus helpful advice on caring for, collecting, and displaying minerals. The field of collecting fluorescent minerals is relatively new and this is one of the most complete references available.
Author: Manuel A. Robbins
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Over the last several decades, the number of people who are actively involved in the hobby or science of mineral collecting has grown at an increasing pace. In response to the growing demand for informa tion which this large and active group has created, a number of books have been published dealing with mineralogy. As a result, the reader now has a choice among mineral locality guides, field handbooks, photo collections, or books dedicated to the systematic description of minerals. However, as interest in mineralogy has grown, as collectors have become increasingly knowledgeable and aware of mineralogy in its many facets, the need for more specialized information has also grown. Nowhere is this need greater than in the subject of the fluorescence of minerals. The number of collectors who now main tain a fluorescent collection is substantial, interest is constantly increasing, and manufacturers have recently responded by the intro duction of new ultraviolet equipment with major improvements in utility and performance. Yet when the collector searches for any information on this subject, little will be found. He or she will seek in vain for the answers to questions which present themselves as in terest in fluorescent minerals grows and matures. Which minerals fluoresce? Where are fluorescent minerals found? What makes a mineral fluoresce? Why does ultraviolet light produce fluorescence? What is an activator, and how does it contribute to fluorescence? On these matters, the available mineralogy books are largely silent.
understanding, collecting, and displaying fluorescent minerals
Author: Thomas S. Warren
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co
This book provides information on the nature of ultraviolet light, how it causes fluorescence, and mineral fluorescence as a hobby. Also included are discussions of major fluorescent minerals and mineral groups and techniques for collecting them.
Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses
Author: Patti Polk
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
A rockhound's must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time and features: An easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone 800+ beautiful color photographs Values and tips for locating, buying and collecting Both lapidary and mineral display materials Decades of rock-collecting know-how of the author Foreword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer.
Author: Frederick H. Pough
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Describes hundreds of minerals and lists their geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, and crystalline structure
A Handbook for the Collector of Fluorescent Gems and Minerals, a Guide for the Prospector for Uranium Minerals
Author: Henry Carl Dake
Category: Uranium ores
Author: William B. Sanborn
Author: William B. Sanborn
Author: Lanny R. Ream
Publisher: Gem Guides Book Company
Author: Robert William Jones
Category: Fluorescent minerals
The Online Guide to the Best Outdoor Family Sites
Author: Jack Sanders
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
Featuring over 2,000 great Web sites and newsgroups for outdoor family activities, this quick reference offers a treasure chest of information and tips for the active family. 200 illustrations.
Author: Stuart L. Schneider
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
The rich and diverse world of fluorescent minerals is explored in this sweeping survey. Breathtakingly pure colors, with their ethereal glow, immediately capture your attention. Did you know that color television is a result of the study of fluorescing minerals? Fresh finds of fluorescent minerals are showing up regularly around the globe, and their collection is an entertaining and popular pasttime. To help the collector, over 825 photos display the minerals both as they might be found in daylight and in under the effects of ultraviolet light. Written for the collector and the merely curious, this pictorial reference will enrich your collecting experience with its informative text. It is an essential source for enjoying and identifying fluorescent minerals.
Author: Linus Pauling
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Revised third edition of classic first-year text by Nobel laureate. Atomic and molecular structure, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics correlated with descriptive chemistry. Problems.
Author: Otto C. Lightner,Pearl Ann Reeder
Category: Collectors and collecting