Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336195

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 3840

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.

The World of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart L. Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764325441

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 797

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.

Ultraviolet light and fluorescent minerals

understanding, collecting, and displaying fluorescent minerals

Author: Thomas S. Warren

Publisher: Gem Guides Book Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 7904

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.

The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Manuel A. Robbins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475747926

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 3022

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.

Fluorescence

Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light

Author: Manuel Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 1178

The complete source for understanding and locating fluorescent minerals. Documents all major locations in the U.S. and throughout the world. One of very few publications on this subject. Includes experiments for home and school use.

The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Manuel A. Robbins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475747926

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 9160

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.

Introduction to Radioactive Minerals

Author: R. J. Lauf

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764329128

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 3105

Collectors have long admired uranium and thorium minerals for their brilliant colors, intense ultraviolet fluorescence, and rich variety of habits and associates. Radioactive minerals are also critically important as our source of nuclear energy. Understanding them is crucial to the safe disposal of radioactive waste. This book provides a systematic overview of the mineralogy of uranium and thorium, generously illustrated with nearly 200 color photos and electron micrographs of representative specimens. Includes an historical discussion of the discovery of radioactive elements and the development of uranium and thorium ore deposits, a discussion of the geochemical conditions that produce significant deposits, and a description of important localities, their geological setting and history. Major occurrences of interest to mineral collectors are arranged geographically. The minerals are arranged systematically, to emphasize how they fit into chemical groups, and for each group a few minerals are selected to illustrate their formation and general characteristics. With the resurgence of interest in nuclear power, this book is an invaluable guide for mineral collectors as well as nuclear scientists and engineers interested in radioactive deposits.

Pocket Genius: Sharks

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465452311

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 1039

From the great white to the tiny dwarf lantern, DK's Pocket Genius: Sharks profiles more than 150 sharks and rays and tells what they eat, where they live, and how fast they swim. Young readers will discover fascinating facts about these predators of the ocean including which species are the fastest, the largest, the smallest, and which are the hunters and the hunted. Catalog entries packed with facts provide at-a-glance information, while locator icons offer immediately recognizable references to aid navigation and understanding, and fact files round off the book with fun facts such as record breakers and timelines. Each mini-encyclopedia is filled with facts on subjects ranging from animals to history, cars to dogs, and Earth to space and combines a child-friendly layout with engaging photography and bite-size chunks of text that will encourage and inform even the most reluctant readers.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 9448

What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.

The Uranium and Fluorescent Minerals

A Handbook for the Collector of Fluorescent Gems and Minerals, a Guide for the Prospector for Uranium Minerals

Author: Henry Carl Dake

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Uranium ores

Page: 79

View: 1042

Manual of Mineralogy

Author: James Dwight Dana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mineralogy

Page: 432

View: 5936

Rocks and Minerals

Find Adventure! - Go Outside! - Have Fun! - Be a Rock Hound!

Author: Nancy Honovich

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426323018

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 564

"Find adventure! Go outside! Have fun! Be a rock hound!"--Cover.

Minerals of Arizona

A Field Guide for Collectors

Author: Neil R. Bearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780945005339

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 1829

The complete guide for both novice rockhounds and experienced rock and mineral collectors with new and exciting collecting sites that exist and are easily accessible. Includes topographical maps, full-color photos, and site difficulty scales.

Collector's Guide to Quartz and Other Silica Minerals

Author: R. J. Lauf

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764341618

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 95

View: 9031

Quartz is prized by both mineral collectors and lapidary artists. Over 130 vivid photographs of these beautiful minerals are presented to show each mineral in its geological context. Superb examples are found in diverse geological settings from pegmatites to Alpine clefts and hydrothermal veins. The silica minerals are chemically simple, yet structurally complicated. Several high temperature and high pressure polymorphs are known. In addition to the polymorphs of silica, this book treats related minerals, including: lechatelierite, opal, and two natural clathrates, chibaite and melanophlogite. After a brief introduction, the general treatment explains the chemistry and taxonomy of the group. A section on their formation and geochemistry describes the kinds of environments where these minerals are formed. Then, entries for each mineral provide locality information and full-color photos so that collectors can see what good specimens look like and which minerals one might expect to find in association with them. An extensive bibliography is also provided.

Iowa's Minerals

Their Occurrence, Origins, Industries, and Lore

Author: Paul Garvin

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609380144

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8113

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751344004

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 8104

From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth s buried treasures. Specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral, and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.

Halloween in America

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336188

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 208

View: 5171

Next to Christmas, more money is spent on Halloween decorations and novelties than on any other holiday. This wonderful book has been credited with inspiring the Halloween collecting craze, giving its devotees a chance to celebrate the holiday all year round! In addition to color photography and a brand new price guide, there are also many fascinating insights into Halloween. Most people are familiar with the symbolsghosts, Jack-O'-Lanterns, witches, bats, skeletons, and black catsbut few know about Halloween's past. Why does it exist? What is the origin of trick-or-treating? Why does it fall on October 31st? Through these pages you will experience Halloween celebrations of the past and take a look at Halloween today. For collectors, this is one of the largest collections of Halloween memorabilia.

Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493032364

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 4188

This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings, and how to set up a lab or gem shop. Before you know it, you’ll be driving the open roads and traveling home with dusty pockets full of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils—and maybe even gold. Features: * geology basics * popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold * tools of the trade for every level of collector * rules and regulations * polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures