Minerals of Arizona

A Field Guide for Collectors

Author: Neil R. Bearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780945005339

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 8294

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.

Arizona Rocks & Minerals

A Field Guide to the Grand Canyon State

Author: Bob Lynch

Publisher: Adventure Publications

ISBN: 1591932378

Category: Nature

Page: 252

View: 5814

A guide to the rocks and minerals that can be found in Arizona.

Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona

Author: Lilia Menconi

Publisher: Moon Travel

ISBN: 1631213415

Category: Travel

Page: 250

View: 6103

See the City with a Local Local writer and avid hiker Lilia Menconi shares her expert perspective on the Valley of the Sun, guiding you on a memorable and unique experience. Whether you're admiring Phoenix's sandstone peaks, the red rocks of Sedona, or relaxing in Scottsdale, Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona has activities for every traveler. With itineraries like “Southwestern Culture and Heritage” and “La Buena Vida: Desert Chic,” expertly crafted maps, gorgeous photos, and Lilia's trustworthy advice, Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona provides the tools for planning your perfect trip! Moon Phoenix, Scottsdale & Sedona covers can't-miss sights and the best destinations including: Phoenix and vicinity Apache Trail and Superstition Mountains Scottsdale and vicinity Sedona and Red Rock Country Jerome and the Verde Valley

Gem trails of Arizona

a field guide for collectors

Author: Bessie W. Simpson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 88

View: 350

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764336195

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 5341

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.

Rockhounding Nevada

A Guide to the State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: William A. Kappele

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762777001

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 5523

A complete guide and source-book brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals.

The World of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart L. Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764325441

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 1763

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.

Rockhounding Idaho

A Guide to 99 of the State’s Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762763310

Category: Nature

Page: 264

View: 1712

A complete guide to Idaho's best sites for collecting rocks, minerals, gems, crystals, fossils, and gold.

Rock and Gem

Author: Ronald Bonewitz,Ra Bonewitz

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9780751344004

Category: Fossils

Page: 360

View: 6812

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.

Gem Trails of Nevada

Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781889786155

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 1946

Revised and expanded second editon of this popular rock, mineral and fossil collecting book for NV. Mdaps, photos and detailed text describe where to go and what to look for at over 75 of the best collecting sites throughout the state. Also includes a new glossary, mineral index, and a color insert of specimens.

Mineralogy of Arizona

Author: John Williams Anthony

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816515554

Category: Science

Page: 508

View: 8924

Long awaited by professional geologists and amateur rockhounds alike, the new Mineralogy of Arizona is a completely revised and greatly expanded edition of a book first published in 1977 and updated in 1982.

Rockhounding Arizona

A Guide To 75 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Gerry Blair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 146174587X

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 8251

Updated and revised to reflect the latest information on this alluring state of extremes, Rockhounding Arizona includes more than seventy of Arizona's best rockhounding sites and their emblematic activities, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. Rockhounding Arizona covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known areas. It describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy reference also includes maps, and directions to each site as well as to museums, rock shops, and major tracts of public land. For the beginner, it offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.

Midwest Gem Trails

A Field Guide for the Gem Hunter, the Mineral Collector, and the Tourist

Author: June Culp Zeitner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Precious stones

Page: 80

View: 3383

Environmental Microbiology

Author: Ian L. Pepper,Charles P. Gerba,Terry J. Gentry

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0123948177

Category: Science

Page: 728

View: 2959

Designed for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and environmental professionals, this book builds upon the tremendous success of the previous editions with a comprehensive and up-to-date discussion of environmental microbiology as a discipline that has greatly expanded in scope and interest over the past several decades. From terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems to urban and indoor environments, this edition relates environmental microbiology to a variety of life science, ecology, and environmental science topics including biogeochemical cycling, bioremediation, environmental transmission of pathogens, microbial risk assessment, and drinking water treatment and reuse. The final chapter highlights several emerging issues including microbial remediation of marine oil spills, microbial contributions to global warming, impact of climate change on microbial infectious disease, and the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. New chapters on: Microbial Diversity and Interactions in Natural Ecosystems (previous chapter on bacterial diversity expanded to include microbial ecology and interactions) Bioinformation and ‘Omic’ Approaches for Characterization of Environmental Microorganisms Microbial Source Tracking Land Application of Organic Residuals: Municipal Biosolids and Animal Manures Recycled Water Treatment and Reuse Global Emerging Microbial Issues in the Anthropocene Era Updates to Other Chapters: Cultural Methods: new cutting-edge approaches for isolating difficult-to-culture microorganisms Nucleic Acid-Based Methods: new text and graphics for a variety of methods including microarrays, quantitative PCR, and metagenomics Aquatic Environments: completely revised chapter Microorganisms and Metal Pollutants: new material on metal speciation and bioremediation Microorganisms and Organic Pollutants: updated discussion on anaerobic degradation of halogenated compounds and bioaugmentation-based remediation of contaminated groundwater Microbial Communication: new sections on bacterial communication with eukaryotic hosts New graphics, case studies, and information boxes throughout More Features: Introductory chapters provide foundational background in microbiology, microbial environments, and methodologies Presents state-of-the-art research results with key, recent references to document information Emphasizes critical information using "Information Boxes" throughout Includes real-world case studies to illustrate concepts, along with frequent use of graphics, cartoons and photographs Offers questions at the end of each chapter designed to test key concepts Lecture slides available for instructors online

Rockhounding Arizona

A Guide To 75 Of The State's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Gerry Blair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 146174587X

Category: Nature

Page: 232

View: 5887

Updated and revised to reflect the latest information on this alluring state of extremes, Rockhounding Arizona includes more than seventy of Arizona's best rockhounding sites and their emblematic activities, from jasper hunting in the historic mining district near Bagdad to searching for gold in the Superstition Mountains and digging for turquoise at the foot of the Hieroglyphic Range. Rockhounding Arizona covers popular and commercial sites as well as little-known areas. It describes where to view mineral specimens and prehistoric artifacts at Grand Canyon and Petrified Forest national parks, as well as on tribal lands. Brimming with advice on collecting and preparing gems and minerals, this handy reference also includes maps, and directions to each site as well as to museums, rock shops, and major tracts of public land. For the beginner, it offers a complete introduction to this many-faceted hobby. For the expert, it is an outstanding guide and sourcebook.

Field Collecting Gemstones and Minerals

Author: John Sinkankas

Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media

ISBN: 9781635610642

Category: Nature

Page: 418

View: 7074

Featuring step-by-step instructions and clear illustrations, Field Collecting Gemstones and Minerals is an essential for anyone interested in field collecting. This guide covers how to extract, trim, preserve, store and exhibit specimens, as well as the geology of mineral formation, making it a must-have for every hobbyist.