The Collector’s Book of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Manuel A. Robbins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475747926

Category: Science

Page: 289

View: 7614

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.

The World of Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart L. Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764325441

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 192

View: 9854

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.

Collecting Fluorescent Minerals

Author: Stuart Schneider

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764320910

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 191

View: 9397

Seeing fluorescent minerals up close for the first time is an exciting experience. The colours 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 don't let the hard-to-pronounce names keep you away. Over 800 beautiful colour photographs illustrate how fluorescent minerals look under the 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.

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: 1763

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.

Fluorescence

Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light

Author: Manuel Robbins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 374

View: 2558

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 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: 9826

Introduction to Radioactive Minerals

Author: R. J. Lauf

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764329128

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 406

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: Bugs

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465452222

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6630

Whether it's the industrious ant, the breathtaking Monarch butterfly, or the multi-legged centipede, children will discover the fastest, strongest, and most harmful species in DK's Pocket Genius: Bugs. Profiling more than 200 insects and bugs, from beetles and butterflies to spiders and scorpions, find out what bugs eat, which are poisonous, which live the longest, and which can be found in your own backyard. Plus, learn about the products we get from bugs, such as honey, ink, silk, and jewelry, and how bugs and insects play important roles in our world. 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.

Gemstones of the World

Author: Walter Schumann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402768293

Category: Nature

Page: 319

View: 6432

Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

The Rock and Gem Book

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465455329

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 7008

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.

Halloween

Costumes and Other Treats

Author: Stuart Schneider,Bruce Zalkin

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764314100

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 160

View: 1649

This book chronicles the history of Halloween in the 20th century through the evolution of related costumes, Jack Olanterns, decorations, candy containers and other treats. The costumes reflect fads, television, space exploration, movies, comics, and personalities that shaped popular culture of the past hundred years. Current values are assessed for each item.

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Author: Kennie Lyman

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 9780671604301

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 5841

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

Mineralogy of Uranium and Thorium

Author: Robert Lauf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780764351136

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 7690

For students of geology, this book offers a systematic overview of uranium and thorium minerals, which are known for their intense ultraviolet fluorescence and are critically important as our source of nuclear energy. Learn about the geochemical conditions that produce significant ore deposits and view more than 600 maps, structure diagrams, color photos, and electron micrographs. A web link allows readers to view the more than 130 crystal structures in three dimensions for a richer appreciation of their details. The minerals are arranged to emphasize how they fit into chemical groups, and a thorough description is provided for each mineral. Major occurrences of interest to mineral collectors are arrangedgeographically, with maps showing the important deposits inuranium-producing countries. With the resurgence of interest in nuclear power, this book will be invaluable to mineral collectors and exploration geologists as well as to nuclear scientists and engineers interested in radioactive deposits.

Minerals

Their Constitution and Origin

Author: Hans-Rudolf Wenk,Andrei Bulakh

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107393906

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 3373

Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin is an introduction to mineralogy for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geology and materials science. It has been designed for a one-semester course and covers all aspects of mineralogy in an up-to-date and integrated style. The book is divided into five parts that discuss structure and bonding within minerals; mineral physics and optical properties; modes of mineral formation and thermodynamics; mineral groups within the context of mineral-forming environments; and the application of mineralogy for the exploitation of metal deposits, gems, and cement. Identification of minerals in hand specimen and under the microscope are also covered. Throughout the text emphasis is placed on linking mineral properties with broader geological processes, and on conveying their economic value. Containing beautiful colour photographs, handy reference tables and a glossary of terms, this textbook will be an indispensable guide for the next generation of mineralogy students.

Minerals of Arizona

A Field Guide for Collectors

Author: Neil R. Bearce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780945005339

Category: Science

Page: 187

View: 2947

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.

A Collector's Guide to Granite Pegmatites

Author: Vandall T. King

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764335785

Category: Science

Page: 94

View: 7947

Granite pegmatite crystals have long been admired by gem and mineral collectors as a source of fine specimens and gem materials. Pegmatites can host important deposits of ore minerals and industrial commodities, such as feldspar and mica. Their physical and chemical complexity presents daunting challenges to researchers who seek to better understand their nature and origins. With 209 stunning color photos and clear, authoritative text, this book provides a thorough discussion. Chapters cover pegmatite forms and distributions, interior structures, crystal, mineral, and gem pockets, and references for further study. Examples are from North America as well as worldwide.

Lunar Sourcebook

A User's Guide to the Moon

Author: Grant Heiken,David Vaniman,Bevan M. French

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521334440

Category: Science

Page: 736

View: 3147

The only work to date to collect data gathered during the American and Soviet missions in an accessible and complete reference of current scientific and technical information about the Moon.

Manual of Mineralogy

Author: James Dwight Dana

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mineralogy

Page: 432

View: 7471

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: 9399

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