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

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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.

National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks and Minerals

Author: Charles W. Chesterman

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780394757940

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 5812

Shows and describes gneiss, marble, slate, sandstone, shale, limestone, granite, basalt, talc, and gypsum, and discusses crystal structure and identification tests


A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Rocks, Minerals, Gemstones and Fossils

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 9781583550755

Category: Science

Page: 1

View: 6589

Geology is the perfect guide for any nature enthusiast. It will help you learn geological processes, the differences between rocks, minerals and gemstones, the most common types of North American rocks and minerals and the best rockhounding locations. The guide also reviews the most common North American fossils and the tools an amateur geologist should take into the field in order to positively identify different types of rocks and minerals. This handy guide is a great source of portable information and ideal for field use by novices and experts alike.

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest

Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493011480

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2042

Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Southwest. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.

Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket

Author: Paul Garvin,Anthony Plaut

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 1609381017

Category: Nature

Page: 16

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From the spiky teeth of a geode containing sparkling quartz crystals, the rich browns and golds of smoky quartz and goethite needles on calcite, and the coral-like branches of plumose barite to the abstract reds and whites of polished agate cabochons, world-class mineral crystals are harvested from the rocks of the Hawkeye State. Collecting these high-quality crystals requires access to active mines, pits, and quarries, and individual collectors are rarely allowed entrance to these facilities. With information about each specimen’s type, source, size, and current location, Paul Garvin and Anthony Plaut’s Iowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocket provides access to the glittering, gleaming world of Iowa crystals. Most, if not all, of Iowa’s gems and minerals are products of crystallization in underground cavities that filled with water containing dissolved chemicals. The famed Iowa geodes (Iowa’s state rock) are products of a complex process of replacement and cavity-filling in the Warsaw Shale. Armored by a rind of tough chalcedonic quartz, these spheroidal masses, which range up to more than a meter across, weather out of the host rock and accumulate along streams in the southeastern part of the state. During the Pleistocene Epoch, large masses of glacial ice rafted the ultra-fine-grained variety of quartz called Lake Superior agates, which had previously weathered out of their host rocks, southward into Iowa. They can be found in the gravels that have accumulated along major streams in the eastern half of the state. Iowa’s long record of mining lead, coal, gypsum, and limestone contains a rich history; the forty-seven mineral specimens inIowa Gems and Minerals in Your Pocketmake up a fascinating illustrated guide to that history. Carefully lit and photographed to reveal both maximum detail and maximum beauty, each specimen becomes a work of art.

Letts Pocket Guide to Rocks & Minerals

Author: Eva Fejer,Steve Frampton,Cecilia Fitzsimons

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781852381172

Category: Mineralogy

Page: 124

View: 8050

The Pocket Reference Guide Rocks & Minerals is an ideal compact identification guide to the rocks, minerals and crystals found in the country, on hillsides, in national parks, on old mine tips, in back gardens and in the stone buildings of Europe. An easy-to-follow system of colour-coded bands and symbols designating type of rock and hardness of mineral leads rapidly and easily to the correct section of the book. Detailed full-colour illustrations and a concise, informative text that includes details of the principal European locations allow you to identify accurately the most common rocks and minerals of Europe.

Dear Teacher

1001 Teachable Moments for K-3 Classrooms

Author: Martha Brady

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580256

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 3709

The key to authentic learning is capitalizing on teachable momentseither created by the students and/or your current surroundingsin the classroom. Learn to look for and create, rather than wait for, these tremendous learning opportunities as you teach your curriculum with Bradys outstanding resource.