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: 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.
Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
It’s the classic work: revised and updated! Identify over 500 of the most collectible minerals quickly and easily with this fully photographed field guide. And this new reissue makes identification easier, with new cleavability ratings for each entry alongside the handy classifications based on streak color, Mohs’ hardness, and specific gravity. A complete introductory discussion of mineral forms and properties explains the essential criteria for recognition, and each of the hundreds of minerals (from Ankerite to Zinwaldite) is accompanied by information on its fracture, luster, chemical formula, aggregates, distinguishing characteristics, and localities.
Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light
Author: Manuel Robbins
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.
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: Bathroom Readers' Hysterical Society
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Experience New Jersey as you never have before, in this historical, hysterical guide to the Garden State. Uncle John's Bathroom Reader is plunging into another superb state. This time around, it's New Jersey, the great Garden State, long proud of its traditions, its history, and its accent. From Jersey tomatoes and blueberries, the Tigers of Princeton and the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers, the songs of the Boss and the Chairman of the Board, the Garden State has long provided a treasure trove of exceptional sons and daughters, legends and folklore, amazing facts and figures—not to mention a wealth of jokes. Whether going "down the shore," getting lost in the Pine Barrens, dining on great cuisine in Newark's Ironbound district, or just driving down the Turnpike, traveling around New Jersey captures the imagination. Interesting and entertaining articles cover tons of little-known facts like: * Known as the "Pathway of the Revolution," New Jersey was the site of over 100 battles during the War for Independence. * Mud from a secret South Jersey riverbank rubs the sheen off of every new baseball used in the Major League. * A gas station in Englewood sports a plaque saying "It All Started Right Here." What started there? Frank Sinatra's career. The station now sits on the site of the Rustic Cabin where he worked as a singing waiter. * The Jersey Devil's stomping grounds have been the Pine Barrens for over 300 years now. In Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into New Jersey, locals can get the insight they crave while visitors can get the scoop on the offbeat, the mysterious, the delicious, the artistic, and the real New Jersey.
Publisher: Family Publications
Camp Directors' Trip Guide is the only guide that helps camp directors, counselors and recreational center directors plan day, overnight and travel trips for campers.
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.
Seeking Clues to the Earth's Past
Author: Jon Erickson,Donald Robert Coates,Erickson, Helen Phoebe
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
"An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals" introduces the fascinating science of geology and how it reveals the history of the Earth as told by its rocks. The revised edition features: - A systematic treatment of Earth history