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Minerals of the World

Field / Identification GuideGeology GuideOut of Print

By: Walter Schumann

232 pages, Col photos

Guild of Master Craftsmen Publications

Hardback | Oct 2008 | Edition: 2 | #176478 | ISBN-13: 9781402753398
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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 colour, 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.

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