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Anthony, J. W., Williams, S. A., and Bideaux, R. A. / MINERALOGY OF ARIZONA, Revised Edition, Tucson, 263 pages, cl, - 3 -, $ 40 [book is divided into 4 sections, gives the Arizona Mining Districts, and has the 1982 supplement, numerous illustrations, most in color]

Anthony, J. W., Williams, S. A., and Bideaux, R. A. / MINERALOGY OF ARIZONA, Tucson, 1977, pb, 255 pages, - 3 -, $ 25

Ball, S. H. / ROMAN BOOK ON PRECIOUS STONES, Los Angeles, 1950, cl, 338 pages, - 3 -, $ 55


Bell, P. and Wright, D. / ROCKS AND MINERALS, MacMillan Field Guide, New York, 1987, pb, 192 pages, - 2 -, $ 10

British Museum of Natural History / GEMSTONES, Sterling Publishing Co., New York, 1988, pb, 59 pages, $10

Cannon, B. / MINERALS OF WASHINGTON, Mercer Island, 1975, pb, 184 pages, - 3 -, $ 18

Chalmers, R. O. / AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS, AND GEMSTONES, New York, 1968, cl, 398 pages, - 3 - or - 5 -, $ 55


Chemical Publishing Company / CHAMBERS’S MINERALOGICAL DICTIONARY, New York, 1964, 47 pages, 40 hand-drawn plates in colour, - 3 -, $ 49

Cook, D. C. and Kirk, W. L. / MINERALS AND GEMSTONES, 300 OF THE EARTH’S NATURAL TREASURES, London, 2016, pb, 320 pages, - 1 -, $ 20 [I regard this book one of the best small mineral books to come along in many years - the color illustrations are very good]

Deer, W, A., Howie, R. A., and Zussman, J. / ROCK FORMING MINERALS, Volume 1, Ortho- and Ring Silicates, London, 1972, cl, 333 pages, - 2 -, $ 25


Deer, W. A., Howie, R. A., and Zussman, J. / ROCK FORMING MINERALS, Volume 2, Chain Silicates, London, 1974 or 1963, cl, 379 pages, - 2 - or - 3 -, $  25

Deer, W. A., Howie, R. A., and Zussman, J. / ROCK FORMING MINERALS, Volume 3, Sheet Silicates, London, 1976, cl, 270 pages, - 2 -, $ 25

Deer, W. A., Howie, R. A., and Zussman, J. / ROCK FORMING MINERALS, Volume 5, Non-Silicates, London, 1975, cl, 371 pages, - 2 -, $ 25

Deer, W. A., Howie, R. A., and Zussman, J. / AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ROCK-FORMING MINERALS, 3rd Edition, London, 2013, pb, 498 pages, - 1 -, $ 80, no discounts on this item

de Fourestier, J. / GLOSSARY OF MINERAL SYNONYMS, The Canadian Mineralogist Special Publication 2, Ottawa, 1999, cl, 434 pages, - 2 -, these are new books with a tiny abrasion or two to the front board or spine, contents mint, $ 40


De Michele, V. / THE WORLD OF MINERALS, London, 1972, cl, 128 pages, - 2 -, $ 38 [slight wear to dust cover]

De Michele, V. / THE WORLD OF MINERALS, London, 1972, cl, 128 pages, - 3 -, $ 25

Desautels, P. E. / THE MINERAL KINGDOM, with photographs by L. Boltin, New York, 1968, cl, 251 pages, - 2 -, $ 25 [An old classic mineral book complete with original plastic covered dust covers, found in original condition]

Dietrich, R. V. / STONES: THEIR COLLECTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND USES, San Francisco, 1980, cl, 145 pages, - 3 -, $ 20


Dietrich, R. V. / STONES: THEIR COLLECTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND USES, San Francisco, 1980, cl, 145 pages, - 5 -, $ 10

Dietrich, R. V. and Skinner, B. J. / GEMS, GRANITES, AND GRAVELS: Knowing and Using Rocks and Minerals, Cambridge, 1990, cl, 173 pages, - 1 -, $ 45

Downing, P. B. / OPAL ADVENTURES, Tallahassee, 1990, pb, 234 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Eyles, W. C. / THE BOOK OF OPALS, Rutland, 1964, cl, 224 pages plus index, - 3 -, - 2 -. $ 30

Galbraith, F. W. and Brennan, D. J. / MINERALS OF ARIZONA, 3rd Edition, Revised, Tucson, 1959, pb, 116 pages, - 3 -, $ 20 [Great color mineral photographs]

Guastoni, A. and Appiani, R. / MINERALS, A Firefly Guide, New York, pb, 256 pages, -2 -, $ 20


Jensen, D. E. / MINERALS OF NEW YORK STATE, Geneva, 1978, cl, 219 pages, numerous black and white illustrations, 32 color illustrations, line drawing of New York Counties (in pocket), - 1 -, $ 59

Jones, A. / ROCKS AND MINERALS OF THE WORLD, Collins Discovery Guide, London, 2016, pb, 243 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Kalokerinos, A. / AUSTRALIAN PRECIOUS OPAL, Melbourne, 1976, cl, 51 pages, - 2 -, $ 55


Korbel, P. and Novak, M. / MINERALS ENCYCLOPEDIA, Lisse, 1999, cl, 296 pages, - 1 -, $ 25

Kraft, J. L. / ADVENTURE IN JADE, New York, 1947, cl, 81 pages, - 3 -, slight wear to dust cover, ovg, $ 20

Medenbach, O. and Wilk, H. / THE MAGIC OF MINERALS, Berlin, 1977, cl, 204 pages, - 3 -, $ 175


Mineral Digest Ltd. / THE 4 ORIGINAL VOLUMES OF THE MINERAL DIGEST, JOURNAL OF MINERALOGY, New York, 1972, pb, - 3 -, $ 149
[Contents: Volume 1 - Mexico’s Mineral Classics, Minerals on postage stamps, Brazil and its minerals. Quartz, much more...; volume 2 - Microscopic petrology of Moon Rocks, Minerals of India, Minerals from Tsumeb, Fossils on postage stamps, more...; volume 3 - The Surbonne Museum in Paris, The Emerald, Variscite, Gold - Prelude to the 49er’s, Mineral masterpieces, Volcanoes on postage stamps, more...; Volume 4 - Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, Harvest of the Sea - Pearls and Jade, The Rainbow Mineral: Fluorite, Rhodochrosite (from the Andes), Malachite of the Congo, Tigereye, much more....]


Murdoch, J. and Webb, R. W. / MINERALS OF CALIFORNIA Bulletin 173, Sacramento, 1956, cl, 452 pages, includes paperback supplements 1 and 2, - 3 -, $ 65; another copy with supplement 2 only, - 3 -, $ 50; another copy, - 5 -, $ 30

Myatt, B. / AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND GEMSTONES, Sydney, 1972, cl, 511 pages, - 3 -, $ 65


Nabarro, F. R. N. / THEORY OF CRYSTAL DISLOCATIONS, New York, 1967, pb, 821 pages, - 2 -, $ 45



North, J. / DISPLAYS OF NATURE, HISTORY, MINERALS, AND CRYSTALS OF UTAH’S BINGHAM CANYON COPPER MINE, 2010, pb, 64 pages, - 1 -, $ 20


Northrop, S., A. / MINERALS OF NEW MEXICO, 2nd edition revised, Albuquerque, 1959, cl, 665 pages, plus folded map of New Mexico shouwing the Mining Districts of New Mexico, - 2 -, $ 65

Northrop, S. A. / MINERALS OF NEW MEXICO, 3rd edition revised, Albuquerque, 1996, cl, 346 pages, plus 10 pages of mineral district maps, - 1 -, $ 35 [Content is the actually more than above book; this book is formatted in double columns on each page]

Pearl, R. M. / COLORADO GEM TRAILS AND MINERAL GUIDE, A COMPLETE GUIDE WITH MAPS AND MILEAGE LOGS, 3rd Edition, Revised, Athens, 1972, pb, 222 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Pearl, R. M. / EXPLORING ROCKS, MINERALS, FOSSILS IN COLORADO, Revised Edition, Chicago, 1969, cl, 215 pages, - 3 -, $ 15; also another copy, new, - 1 -, $ 35

Pearl, R. M. / SUCCESSFUL MINERAL COLLECTING AND PROSPECTING, New York, 1961, cl, 164 pages, - 3 -, $ 30


Pellant, C. and Phillips, R. / ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS OF THE WORLD, Boston, 1990, 175 pages, excellent color photos, - 5 - or - 3 -, $ 15

Pellant, C. and Phillips, R. / ROCKS, MINERALS AND FOSSILS OF THE WORLD, Boston, 1990, 175 pages, excellent color photos, - 2 -, $ 20

Perry, N. and Perry, R. / AUSTRALIAN GEMSTONES IN COLOUR, Sydney, 1968, cl, 122 pages, - 3 -, $ 25

Perry, N. and Perry, R. / AUSTRALIAN OPALS IN COLOUR, Sydney, 1973, cl, 112 pages, - 3 -, $ 25

Pogue, J. E. / TURQUOISE, Memoirs of the National Academy of Science, Glorieta, 1973, 5th printing, 162 pages, 22 plates, - 3 -, $ 45

Poss, J. R. / STONES OF DESTINY: KEYSTONES OF CIVILIZATION, Houghton, 1975, cl, 253 pages, - 3 -, $ 20

Ransome, J. E. / GEMS AND MINERAL OF AMERICA: A GUIDE TO ROCK COLLECTING, New York, 1974, 705 pages, appendices, - 2 -, $ 85   [Rock and minerals are listed for each county (including the mine or prospect where known)]

Roberts, W. L., Rapp, G. R., and Weber, J. / ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS, 1st Edition, New York, 1974, cl, 693 pages, - 3 -, $ 150


Roberts, W. L., Rapp, G. R., and Weber, J. / ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS, 1st Edition, New York, 1974, cl, 693 pages, - 3 -, $ 200

Robinson, G. W. / MINERALS: An Illustrated Exploration of the Dynamic World of Minerals and Their Properties, New York, 1994, cl, 208 pages, - 3 -, $ 35

Rygle, K. J. and Pedersen, S. F. / NORTHWEST TREASURE HUNTER’S GEM AND MINERAL GUIDE, Woodstock, 1999, pb, 157 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Rygle, K. J. and Pedersen, S. F. / NORTHEAST TREASURE HUNTER’S GEM AND MINERAL GUIDE, Woodstock, 1999, pb, 187 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Rygle, K. J. and Pedersen, S. F. / SOUTHWEST TREASURE HUNTER’S GEM AND MINERAL GUIDE, Woodstock, 1999, pb, 185 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Rygle, K. J. and Pedersen, S. F. / SOUTHEAST TREASURE HUNTER’S GEM AND MINERAL GUIDE, Woodstock, 1999, pb, 177 pages, - 1 -, $ 15

Sabina, A. P. / ROCKS AND MINERALS FOR THE COLLECTOR: BAY OF FUNDY, NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOVA SCOTIA, P 64-10, Ottawa, 1964, pb, 96 pages, 1 figure, 8 plates, - 3 -, $ 24

Sanborn, W. B. / ODDITIES OF THE MINERAL WORLD, New York, 1976, cl, 142 pages, - 3 -, $ 45

Scalisi, P. and Cook, D. / CLASSIC MINERAL LOCALITIES OF THE WORLD: ASIA AND AUSTRALIA, New York, cl, 226 pages, maps, photos, illustrations, minerals (some in color), - 3 -, $ 59

Schumann, W. / STONES AND MINERALS, New York, 1974, cl, 225 pages, - 5 -, $ 10


Schumann, W. / MINERALS OF THE WORLD, New York, 1992, cl, 224 pages, - 5 -, $ 10

Shaub, B. M. / TREASURES FROM THE EARTH: THE WORLD OF ROCKS AND MINERALS, A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR COLLECTORS AND AMATEUR MINERALOGISTS, New York, 1975, cl, 223 pages, - 2 -, $ 20

Sinkankas, J. / GEMSTONES OF NORTH AMERICA, Colored Illustrations and line drawings by the author, Princeton, 1959, cl, 675 pages, - 2 -, $ 45


Sinkankas, J. / MINERALOGY, New York, 1964, afb, 585 pages, - 3 -, $ 65

Sinkankas, J. / MINERALOGY: A First Course, 2nd Edition, Princeton, 1966, cl, 587 pages, - 3 -, $ 60

Sinkankas, J. / PROSPECTING FOR GEMSTONES AND MINERALS, New York, 1970, pb, 397 pages, - 3 -, $ 25

Smith, G. F. H. / GEMSTONES, 12th Edition, New York, 1952, 537 pages, - 3 -, $ 20 [4 plates in color, 40 in monotome and 145 text illustrations]

Symes, R. F. and Young, B. / MINERALS OF NORTHERN ENGLAND, Edinburgh, 2008, pb, 208 pages, fine colour illustrations, - 1 -, was $ 225; now $ 200

Tait, K. / GEMS AND MINERALS: EARTH TREASURES FROM THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM, Toronto, 2011, cl, 255 pages, - 1 -, $ 40 [My opinion: This is one of the best gem & mineral books! Fine photography, excellent detailing of minerals regarding mineral composition, habit, orgin of names, locations where found, etc.]

Talent, J. A. / MINERALS, ROCKS AND GEMS: A Handbook for Australia, Hong Kong, 1970, cl, 287 pages, - 3 -, $ 40

Techer, D. / STEREOGRAM BOOK OF ROCKS, MINERALS, AND GEMS, Northbrook, 1970, pb, 64 pages, includes stereoscope, - 3 -, $ 20

Tindall, J. R. and Thornhill, R. / COLLECTOR’S GUIDE TO ROCKS AND MINERALS, foreward by Lord Energlyn, New York, 1975, cl, 255 pages, - 1 -, $ 25 [Contents: The Earth, Minerals, Rocks, Collecting, Bibliography, Mineral Identification Chart, Glossary, Index, a number of photographs of UK geology]

Vanders, I. and Kerr, P. F. / MINERAL RECOGNITION, New York, 1967, cl, 316 pages, - 3 -, $ 35


Voynick, S. M. / COLORADO ROCKHOUNDING: A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils, Missoula, 1994, pb, 372 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Wolter, S. F. / THE LAKE SUPERIOR AGATE, Minneapolis, 1986, pb, 103 pages, - 3 -, $ 28

Zietner, J. C. / APPALACHIAN MINERAL AND GEM TRAILS, San Diego, 1978, pb, 134 pages, - 5 -, $ 25

Rocks and Minerals Magazine [listed by volume, issue, year, title, and cost]

56 (4) 1981 / Amber: Dominican Republic, $ 6

61 (1) 1986 / Rhodochosite: Hot, Pink and Pretty, $ 10

62 (1) 1987 / Ubiquitous Quartz, $ 8

64 (1) 1989 / Galena from Mississippi Valley-Type Deposits, $ 10

63 (1) 1988 / Beryl: A Summary, $ 10

67 (1) 1992 / Pyromorphite: A Review, $ 16

71 (4) 1996 / Vermont Minerals and Localities, $ 10

Matrix - Journal of the History of Minerals [listed by volume, (issue), year, content, and cost]

1 (1) / 88 / S.C.H. Bailey Mineral Collection, $ 5

1 (2,3,4) / 88 / Benjamin Silliman, Yale’s Early Mineral Mineral Collections, Peabody Museum, $ 15

1 (5, 6) / 88 / William Boyce Thompson: The Man from Alder Gulch (who formed Newmont Gold Company), $ 15

2 (1, 2) / 91 / A History of Mineral Collecting: Continental European Collections from Stone Age through the 17th Century, $ 10

2 (3) / 91 / Columbia School of Mines Collection, $ 8

2 (4) / 91 / Michigan - Ontonagon Boulder, $ 8

2 (5, 6) / 91 / Rambles of an Amateur Mineralogist, part 1 and 2, $ 10

3 (1) / 93 / Pennsylvania - Brinton’s Serpentine Quarry, $ 10

3 (2) / 93 / Michigan’s Cliff Mine, $ 10

3 (3, 4) / 94 / Peabody Meteorite Collection, $ 15

3 (5, 6) / 94 / Maryland Mineralogy, Copper, Gold, $ 20

4 (2) / 95 / Maine - Lead Mines of Lubec, $ 20

4 (3) / 95 / New York - 1st Millerite Locality, $ 20

4 (4) / 95 / Arkansas - Zinc Field Mines, $ 20

5 (2) 95 / Connecticut - History of Bristol Chalcocite, $ 20

5 (3) / 97 / New Hampshire - Strafford Mica Mine, $ 15


5 (4) / 97 / New York - Anthony’s Nose, $ 15

6 (1) / 98 / South Carolina - Dorn Gold Mine, $ 15

6 (4) / 98 / Life and Times of Benjamin Shaub, $ 15

7 (1) / 99 / England - B.M. Wright - Mineral Dealer, $ 15

7 (2, 3) / 99 / Virginia-Missouri Lead Industry I and II, $ 35

7 (4) / 99 / Travels of California Gold, $ 15

8 (2) / 00 / Arthur Montgomery, $ 15

8 (4) / 00 / Michigan - Reeder Mineral Collection, $ 20

9 (1) / 01 / Pennsylvania - Garnet Mines of Chelsea, $ 20

9 (2) / 01 / New York - Tilley Foster Iron Mine, $ 20

9 (4) / 01 / Michigan - A. E. Seaman, $ 20

10 (1) / 02 / New South Wales - Mineral and Mining History, Torrington Region, $ 20

11 (4) / 03 / Georgia: Mineral History of Georgia, $ 30


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