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, 2021

Many new additions have been added from the Arcadia Publishing Catalog for 2021.  The link to all of these publications is: 
What is really new is that these catalogs have now listed this books in individual state catalogs also. 
States involved include:  Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. 
For a list of all U.S. State Catalogs available on this website click here:

Two new catalogs coming on-line soon of real rare material.

Tristate Pb-Zn Mining:  Lead and Zinc Mining in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri

Upper Mississippi Valley Zn-Pb Ore Deposits: Zinc and Lead Mining in Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.

Six new catalogs were created recently:

Minerals Science and Engineering
* A Minerals Science Journal of Johannesburg, South Africa

Salt and Salt Domes
* Publications concerning the production and formation of salt deposits

Canadian Mineralogist
** The main Canadian Journal dedicated to the Science of Mineral Structure and Science

der Aufschulss
** A German journal packed with articles on minerals, fossils and geology from locations around the /World

Journal of Geochemical Exploration
** The journal dedicated to locating mineral deposits

Mineralium Deposita
** An International Journal for Geology, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits,

*This catalog is now complete
**This catalog is a work in progress with hundreds more to add to the catalog

I have just completed updating the USGS Folio Catalog: USGS Folios.  It now contains about 2000 folios. Most of these have still not been added to State Catalogs.  These are shipped in 4" carpet tubes.
Recently I have shipping some of these by USPS media mail.  They appear to be lost somewhere.  We might have to return to shipping these by UPS in the future.

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Items I need:

The request for an Invertebrate Paleontology library has now been deleted from this list as we have received a huge personal library to fill that need.

1. Ore Deposit books, more recent publications preferred

2. Igneous books, a complete igneous library

3. Mineralogical Records, a complete set or individual volumes, excellent condition please

4. Mineralogy Books, old classics and/or recent publications

5. Trilobite or Ammonite books

6. Upscale minerals for purchase, trade, or consignment

7. A set of rock thin section microscope slides

Mel Schmidt, Owner

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