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1001 QUESTIONS ANSWERED ABOUT THE MINERAL KINGDOM. S/C (Richard M. Pearl) 1st Edition 1959. 326pp. This is a most varied and fascinating source of information about rocks, minerals, gems, fossils and metals for collectors, students, prospectors and average citizens who want to increase their knowledge in this important science. Good condition. 

Extremely informative - I wouldn't give my copy away. (David)

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  A COURSE OF MINERALOGY.  H/C + Damaged D/W (A. Betekhtin. Translated from the Russian language by V. Agol. No date. 643pp. An excellent and respected book relates to the Formation, Properties of minerals, Formation of minerals and Classification of minerals: Sulphides, Halides, Oxygen salts and numerous sub-classes. Good condition. 15.00
   
New   A DISCOVERY GUIDE: ROCKS & MINERALS.  H/C (Chris Pellant) 1990. 62pp.  This excellent and well illustrated book deals with all basic rock types and minerals and provides information on how they were formed and on some of their important uses. A classic book for the student with extra emphasis of the composition of minerals.    Special bargain price. 4.00
   
A FIELD GUIDE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE GEOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY OF ROCKS AND MINERALS. Paperback (Charles A. Sorrell. Illustrated by: George F. Sandström) 1973. 280pp. A good reference book for the amateur and / or student. Good condition. 5.00
   
A FIELD GUIDE AND INTRODUCTION TO THE GEOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY OF ROCKS AND MINERALS. Paperback (Charles A. Sorrell. Illustrated by: George F. Sandström) 1973. 280pp. A cheap field / reading copy. Special.  3.00
   
  A FIELD GUIDE IN COLOUR TO MINERALS, ROCKS & PRECIOUS STONES.  H/C + D/W (Dr. Jaroslav Bauer. Photographs by: František Tvrz) ) Reprint 1988. 208pp. A comprehensive guide to the collector of minerals, rocks and precious stones. Over 550 examples are beautifully illustrated in colour, and the easy-to-follow tables provide detailed information about hardness, lustre, physical properties, characteristic colouring and place of origin as well as many other interesting facts. Highly recommended. Very good condition. 19.50
   
  A FIELD GUIDE IN COLOUR TO MINERALS, ROCKS & PRECIOUS STONES.  H/C (Dr. Jaroslav Bauer. Photographs by: František Tvrz) ) English version. 1st Edition 1974. 208pp. Good condition.  8.00
   
  A FIELD GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS & GEMSTONES. H/C - No Dust Wrapper (Wolf Mayer) 1st Edition 1976. 336pp. This is a popular book on the rocks, minerals and gemstones. Describes the specimen in detail as well as providing locations of occurrence. Good condition. 

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  A FIELD GUIDE TO ROCKS and MINERALS. H/C + D/W (Frederick H. Pough) 3rd Impression 1972. 349pp. This book deals with basic geology but explains to the reader rocks and minerals in detail together with 264 photographs of which 149 are in colour. Numerous sketches. Good condition.  12.00
   
  A FIELD GUIDE TO ROCKS and MINERALS. H/C (Frederick H. Pough) 6th Printing 1960. Impression 1972. 349pp.Good condition.  9.00
   
  A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: MINERALS OF THE WORLD.  (Also referred to as: "A Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of Minerals") . S/C (Charles A. Sorrell)  1973. 280pp. This book has only 12 pages that relate to rocks otherwise it is fully devoted to minerals showing their features, crystal form and atomic structure. Packed with illustrations. Good condition.  7.50
   
  A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: MINERALS OF THE WORLD.  S/C  (C.A. Sorrell)  1973. 280pp. A cheap 'Reference / Field / Reading copy'. Special. 7.50
   
New   A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: ROCKS and MINERALS.  (Also referred to as: "A Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of Minerals") . S/C (Charles A. Sorrell. Illustrated by: George F. Sandstrom)  1973. 280pp. This is the same book as: "A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: MINERALS OF THE WORLD" as listed above. This book has only 12 pages that relate to rocks otherwise it is fully devoted to minerals showing their features, crystal form and atomic structure. Packed with illustrations.  15.00
   
  A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: ROCKS and MINERALS.  (Also referred to as:" A Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of Minerals") . S/C (Charles A. Sorrell)  1973. 280pp. This is the same book as: "A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: MINERALS OF THE WORLD" listed above. Good condition but priced as a Field reference / Reading copy. Special. .  3.50
   
  A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: ROCKS and MINERALS.  (Also referred to as: "A Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of Minerals") . S/C (Charles A. Sorrell)  1973. 280pp. This is the same book as: "A GUIDE TO FIELD IDENTIFICATION: MINERALS OF THE WORLD" listed above. Reasonably good condition but priced a little cheaper again as a Field reference / Reading copy. Special. .  2.50
     
  A PETROGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIAN IGNEOUS ROCKS. H/C + Damaged D/W (Dr. Germaine A. Joplin) 1st Edition 1964. 210pp. Australian igneous rocks are systematically described and illustrated in this specialized book. Typical examples are chosen from the best-documented rocks of each State, and brief descriptions of the same rocks as they occur in other States are included. Rocks are arranged according to magma type, so that one may recognize in the field suites of rocks related in origin but differing in composition. Wherever possible, complete differentiation sequences of rocks are described and illustrated with chemical analyses.  The 149 micro-drawings of igneous rocks included are all from Australian sources. A full bibliography is also included in the form of footnotes. Ex lib. The book is in a generally good condition but some pages are stained. Reading / reference copy. Special.  SOLD

 

     
  A PETROGRAPHY OF AUSTRALIAN METAMORPHIC ROCKS.  H/C + Damaged D/W (Dr. Germaine A. Joplin) 1st Edition 1968. 262pp. This specialized book describes in detail contact metamorphism, metasomatism, deformation and dislocation metamorphism. Includes 35 tables giving chemical analyses of most rock types and micro drawings of 191 Australian metamorphic rocks are presented in 71 figures. A full bibliography is also included in the form of footnotes. Good condition.  SOLD
   
  A PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO MINERALS, ROCKS AND FOSSILS.  S/C  (John L.  Roberts)  1998.  128pp. A compact, easy-to-use format - the ideal pocket-size companion. It is an authorative text describing key identification features which is an invaluable guide to the fascinating world of geology. Full colour photographs illustrating over 220 varieties. very good condition.  4.50
   
  A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO MINERALS and GEMS. S/C (J. K. Winn. Drawings by: Rex Backhaus-Smith) 1977. 107pp. An excellent Australia-written book that gives the reader a general run-down to their recognition and identification on the basics of minerals, their composition and much more without the complications of the detailed technical knowledge. Good condition.  This book is now extremely hard to find. Special.  8.00
   
  A SYSTEM OF MINERALOGY: Descriptive Mineralogy - Comprising the most recent discoveries. H/C  in plastic cover. (James Dwight Dana) 5th Edition, 1872. 827pp. plus Appendix by George Jarvis Brush). An extremely rare edition. Spine damaged. This copy is generally catalogued at around $200.00.  Special.  SOLD
   
New   A TEXTBOOK OF MINERALOGY WITH AN EXTENDED TREATISE ON CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND PHYSICAL MINERALOGY. H/C (Edward Salisbury Dana) 4th Edition, 1957. 851pp. This is possibly one of the most popular and informative books ever produced on Mineralogy. Brand new in mint condition. Special. A Bargain ! 140.00
   
  A TEXTBOOK OF MINERALOGY WITH AN EXTENDED TREATISE ON CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND PHYSICAL MINERALOGY. H/C (Edward Salisbury Dana) 4th Edition, 18th Printing, April 1957. 851pp. Good condition.  18.00
   
  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MINERAL KINGDOM.  H/C + Damaged D/W (Richard M. Pearl) 1st Edition 1966. 254pp. This particular book is packed with interesting information about the economic uses of rocks and minerals, record sizes, and unusual features such as fluorescence. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs.  A popular and well respected book on mineral collecting. Good condition apart from the Dust Wrapper.  18.00
   
  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PRACTICAL STUDY OF CRYSTALS, Minerals and Rocks. H/C + D/W (K. G. Cox, N. B. Price & B. Harte) 1st Edition 1967. 233pp. This textbook is designed for introductory courses in crystallography, mineralogy and petrology. The emphasis throughout this book is on the careful explanation of the practical aspects  of identification of crystals, minerals and rocks. An excellent publication. Good condition.  15.00
   
  AN INTRODUCTION TO THE ROCK FORMING MINERALS.  H/C + Damaged  D/W  (Deer, Howie & Zussman) 1st Edition 1966. 528pp. This book covers the Ortho and Ring Silicates, Chain Silicates, Sheet Silicates, Framework Silicates and Non-Silicates.  A valuable reference to the mineralogist.   Ex lib. Good condition. 15.00
   
New  AN INTRODUCTION TO CRYSTALS & OTHER HEALING STONES.  Booklet (Crystalight) 18pp. This booklet provides a basic review and an introduction to the world of crystals, types and their healing properties.  Also listed is a range of crystals available from this company.  1.00
   
  AN OUTLINE OF CRYSTAL MORPHOLOGY.  S/C  (A. C. Bishop)  1st Edition,  1967.  314pp.   This scarce crystallography book is divided into two parts. The first part is concerned with the principles of crystallography; and the second part acquaints the reader with practical aspects of crystalmorphology. The 32 crystal classes are described, and the 11 commoner classes are specially designated in order that they may be readily referred to by those who need only an elementary treatment of the subject. Many sketches and diagrams. Good condition.  30.00
   
  ATLAS OF THE TEXTURAL PATTERNS OF GRANITES, GNEISSES AND ASSOCIATED ROCK TYPES. H/C + Damaged D/W. (S. S. Augustithis) Elsevier / 1st Edition 1973. 380pp. The origins of granites has been a controversial subject for centuries, so the author has compiled an Atlas containing 690 illustrations, which presents, compares and genetically interprets the most common textures in granites, gneisses and granitic rocks. it shows the wide spectrum of textural possibilities and their possible diverse origins. Two thirds of this book is taken up with black & white detailed figures and some photgraphs. An excellent reference book. Scarce. Good condition. Ex lib. Special.  27.50
   
  ATOMIC STRUCTURE OF MINERALS.  H/C (W.L. Bragg) 1937. 292pp.  This book was written during a visit by the author to Cornell University in the United States of America.  He reviews the investigation of the atomic structure of minerals by means of X-rays. Scarce.  Good condition.  15.00
   
New  AUSTRALIAN MINERAL INDUSTRY: The Mineral Deposits - Bulletin No. 72.  H/C (Edited by: I. R. McLeod, Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology & Geophysics. Canberra) 1966. 690pp. This now "Out of print" and sought after, massive book provides much detailed information on all of the mineral deposits within Australia together with locations and other valuable data. Map included showing the mineral locations. (1 copy left) SOLD
   
AUSTRALIAN MINERALOGIST: Volume 1 - Numbers 1 to 51.  S/C (Gemcraft Pty Ltd., Victoria) 1988. 316pp. This is a collection of the mineralogical articles which appeared in the "Australian Mineralogist" from the December 1975 / January 1976 issue right through to the January / February 1986 issue. This book is very good condition except for a scuffed cover.  A collectors item. Special.   50.00
   
  AUSTRALIAN ROCKS AND MINERALS.  S/C  (John Child) Revised, Reprint 1968. 88pp.  This book is a good introduction to geology and the rocks and minerals found in Australia. An introduction and a good starting point to get to know some basic geology, rocks and minerals. Illustrated with 62 colour photographs, 32 monochrome pictures and 14 diagrams. Good condition but with some underling throughout.. 

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  AUSTRALIAN ROCKS AND MINERALS.  S/C  (John Child) Revised, Reprint 1963. 88pp. Good condition. Special.  SOLD

 

   
  AUSTRALIAN ROCKS AND MINERALS.  S/C  (John Child)  Periwinkle Press / 1st Edition, Revised, Reprint 1963. 74pp. Good condition. Special.  SOLD
   
  AUSTRALIAN ROCKS AND MINERALS and GEMSTONES.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (R. O. Chalmers)  1st Edition, 1967.  398pp. This would be one of the best and highly sought after books on the identification and the locations of rocks, minerals and gemstones for and in Australia. Good condition.

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  BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO MINERALS. S/C (Michael O'Donoghue) 1st Edition, 1982. 140pp. This book provides a concise and readable introduction to anyone interested in the study and collection of minerals, regardless of their experience in the field. The author starts with the practical business of collecting and conserving specimens, and then introduces to the reader to the chemistry of minerals. Other topics covered include the structure of crystals, the nature of light, and igneous and metamorphic rocks. A detailed description is given of tests by which minerals are identified, and the commoner minerals are listed in identification tables for easy reference. Illustrated. Good condition.  SOLD
   
  BLACK LIGHT CREATES FASCINATING FLUORESCENCE. S/C (Edmund A. Braun) 1968. 51pp. This booklet provides an insight into the world of ultra-violet lights and their application for identifying minerals, stamps, banknotes plus many other varied applications. Good condition. SOLD
   
  BUILDING and ORNAMENTAL STONES of AUSTRALIA: Technical Education Series, No. 19. Card Covers. (By: R. T. Baker. Technological Museum, Sydney) 1915. 169pp. This book contains a list of various kinds of building and ornamental stones; a list of coloured illustrations; a list of photographic illustrations. Details on the historical aspect, a general survey of the subject, colour, durability and fire tests. Descriptions of various kinds of building and ornamental stones. An Appendix and a Lithic sketch map showing the distribution of sites within the Yass - Canberra and adjacent districts. Good condition. Highly collectable.  95.00
   
  BUILDING and ORNAMENTAL STONES of AUSTRALIA: Technical Education Series, No. 19. Card Covers. (By: R. T. Baker. Technological Museum, Sydney) 1915. 169pp. The cover is marked, slight damage to the spine. A little foxing on the pages otherwise the book is in good condition. 60.00
   
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CATALOGUE OF THE MINERALS OF TASMANIA. S/C (Tasmania Department of Mines, Geological Survey Record No. 9.) 1970. 110pp. Plus 12 Plates. This publication lists out the various minerals and the locations where they are found in Tasmania.  Ex lib. Good condition.   SOLD
   
  CHAMBERS'S MINERALOGICAL DICTIONARY. H/C + Damaged D/W  (Published by: W & R Chambers) Reprint 1957. 86pp.  A useful compendium of mineralogical terms with some 1,400 short definitions. For minerals, the chemical composition, crystal form, physical and chemical properties, occurrences and uses are listed. Illustrated with 40 beautifully printed plates, each containing six colour reproductions, show over 200 minerals in their natural tones. Good condition.  9.00
   
CLEANING AND PRESERVING MINERALS.  S/C (Richard M. Pearl) 5th Revised Edition,1975. 87pp. There are four main aspects of the cleaning and preservation of mineral specimens (1) The stability of minerals in general. (2) The nature of the individual mineral. (3) The nature of the coating or otherwise undesirable material that has to be removed. (4) The purpose of the corrective procedure. All this and more is in this valuable book for the collector. Good condition.   SOLD
   
  CRYSTAL AND MINERAL COLLECTING. H/C (William B. Sanborn) 1st Edition, February 1960. 145pp. This book provides detailed information the collection of minerals and crystals and their properties. A chapter is devoted to inclusions and pseudomorphs. Another full chapter shows the types of locations where specimens can be collected. It then goes into depth in how to prepare specimens for collections and then the housing and cataloguing plus information on the valuing of specimens. This is a presentation copy to Wally Gan Timur, a Russian prince who used to live at Annerley in Brisbane in the 1960's -1970s. He was noted most famously for his public (but private) gem and mineral museum. Good condition except for a cut corner on the flyleaf. SOLD
   
  CRYSTAL AWARENESS. Paperback  (Catherine Bowman) 1st Edition 1987. 202pp. This is a complete basic crystal book that provides more information on quartz crystals, healing and yourself. A valuable addition to any crystal library. Very good condition except for some foxing in the front and back covers. Special.  6.00
   
New  CRYSTAL WORKBOOK: The Spiritual, Healing, Transformational & Metaphysical Properties of Crystals and Healing Stones.   S/C  (Sheril Berkovitch) .Reprint, October 1997. 80pp. This classic guide contains essential information for those who are already working with crystals and stones, and for others who may be just beginning to explore the world of crystals. The author has gathered this information from many and varied sources. 9.50
   
New  CRYSTALS.  S/C    (Ian F. Mercer) 1990. 60pp. This beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book is packed with 150 full colour photographs and diagrams. It also provides information on how crystals are formed, either naturally or cultivated artificially as well as showing their form. habit and crystal; structure. An excellent publication on this subject. Highly recommended. Special.  8.00
   
  CRYSTALS: The Science, Mysteries and Lore. H/C + Damaged D/W. Large format. (Doulas Bullis) 1990. 128pp. This book is set out in 2 parts. (a) Science of Crystals. Showing some magnificent photographs of crystals followed by (b) Mysteries of Crystals and their healing properties also with excellent photographs. Good condition. Special.  5.00
   
  CRYSTALS AND CRYSTAL GROWING. Paperback (Alan Holden & Phylis Singer) 1st Edition 1960. 320pp. This book explains fully the theory and practice of the modern crystallographer's remarkable art. Not only does the reader acquire a deep feeling for the eternal conflict between order and disorder in nature, but he learns the simple methods whereby he can grow and experiment with a dozen basic crystal types. Good condition but a foxed cover.  Special.  5.50
   
  CRYSTALS AND LIGHT: An Introduction to Optical Crystallography.   Paperback (Elizabeth A. Wood) 1st Edition 1964. 160pp. This is a richly illustrated study of crystals and their appearance in cross-polarized light. The book begins with the symmetry of familiar objects and proceeds to the symmetry of crystals and their physical properties. It then discusses the power of X-Ray and optical techniques in investigating the orderly structure of solids. The use of polarizing microscopes is discussed plus a description of optical experiments that can be performed by the reader without a microscope. Good condition.  6.00
   
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DANA'S MANUAL OF MINERALOGY. H/C (revised by: Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Jr. 17th Edition 1959. 609pp. This well-known and authorative book contains the following chapters: Crystallography; Physical mineralogy; Chemical mineralogy; Descriptive mineralogy; Occurrence & Association of minerals; Mineral uses & Determinative mineralogy. Good condition with some underlining. Special.  SOLD
   
  DANA'S MINERALS AND HOW TO STUDY THEM. 

See below:  "Minerals and How to Study Them"

 
   
  DETERMINATION OF THE OPAQUE MINERALS.   H/C  (C. Mason Farnham) 1st Edition, 1931. 236pp. This has always been a valuable reference that deals in the examination of minerals under a microscope. There are many tables for mineral identification and supplementary tables included. Ex lib. (Mount Morgan Limited Library).  A cheap field reference copy. Unfortunately the cover has been 'insect attacked' but the contents are in good condition. Special.  5.00
   
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  ECONOMIC MINERALOGY: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals.  H/C (Thomas Crook) 1921. 492pp. A well detailed account of: The general physical characters of minerals; Practical elements of crystal optics; Chemical examination of minerals; Geology of economic mineral deposits; Ore minerals; Gem minerals; Miscellaneous economic minerals. The last chapter provides determination Tables.   Repaired spine. Special. 10.00
   
ELEMENTS OF MINERALOGY. H/C  (Frank Rutley) 14th Edition. Revised and corrected. 1902. 251pp. This is one of the early editions of what is now called: "Rutley's Elements of Mineralogy". Very good condition. Collectable. 25.00
   
New  ELEMENTS OF MINERALOGY. H/C  (Brian Mason & L. G. Berry) 1968. 550pp. This is an excellent book on Mineralogy which covers the whole spectrum from formation, chemistry, physics, crystallography, sulphates & oxides plus silicates. Also includes Determination Tables. Being offered at a bargain price.    Only 1 copy left  12.00
   
  ELEMENTS OF OPTICAL MINERALOGY: An introduction to Microscopic Petrography. Part II - Description of Minerals. H/C (Alexander N. Winchell) 3rd Edition, 2nd Printing 1945. This important book contains chapters on: Elements, Sulphides & associated Sulphides. Halides, Oxides, Carbonates, Borates, Sulphates & associated Sulphates, Phosphates & associated Phosphates, Silicates and more. This book also has special reference to their Optical and Microscoptical Characters. The cover is slightly stained, the spine is damaged but the pages are in good condition. 25.00
   
  ELEMENTS OF OPTICAL MINERALOGY: An introduction to Microscopic Petrography. Part II - Description of Minerals. H/C (Alexander N. Winchell) 3rd Edition, 4th Printing 1947. The cover is slightly stained, the spine is faded but the pages are in good condition. 18.00
   
  ELEMENTS OF OPTICAL MINERALOGY: An introduction to Microscopic Petrography. Part II - Description of Minerals.  H/C (Alexander N. Winchell - With collaboration of Horace Winchell) 4th Edition, Reprint 1951. The cover is badly stained and insect damaged. The pages, however are in good condition. Reference / Reading copy. Special.  5.00
   
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS. H/C (Willard Lincoln Roberts, Thomas J. Campbell & George Robert rapp, Jr. Photo editor: Wendell E. Wilson) 2nd Edition 1990. 979pp. This monstrous well-known volume covers every known mineral. Each reference covers the chemical composition, crystal system optical and lattice constants, diffraction lines, hardness and density, colour, lustre, mode of occurrence and selected reading references. Illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Very good to Good condition. Normally sells new for over $250.00. Special.  SOLD
   
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New  FASHIONING THE STONE: Minerals, Myths, Magic and Science.   S/C - Oblong Booklet.  (Alex Bevan. Western Australian Museum)  May 1992. 40pp. This booklet provides the reader with a general overview of history and mineralogical information on minerals and gemstones. Fully illustrated with many superb photographs.  13.50
   
  FIREFLY - GUIDE TO MINERALS, ROCKS & FOSSILS.  

See below: "Guide to Minerals, Rocks & Fossils"

 
   
FLINT: Its Origin, Properties & Uses. H/C + D/W (Walter Shepherd)  1st Edition 1972. 255pp. In this book the author attempts to answer, lucidly and readably, the layman's questions about flint, including all those odd questions seldom noticed by the scientist, involving folklore and the etymology of terms, descriptions of how flint was fashioned and used in prehistoric times, how it was used to make fire and how flintlock firearms worked. It covers the appearance and properties of flint and the fossils that may be found in it. It also tells the fascinating story of gravels and shingles at length and the uses of flint in building, road-making and pottery manufacture. This is best book I've read on the subject. Ex lib. Good condition.  9.50
   
New  FLUORESCENCE: Gems & Minerals Under Ultra-Violet Light.  H/C (Manuel Robbins) 1994. 374pp. This is a complete source for understanding and locating fluorescent minerals and documents all major locations where fluorescent minerals are found. The author has included a number of experiments which demonstarate the scientific principles of specific properties of fluorescence. It details properties of known fluorescent minerals and includes photographs that vividly illustrate the entire spectrum of colours of important and unusual minerals. This is possibly one of the best and essential books for geologists, prospectors and mineral collectors alike.  SOLD
   
  FOCUS ON CRYSTALS. Paperback  (Edmund Harold) Reprint 1986. 160pp. In this book the author addresses in particular the healing powers of crystals, through discussion of the characteristics of different types of crystals, how to select crystals and how to use them to achieve harmony of body and spirit.  Very good condition. 17.95
   
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  GEMS, MINERALS, CRYSTALS and ORES: The Collector's Encyclopedia.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (Richard M. Pearl) 1964. 320pp. This is a unique and authoritative survey for the Gem Cutter, Collector and Hobbyist by this internationally recognized mineralogist who has chosen the many photographs, drawings and colour plates. From Agate to Zircon, this is a excellent handbook to the kaleidoscopic world of gems, minerals, crystals and ores - where they can be found; how they are identified; how they can be collected, cut and displayed. Illustrated with 64 pages in full colour. Good condition.  30.00
   
  GEMS, MINERALS, CRYSTALS and ORES: The Collector's Encyclopedia.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (Richard M. Pearl) 1964. 320pp.  Some tape marks inside the back cover. Good condition. Special. 22.00
   
GEMS, MINERALS, CRYSTALS and ORES: The Collector's Encyclopedia. S/C - Paperback (Richard M. Pearl) 1967. 320pp. Some tape marks inside the back cover. Good condition. Special. 7.50
   
  GEOCHRONOLOGY OF ROCK SYSTEMS. S/C (Conference Editor: J. Laurence Kulp. Editor: Franklin N. Furness) This book is Volume 91, Article No. 2, Pages 159 - 594 of 'Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.'  April 3, 1961. This book is broken up into 8 Parts, each part having several subjects relating to that part by several authors. The main subjects are: Methodology, Dating Sedimentary Rocks, The Phanerozoic Time Scale, The Age of the Basement Rocks of the World: North America, The Age of Basement Rocks of the World: Eurasia, The Age of the Basement Rocks of the World: Africa & Australia, The Age of the Basement Rocks of the World: Other areas & the Synthesis of Crustal History and Pre-Cambrian Time Scale. Good condition.  15.00
   
  GEOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN ORE DEPOSITS: Volume 1.  H/C (Editor: John. McAndrew) Eighth Commonwealth Mining & Metallurgical Congress Australia & New Zealand. Revised & Re-written Edition, 1965. 547pp. This volume contains the papers of the conference which provides a massive history of geology and mineral deposits of each State and Territory within Australia.  Very scarce.  Good condition. SOLD
   
GEOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN ORE DEPOSITS: Volume 1.  H/C (Editor: John. McAndrew) Eighth Commonwealth Mining & Metallurgical Congress Australia & New Zealand. Revised & Re-written Edition, 1965. 547pp. Ex lib. Very scarce. The spine is damaged but the pages are in good condition. Special.  20.00
   
  GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH MINERALS. H/C (George Letchworth English) 1st Edition, 11th Impression, 1934. 324pp. This is an excellent book written by an expert mineralogist and deals solely with minerals and crystals. Highly recommended. Good condition except for a few marks on the cover. . Scarce.  30.00
   
. GUIDE TO MINERALS, ROCKS & FOSSILS.   S/C (A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley & W. R. Hamilton) Firefly Books. 2005. 336pp. This book  is, in our opinion, one of the best illustrated books around covering all aspects with over 600 specimens in full colour and every specimen is described in detail plus over 300 line drawings identifying structures and features. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike.  18.00
   
New  GUIDEBOOK TO THE PEGMATITES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA.   H/C  (Mark Ivan Jacobson, Mark Andrew Calderwood & Benjamin Alexander Grgurie)  Case bound, laminated, 2007. 394pp. 

Western Australia is a treasure trove. Emeralds, green tourmalines, purple lepidolite, lustrous black tantalite and other minerals are found in pegmatites scattered across the vastness of Western Australia .  Fossickers, prospectors, and miners have searched out and mined these pegmatites since the late 1800s. Successive mineral booms for cassiterite, muscovite, beryl, lithium, feldspar and most recently tantalum during the 1990s resulted in further pegmatite exploration. The locations, directions to the deposits and descriptions of these localities are often buried in obscure or unpublished reports or even kept secret by a handful of fossickers.

The Guidebook to the Pegmatites of Western Australia summarises the history, geology and mineralogy for all the known pegmatites in Western Australia . Most importantly, the book provides specific, geodetic locations of these deposits and their ownership where known. As such, this guidebook is an excellent first tool for planning recreational fossicking trips to Western Australian localities. For professional geologists first encountering Western Australia ,  the guidebook is an excellent introduction to the pegmatites and their economic minerals, containing first hand information, in some cases available no where else.

For armchair collectors with purchased mineral specimens, the guidebook will help clarify labels of minerals attributed to Western Australian pegmatites. More than 200 pegmatite groups are described with 75 maps and 100 pictures in 340 pages, completely referenced. Each pegmatite group is located, directions given to the locality, its mining history, geology and mineralogy. This book is an essential companion to Edward S. Simpson’s 1948-52, Minerals of Western Australia, locating the sources of his described pegmatite minerals.

The authors of the guidebook know their subject. Mark Andrew Calderwood is a second generation pegmatite geologist-mineralogist, who started exploring and mining Western Australian pegmatites with his father in the 1970s. He has personally mined more than a few of the described localities and currently manages a tantalite deposit in Africa .   Benjamin Alexander Grguric is a professional mineralogist and a life-long fossicker. Mark Ivan Jacobson is also a geologist-mineralogist with a specialty in pegmatites since the 1970s. These three have combined their experiences, providing the reader with the results of their searching and finding pegmatites in Western Australia . Well illustrated.

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New  HANDBOOK OF   CRYSTAL  AND MINERAL COLLECTING.    S/C  (William B. Sanborn)  1966. 82pp. Describes minerals and crystals, their physical properties, where and how to collect them, different types of collections and methods of housing, cataloguing and labelling. Illustrated. Ideal for the collector. Special. 

  

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  HONG KONG MINERALS. S/C (C.J. Peng) 1978. 80pp. An excellent reference book which gives the reader an insight of the minerals found and mined in and around Hong Kong, China. which also gives an insight of the minerals obtainable in and around Hong Kong. SOLD
   
  HOW TO KNOW THE MINERALS AND ROCKS.  S/C - Paperback (Richard M. Pearl) 1955. 192pp. A very popular book containing 125 identified minerals and rocks plus 46 colour photos as well as black & white drawings and sketches. Good condition.  8.00
   
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  IDENTIFICATION and QUALITATIVE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF MINERALS. H/C (Orsino C. Smith) 1st Edition, 1946. 351pp. This is a very scarce book is possibly one of the best around that deals in this particular subject. Lots of information, Bead tests, charcoal tests, tables and coloured photographs of minerals by Specific Gravity from lowest to the highest as well as a chapter dealing on fluorescents. Absolutely incredible - I have never seen a book quite like this in all of my 55 years of geology. Collectable. Good condition. 40.00
   
  IDENTIFICATION OF MINERAL GRAINS. H/C (Meurig P. Jones & Marston G. Fleming) 1965. 102pp. A systematic approach to the determination of minerals for mineral processing engineers and students. This book is very hard to find. Good condition.  27.50
   
New  ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO COMMON ROCKS AND THEIR MINERALS.  Oblong - Pocket sized book.  (V. Brown & D. Allan) Revised Edition 1990. 59pp. This book provides a basic groundwork and understanding and identifying common rocks by addressing their general nature, the three main classifications of rocks, and component minerals that make them. Special.  5.00
   
  ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO COMMON ROCKS AND THEIR MINERALS.  Oblong - Pocket sized book.  (V. Brown & D. Allan) Revised Edition 1990. 59pp. A brand new copy except it has a scuffed cover.  Special.  3.00
   
New  IN SEARCH OF MINERAL WEALTH: The South Australian Geological Survey and Department of Mines to 1944 - Special Publication No. 2. H/C + D/W  (Bernard O'Neil) 1982. 359pp. This book provides a history of prospecting and mining within the state and includes detailed information on the department and their activities. A wealth of information on the mining scene within the state up to 1944. Much valuable information can be gleaned here. Mint - new condition. Special.  18.00
   
  INTRODUCTION TO THE MINERAL KINGDOM. H/C (Richard M. Pearl) 1966. 254pp. This has been a very popular book over the years as it contains much valuable information on rocks, minerals, gemstones and meteorites. Good condition. Special. 5.00
   
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KEMP'S HANDBOOK OF ROCKS. H/C  (James Furman Kemp) 6th Edition 1940. Reprint January 1950. 300pp. This book could be possibly be referred to as "The Bible of Rocks" as it covers every aspect of Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic rocks. The best book on the subject. Good condition. 

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MANUAL OF MINERALOGY (After James D. Dana). S/C (Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Jr & Cornelis Klein) 19th Edition 1977. 532pp. This edition (previously known as "Dana's Manual of Mineralogy") has expanded  the coverage of many mineralogic, and to some extent introductory petrologic, concepts which should make it easier for students who continue their training in mineralogy and petrology to use effectively more advanced books, references, and journal publications. Good condition.  15.00 
   
MANUAL OF THE CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF ROCKS. H/C (Henry S. Washington) 2nd Edition, Revised & Enlarged 1910. 200pp. The object of this book was to present to chemists, petrologists, mining engineers and others who have not made a particular study of quantitative analysis, a selection of methods for the chemical analysis of silicate rocks, and especially those of igneous origin. Most interesting and informative. This book is in very good condition except that it it has a badly stained cover. Scarce. Special.  18.00 
   
  MICROSCOPIC DETERMINATION OF THE ORE MINERALS: Geological Survey Bulletin 914.   S/C  (M. N. Short. United States Department of the Interior). 2nd Edition, 1940. 314pp. The first part of this most informative book provides information on Microscopic techniques such as: mounting, grinding, polishing and then the procedure of  Photomicrography of polished specimens. Other parts include the physical properties and measurements and examination of slides under polarised light; etch reactions and determination tables, Microchemical methods and analysis and more. Illustrated. Repaired spine otherwise in good condition. Scarce.  Special. 35.00
   
  MICROSCOPIC SEDIMENTARY PETROGRAPHY. H/C (Albert V. Carozzi) 1st Edition 1960. 485pp. This book is divided into three main parts. Part 1: Clastic rocks such as: Arenaceous, Rudaceous, Pyroclastic & Argillacous rocks. Part 2:  Biochemical rocks such as: Carbonate, Siliceous, Iron-bearing & Phosphoritic rocks. Part 3:  Chemical / Evaporative rocks. Also provIdes an author and Subject Index. Good condition. 15.00
   
MINERAL COLLECTING LOCALITIES OF THE BROKEN HILL DISTRICT. S/C (I. R. Plimer) 1st Edition 1977. 72pp. This book gives a description of the time scale and geology in the Broken Hill District, New South Wales as well as the various minerals which can be found here. There are thirty collecting areas with maps listed here for the mineral collector. A very "hard to find" book as it had a limited print run.  SOLD
   
MINERALS.    Booklet (Published by: Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd.) This book which is part of the "Zig Zag Book Series" provides the reader with a coloured photograph and basic information on 48 different minerals. This book folds out like a concertina into one long strip. Hard to find. Special.  2.00
   
New  MINERALS: Hamlyn Colour Guides.     H/C + D/W  (Jaroslav Švenek. Illustrated by: Ladislav Pros) 1987. 224pp. This volume is a complete and authoritive guide to the minerals found in Britain and Europe. It examines their formation and gives valuable clues as to where, and in association with what, the different minerals can be found. It also provides i formation on the structure and properties of various minerals. It also describes the equipment necessary for extracting the stones in the field as well as methods for preparing, storing and displaying specimens. Over 100 minerals are beautifully illustrated with approximately 200 full colour painting and 150 line drawings. Well presented.   8.00
   
MINERALS OF NEW SOUTH WALES etc. H/C (A. Liversidge) 1888. This first edition provides full information of the mineral deposits and the mining activities in the year 1888. Also includes a (loose) large scale coloured map detailing as to where these minerals could be found. Binding loose with some repair work done to a couple of pages as well as the front cover. A good reference and/or reading copy. Special price. 

    

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This organization produced a number of titles under: "REVIEWS IN MINERALOGY". 

All of those available by us are listed hereunder to make it easier to find rather than just under the sub-title.

 
   
  REVIEWS IN MINERALOGY - Volume 5: ORTHO-SILICATES. S/C (Editor: P. H. Ribbe) 1980. 381pp. This book consists of many articles from several contributors on various Ortho-silicate minerals. Good condition except for a faded spine.  20.00
   
  Volume 5: MARINE MINERALS. S/C (Editor: Roger G. Burns) November 1979. 380pp. 1980. 381pp. This book also produced by the Mineralogical Society of America, consists of many articles from several contributors who served as lecturers and authors for a short course on MARINE MINERALS. Many minerals which are found on the seafloor or extracted from seawater.  Good condition.  17.50
   
  REVIEWS IN MINERALOGY - Volume 10: Characterization of Metamorphism through Mineral Equilibria. S/C (John M. Ferry) 1982. 397pp. This volume is oriented primarily toward application of methods of determining the history of metamorphism through chemical and mineralogical studies. Good condition.  17.50
   
  REVIEWS IN MINERALOGY - Volume 11: Carbonates - Mineralogy & Chemistry. S/C (Richard J. Reeder) 1983. 394pp. This review follows on from the "Marine Minerals  Volume 5 and now solely covers the marine manganese oxides and iron oxides, silica polymorphs, and the zeolite, clay, phosphorite, barite, evaporate and placer minerals. Good condition.  20.00
   
New  REVIEWS IN MINERALOGY - Volume 12 - FLUID INCLUSIONS.  S/C (Edwin Roedder) 1984. 646pp. This book is an introduction to studies of all types of inclusions - gas, liquid or melt - trapped in materials from earth or space, and of their application to the understanding of geologic processes. Brand new - mint condition. Special. 40.00
   
  REVIEWS IN MINERALOGY - Volume 15: Mathematical Crystallography: An introduction to the Mathematical Foundations of Crystallography.  S/C  (M. B. Boisen Jnr, & G. V. Gibbs) 1985. 406pp.This book provides information of the matrix and group theoretic derivations of the crystallographic point and space groups and the lattices are presented with examples. Techniques are developed for solving problems involving the description of crystal structures. Good condition.  17.50
   
  REVIEWS IN MINERALOGY - Volume 16: Stable Isotopes in High Temperature Geological Processes.   S/C (J. W. Valley, H. P. Taylor Jnr, J.R. O'Neil) 1986. 570pp. This book consists of many articles from several contributors  on this specialized subject. Good condition.  20.00
   
MINERALS AND CRYSTALS. S/C (Australian Science & Education Programme - ASEP)  1974. 75pp. This is the teacher's activity handbook which relates to the questions and experiments for minerals and crystals in the ASEP programme. Good condition.  18.00
   
  MINERALS AND GEMSTONES OF TASMANIA and their locations. S/C (K. E. Lancaster) 1980. 55pp. This is an excellent guide for the fossicker who wishes to fossick in Tasmania. Much information including some mud-maps are included. This book is now out of print and is very hard to find.  It is a brand new book. Unfortunately the back cover was creased in the printing process.   SOLD
   
New  MINERALS AND GEMSTONES OF THE WORLD.   S/C (G. Brocardo)  Revised English Edition 1994. 215pp. This handy identification guide offers a superb collection of photographs and compares a wealth of information in a unique way that is useful to both the experienced collectors and beginners alike. An excellent practical handbook and a condensed reference manual. It is interesting to note that each mineral has a chart that details the mineral classes, Excitation & Radioactivity, Crystal Systems, Cleavage, Colour of light-reflecting minerals, Colour of the powder (when streaked), Lustre, Fusibility, Colour in a flame (Blowpipe test), Solubility, Occurrence, Origin, Use and more.   16.00
   
  MINERALS, AND HOW TO STUDY THEM.  HC (Edward Salisbury Dana) 3rd Edition 1949. 380pp. The book begins with a definition of the mineral as a naturally occurring chemical element or compound formed as a product of inorganic processes. It then goes on to the subject of crystals, the physical and chemical properties of minerals, and identification tests. The book concludes with a series of determinative tables for identifying the various minerals. Worn spine. The pages are in good condition.  Special. 

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  MINERALS, AND HOW TO STUDY THEM.  S/C - Paperback (Edward Salisbury Dana. Revised by: Cornelius S. Hurbut, Jr.) 2nd Revised Edition 1945.  Science Edition 1963. 380pp.  Good condition.  8.00
   
  MINERALS AND MAN. H/C + Damaged D/W (Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Jnr.) 3rd Printing, 1970. 304pp. Entire chapters of this book are devoted to the early uses of minerals, the beautiful zeolites associated with lava flows, minerals from the sea and from land-locked lakes, the minerals of Cornwall and the astonishing array at Franklin Furnace, New Jersey, and the minerals indispensable for atomic energy. There are also sections on precious metals - gold, platinum and silver plus gemstones from rubies to Lapis Lazuli. An excellent keepsake. Good condition.  A very popular book for the mineral enthusiast as it contains many wonderful photographs. 10.00
   
  MINERALS AND ROCKS. H/C + D/W  (J. F. Kirkaldy) 3rd Impression, 1965. 176pp. This is great little book which provides the most important information relating to mineral and rock species, with details of the localities where they may be found, mode of occurrence and economic uses. Filled with 267 magnificent colour photographs as well as a large number of drawings. Good condition. 7.50
   
  MINERALS AND ROCKS. H/C + D/W  (J. F. Kirkaldy) 2nd Impression, 1964. 176pp. Some tape marks on the inside of the Dust Wrapper and flyleaf pages. . Good condition otherwise.  5.00
   
  MINERALS AND ROCKS. H/C (J. F. Kirkaldy) 1st Edition 1963. 176pp. Some tape marks on the inside of the Dust Wrapper and flyleaf pages. Ex lib. Reading copy in good condition. Special.  3.00
   
  MINERALS AND ROCKS: A Pocket Identification Guide.  S/C  (Albert Streckeison) Reprint, 1976. 67pp. A magnificent good reference book with brilliant illustrations. Essential for that "budding"  junior rock-hound. Excellent condition. SOLD
   
  MINERALS AND ROCKS: Chatto Nature Guides. S/C (Prof. Dr. Walter Schumann) 1978. 144pp.  Another magnificent good reference book with brilliant colour illustrations. Essential for that "budding"  junior rock-hound. Some tape marks on the front and inside covers. Great condition otherwise.   2.00
   
MINERALS IN INDUSTRY. Paperback (W. R. Jones) Pelican Books, 1st Edition 1943. 149pp. This book provides information of the various minerals and their locations around the world are used for various industrial applications. Special. 2.00
   
New  MINERALS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.   Booklet (J. E. Johnson & J. M. Scrymgour)  This booklet is an extract from "South Australian Year Book - 1975) Revised Edition 1978. 20pp. This booklet provides a general overview of the State's mineral deposits together with information as to localities and contains many beautiful coloured photographs of the mineral specimens collected which are included. Super special. 2.00
   
MINERALS OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA. Booklet (J. E. Johnson & J. M. Scrymgour)  This booklet is an extract from "South Australian Year Book - 1975)  Revised 1978. 20pp. Shop display copy.  Special.  1.00
   
MINERALS OF THE WORLD: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Rocks and Minerals. H/C (Rudolf Duda and Lubos Rejl)  1986. 520pp. This fantastic book contains over 450 colour photographs and 300 line drawings with over 600 rocks and minerals described and classified with a comprehensive introduction and identification tables. A very popular book. Good condition.  35.00
   
New  MINERALS OF THE WORLD.  S/C  (Ole Johnsen) 2004. 439pp. This is one of the most up-to-date popular guides to minerals available. The text covers crystallography, physical properties, chemical properties, names and varieties, diagnostic features and occurrence. More than 500 minerals are reviewed with examples from around the world. Illustrated with 600 superb colour photographs and crystallographic diagrams as well as a tabular overview of common minerals and their properties.  25.00
   
New  MINERALS OF THE WORLD.  H/C + D/W (Walter Schumann)  1992. 224pp. This vibrant field guide presents 500 of the most collectable minerals along with the author's unique system that allows you to quickly identify hundreds of minerals using streak, Mohs' hardness and specific gravity. Contains magnificent photographs in this colour-coded guide makes this book a perfect reference guide. Very popular!   25.00
   
New  MINERALS OF THE WORLD. This is a CD which is based on the superb photographic collection of the Museum of Victoria. This CD-ROM contains over 400 high resolution pictures of mineral samples and details over 2750 mineral species. (System requirements: 4Mb RAM, 640x480 display with 256 colours. Windows 95) 25.00
   
New  MINERALS, ROCKS AND FOSSILS: A self-teaching Guide. S/C (R. V. Dietrich  &  Reed Wicander) 1983. 212pp. A good book and as the title implies, it is a self-teaching guide. Within each chapter there are sections which contain 'Review Questions' on the parts read thus making sure the reader understands the context. 17.50
   
MINERALS, ROCKS AND FOSSILS: A self-teaching Guide. S/C (R. V. Dietrich  & Reed Wicander) 1983. 212pp. Good condition.  14.00
   
MINERALS, ROCKS AND FOSSILS: The Country Life Guide to. S/C (A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley & W. R. Hamilton) 1983. 320pp. This book  is, in our opinion, one of the best illustrated books around covering all aspects with over 600 specimens in full colour and every specimen is described in detail plus over 300 line drawings identifying structures and features. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike. Good to very good condition.  SOLD
   
MINERALS, ROCKS AND FOSSILS: The Country Life Guide to. S/C (A. C. Bishop, A. R. Woolley & W. R. Hamilton) 1983. 320pp. This book  is, in our opinion, one of the best illustrated books around covering all aspects with over 600 specimens in full colour and every specimen is described in detail plus over 300 line drawings identifying structures and features. An invaluable handbook for amateur collectors and specialists alike. Good condition. Special.  

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MINERALS, ROCKS and GEMSTONES. H/C + Damaged D/W (Rudolph Börner. Translated & Edited by: W. Mykura) 1st English Edition 1962. 250pp. This excellent book was translated from the German language. It covers in detail: Minerals, Rocks and Gemstones in that order. each section is devoted to a complete identification with accompanying tables. Very well presented for easy understanding. .Slightly faded cloth cover. 18.00 
   
MINERALS, ROCKS and GEMSTONES. H/C + D/W (Rudolph Börner. Translated & Edited by: W. Mykura) Reprinted 1967. 250pp. .Some tape marks on the front and inside covers. Good condition otherwise. Special.   7.00
   
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  NATURE OF EARTH MATERIALS. H/C (Anthony C. Tennissen) 2nd Edition, (circa 1982) This is an excellent book that goes into depth on a wide range of minerals and their composition. It is widely illustrated with black and white photographs and sketches. Good condition with some foxing around the edge of the pages.  15.00
   
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  ORE DEPOSITS. H/C (Charles F. Park, Jnr. & Roy A. MacDiarmid) 1st Edition, 1964. 475pp. An excellent book which is designed to present the principles and data basic to understanding the genesis and localization of the metallic ores and the non-metallic associated with them. Providing that the reader has an elementary knowledge of chemistry and physics, as well as mineralogy and petrology and some structural geology this book will be of help to you. Good condition.  16.00
   
  OUR MINERAL WEALTH. Booklet / Chart  (Australian Visual Education) 1960. 31pp. This is a Pictorial Social Studies book produced in Australia. includes many drawn pictures. Ideal for the student. Special. 2.00
   
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  PETROGENESIS OF METAMORPHIC ROCKS. S/C (H.G.F. Winkler. Translated by: N. D. Chatterjee & E. Froese)  2nd Edition, Revised 1967. 237pp. This book deals basically with metamorphism and dynamothermal metamorphism and the minerals associated with this process. Good condition. Special.  5.00
   
  PETROGRAPHY: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks in Thin Sections. H/C (Howel Williams, Francis J. Turner & Charles M. Gilbert)  1954. 406pp. This book is divided into 3 parts - Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary rocks and their associated families. The figures within the book detail the minerals that lie within the thin sections. Good condition.  15.00
   
  PETROLOGY FOR STUDENTS: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks under the Microscope.  H/C  (Alfred Harker) 8th Edition, Revised. 1954. 283pp. This book is divided into 5 main chapters: Plutonic Rocks; Hypabyssal Rocks; Volcanic Rocks; Sedimentary Rocks & Metamorphic Rocks and Thermal & Dynamic Metamorphism.  Good condition.  4.00
   
  PETROLOGY FOR STUDENTS. S/C (S.R. Nockolds, R. W. O'B. Knox, G. A. Chinner)  1st Edition, 1978. 435pp. An excellent handbook, basically taken from Alfred Harker's book (above) completely re-written and brought up-to-date by these three new authors, again dealing on the three main rock types. Good condition. 8.00
   
  POPULAR MECHANICS: COMPLETE BOOK OF ROCKS, MINERALS, GEMS & FOSSILS.   H/C + D/W  (Donal Dinwiddie & Russell P. MacFall) 1st Edition 1978. 207pp. This is a most interesting book which covers basic geology, mineral and gem species, meteorites as well as information for rock hunting. It also deals with gemmology and lapidary as well as how to display your collection. A good all-round reference book. Good condition. Slight foxing spots on some of the pages. Excellent condition otherwise. Special.  12.00
   
  POPULAR MECHANICS: COMPLETE BOOK OF ROCKS, MINERALS, GEMS & FOSSILS.  H/C (Donal Dinwiddie & Russell P. MacFall) 1st Edition 1978. 207pp. Good condition.  Special.  7.50
   
  POPULAR PROSPECTING: A Field Guide for the Prospector and the Uranium Hunter - A Complete Guide.   S/C - Booklet   (H. C. Dake)  80pp. 1st Edition 1955. This early book was a field guide for the part-time prospector which includes data for the Gem Hunter, Uranium Seeker, and the Prospector for strategic metallic and non-metallic minerals. Scarce. Cover a little worn and creased. Collectable. Special. 10.00
   
  POPULAR PROSPECTING: A Guide to Australian Minerals. H/C + Damaged D/W  (K. J. Buchester) 1st Edition, 1972. 211pp. This has always been a popular book amongst Australian prospectors and mineral collectors alike as it shows and provides basic geology, rock types, the occurrence of the mineral deposits and more. Good condition.   SOLD
   
  PROSPECTING AND MINING FOR URANIUM IN AUSTRALIA: Notes for the Guidance of Prospectors.  H/C Board Covers. (Australian Atomic Energy Commisson) 1957. 128pp. plus 14pp. coloured photographs of radio-active mineral specimens. This book was produced at the beginning of the exploration boom for uranium hunters to find workable deposits. This book is now rare to find  Collectable. Very good condition.  20.00
   
  PROSPECTING FOR GEMSTONES AND MINERALS. S/C (John Sinkankas) Reprint, 1970. 397pp. This book was formerly titled "Gemstones & Minerals: How and Where to Find Them" This has always been a very popular book as it provides much factual and detailed information. It concentrates on practical information: planning for trips, tools and equipment and how to use them, the field appearance of rocks and minerals, digging and extracting specimens and much useful advice not available elsewhere on trimming, cleaning, preserving, storing and exhibiting specimens. This book can be read by anyone without any special knowledge of geology An excellent reference book. Illustrated. Some loose pages. Special. SOLD
   
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RADIO-ACTIVE MINERAL DEPOSITS. S/C - Booklet (Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics - Pamphlet No. 3) Issued August 1948. Revised and re-issued August 1951. Reprinted July 1952. 52pp.This booklet was issued for the Guidance to Prospectors of Australia to prospect for uranium just before the boom in the late 1950' to 1960's.  Collectable.  Good condition. 20.00
   
RECORD OF THE MINES OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA.  Card Covers  (H. Y. L. Brown. Compiled under the authority of the Department of Mines, South Australia) 4th Edition 1908. Reprinted  November 1985. This is a complete detailed account of the history and of the mines and their activities for all minerals within the state. A lot of historical and important information is recorded here. Ideal for the current prospector. New  -  mint condition. 20.00
   
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New  ROCK & MINERAL: COLLINS EYEWITNESS GUIDE.   H/C  (Dr. R. F. Symes) Reprint 1991. 64pp. This book enables the student to discover the earth's rocks and minerals close up … their creation, beauty, and importance in everyday life. This book provides stunning detailed photographs with an informative text.  Brilliant !  An excellent book for the geology student.  Magnificently illustrated. 15.95
   
ROCK & MINERAL FORMATION. H/C + D/W  (Douglas M. Stone) 1st Edition, 1972. 80pp. This book is a clear and absorbing introduction to the study of the many minerals found in Australia and the rocks and landform in which they exist. It describes a comprehensive selection of minerals including such precious gems as opals, diamonds and sapphires, and those metallic and non-metallic minerals such as bauxite, silver, copper and gypsum. They are all described in detail including their hardness, colour, lustre, specific gravity, cleavage and crystal structure. These descriptions are all accompanied by colour photographs and diagrams, and these, in conjunction with the information in the detailed supplementary section devoted to this topic, will aid the reader in the identification of minerals. Also included is other geological details which is equally important. Highly recommended. Good condition. This is an Australian book that deals with basic Geology, Rock types, Gemstones, Meteorites and charts on identification. Good condition.  7.50
   
  ROCK FORMING MINERALS - 5 Volumes.  H/C + Damaged D/W (Deer, Howie & Zussman) 1st Edition, 1962. This particular title is always in demand and is very hard to find as a complete set of five volumes. The set consists of: Volume 1 - Ortho - and Ring Silicates. 333pp.; Volume 2  - Chain Silicates. 379pp.; Volume 3 - Sheet Silicates. 270pp.; Volume 4 - Framework Silicates.435pp.;  Volume 5 - Non-Silicates. 371pp.   Good condition.  200.00
   
  ROCKS AND FOSSILS.   H/C   (Ray Oliver) 1993. 76pp. This book is a practical book full of advice on how to obtain, identify and display rocks, minerals and fossils. Each topic is explained so the collector can get the most from this fascinating hobby. There are clear presented diagrams showing a range of useful techniques from using a hammer to flame tests on minerals. Among the many topics covered are rock and fossil types, where to find specimens, mineral properties, metals and mining, and crystals, gems and jewellery. Near new condition.  9.50
   
  ROCKS AND MAN.   H/C  (Myra Shackley) 1st Edition 1977. 159pp. This book offers a fascinating account of early man's use of some of his geological resources. From axe heads to the symbolic and medicinal uses of fossils and gemstones. It avoids a dry archaeological approach but brings to life the artefacts themselves detailing their use which throws light on the technologies and cultures of early man. Good bedtime reading ....it won't put you to sleep normally. Good condition. 8.00
   
New  ROCKS AND MINERALS.  S/C   (Joel Arem)  1991. 164pp. An invaluable photographic colour guide provides basic information on rocks and minerals in one easy-to-understand and easy-to-carry volume. More than 200 colour photographs reveal the beauty of these fascinating geological formations.  A classic book for the prospector and student.  11.50
   
  ROCKS AND MINERALS.    S/C   (Joel Arem)  April 1983. 160pp. Good condition. A bargain. Special.  3.00
   
New  ROCKS AND MINERALS.   S/C  (Pat Bell  & David Wright)    Hamlyn Practical Guide. 1985. 192pp. This ever popular book provides much information on rocks and mineral with life-like photographs on  400 specimens which are fully described and illustrated. Over 60 full colour identification plates. Comprehensive glossary & index.  12.00
   
ROCKS AND MINERALS.   S/C  (Pat Bell  & David Wright)    Hamlyn Practical Guide. 1985. 192pp. Good condition. Special.  5.00
   
  ROCKS AND MINERALS.  S/C  (Brian Simpson) Reprint, 1969. 302pp. This is a useful textbook covering the essentials of crystallography, mineralogy and rock types. Good condition.  5.00
   
New  ROCKS AND MINERALS: A Guide to Familiar Minerals, Gems, Ores and Rocks. S/C (Herbert. S. Zim & Paul R. Shaffer) 1957. Reprint, 160pp. A great little pocket guide with 400 illustrations in colour. An excellent 'starter book' for the beginner.

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New  ROCKS AND MINERALS: A Peterson Field Guide.  S/C  (Frederick Pough) 1983. 317pp. This book describes in detail 270 minerals: geographic distribution, physical properties, chemical composition, crystalline structure and more. Simple procedures and tests to ensure accurate identification. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Excellent.  9.50
   
  ROCKS & MINERALS: Collector's Series. H/C + D/W  (Paul E. Desautels) 1st Edition, 1st Edition 1974. 159pp. This book with text is mainly on minerals with large coloured photographs in most cases. Good condition.  5.00
   
ROCKS AND ROCK MINERALS. H/C  (Richard V. Dietrich & Brian J. Skinner) This specialized book is intended to be both a text-book and a reference for those who need to identify rocks and minerals without relying on sophisticated laboratory equipment. The authors strongly believe that all geologists should possess the capability to identify rocks and rock-forming minerals in hand-specimen. Megascopic field identifications can be made, not only by geologists, but by anyone interested in working with rocks. The main chapter headings are: Minerals and their properties. The Rock-Forming Minerals; Determination of the Rock-Forming Minerals; Igneous & Pyroclastic Rocks; Sedimentary & Diagenetic Rocks; Metamorphic Rocks & Migmatites; Other Rocks & Pseudo-Rocks; Identification Tables for Rocks. Mint condition.   Normally sells for $90.00.  Special.  60.00 
   
  ROCKS AND SOILS. S/C (D. Armstrong &  D. Fitzgerald) 1977. 123pp. This is an Australian Science Activity book dealing with rocks and soils. There are many practical experiments that can be performed by the student. Ex lib. Marked cover but the pages are in good condition. Special.  3.00
   
  ROCKS and their stories. H/C + Damaged D/W  (Dr. Carroll Lane Fenton & Mildred Adams Fenton) 1951. 112pp. This is a good student's reference/study book on rock types, stratification and touches on the more popular minerals. Ex lib. Good condition except for some tape marks inside the front and back covers.  Special. 3.00
   
  ROCKS, MINERALS & GEMSTONES. H/C (I. O. Evans) A generalised book on The Earth; Sedimentary rocks, Igneous & Metamorphic rocks, Rocks from outer space, Mining & mineral characteristics, Metallic & Non-metallic minerals, Gemstones plus information on collecting and identifying specimens.  A 'reading copy' Ex lib. Special. SOLD
   
  RUTLEY'S ELEMENTS OF MINERALOGY.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (H. H. Read) 23rd Edition, Reprint 1939. This is always a popular book amongst mineralogical students. It is divided into 2 Parts. The first part deals with: The Chemistry, Physical & Optical Properties of Minerals, Crystallography, and the Occurrence of Minerals. Part 2 provides a full description of all minerals. The book itself is in very good condition.  15.00
   
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  SEDIMENTARY ROCKS.  H/C (F. J. Pettijohn) 2nd Edition 1957.718pp.  This book provides much detail on the various Sedimentary rocks, their textures, composition, structures. Classification & Nomenclature and a whole lot more. One of the most popular books on this subject. Good condition.  15.00
   
New  SIMON & SCHUSTER'S  Guide to Rocks & Minerals.   S/C    (Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi & Giuseppe Liborio) 1978. 607pp. A practical, concise and easy-to-use guide which is divided into two large sections. One is devoted to rocks and minerals each prefaced by a comprehensive introduction that discusses formation, chemistry and more. All 377 entries with more than 1000 illustrations of which 600 of them are in full colour. It also contains other helpful information on visual symbols, appearance, classification, rarity, crystal formation, mode of occurrence, specific gravity, grain sizes and more. An excellent publication. 

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SIMON & SCHUSTER'S  Guide to Rocks & Minerals.   S/C    (Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi & Giuseppe Liborio) 1978. 607pp. Shop display copy. Special.  12.00 
   
SIMPLE TESTS FOR MINERALS OR EVERY MAN HIS OWN ANALYST. H/C - Cloth cover.  (Joseph Campbell) 4th Edition 1936. 173pp.  Chapters within this book include: Elements; Crystallography; Tests for Minerals; Flame coloration and glass-tube tests; The blow-pipe flame & Analysis; Wet Tests and information on precious stones. Also included is a chapter on rocks: The miner's guide; or Where to look for mineral wealth. Cover has some insect damage.  The pages are in very good condition. Special SOLD 
   
SO YOU WANT TO START A ROCK SHOP. S/C (Arthur & Lila Mae Victor) 3rd Edition 1964. 58pp. For anyone that intends to start a business in this specialized field, it would be a good idea to browse this book first - the "greats" and the "pitfalls". Good condition. 5.00 
   
  SPLENDOUR IN NATURE: MINERALS AND ROCKS. H/C + D/W (H. W. Ball)  1956. 96pp. A book showing "Life-sized" photographs of mineral specimens in both colour and black & white with some text. Good condition.  5.00
   
New  STONES: Their Collection, Identification & Uses.    S/C  (R. V. Dietrich)  2nd Edition 1989. 191pp. The author offers much advice on where to find stones and information on how they are formed and can be used. This book, designed for easy reference takes a simple, scientifically sound approach by offering handy identification tables, an extensive glossary and a list of references all of which help it to make it an excellent reference for anyone.  SOLD
   
STONES AND MINERALS OF THE WORLD. H/C  (Walter Schumann) Reprint 1984. 224pp. This vibrant field guide presents 500 of the most collectable minerals along with the author's unique system that allows you to quickly identify hundreds of minerals using streak, Mohs' hardness and specific gravity. Contains magnificent photographs in this colour-coded guide makes this book a perfect reference guide. A cheap reading / reference copy. Special.   5.00
   
  STORIES READ FROM ROCKS. Booklet (Bertha Morris Parker) 1950 36pp. A basic book for the student on geology, rocks & minerals. Special. .50c
   
  SUCCESSFUL MINERAL COLLECTING AND PROSPECTING.   H/C + Damaged D/W  (Richard M. Pearl) 1961. 164pp. This has always been a very popular book as it covers both gold panning, mineral and gemstone collecting. Illustrated with 32 full colour photographs and 130 black & white photographs / sketches.  Good condition.  10.00
   
  SUCCESSFUL MINERAL COLLECTING AND PROSPECTING.  S/C -  Paperback (Richard M. Pearl) 1962. 164pp.  Good condition.  8.00
   
  SUCCESSFUL MINERAL COLLECTING AND PROSPECTING.  S/C -  Paperback (Richard M. Pearl) 1962. 164pp.  Damaged cover but the pages are in good condition. Cheap reference copy.  SOLD
   
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  TABLES FOR THE DETERMINATION OF COMMON MINERALS CHIEFLY BY THEIR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES WITH CONFIRMATORY CHEMICAL TESTS. . H/C (W. O. Crosby)  2nd Edition, 1888. 84pp. This now collectable book provides early information on the identification of minerals as well determination tables.   Scarce.   Good condition.  SOLD
   
TASMANIA.  We have available a set four (4) booklets produced by the Department of Mines, Tasmania.  (a) Tasmania: Mineral Resources and Mining Industry. 1957. 23pp. (b) Tasmania: Mineral Resources & Mining Industry. 1973. 47pp.  (c) Occurrences of Gemstone Minerals in Tasmania.  Copy # 1354. 1969. 16pp. (d) Occurrences of Gemstone Minerals in Tasmania. 4th Edition 1977. 16pp. All in very good condition. Scarce  SOLD
   
  TEXTURES OF THE ORE MINERALS and their significance. H/C + D/W (A. B. Edwards, Aust. Institute of Mining and Metallurgy) Reprint 1965 with corrections. 242pp. This  book is primarily about the textures of minerals and the application to ore geology. Deposition and applications to ore dressing for gold, silver and other ores. Good condition.  25.00
   
MAGAZINE THE AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR MINERALOGIST. Magazine with card covers. This early publication was produced by Specimen Minerals of Adelaide, South Australia. This quarterly magazine provided news of mineralogy, Geology, Gemmology and Lapidary plus Association, Club News and a Readers Section. Volumes available are from : Volume 1, Number 2 right through to Volume 5, Number 3. (These include the following: June 1955; September 1955; December 1955; March 1956; June 1956; September 1956; December 1956; March 1957; June 1957; September 1957; December 1957; March 1958; June 1958; September 1958; December 1958; March 1959; June 1959; September 1959. This extremely rare set of 18 copies in good condition is available for a special price of $100.00  100.00
   
MAGAZINE THE AUSTRALIAN AMATEUR MINERALOGIST. Magazine with card covers. This early publication was produced by Specimen Minerals of Adelaide, South Australia. This quarterly magazine provided news of mineralogy, Geology, Gemmology and Lapidary plus Association, Club News and a Readers Section. Separate volumes available are as follows: September 1955 (Cover torn); September 1958 & December 1959. Good condition. Special price of $4.00 each  4.00

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  THE AUSTRALIAN MINING, METALLURGICAL AND MINERAL INDUSTRY. H/C (Ed: J. T. Woodcock) 1965. 480pp. This is Volume 3 of The Eighth Commonwealth Mining and Metallurgical Congress, Australia and New Zealand. This book details the mining activities within Australia. It covers the Australian Mineral Industry as a whole, the companies, minerals and methods, the minerals mined and where, Mining developments and research. Good condition.  35.00
     
  THE COLLECTOR'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROCKS & MINERALS. H/C + D/W  (Edited by: A. F. L. Deeson) This book is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the world's rocks and minerals to be compiled specifically with the collector in mind. Covering well over 2,000 different types, it is invaluable work of reference both for buyers of mineral specimens and for those who collect them in the field. One thousand colour photographs are closely integrated with the entries, which are alphabetically arranged for ease of reference. All the aspects of each specimen is covered. The problems of identifying minerals are dealt with in a helpful tabulated form. The book is also fully cross-referenced to cover alternative names. Excellent condition.  24.50 
     
New  THE COMPLETE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS. H/C + D/W (Petr Korbel & Milan Novak) 1999. 296pp. This magnificent volume shows hundreds of photographs of beautiful crystals and crystal aggregates, gemstones, precious metals, and very rare minerals together with a list of classic and new occurrences for each mineral species. Arranged by mineral systems with over 600 varieties. An ideal and valuable book for the mineral collector.  32.50
   
New  THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MICROMOUNTS.  S/C  (Milton L. Speckles) 1965. 96pp. This is a manual for mineral collectors with data on selection, mounting, care and display of minerals, both large and small. This book has been around for a very long time and even today the information still remains current as things have these methods have not changed much at all in this direction. Highly recommended.  4.50
   
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MICROMOUNTS.  S/C  (Milton L. Speckles) 1965. 96pp. Good condition. 3.00
   
  THE CONCISE ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF ROCKS & MINERALS.  H/C  (Richard Moody)  1990. 47pp. This book describes 40 of the world's most important rocks and minerals. Many are also extremely attractive and the book is superbly illustrated by photographs of them both in their natural state and under the microscope. There is a full description of each rock and mineral with their commercial use. Near new condition.  5.00
   
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS AND GEMSTONES. H/C + Chipped D/W (Edited by: Michael O'Donoghue) 1st Edition 1977. 304pp. This massive and complete reference work on collecting and fashioning minerals. It covers the basic chemistry of minerals that give rise to crystals. Detailed information on mineral varieties which is important to the collector or lapidary. It also explains in full the tumbling techniques. Over 1,000 minerals are described in this book with hundreds of colour photographs and many explanatory diagrams. An excellent publication. Good condition.  40.00
   
  THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS & ROCKS.   H/C + D/W in plastic cover. (J. Kouřimský. Edited by: Randolph Lucas) 1977.. 351pp. This encyclopedia describes for the layman, mineral collector or even geologist, the many aspects of rocks and minerals - formation, location, history, cultural and technological uses. Marginal notes list the main physical and chemical characteristics of the minerals and line drawings illustrate their structure. Illustrated with over 400 photographs. Good condition.  15.00
   
  THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS & ROCKS. H/C + Damaged D/W  (J. Kouřimský. Edited by: Randolph Lucas) 1977.. 351pp. Front flyleaf removed.  Good condition. Special. 12.00
   
  THE ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MINERALS & ROCKS.   H/C  (J. Kouřimský. Edited by: Randolph Lucas) Reprint 1993. 351pp. Good condition. 

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  THE INTERPRETATION OF IGNEOUS ROCKS.  S/C (K. G. Cox, J.D. Bell & R.J. Pankhurst) 6th Impression, 1989. 450pp. This study of igneous petrology shows how data derived from petrographic, geochemical and field studies can be used in the formulation and testing of petrogenetic hypotheses. It also deals with methodology as an important aspect of igneous petrology. Exercises are added to most chapters, and answers are given separately: the treatment is carefully graded in terms of difficulty and degrees of specialization. Crease on front cover otherwise in good condition. Special.  SOLD
   
  THE MICROSCOPIC DETERMINATION OF THE NON-OPAQUE MINERALS. Card Covers.  (U.S.A. Geological Survey Bulletin No. 848) 2nd Edition, 1934 (?) 266pp. Information is provided here on the immersion method of identifying minerals, refraction and a lot of details as to optical properties. Damaged cover but repaired to some degree. Now scarce. Special. 27.50
   
THE MINERAL DEPOSITS OF NEW SOUTH WALES. H/C (Edited by: N. L. Markham & H. Basden. Geological Survey of New South Wales, Department of Mines, New South Wales) 1974. 682pp. This massive publication covers the whole geological history of the State in 12 large chapters. it also describes the various mineral deposits found in each of the areas reviewed. Scarce.  Good condition.  SOLD
   
THE MINERAL INDUSTRY OF NEW SOUTH WALES. H/C (E. C. Andrews & Staff, Geological Survey, Department of Mines, New South Wales) 1928. 432pp. This book is divided into three (3) parts. Part 1: Mining Development of NSW. The Trend of Mining Legislation. Brief Notes on Periods of sedimentation in NSW. Mining Geology. Part 2: Description of Occurrences of Metals & Metallic Ores (in Alphabetical order); Description of Occurrences of Non-Metals (in Alphabetical order.) Reading copy in good condition. Repaired with loose covers. Hard to find. Special. 30.00
   
THE MINERAL RESOURCES OF NEW SOUTH WALES. H/C (Edward F Pittman) Printed by: William Applegate Gullick Sydney, NSW. 1st Edition 1901. This publication indicates the mode of occurrence of the principal types of deposits with a list of the known localities of the different economic minerals. This book has been inscribed and presented to: J. A. Schofield with E. F. Pittman's compliments, Sydney, April 18th 1901. Good condition. 275.00
   
  THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF ROCKS AND MINERALS IN AUSTRALIA.  H/C (Oliver Chambers) 1979. 246pp. This popular Australian book provides information to the collector as to the requirements needed for field collecting. The various rock types are discussed followed by the properties and crystal forms of minerals. Olly (as I used to call my old friend, many years ago before his death) offers much detail as to where to look for Australian minerals plus the care of them. Also included are mineral identification tables, Locality maps plus a General and Locality Index. Signed by author. Good condition.  20.00
   
  THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF ROCKS AND MINERALS IN AUSTRALIA.  H/C (Oliver Chambers) 1979. 246pp.  Good condition.  12.00
   
  THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF ROCKS AND MINERALS IN AUSTRALIA.  H/C (Oliver Chambers) 1979. 246pp. Ex lib.    A cheap Field / Reference / Reading copy.   Special. SOLD
   
  THE PETROLOGY OF THE IGNEOUS ROCKS. H/C (F. H. Hatch & A. K. Wells) 9th Edition, Revised, January 1937. 368pp. This book has been an authority on this subject for many years. There are 5 main parts as follows: Part 1 - Origin, Mode of occurrence, External structure. Part 2 - The Constituent Minerals: Classification and description of the Rock-Forming minerals and their appearance under a microscope. Part 3 - The Consolidation of Igneous magmas and the textures that result therefrom. Part 4 - The Classification of the Igneous rocks (very large chapter). Part 5 - The origins of rock types and igneous rock assemblages. Small reference is also made in this chapter regarding the geological periods and Igneous activity in the United Kingdom. Illustrated with black & white photographs and line drawings. Good condition except for some reference notes and underlining. 18.00
   
  THE PETROLOGY OF THE IGNEOUS ROCKS. H/C (F. H. Hatch & A. K. Wells) 10th Edition, Revised 1949. 469pp. . Good condition except for a slightly marked cover. 12.00
   
  THE PETROLOGY OF THE IGNEOUS ROCKS. H/C (F. H. Hatch & A. K. Wells) 10th Edition, Revised 1949. 469pp. . Damaged cover but the pages are in good condition. Special  5.00
   
  THE PRACTICAL STUDY OF CRYSTALS, MINERALS and ROCKS.  S/C - Paperback (K. G. Cox, N. B. Price & B. Harte) 1st Edition Revised, 1974. 245pp. This book is based on a course conducted by the University of Edinburgh, Scotland but it is an essential guide for anyone undertaking a similar course. It deals a lot with crystallography and crystal morphology as well as references to the 3 main rock types. Good condition.  19.50
   
  THE PRINCIPLES OF PETROLOGY: An Introduction to the Science of Rocks.  H/C + Damaged D/W (G. W. Tyrrell) Reprint, 1960. 349pp. This work covers the whole field of the fascinating study of rocks, and displays the main facts and principles of the science in a form which can be understood by anyone who may desire a conspectus of the present position of petrology. It will also be found useful as an introduction to petrological science for those engaged in the many branches of applied geology in which a knowledge of rocks is indispensable. Good condition except for a stained cover under the Dust Wrapper. Special. 3.00
   
  THE PRINCIPLES OF PETROLOGY: An Introduction to the Science of Rocks.  H/C  (G. W. Tyrrell) Reprint, 1960. 349pp. Good condition except tape marks in the front and back cover. The pages are in good condition.  Special. 3.00
   
  THE PRINCIPLES OF PETROLOGY: An Introduction to the Science of Rocks.  H/C  (G. W. Tyrrell) Reprint, 1963. 349pp. Ex lib. Very good condition.  7.50
   
  THE PRINCIPLES OF PETROLOGY: An Introduction to the Science of Rocks.  H/C + Damaged D/W  (G. W. Tyrrell) Reprint, 1967. 349pp. Good condition.  7.50
   
  THE ROCKHOUND'S HANDBOOK. H/C + D/W  (V.A. & G. I. Firsoff) 1st Edition 1975. 210pp. This book contains appropriate geological information, which is important for successful collecting as well as extensive lists of the important minerals and their properties. This is a handbook that will be of permanent reference value for the amateur. The cover is damaged under the Dust Wrapper but the pages are in excellent condition..  12.00
   
  THE ROCK-HUNTER'S FIELD MANUAL. H/C + D/W  (D. K. Fritzen) 1959. 207pp. This book is developed into two main sections. The first of these is a colour key under which minerals are identified initially according to colour, in alphabetical order and with duplicate entries when they occur in two or more colours. Then each entry is further characterized according to its physical properties. The second section refers to general knowledge of minerals and their various uses plus other valuable information. The book covers 126 common and rare minerals. Some line sketches. Ex lib. Good condition.  7.00
   
  THE ROMANCE OF NICKEL. This booklet issued by the International Nickel in Canada provides some interesting facts on Nickel. Also included are other various charts.    Special price for the package.  5.00
   
New  THE STORY OF FLUORESCENCE. S/C   (Harry C. Wain. Raytech Equipment Co.)  1965. 65pp. This book provides an explanation of ultraviolet fluorescence with experiments and a large descriptive list of fluorescent minerals and details as to whether it shows as a long-wave or short-wave colour group. Other applications are also described.  6.00
   
  THE STORY OF ROCKS. H/C (D. Shuttlesworth. Illustrated by: Su Zan N. Swain) 1966. 57pp. This is a book which has been designed for the young "budding" geologist in mind.  It covers sections on rocks and minerals, minerals, ores and rock oddities plus information about collecting. Illustrated with painted illustrations. Special.  2.50
   
  THE STUDY OF ROCKS IN THIN SECTION.  H/C (W.W. Moorhouse) 1959. 514pp. This large book provides much information on Optical Mineralogy which in turn then describes minerals, petrology in detail in 24 chapters and ending with the petrography of ores. An essential book for all those involved with this line of work. Contains plenty of charts, sketches and pictures. In short ... a fantastic book on this specialized subject. Good condition. SOLD
   
  THE STUDY OF ROCKS IN THIN SECTION. H/C + Damaged D/W  (W.W. Moorhouse)  Reprint 1964. 514pp. Good condition. 20.00
   
THE URANIUM AND FLUORESCENT MINERALS: A handbook of Uranium minerals and A Field Guide for Uranium Prospecting. S/C in plastic. (H. C. Dake)  3rd Edition 1953. 80pp. This early publication deals with Fluorescent minerals and those containing uranium. It also provides information on their use in the field. This title is now extremely hard to find.  Good condition for its age.  20.00 
   
  THE WORLD OF ROCKS AND MINERALS. S/C (Anita Mason. Photographs by: Eric Storey) 1976. 108pp. This book covers 108 different mineral and gemstone specimens with detailed specifications on each. Good condition. Special. 4.50
   
  THEORETICAL PETROLOGY: A textbook on the Origin and the Evolution of Rocks. H/C (Tom F. W. Barth) 1952. 387pp. This is a well produced specialized text has much valuable detailed information, some of it not found in other books. It relates to the earth, petrology, minerals and their processes. Good condition.  20.00
   
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ULTRAVIOLET GUIDE TO MINERALS. S/C - Paperback (Sterling Gleason) Reprint 1972. 244pp. This is a complete working manual for the use of Ultra-violet Light in locating and recognizing minerals, ores and gems as it is a most readable guide for both the hobbyist and professional prospector. The art of identifying minerals by their fluorescence under ultra-violet light is developed in four chapters, headed by a unique set of charts for quick and simple identification of fluorescent minerals. Other chapters and charts present rare minerals; fine points of prospecting; surveys of ores; industrial minerals, and radioactive minerals. The ends with a scientific account of fluorescence in highly readable form. Excellent condition.  SOLD
   
New  ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT AND FLUORESCENT MINERALS.    S/C  (Thomas Warren, Sterling Gleason, Richard C. Bostwick & Earl R. Verbeek) 1995. 209pp. In this book the author takes a broad look at the hobby of mineral fluorescence and discusses the nature of ultraviolet light and the major fluorescent mineral and mineral groups, techniques for collecting them and the many ways that these mineral can be displayed and enjoyed.  24.00
   
  URANIUM IN AUSTRALIA. S/C - Booklet (Australian Atomic Energy Commission) 1962. 64pp. This is a collection of articles on the history and development of the uranium mining industry in Australia. Scarce. Good condition. 20.00
   
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WHERE TO FIND AUSTRALIAN MINERALS. Paperback (Douglas M. Stone & Robert Butt) 1st Edition 1972. 112pp. A complete State-by-State guide for the layman, to where the principal minerals are to be found. As well, the authors provide an introduction to the study of minerals with details of their origin, simple tests for identifying minerals, techniques for prospecting, and suggestions for collecting and displaying minerals. Excellent condition.   SOLD
   
New  WORLD OF FLUORESCENT MINERALS.  (Stuart Schneider) 2006. 176pp. This exploration of the rich and diverse world of fluorescent minerals is a sweeping survey filled with over 825 photos displaying these fascinating minerals under daylight and ultra-violet conditions. Written for the collector or the merely curious, this essential source will enrich your collecting experience with its informative text. 45.00
   
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