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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses

Patti Polk


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ISBN: 9781440246159
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Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced enthusiasts, the new edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable collector all in one easy-to-use and dazzlingly colorful guide.
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  • Paperback
    $35.87
ISBN: 9781440246159
ANNOTATION:
Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced enthusiasts, the new edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable collector all in one easy-to-use and dazzlingly colorful guide.

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Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced enthusiasts, the new edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable collector all in one easy-to-use and dazzlingly colorful guide.

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Designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for advanced enthusiasts, the new edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable collector all in one easy-to-use and dazzlingly colorful guide. |This colorful and easy-to-use reference guide dedicated to collecting rocks, gems and minerals is ideal for readers who want to expand their understanding without getting lost in a maze of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, readers will enjoy the simplicity of the guide and the enthusiasm and knowledge of author Patti Polk, one of the top agate collectors in the world and a self-proclaimed ?rockhound.?

In addition to updating all values ? a unique feature to the guide ? author Polk is expanding her offerings to include new rare mineral specimens, as well as adding ?rough? specimens to complement existing photos of finished samples

Readers will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don't bother with: values and lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.

Impressively, the reference guide serves as a general escort for the beginning collector, yet it is comprehensive enough to cover all the important rocks, minerals and gems that any seasoned collector would need to refer to for information.

Author Biography

Author Patti Polk is recognized as one of the top agate collectors in the world (as noted in the highly respected reference book "Agates III" by Johann Zenz). She has been collecting, cutting and polishing rocks for jewelry and display for more than 20 years. She has been published in "Rock & Gem" magazine and numerous other periodicals, and speaks at rock and mineral club programs and frequently serves as a trail guide for visitors to Arizona. Patti is a skilled lapidary artist, which includes the cutting and polishing of the stones into display specimens or cabochons for jewelry making.

Product Details

Author
Patti Polk
Pages
352
Publisher
Krause Publications
Language
English
Edition
3rd
ISBN-10
1440246157
ISBN-13
9781440246159
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Year
2016
Subtitle
Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Yes
Short Title
COLLECTING ROCKS GEMS & MINERA
Publication Date
2016-05-27