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This is a mineral specimen presentation book for collectors and museums There are 16 chapters with index and introduction Color photographs of the specimens are shown on nearly all the pages Technical details of form, collection location, economic value, availability and aesthetics are presented

Treasures from the Earth: The World of Rocks & Minerals

With its wide ranging, authoritative text, coupled with 64 pages of brilliant four color photographs of mineral specimens and 200 black and white pictures and drawings, this book becomes a basic foundation for mineralogy that will intrigue the mind and delight the eye of every hobbyist and collector