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Rocks, Gems and Minerals

Rocks, Gems and Minerals

A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide

A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press

Herbert S. Zim and Paul R. Shaffer; Revised by Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting with Jeffrey Post and Paul Pohwat, National Museum of Natural History; Illustrated by Raymond Perlman

Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press

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This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on:

- Physical and chemical properties
- Origins and geologic significance
- Gems and semiprecious stones
- How to find and collect specimens

Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!

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Herbert S. Zim and Paul R. Shaffer; Revised by Jonathan P. Latimer and Karen Stray Nolting with Jeffrey Post and Paul Pohwat, National Museum of Natural History; Illustrated by Raymond Perlman

Golden Guides first appeared in 1949 and quickly established themselves as authorities on subjects from Natural History to Science. Relaunched in 2000, Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press feature modern, new covers as part of a multi-year, million-dollar program to revise, update, and expand the complete line of guides for a new generation of students.

Paul R. Shaffer

Paul R. Shaffer

Herbert S. Zim

Herbert S. Zim

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