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May 04, 2016
| ISBN 9781440246159
Apr 06, 2016
| ISBN 9781440246197
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May 04, 2016 | ISBN 9781440246159
Apr 06, 2016 | ISBN 9781440246197
A rockhound's must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time and features: • An easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone • 800+ beautiful color photographs • Values and tips for locating, buying and collecting • Both lapidary and mineral display materials • Decades of rock-collecting know-how of the authorForeword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer.
Unlike the dense and highly technical academic tomes that are text-heavy, poorly organized and intimidating, 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 labyrinth of science. Beautifully illustrated with 700 color photographs providing wonderful detail and smartly organized to take the hassle out identification, you 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.” You will also enjoy two areas that our competitors don’t bother with. First it includes values, and second, it covers an introduction to lapidary, which is the cutting and polishing of rocks and gemstones for jewelry or display.
Patti Polk is one of the top agate collectors in the world. A passionate rockhound, she has been collecting, cutting, and polishing rocks, crystals, and minerals for jewelry and display for over 20 years. A skilled artist, jeweler, and dowser,… More about Patti Polk
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