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Quartz Family Minerals. A Handbook fo the Mineral Collector

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Quartz Family Minerals. A Handbook fo the Mineral Collector

by Dake, H.C., Frank L. Fleener and Ben Hur Wilson

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Whittlesey House, NY and London, 1938 Hardcover, gilt letters to spine, dust jacket, XVI, 304pp, color frontis of a section of polished agate, 51 b/w text photos, list of selected reference books, index. (Sinkankas 1545). Describes the large family of quartz minerals, where found, how to identify them, how to cut and prepare them for display. Covers the historical lore of quartz and the occurrence of various forms such as crystalline, massive, amorphous. Known by other names such as agate and other semi-precious stones such as carnellian, chalcedony, jasper. A wealth of information on agate, opal, petrified wood and other silica minerals as well as the art of cutting gem quartz. A minor classic,reprinted numerous times, this copy is the tenth printing. Fine book in worn, price clipped dust jacket.. Hardcover. Fine/Good.

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Bookseller Inventory #
1104
Title
Quartz Family Minerals. A Handbook fo the Mineral Collector
Author
Dake, H.C., Frank L. Fleener and Ben Hur Wilson
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Whittlesey House, NY and London
Date published
1938
Keywords
QUARTZ, MINERALS, JEWELRY

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