Rocks, Minerals & Gems
In Rocks, Minerals, and Gems, readers will learn about hundreds of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems that were forged by the most powerful events in prehistory. Explore what specimens look like and how they're used today--readers can use the information to identify rocks and minerals themselves and open up a spectacular new world. Find out all about star stones and cat's eyes, megagems, and phantom quartz. Discover which rocks fluoresce, which mineral once poisoned an emperor, and which gems are the rarest in the world! Features a beautiful cover with special effects!
- ASIN: 0545947197
Rock and Gem: The Definitive Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gems, and
A great guidebook featuring full-color photos of hundreds of rocks and gems for collectors and enthusiasts, created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and written by a geologist with decades of experience. Author Ronald Bonewitz started his career as a geologist specializing in crystal chemistry, worked as a mining scout in the field, and now serves as a gem, mineral, fossil, and antiquities expert at an auction houses. Rock and Gem combines his knowledge with hundreds of stunning photos from the Smithsonian's extensive collections, making professional-level knowledge accessible to readers of all experience levels. In addition to resources on each of several hundred individual rock and gem types, the book contains a compelling history of how rocks are formed, starting with the Big Bang up to the present day. It also includes a guide to starting your own collection as well as several fascinating feature boxes exploring topics like the Malachite Room in the Winter Palace and the superstitions surrounding the world-famous (or infamous) Hope Diamond. Whether you’re a collector, a student, or just someone interested in discovering the beauty and intrigue of gems and other fascinating rocks, Rock and Gem covers its fascinating subject matter from every angle.
- Brand: DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
- ASIN: 0756633427
- UPC: 690472033424
Dancing Bear Rock & Mineral Collection Activity Kit (Over 150 Pcs), Educational Identification Sheet plus 2 Easy Break Geodes, Fossilized Shark Teeth and Arrowheads,
This science activity kit includes over 150 rocks and minerals, clean gravel (to simulate a real rock hunt!), 2 easy-to-break crystal-filled geodes, fossilized shark teeth, arrowheads, and a color educational identification sheet. Teaches how to find, sort and identify rocks, gems, and minerals. Search for rock and mineral treasures and identify specimens with full-color identification sheet like a real rock hound! Most of the rock and minerals measure ½ to 1 inch. There are over 30 different types including these favorites: amethyst cluster, agate, tiger eye, rose quartz, jasper, quartz point, calcite, turquenite, hematite, pyrite, pumice (floating rock) small geode, and many others. Plus 2 easy-open geodes with crystals inside, fossilized shark teeth and arrowheads! Each kit is assembled in the USA. Buying this kit from Dancing Bear provides skill building and wages to working adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at the Pearl Buck Center. Dancing Bear is proud to provide our customers with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, we will gladly refund your money plus all shipping costs.
- Brand: Dancing Bear
- ASIN: B00AA7BA3Y
- UPC: 045635570306
Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary
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 stone800+ beautiful color photographsValues and tips for locating, buying and collectingBoth lapidary and mineral display materialsDecades of rock-collecting know-how of the authorForeword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer.
- Brand: Krause Publications
- ASIN: 1440246157
- UPC: 074962019127
BEST Rock Collection. Bonuses include huge Megalodon Shark Tooth, 2 large Geodes and 3 LBS. (about 100) rocks &
Save 70% on the companion book "Young Rock Collectors Guide to the Universe" when you buy this rock collection. Click on the Special Offer button above "Add both to Cart" for offer..GUARANTEED. Each box of rocks and fossils was carefully assembled by a community of special skilled adults here in Houston. If you have any issues with your kit, we will happily replace it without question for any reason!Each kit contains about 100 collectible specimens including rough Brazilian minerals suitable for tumbling like amethyst, citrine, crystal, rose quartz, blue quartz, green quartz, white quartz, blue onyx, red onyx, green onyx, red jasper, blue calcite, orange calcite, orchid calcite, white and green aragonite. Plus, you will find 50+ tumbled, smooth minerals. Gem, Mineral and Fossil Identification chart provided on our webpage. Link included with your kit. ACTIVITY CARD. Included with each kit is an activity Card which will guide you through the available activities. BEST VALUE. Every specimen is collectible making this the best value available. EXTREME KIT. You are buying an EXTREME KIT loaded with premium items like 2 Easy Open Moroccan geodes, a prehistoric Megalodon shark tooth fragment, a beautiful split and polished fossil Ammonite plus a FREE Herkimer Diamond (quartz) specime...
- Color: Collection
- Brand: EXTREME Kits
- ASIN: B01H42W3UG
- UPC: 712038123018
National Geographic Kids Everything Rocks and Minerals: Dazzling gems of photos and info that will rock your
Targeted to rock-crazy kids, this bold book is more energetic, more visually exciting, and more fun than anything else on the market—and with more information, too! Youngsters become geology experts as they browse eye-popping photos and absorb layers of information made extra fun through a humor-infused presentation.National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources.Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
- Brand: National Geographic
- ASIN: 1426307683
National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals: North America (National Audubon Society Field
Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. Featuring a durable vinyl binding and nearly 800 full-color identification photographs, the National Audubon Society Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals is the perfect companion for any expedition. This portable guide depicts all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur, and includes written descriptions of field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals.
- Color: Grey
- Brand: Random House
- ASIN: 0394502698
Rocks, Gems and Minerals: A Fully Illustrated, Authoritative and Easy-to-Use Guide (A Golden Guide from St. Martin's
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 specimensIllustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!
- Brand: Herbert Spencer Zim
- ASIN: 1582381321
The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural
What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent?Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult.Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites.Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.
- Brand: DK Publishing Dorling Kindersley
- ASIN: 146545070X
Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian
Created in association with Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide features more than 500 rocks and minerals. Packed with photographs and details on characteristics, distinguishing features, and more, Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals makes identification easy.Designed for beginning and experienced collectors alike, this guide explains what rocks and minerals are, how they are classified, and how to start a collection. Look up different rocks and minerals, and find clear, annotated photography to pick out the key distinguishing features. Learn the differences between igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, and reference the glossary for many more technical and scientific terms.Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks and Minerals is filled with information about characteristics, colors, unique attributes, and more, making it one of the clearest identification guides for rock and mineral enthusiasts.
- Brand: Dorling Kindersley Publishing
- ASIN: 0789491060
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Gems and Minerals-The Ultimate Rock Video-1989 Laserdisc HD Encode
1989 documentary which features footage of the Smithsonian's high security storage vault. Remastered in HD from laserdisc for educational and archiving purposes only.
13 Rarest Gemstones and Minerals Ever Seen
Here are the 13 most rare and valuable gemstones and minerals ever seen in the world like the blye Benitoite and red diamonds! Subscribe for new videos Monday Wednesday and Friday! 8. Jeremejevite This mineral was discovered way back in 1883 by a French mineralogist named Augustin Alexis Damo...
Crystals, Minerals, Gems, & Stones A - Z
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