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5 edition of Gem minerals of Idaho found in the catalog.

Gem minerals of Idaho

by John A. Beckwith

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Published by Caxton Printers in Caldwell, Idaho .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Collection and preservation,
  • Precious stones,
  • Guidebooks

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby John A. Beckwith ; drawings and maps by Jane Beckwith
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE392.5.U5 B42 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination129 p. :
    Number of Pages129
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24948818M
    ISBN 100870042289
    OCLC/WorldCa44581131

    Designed for beginners and for those collectors visiting Idaho for the first time, this is a guide to some of the countless collecting areas of the state. It contain information of general value on the physical and optical characteristics of minerals, as well as facts concerning history, lore, and fashioning of many of the gems/5(2). Many of the Survey's early publications describe Idaho's natural wealth of mineral resources, both metallic minerals and industrial or non-metallic minerals. The Idaho Bureau of Mines and Geology (IBMG) Pamphlet series includes most of these early works on the geology and ore deposits of .

    Gem minerals such as amazonite (green microcline), topaz, beryl (aquamarine in Idaho plutons) and smoky quartz are common in Idaho pegmatites. Prospecting for Pegmatites One of the best ways to find pegmatites with pockets or cavities in which crystal specimens may . Interactive guide to the most popular gemstones. Some important gemstones are not here yet. We are constantly working on expanding this list.

    "Gems" of our valley: a written and pictorial history of Gem Valley located in southeastern Idaho along the Bear River, , and the people who have lived . The book can easily be taken out into the field as a portable guide to help you identify your rocks, gems and minerals. One of the best things about this book, and why it makes it onto the best rockhounding books for list, is because it describes all of the rocks in gems in many different variations, colors and crystal forms.


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However, it does contain information of general value on the physical and optical characteristics of minerals, as well as facts /5(24).

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