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Collecting Rocks, Gems and Minerals: Identification, Values and Lapidary Uses [Format Kindle]

Patti Polk

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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.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 12381 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 303 pages
  • Editeur : Krause Publications; Édition : 2 (11 novembre 2012)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00B03HSCO
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Perfect for rockhounds 18 juin 2010
Par Peter R. Martin - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Flexibound|Achat vérifié
This is a gem of a book, if you will pardon the pun, and a welcome addition to my collection. I already have seven books on identifying gems and minerals and another twenty or so on where to find them, so what is special about this book? First of all I noticed the pictures, beautiful pictures, but more importantly pictures which I could relate to. In my other books I get an erudite description, but usually the pictures do not look much like the rocks I find or see at shows. Patti has chosen the rocks to photograph so well that they all look like the rocks and minerals I have, or have seen. I found the introductory thirty pages on equipment and practical collecting very clear. If I had never been on a field trip I would now know what to expect: the picture of a flat tire in a remote area is a timely warning that there are risks in our hobby. But it was the 230 pages of examples of uncut materials, polished items and completed jewlery which really caught the eye. The classification and illustration of the various categories of agate is splendidly done as are the other groups and minerals. Bravely Patti has added the 'value' of each item, listed by pound, ounce or gram. This is a very valuable resource, although it may go out of date very quickly depending on the value of the dollar and popularity and availability of each item. It has led me to rethink what rocks and minerals I have now, and to look again at the items which I have partially discarded as my 'yard' rocks. Patti Polk's enthusiasm for our hobby flows through this book and we must be thankful that she has filled a gap in the literature available to rockhounds.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Outstanding from cover to cover! 22 avril 2010
Par Michael W. Weber - Publié sur Amazon.com
I bought this for my rock hounding kids and I as we learn about the various rocks we hound. Though we already have all of the common rock & mineral books, this one is clearly the best of the best! The photos are extraordinary and unmatched by any other book on the market. The information is clear, concise and very useful. It includes sections on the basics for rock hounding with is excellent for beginners and useful for the experienced.

This is clearly a must have book for anyone interested in rocks and minerals. If you had any doubt before reading this review, trust me, you have to buy this one over all others.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Each entry is enhanced with detailed information about that particular gem or mineral's characteristics 15 juin 2010
Par Midwest Book Review - Publié sur Amazon.com
In "Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses", author Patti Polk draws upon her more than twenty years as a skilled lapidary artist and gem cutting expertise and experience to compile a profusely and beautifully illustrated, 272-page compendium of superbly organized and presented minerals for amateur 'rockhounds' and professional collectors alike. Each entry is enhanced with detailed information about that particular gem or mineral's characteristics. "Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses" is more than a simple encyclopedic presentation of assorted gems and minerals as Patti Polk also provides informed and informative information on what these gems and minerals are, as well as their uses for lapidary and display. Of special note is the entry on 'Buying and Selling Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones'. Providing an illustrated wealth of information and examples, "Collecting Rocks, Gems & Minerals: Easy Identification - Values - Lapidary Uses" will proved an enduringly popular and valued addition to personal, professional, academic, and community library reference collections.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Between a Rock and a Great Book 14 mai 2010
Par An Indy Fan - Publié sur Amazon.com
All my life I've picked up rocks and brought them home, but I didn't know a thing about what I had in hand. As a matter of fact, my home and yard are filled with rocks I've picked up along the way -- and the ones I couldn't pick up I had trucked in. I finally decided enough was enough: I needed to know what I was doing. Thanks to this book I now do. The photographs (650 color images) are beautiful and the format handy. Really happy with this book, but my wife now thinks I have rocks in my head. She might be right.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Not for the serious collector but rather for kids 7 décembre 2012
Par J. Schwarz - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Flexibound|Achat vérifié
I purchased this book because I am currently taking a geology course in college and plan to actually go out and do some serious rock hunting. This book is not for the individual who wants to learn the types of rocks and what they look like straight from the earth. Many of the rocks, instead of being shown as nature intended were shown as jewelry and the selection of rocks was extremely limited by the author. This is a book for kids or for people interested in seeing some rocks turned into jewelry but not for serious rock hunters. If you are serious about collecting rocks and learning about them, skip this book and try something else.
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