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Below are listings of used books that we feel are of special interest. Titles include books covering special mineral and mining localities, gemology, geology, mineralogy, fluorescent minerals, micromounting, field collecting guides, etc.

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MINERALOGICAL RECORD MAGAZINE, COMPLETE SET, Edited by Wendell Wilson, 11” X 8 1/2”.  This complete set of Vol. 1 through 34 (1970 through 2003) includes all 202 issues in very good, to unused condition.  This is a beautifully illustrated, invaluable reference for anyone who is seriously interested in collecting minerals.  Included are all special issues, including the hard to obtain Vol. 1, No. 1, Tsumeb, the Colorado I, Gold I, 5 Arizona issues, Silver issue, and the Mineral Books issue – a complete set!    Condition of all issues is excellent – many of the newer issues are still in their unopened, plastic wrappers.  The “Mineralogical Record” magazine is published in Tucson, Arizona. 
Note:  Individual back issues can also be purchased separately – click here for our current price list.

Order Item  # BK-2240 COMPLETE 35 YEAR SET Vol. 1, No. 1 through Vol. 34, No. 6 (1970 through 2003).
Shipping weight:  115 pounds (to be shipped in 3 large boxes)
List price, if purchased individually:  $3,393.
Discount Price / Set -- 202 issues:        $2,375.  (= 30% quantity discount !)

MINERALOGY, 5th Edition -- An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals, By E. Kraus, W. Hunt, and L. Ramsdell, 7 1/2” X 5 1/4”, 686 pages, illustrated with many tables, crystal drawings, black & white photos of mineral specimens, and test equipment, cloth bound. The authors present the most pertinent information and data on identification by means of crystal forms, physical and chemical properties, optical methods, x-ray analysis, and blowpipe methods.  A special section takes the reader through systematic steps in the examination of specimens.   The chapter on descriptive mineralogy covers 150 important minerals and gives data on their crystallography, properties, occurrence, use, and statistics of production.  In this 5th Edition, many chapters have been entirely rewritten and considerably expanded to include all up the most up to date information on the science of mineralogy.   There are numerous revisions of the chemical formulas of many minerals, new arrangements of the order of some mineral groups, and revisions in the data concerning properties, occurrences, and uses.  The Tables for Determination of Minerals chapter includes 169 pages with comparison data on the minerals by means of their physical properties, occurrences, and associates.  The Index is 20 pages long – very comprehensive!  The inside of the book is in like new condition, and the cover shows a very slight amount of shelf wear.  The binding is loose in the front and back.  No dust jacket.  Good buy, if needed strictly for reference.  Published by McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1959.
Order Item # BK-2259
Shipping weight:   2 pounds
Price:  $20.00

MINERALOGY, 5th Edition -- An Introduction to the Study of Minerals and Crystals, By E. Kraus, W. Hunt, and L. Ramsdell, 9 1/4 X 6 1/4, 686 pages, illustrated with many tables, crystal drawings, black & white photos of mineral specimens, and test equipment, cloth bound.  The authors present the most pertinent information and data on identification by means of crystal forms, physical and chemical properties, optical methods, x-ray analysis, and blowpipe methods.  A special section takes the reader through systematic steps in the examination of specimens.   The chapter on descriptive mineralogy covers 150 important minerals and gives data on their crystallography, properties, occurrence, use, and statistics of production.  In this 5th Edition, many chapters have been entirely rewritten and considerably expanded to include all up the most up to date information on the science of mineralogy.   There are numerous revisions of the chemical formulas of many minerals, new arrangements of the order of some mineral groups, and revisions in the data concerning properties, occurrences, and uses.  The Tables for Determination of Minerals chapter includes 169 pages with comparison data on the minerals by means of their physical properties, occurrences, and associates.  The Index is 20- pages long – very comprehensive!  The inside of the book is in like new condition, and the cover shows a very slight amount of shelf wear, with the dust jacket intact.   Published by McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., New York, 1959.
Order Item # BK-2260
Shipping weight:   5 pounds
Price:  $45.00

 MINERALOGY, By John Sinkankas, 585 pages, 10 X 7 1/4, illustrated, soft cover.  Over 250 minerals are covered in this authoritative volume, long considered to be the most popular reference for anyone who wishes to gain a basic knowledge of minerals.  A description of each species includes its distinctive features, and the simplest and most direct methods one can employ to identify unknowns.  Instructions for home-made testing devices are included, and devices used in optical mineralogy are described.  The appendices include tables to expedite the identification of specimens, and a bibliography is included for further reading and study.  Over 136 photographs, and 191 line drawings of crystal forms closely supplement the text.  Descriptions of the individual minerals include the name and its history, varieties known, crystal data, physical and optical properties, chemistry, and distinctive features and tests.  Also included is information on how atoms form crystals, why crystals possess certain properties which distinguish them from each other, what to look for in the way of identifying habits and features, and where to look for specimens. This has been reviewed as one of the most easy to understand books on modern mineralogy that has ever been presented to the amateur mineralogist.  The book is in like new condition inside, and the cover is also in excellent condition.  Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1964.
Order Item # BK-2265
Shipping weight:  4 pounds
Price:  $
60.00

MINERALOGY – CONCEPTS, DESCRIPTIONS, DETERMINATIONS, By L. Berry and B. Mason, 8 1/2” X 6”, 612 pages, with several hundred crystal drawings, plus many tables, sketches, black & white photos, hard cover.  The primary purpose of this book is to provide a thoroughly up to date text for a comprehensive undergraduate course in mineralogy.  It is intended not only for the student who will later take more advanced studies in the subject, but also (and perhaps more so) for the student who will take only one course in mineralogy.  Emphasis is therefore given to general principles and to the significance of mineralogical data in interpreting geological phenomena, especially in the fields of petrology and economic geology.  The stress, in other words, is on interpretation as well as on identification.  The chemistry and genesis of minerals are discussed in considerably greater detail than in most mineralogy textbooks.  This course in mineralogy aims to develop in the student the facility for identifying minerals, especially the more common ones, as well as to provide him with an understanding of the physics, chemistry, and genesis of minerals, so that he will be able to go beyond their identification to consideration of their geological significance, and the evidence they bear for the interpretation of earth history.  The book is divided into three parts: “Concepts”, “Descriptions”, and “Determinations”.  In the first part, following an introduction to the subject of mineralogy, the text discusses crystallography, the chemistry, physics, and genesis of minerals, determinative mineralogy, and the systematics of mineralogy.  Part II (290 pages) describes 200+ minerals in detail and mentions many others incidentally.  Part III contains determinative tables which provide the student with a logical scheme for the examination of an unknown specimen, and its ultimate identification.  Fully indexed. Published by W. H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, CA, 1959.

Two copies available:

A.  As described above, and pictured in the accompanying photograph.  Condition of this book is like new inside and outside, with some expected shelf wear to the dust jacket.
Order Item # BK-2267-A
Shipping weight:  3 pounds
Price:  $25.

B.  As described above, and pictured in the accompanying photograph.  This is a slightly larger version of the same book with an additional 15 page appendix in the back of the book covering X-ray diffraction.  630 pages total.  Condition of this book is like new inside and outside, with no dust jacket.
Order Item BK-2267-B
Shipping weight:  3 pounds
Price:  $35.

MINERALOGY OF ARIZONA, 1st Edition, By J. Anthony, S. Willians, and R. Bideaux, 241 pages, 10” X 7”, illustrated with more than 100 color photos, numerous crystal drawings, pictorial hard cover.  This is a comprehensive account of the mineralogy of Arizona, by three authors most qualified to provide it.  The book is divided into four parts, with descriptions of some of the major mineral and mining areas, and including a complete alphabetically arranged catalog of all of the minerals found in Arizona, complete with descriptions and locality data on where the minerals have been found.  Included are seven maps covering the state, on which the mineral localities are generally indicated, plus four tables and 114 figures.  The value and interest of this book are greatly enhanced by the excellent color photographs of individual mineral specimens. This book is indispensable for anyone interested in Arizona mineralogy.  This copy is in like new condition, inside and outside.  Published by the University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ, 1977.
Order Item # BK-2269
Shipping weight:  3 pounds
Price:  $30.

 

 

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