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Mineral Identification - A Practical Guide for the Amateur Mineralogist Donald B. Peck

Mineral Identification - A Practical Guide for the Amateur Mineralogist

Donald B. Peck

Published 2007
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Spiral-bound
262 pages
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This handbook is the result of my efforts, over nearly fifty years, to identify a multitude of minerals. I am enthralled with the natural beauty of crystals. The infinite number of colors is utterly fascinating. The mathematical relationships ofMoreThis handbook is the result of my efforts, over nearly fifty years, to identify a multitude of minerals. I am enthralled with the natural beauty of crystals. The infinite number of colors is utterly fascinating. The mathematical relationships of faces, forms and systems intrigues me. But, I have a terrible memory for sight identification. With more than 4000 minerals currently named, the two hundred or so that most dedicated collectors can identify on sight leaves a very large number by which to be confounded. This handbook is for the collector who is intent on learning techniques for determining the identity of mineral specimen.