Rock & Gem: The Definitive Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gems and Fossils
Your compact guide to more than 450 rocks, crystals, gemstones, and fossils
Explore the treasures of the Earth—sparkling crystals, vibrant gemstones, and age-old fossils—with this illustrated guide that's sure to captivate every rockhound and budding gemologist.
From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's geological riches. Also included is a focused look at other precious materials often prized for their beauty, such as amber, coral, ivory, and fossils.
Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and gem specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about rocks and gems through folklore and historical artifacts and find out the fascinating stories behind some of the amazing natural treasures, including the Hope Diamond and the Great Mogul emerald. It also contains information on polishing and displaying your finds to further equip you with all the knowledge needed to delve into the arena of rock and mineral collecting.
Rocks & Gemswas produced in association with the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., the world's largest museum complex, ensuring the guide's accuracy.
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