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Second hand books on Lapidary, Fossicking, Geology, Fossils & Gemstones
A Treasury Of Australian Gemstones -by- K J Buchester (1972). ISBN 072540096X. Australian Gemstones. Fossicking. The complete
introduction to gemhunting and gemcutting with over 75 full colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket.
192 pages. (Ure Smith Pty Ltd, Dee Why, 1972) Foxing on edges of pages, else in very good condition. Weight 800 grams.
Ancient Floras Of Western Australia -by- Steve McLoughlin & Ken McNamara (2001). ISBN 730726924.
Australian Botanical Fossils. An illustrated overview of Western Australia's fossil plant record, based on fossil collections of the Western
Australian Museum, the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the University of Western Australia, and the Geological Survey of Western Australia.
Profusely illustrated with many examples of fossil specimens of plants found in Western Australia. Used second hand softcover booklet.
42 pages. (Western Australian Museum, Perth, November 2001) Out of print. In fine condition.
Australian Rocks And Minerals -by- John Child (Periwinkle revised edition 1968). Australian Gemstones. Fossicking. Illustrated with
colour and black & white photographs and line drawings. Used second hand small softcover book. 88 pages. (F W Cheshire Publ Pty Ltd/Lansdowne Press,
Melbourne, revised edition, 1968) Covers bumped on corners, else in very good condition.
Beautiful Australian Opals A Field Guide -by- Len Cram SIGNED COPY 1994. ISBN 1862730504.
Australian Gemstones. Australian Opals. Fossicking. Illustrated with maps and colour photographs. Signed and dated 1994 by Len
Cram on title page. Used second hand small softcover book. 84 pages. (Robert Brown & Associates. Coorparoo, Qld. 1994) In fine condition.
Beautiful Lightning Ridge And History -by- Len Cram. ISBN 0646273981. Australian Gemstones. Australian Opals. Includes two pages
each of four full colour postcards picturing opals or Lightning Ridge mining scenes with perforated edges. Used second hand softcover book.
42 pages. (Len Cram. 1994) In fine condition.
Dictionary Of Australian Gemstones -edited by- Bill Myatt (3rd Impression 1978). ISBN 072710120X. Ex-Library Copy.
Australian Gemstones listed in alphabetical order, described and illustrated with colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand
softcover book covered in clear contact. 192 pages. (Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd, Dee Why West, NSW, 3rd Imp, 1978) Ex-Library copy with the usual
marks and stamps. Tape shadows on first and last few pages from plastic cover. Heavy foxing on edges of pages, else pages are very good.
Weight 800 grams.
Fossils A Hamlyn Colour Guide -by- Rudolf Prokop -illustrated by-
Vladimir Krb (1981). ISBN 0600353702. Geology. Gemhunting. This book provides an introduction to the study of fossils
and identifies over 200 common fossils from both the animal and plant kingdoms, with a full description including details
of important identification features, distribution, details of the structure and evolutionary position; with each description
there is a full colour illustration as well as cross-sections and finer diagnostic features where relevant. Used second hand
hardcover book in dust jacket. 208 pages. (Octopus Books Ltd, London, reprint, 1986) Slight wear to both ends of spine.
Light foxing on edges of pages, else in very good condition. Weight 600 grams.
Jade Country -by- Theo Schoon (1973). ISBN 0909250006. The story of Theo Schoon's talent in designing and carving jade,
blending Maori carving styles with his own to produce objects of distinction; 105 colour plates and 6 pages of drawings. Used second hand
softcover book. 144 pages. (Jade Arts, Artarmon, 1973) Some marks and wear to cover, pages are very good. weight 550 grams.
Metal Detecting For Gold In Australia -by- Doug Stone. 2011. ISBN 9780959639261.
Fossicking. All the information needed to successfully operate a metal detector on Australian goldfields; how to choose your machine;
how to prospect with your metal detector; where to go to find coarse gold; maps cover all mainland Australian states.
Used second hand hardcover book. No dust jacket. 400 pages. (Outdoor Press. Melbourne. 2011) In fine condition. Weight 1.6 kilograms.
Pocket Guide To Minerals 220 Mineral Species Identified With Colour Photographs -by- Andrew Clark. Hamlyn 1990.
Fossicking. A practical identification guide to 220 of the most common and interesting minerals, colour-coded for quick reference; contains a complete
description of each mineral, divided into its form, colour, occurrence and distinguishing properties; a colour photograph accompanies
each entry. Used second hand paperback book. 128 pages. (The Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. London. 1990) In very good condition.
Rocks and Fossils Mini Encyclopedia -by- Chris Pellant & Helen Pellant (2014).
ISBN 9781782094470. Gemstones. Fossils. Geology. Crammed with information on gemstones, erosion, precious metals,
volcanoes, stalactites and stalagmites, geodes, evolution, fossil fuels, dinosaurs, mining and much more, with
hundreds of illustrations & photographs. Used second hand paperback book. 384 pages. (Miles Kelly Publishing Ltd, UK.
2014) In fine condition. Weight 600 grams.
Rocks and Fossils The Nature Company Guides -by- Arthur B Busbey III/Robert R Coenraads/Paul
Willis/David Roots. ISBN 0864500874. This book takes you on a journey to the most remarkable geological and
paleontological sites in the world and explains the significance of the material they contain with stunning photographs
and illustrations; detailed information is given on how to identify specimens and how to display and care for them.
Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 286 pages. (RD Press. Surry Hills. 1996) Dust jacket is stretched on edges. Book
itself is in fine condition. Weight 1.1 kilograms.
Rocks, Minerals And Gemstones Of Southern Africa A Collector's Guide
-by- E K Macintosh. ISBN 0869777009. African Geology. A practical handbook featuring over 160 of the more commonly
found rocks and minerals of Southern Africa, succinctly described & illustrated with 100 full colour photographs;
includes notes on the locality of each mineral and an introduction to caring for and arranging your specimens.
Used second hand hardcover book. No just jacket as issued. 120 pages. (Struik Publishers, Cape Town. 2nd Imp of
2nd Edition 1988) In very good condition.
The Curious Lore Of Precious Stones An Illustrated Guide To The History And Powers Of Gemstones -by-
George Frederick Kunz. 1989. ISBN 0517679434. An invaluable sourcebook on the history and powers of gemstones. Contains
information on birthstones; gemstone properties and therapy; crystals and crystal gazing; the protective and preventative
functions of amulets and talismans. 81 illustrations in black and white and 4 colour plates. Used second hand hardcover book in dust
jacket. 406 pages. (Bell Publishing Company. New York. 1989) Dust jacket is grubby in places. bookplate of previous owner
pasted on reverse of front board. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 850 grams.
The Handbook Of Jade -by- Gerald I Hemrich (1966).
This little book has been written by an amateur for his fellow amateurs to fill a gap in the literature of jade;
all the essentials of jade literature and answers to some jade questions are gathered herein; black & white
illustrations. Used second hand small paperback booklet. 80 pages. (Gembooks, Mentone CA, 1966) Covers are
worn. Marks on one page, else pages are very good.
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