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Second hand books on Fossicking, Geology, Fossils & Gemstones
A Field Guide To Australian Opals -by- Barrie O'Leary (1st Edition 1977). ISBN 0727003879.
Fossicking. This book names every recorded opal deposit in Australia and pinpoints every location on concise geological maps; the
text clarifies the many mineralogical, gemmological, and commercial complexities of the opal gemstone and explains
the scientific factors involved in opal formation; shows the reader how to assess the value of opals and gives a
comprehensive description of all the main opal patterns with full-colour photographs. Used small hardcover book in
dust jacket. 160 pages. (Rigby Ltd, Adelaide, First Edition 1977) Dust jacket is scuffed & worn on corners & both
ends of spine. Wear to edges of boards. Some foxing on flaps of dust jacket. Written inscription on front free
endpaper. Else very good.
Australian Gemstones In Colour -by- Nance Perry & Ron Perry (Reprint 1973). ISBN 0589070126.
A practical book for gemhunters and rockhounds who need sound factual information on the gemstones of Australia;
83 identification photographs in full colour showing stones in rough and worked states, photographs of localities
and landmarks, diagrams and micro-photographs of testing procedures and gemstone characteristics. Used small
hardcover book in dust jacket. 112 pages. (A H & A W Reed Pty Ltd, Sydney Reprint, 1973) Dust jacket is worn.
Foxing on first & last few pages, else book is very good.
Beautiful Australian Opals A Field Guide -by- Len Cram. ISBN 1862730504. Signed by Len Cram.
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
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. 19964) In fine condition.
Gemstones (Dorling Kindersley Handbooks) -by- Cally Hall (2000). ISBN 9781405357975.
Geology. Demstone Identification. Packed with over 800 crystal-clear colour photographs with precise annotation to make
identification sure and simple; clear concise text details the key characteristics of each gemstone. Used second hand
paperback book. 160 pages. (Dorling Kindersley, London, 2000) In fine condition.
Gemstones A Pocket Companion. ISBN 0785809724. Gemstones. Fossicking. A fact-packed introduction with a visual directory
of the various gemstone types; each gemstone is illustrated in full colour and details include Moh's hardness; specific gravity;
crystal structure; colour range; locations found. Used second hand small hardcover book in dust jacket. 63 pages. (Chartwell Books. Edison, NJ.
1998) Foxing inside covers and on endpapers. Else in fine condition.
How And Where To Find Gemstones In Australia And New Zealand -edited by- Bill Myatt
(3rd Imp 1978). ISBN 0727102583. Gemstones. Fossicking; geology; gemstone identification with colour plates;
gemstone localities with maps. Used second hand softcover book. 512 pages. (Summit Books/Paul Hamlyn Pty Ltd. Sydney.
3rd Imp. 1978) In very good condition. Weight 1.6 kilograms.
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 book. Paperback. 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 Australian Amateur Lapidary An Introduction To Gem-cutting -by- K J Buchester
(1st Ed. 1967). Ex-Library Copy. Having found their gems, this book will tell collectors what they can create from them;
the first chapter gives the history of lapidary from primeval times to the present day; the next three
chapters discuss the art itself, the various clubs devoted to it, and describe in detail the physical and
optical properties of gemstones; the remaining chapters describe the various styles and methods of cutting,
the tools required and how to use them, artistry in stone, setting up a lapidary workshop, the value of rough
and cut gemstones. Appendices include weights and measures of gemstones and tables of cutting, faceting and
carving materials. A further reading list and glossary of terms. Illustrated with line drawings, diagrams,
colour and black & white photographs. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket covered with clear plastic.
212 pages. (Ure Smith Pty Ltd, Sydney, First Edition, 1967) Ex-Library with the usual marks, stamps & stickers.
Pocket for borrower's card pasted on rear free endpaper. Hinges inside covers have been reinforced with tape.
Foxing on first & last few pages and on edges of pages. Else pages are very good. Weight 600 grams.
The Crystal Bible A Definitive Guide To Crystals -by- Judy Hall (2003).
ISBN 9781841811758. Gemstones. Crystals. Geology. A comprehensive guide to crystals, their shapes, colours and
applications in a directory format enabling instant identification; the practical and esoteric properties of each crystal
is also covered, including spiritual, mental, psychological, emotional and physical effects, plus its use in crystal
healing; beautifully illustrated in colour. Used second hand book. Paperback. 400 pages. (Godsfield Press, London, 2003)
Small sticker on first page, bookplate on rear cover, corners of covers bumped, else very good condition Weight 600 grams.
The Geological Heritage Of New South Wales Volume 1 -by- Ian G Percival. A Publication of the New South Wales
Government National Parks and Wildlife Service. 1985. ISBN 0730512703. Covers 40 sites in New South Wales of geological
significance: Main-Line-of-Lode Outcrop Broken Hill; Round Hill Northern Leases Broken Hill; Ballast Quarry Barrier Highway;
Gowan Green Overfold; Nubrigyn Formation Nubrigyn Creek; Mount Canobolas Volcanic Complex; Cliefden Caves Belubula River Valley;
Dalton Fossil Leaf Deposit; Derringullen Creek Yass; Hattons Corner Yass; Taemas-Cavan Burrinjuck Reservoir; Kosciusko Glaciated
Area; Bingle Bingle Kelly's Point; Melville Point Tomakin; Coastal Rock Outcrops Murramarang National Park; Tapalla Point
Huskisson; Black Head Geroa; Bombo Quarry Bombo Headland; Jamison Valley Katoomba; Mt Tomah Road Section; Cut Rock Kurrajong
Heights; Hornsby Diatreme Old Man Valley; Greenacre Dyke; Cape Banks La Perouse; North Bondi Quarry and Volcanic Intrusives;
Long Reef-Barrenjoey Coastal Section; Newcastle-Flat Rocks Point Coastal Section; Fennell Bay Awaba Fossil Forest; Belmont
Fossil Insect Bed; Harpers Hill Lochinvar New England Highway; Mount Wingen Burning Mountain; Seaham Quarry Seaham Swamp Nature
Reserve; Rocky Creek Gorge; Port Macquarie-Tacking Point Coastal Section; Nambucca Headland; Talbragar Fossil Fish Bed;
Warrumbungle Volcano; Nandewar Volcano; Tweed Sheed Volcano; Lord Howe Rise. Illustrated with maps, colour and black and white
photographs. Includes separate colour map. Used second hand softcover book. 136 pages. Published on behalf of the Geological Sites and
Monuments Sub-Committee of the Geological Society of Australia (New South Wales Division) by the New South Wales Government
National Parks and Wildlife Service. Sydney. 1985) In very good condition.
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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