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A Treasury Of Australian 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.
Product Id: GT29875
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Australian Rocks And Minerals 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.
Product Id: GT29787
Price: AU$5.00
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Beautiful Australian Opals A Field Guide 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.
Product Id: GT23869
Price: AU$25.00
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Beautiful Lightning Ridge And History 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.
Product Id: GT24369
Price: AU$8.00
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Dictionary Of Australian Gemstones 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.
Product Id: GT29361
Price: AU$15.00
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Fossils A Hamlyn Colour Guide 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.
Product Id: GT28075
Price: AU$10.00
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Jade Country by Theo Schoon (1973) 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.
Product Id: GT28151
Price: AU$15.00
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Metal Detecting For Gold In Australia by Doug Stone 2011 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.
Product Id: GT24846
Price: AU$60.00
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Pocket Guide To Minerals 220 Mineral Species 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.
Product Id: GT25653
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Rocks and Fossils Mini Encyclopedia 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.
Product Id: GT27026
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Rocks and Fossils The Nature Company Guides 1996 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.
Product Id: GT23272
Price: AU$15.00
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Rocks Minerals And Gemstones Of Southern Africa 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.
Product Id: GT27104
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The Curious Lore Of Precious Stones An Illustrated Guide 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.
Product Id: AL23689
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The Handbook Of Jade 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.
Product Id: GT27099
Price: AU$8.00
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