We continue to liquidate a huge mineralogical library, including many
old issues and full sets of popular periodicals, with over 150 crates
of both modern and older volumes of classic works, coffee table books,
a few paleontology works etc. We will list a few interesting titles in
each catalog, just to whet your appetite to expand your research library.
All are FOB our warehouse; check them out below!
Dana's System of Mineralogy - 7th Edition - 3 Volume Set
One of the most useful compilations of mineralogy ever published! Despite
its age, the data on mineral alterations and varieties alone is invaluable,
presented in classic crystal-chemistry arrangement (native elements, sulfides,
oxides, phosphates etc. in the first two volumes, with the third volume
devoted exclusively to quartz). We all waited patiently for completion
of the silicates, but it never came until the much-maligned 8th printed
on "bible paper" in a single book that was most disappointing!
The set has nearly 2300 pages of mineral descriptions and their occurrences,
chemistry, alteration products and more, still valid and often used today
(at least by us!). Hard cover, dark blue cloth cover, gold lettering,
all in good condition, @ just 150.00 for the set!
Geology & Mineral Deposits of Clark Co., Nevada
A boxed set containing the Nevada Bureau of Mines & Geology publication
Bulletin 62, including the accompanying maps and plates that were produced
by the Mackay School of Mines in conjunction with the USGS in 1979. In
the original 9x6" size, the encasing box has some wear but is otherwise
in excellent condition, and the contents of more than 200 pages describe
and pinpoint in great detail the geology and many of the superb mineral
localities in the county. One complete set only, offered below cost @
American Mineral Treasures - Edited by G. Staebler and W. Wilson
A monster hardcover book of 354 pages, handsomely illustrated throughout
with full color images of some of America's best specimens. The book features
more than 40 classic American mineral localities, released to commemorate
the historic exhibits at the 2008 Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. It contains
hundreds of images, historical overviews and insightful commentary. Some
collectors have used the book as their "bible", attempting to
collect specimens from all of the superbly documented localities therein.
Long out of print and extremely difficult to find today, copies sell for
up to $600.00 on Amazon, but you can get it from us for just 150.00 plus
shipping! Our new book has one corner slightly dented from shipping but
otherwise is in perfect condition!
Pegmatite Deposits of Virginia - by A.A. Pegau
The classic Bulletin 33 of the Virginia Geological Survey published in
1932 that identifies the various Virginia pegmatite districts like Amelia,
Goochland, Lynchburg etc. with detailed discussions of mining development
in the area, including minerals as well as geology and petrology. Numerous
individual mines are noted, as are chemical analyses of various economic
minerals from those mines. Softcover, over 120 pages, with 19 plates,
11 figures and 9 tables, and the back folder includes a couple of the
associated maps as well. Signed by noted geologist Benjamin M. Shaub in
1932. Rarely found today @ just 30.00.
Minerals of Broken Hill - edited by H.K. Worner and R.W. Mitchell
Another large-format, hardcover work of mineralogical excellence, dealing
with the diverse and aesthetic mineralogy of Broken Hill in New South
Wales, Australia. The book has 259 pages and 170 full color images with
abundant history, paragenesis and descriptions of the complex deposits
of this classic locality. This is a used copy in fine condition, with
dustcover and prior owner name inscribed on inside flaps, only 75.00.
Dinosaur Encyclopedia - by D. Lessem and D.F. Glut
This hard cover book sports over 530 pages and details some 600 species
of dinosaur, including some 400 original illustrations. For each species,
the authors provide pronunciations, the type species, as well as the classification
(giving order, suborder and family), plus name derivation, size of the
creature, geologic period of life, place found, diet and some history
and other facts for each! Alphabetically arranged, very readable, produced
by the Dinosaur Society, mint condition @ just 35.00.
Atlas Der Krystallformen- by Victor Goldschmidt
This is the nine-volume reprint of Goldschmidt's landmark work of 1913
that depicts over 23,600 crystal drawings in superb detail, arranged alphabetically
by mineral name. These have excellent locality data in addition to the
crystal drawings, particularly for old, European areas! The originals
sell for many thousands of dollars when they appear on the market, and
the perfect-bound reprint volumes are very difficult to locate as well,
as there were only 300 sets produced! We have several partial sets, and
one complete, 9-volume set in excellent condition, and it includes the
small spiral-bound German-English translation book, all together requiring
about a foot of shelf space @ 450.00 plus shipping. Don't miss this one!
Blasting Cap Catalog- by Andy Martin
An excellent, softcover compilation of this fascinating subject, with
over 165 illustrations of the highly collecible metal boxes (tins) that
were used to house the blasting caps used by miners to detonate nitroglycerine
and high explosives. Stapled binding, 70 pages, seen for as much as 150.00
elsewhere, our copy is in good condition and reduced to just 65.00 plus
Some Copper Country Names and Places - by Clarence J. Monette
A small soft cover book detailing the town names (and hence, mining town
names) of the four major copper-producing counties in Michigan: Baraga,
Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon, including much history of the particular
places concisely presented in this 160 page reference work. No pictures,
available on-line for $48 or more from you-know-who, our single copy is
just 20.00. Long out of print!
EUREKA - The Journal of Mining Collectibles Volumes 1-42
A professionally-bound, hardcover four volume set of this fascinating
journal, complete from numbers 1 through 42. Dedicated to collectible
mining lamps, blasting cap tins and other mining artifacts, hundreds of
illustrations and photographs, early issues in black & white and color
beginning in the year 2000. Rarely offered as a nicely bound, large format
(28x22 cm) set, we have seen similar bound sets priced up to 750.00, our
price: reduced to just 350.00, FOB our warehouse. One only!
The Mineralogy of Arizona - 3rd Edition by Anthony, Williams, Bideaux
Over 500 pages and many color photographs with descriptions of all Arizona
minerals known in the state (this edition published in 1995). The authors
are among the greatest mineralogists of Arizona, and each species is noted
from all recorded localities in Arizona, sorted by mineral, then by county,
then by occurrence, elegantly referenced throughout and with a superb
bibliography at the end. This new, soft cover book is offered below list
price at just 30.00.
UV Light & Fluorescence by Warren, Bostwick, Gleason, Verbeek (1995)
This book on fluorescent minerals has over 200 pages of information on
UV lamps, useful "how to" information on setting up displays,
hints on successful fluorescent collecting, a solid discussion of the
nature of fluorescence, several tables and thirty-one excellent color
plates by well-known experts in the field! Soft cover, 5.5" x 8.5",
last of our stock @ just 25.00.
The Encyclopedia of Gemstones and Minerals - by Martin Holden
This 300+ page softcover book is a descriptive work on some 400 minerals,
the most common to be found in nature and covering many collectible species,
with full color, eye-catching photographs from the British Museum in London
filling the pages, along with numerous crystal drawings and other illustrations.
The book is indexed and provides basic information about the chosen minerals,
including detailed descriptions accompanied by the photos. About 11.5"
tall, just 20.00 plus shipping!
The History of Mineral Collecting - by Wendell Wilson
The limited edition hardcover volume of this important work, it is an
invaluable reference in the history of chemistry as well as in the development
of mineralogy and geology from 1530 to 1799. A fascinating description
of what is known of the sixteenth- through eighteenth-century mineral
collectors, their collections, and, in many cases, the ultimate disposition
of their collections. It should be in the history of science section of
any library of any university or college that teaches history or any of
the sciences, as well as in every serious collector's holdings. Long out
of print, the book is very well illustrated, much in color, and filled
with exquisite plates and a listing of more than 335 catalog covers of
the period. Great history, over 225 pages, new and still shrink-wrapped
URANIUM MINERALS OF THE- CZECH REPUBLIC & THEIR LOCALITIES - by Petr
Paulis et al
This is a two-volume softcover set written in Czech by Petr Paulis, Stanislav
Kopecky and Pavel Cerny that describes the uranium minerals of the Czech
Republic as well as the localities in which they are found. There is extensive
detail with individual mine diagrams of underground workings and ore body
maps, as well as and black/white images of mining buildings, headframes,
mill sites and specimens. The two volumes total just over 250 pages and
are fully indexed with an extensive bibliography. Color softcover wraps,
21x14cm format, only a few produced and we have ONE set left @ 59.00 per
set. Note: this set is Czech language only