The glittering shapes of gems and crystals, the strange glowing of phosphorescent rocks, these objects mesmerize young audiences. This volume of fascinating and accessible factoids introduces young readers to strange rocks and gems like tourmaline, which comes in every color and has been mistaken for other gems for centuries. It also explains the essential science concept of rock and gem formation in easy, age-appropriate language. Fantastic photographs compliment each fun fact, and a detailed graphic organizer provides a convenient summary of some of the coolest gems and rocks Earth has to offer.
This eBook is best viewed on a color device. This handy identification guide to the most common kinds of rocks and minerals offers concise and fascinating information on: - Physical and chemical properties - Origins and geologic significance - Gems and semiprecious stones - How to find and collect specimens Illustrated in full color throughout, Rocks, Gems and Minerals is a gem of a guide for rockhounds and mineral collectors!
Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.
Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Rocky Mountains is a field guide to more than 130 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Rocky Mountains. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.
Showcasing the mineral collection of the Canadian Museum of Nature, a full-color volume offers a new approach to the study of minerals, correlating chemical and structural properties of minerals with the geological processes that create them. 15,000 first printing.