Field Collecting Gemstones and Minerals

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With easy-to-follow instructions on how to extract, trim, preserve, store and exhibit gemstones and minerals, this guide does a superb job of introducing beginners to the science of field collecting.

Featuring clear and interesting illustrations, Field Collecting Gemstones and Minerals covers the fundamental aspects of mineral collecting, including how to plan for trips, read topographic maps and use various tools on your hunt for new specimens. 

Also included is information about the geology of mineral formation, as well as how to identify, prepare, display and market your finds. John Sinkankas writes in an accessible, enjoyable style that have made his books trusted favorites for decades. 
 

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John Sinkankas, known the world over for his writings on mineralogy, and gem cutting, dated his interest in minerals to the age of seven when he collected minerals in his native Paterson, New Jersey. Since retiring from a twenty-five-year career as a naval aviator, he has pursued a second successful career in mineralogy. He is the author of four other books. In addition, he contributed hundreds of articles to amateur and professional journals, and was a member of many gem and mineral societies. His expertise in lapidary work is evident in the many very large gems which he cut for the Smithsonian Institution and which are on display there. John Sinkankas was a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America and the Mineralogical Society of Canada; an honorary member Rochester Academy of Sciences, the San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, and the Cosmos Club of Washington, D.C.; and a honorary Fellow of the Gemmological Assiciation All-Japan. In 1982 he was awarded the "Distinguished Associate Award" from the Gemological Institute of America, and was presented with a degree of Doctor of Human Letters by the Board of Trustees of William Paterson College. He was presented the Carnegie Mineralogical Award in 1989.

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Probably the best general description written for the layperson about how, where, and why gem and mineral deposits form. Invaluable information for the field collector and an excellent general introduction to the geology of mineral deposits. -- Lapidary Journal Buyer's Guide, April 1998

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