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Minerals - A Guide to the Most Common Decorative Minerals and Rocks

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Familisarise yourself with 39 common minerals found around the world with this 8-page fold-out guide.

ISBN: 978 0 565 09267 2

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Minerals - A Guide to the Most Common Decorative Minerals and Rocks

£ 2.00


Marvel at striking colour photos of beautiful common minerals and learn key facts about each. The guide has double-sided pages and is gloss-laminated with a concertina fold.

Featured minerals

Featured minerals include Agate, bclue lace agate, botswana agate, dyed agate, moss agate, thundereggs, turritella agate, amazonite, amethyst, aragonite, azurite, beryl, calcite, carnelian, celestine, chalcopyrite, chiastolite, chrysocolla, citrine, copper, desert roses, dolomite, fluorite, fuchsite, garnet, gypsum, hematite, jasper, kyanite, labradorite, leopardskin stone, lepidolite, magnesite, malachite, obsidian, opal, pyrite, quartz, septarian nodules, sodalite, sulphur, tiger’s eye, tourmaline in quartz, unakite and zeolites.

About the experts

The guide has been checked and approved by the
Department of Mineralogy at the Natural History
Museum, London.

  • 8 pages
  • over 60 colour photographs
  • 245x167cm (9¾x6¾"), portrait

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