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!
About the Author
Paul R. Shaffer contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press.
Herbert S. Zim was a naturalist, author, editor, and educator best known as the founder and editor in chief of the classic, pocket-sized Golden Guides series of nature books.
Raymond Perlman contributed to nature guides from Golden Guides and St. Martin's Press.