Item description for Gems and Minerals of the Southwest (Wild West) by Jeffrey A. Scovil Jennifer Sano...
Overview An accessible guide to identifying more than eighty minerals is a visual survey of the Southwest's most distinctive regional gems, stones, and woods, in a resource that covers familiar and lesser-known specimens while counseling enthusiasts on such topics as how to differentiate real gold from iron pyrite. Original.
Publishers Description The spectacular terrain of the American Southwest contains some equally spectacular gems and minerals. Jennifer Sano provides an easy-to-read resource for identifying more than 80 minerals, including both real gold and "fool's gold," familiar gems such as opal and garnet, and more surprising specimens like hairy blue-green cyanotrichite, fluorescent purple fluorite, petrified wood, and talc.
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Release Date Jan 28, 2009
Publisher Rio Nuevo
ISBN 1933855231 ISBN13 9781933855233