Neil's Recommended Reading Page


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So this is going to be a complete list of the mining, mineral, speleo, books I have found in various sources but do not yet own, although I am trying damn hard to increase my book collection..

Here's a list of books available from AMAZON.COM, searched using keyword "MINERAL". (I wish I had all these for reference, but I cannot quite afford it yet.)

1001 Questions Answered About the Mineral Kingdom 
Richard Maxwell Pearl / Paperback / Published 1995 

Adventures With Rocks and Minerals, Book II : Geology Experiments for Young People (Adventures With Science) 
Lloyd H. Barrow / Library Binding / Published 1995 

The Amber Book 
Ake Dahlstrom, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997 

Atlas of Igneous Rocks and Their Textures
C.H. Donaldson, et al / Paperback / Published 1982 

Atlas of Sedimentary Rocks Under the Microscope 
W.S. MacKenzie, et al / Paperback / Published 1984 

Basin Analysis : Principles and Applications 
Philip A. Allen, et al / Paperback / Published 1990 

Be Your Own Rock & Mineral Expert 
Michele Pinet, Alain Korkos (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1997 

The Big Rock 
Bruce Hiscock / School & Library Binding / Published 1988 

Born of Heat and Pressure : Mountains and Metamorphic Rocks (Earth Processes Book) 
Patricia L. Barnes-Svarney / Library Binding / Published 1991 

Climax : The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine 
Stephen M. Voynick / Paperback / Published 1996 

Collecting the Natural World : Legal Requirements & Personal Liability for Collecting Plants, Animals, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils
Donald Wolberg, Patsy Reinard / Paperback / Published 1997 

A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section 
A.E. Adams, W. S. MacKenzie / Paperback / Published 1994 

Colorado Rockhounding : A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils 
Stephen M. Voynick / Paperback / Published 1995 

A Colour Guide to Paleosols
Gregory J. Retallack, Greg Retallack / Paperback / Published 1997 

Crystals, Gems & Minerals of the Bible : The Lore and Mystery of the Minerals and Jewels of Scripture, from Adamant to Zircon
Ruth V. Wright / Paperback / Published 1989 

Discover Nature in the Rocks : Things to Know and Things to Do 
Rebecca Lawton, et al / Paperback / Published 1997 

Discover Rocks and Minerals : Activity Book 
Laura C. Beattie, et al / Paperback / Published 1994 

The Encyclopedia of Gemstones and Minerals 
Martin Holden / Hardcover / Published 1991 

The Encyclopedia of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology (Encyclopedia of Earth Science) 
D.R. Bowes (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1990 

Exploring Rocks, Minerals, Fossils in Colorado, 
Richard Maxwell, Pearl / Hardcover / Published 1969 

Familiar Rocks and Minerals North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guides)
Charles Chesterman / Paperback / Published 1988 

Field Collecting Gemstones and Minerals 
John Sinkankas / Paperback / Published 1995 

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guide) 
Frederick H. Pough / Paperback / Published 1997 

Fluorescence : Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light
Manuel Robbins / Hardcover / Published 1994 

Gem Minerals of Idaho,
John A. Beckwith / Paperback / Published 1972 

Gem Trails of Arizona
James R. Mitchell, Bessie Simpson / Paperback / Published 1995 

Gems & Crystals : From the American Museum of Natural History 
Anna S. Sofianides, et al / Hardcover / Published 1991 

Gems and Minerals of Arizona : A Guide to Native Gemstones (Arizona Traveler Guidebooks)
Sharon Panczner / Paperback / Published 1989 

Gems, Granites, and Gravels : Knowing and Using Rocks and Minerals 
Richard Vincent Dietrich, Brian J. Skinner / Hardcover / Published 1990 

Gemstones (Dk Pockets)
Emma Foa / Paperback / Published 1997 

Gemstones of North America Vol 3 
John Sinkankas, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997 

Gemstones of the World 
Walter Schumann / Hardcover / Published 1997 

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones
Walter Schumann, et al / Paperback / Published 1993 

An Instant Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Eva Fejer / Hardcover / Published 1992 

An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals : Seeking Clues to the Earth's Past (The Changing Earth) 
Jon Erickson / Hardcover / Published 1992 

Introduction to the Physics of Rocks
Yves Gueguen, Victor Palciauskas / Hardcover / Published 1994 

It Could Still Be a Rock
Fowler, Allan Fowler / Paperback / Published 1993 

It Could Still Be a Rock (Rookie Read-About Science)
Allan Fowler / School & Library Binding / Published 1993 

Janice Vancleave's Rocks and Minerals : Mind-Boggling Experiments You Can Turn into Science Fair Projects (Spectacular Science Projects Series)
Janice Vancleave, Doris Ettlinger (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1996 

Kansas Geology : An Introduction to Landscapes, Rocks, Minerals, and Fossils
Rex Buchanan (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1984 

The Magic of Minerals 
Harry Wilk, O. Medenbach / Hardcover / Published 1988 

Magmatic Systems (International Geophysics, Vol 57) 
Michael P. Ryan (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1994 

Metamorphic Crystallization 
Ralph Kretz / Paperback / Published 1994 

Mineral Collector's Handbook 
Barry Krause / Hardcover / Published 1996 

Mineralogy of Arizona
John W. Anthony, et al / Hardcover / Published 1995 

Mineralogy of Arizona
John W. Anthony (Editor), Sidney A. Williams / Paperback / Published 1995 

Minerals (Mini Fact Finders) 
Rupert Hochleitner / Paperback / Published 1990 

Minerals : Identifying, Learning About, and Collecting the Most Beautiful Minerals and Crystals (Barron's Nature Guide)
 Rupert Hochleitner / Paperback / Published 1994 

Minerals and Gems : From the American Museum of Natural History (A Tiny Folio)
American Museum of Natural History, et al / Paperback / Published 1994 

Minerals and Mining in Antarctica; Science and Technology, Economics and Politics (Oxford Science Press)
Hardcover / Published 1986 

Minerals of Colorado 
Edwin Butt Eckel, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997 

Minerals of New Mexico 
Stuart A. Northrop, Florence A. Labruzza / Hardcover / Published 1996 

Minerals of the World 
Alain Eid, Michel Viard / Hardcover / Published 1997 

Minerals of the World 
Walter Schumann / Hardcover / Published 1992 

Minerals; The Natural Treasures Collector's Kit 
Greg Henry Quinn / Paperback / Published 1995 

Mining (Ways of Life) 
Brian Williams, Tony Morris (Illustrator) / Library Binding / Published 1993 

Mountains and Minerals/Rivers and Rocks : A Geologist's Notes from the Field 
M. Dane Picard / Paperback / Published 1993 

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals 
Charles Wesley Chesterman / Hardcover / Published 1979 

The National Gem Collection 
National Museum of Natural History, et al / Hardcover / Published 1997 

New Mexico Rockhounding : A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils
Stephen M. Voynick / Paperback / Published 1997 

Ore Geology and Industrial Minerals : An Introduction (Geoscience Texts) 
Anthony M. Evans / Paperback / Published 1992 

Origins of Igneous Rocks
Paul C. Hess / Hardcover / Published 1989 

Paleosols : Their Recognition and Interpretation (Princeton Series in Geology and Paleontology) 
V. Paul Wright (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1986 

Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Frederick H. Pough / Paperback / Published 1991 

Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks 
K. Bucher, et al / Paperback / Published 1994 

Petrography to Petrogenesis
M. J. Hibbard / Hardcover / Published 1994 

Photographing Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Materials
Jeffrey A. Scovil / Paperback / Published 1996 

Minerals (Science Close-Up) 
Robert Bell / Hardcover / Published 1991 

Physics and Chemistry of Earth Materials (Cambridge Topics in Mineral Physics and Chemistry, 6)
Alexandra Navrotsky / Paperback / Published 1995 

Physics and Chemistry of Mineral Surfaces (CRC Series in Chemistry and Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces)
Patrick V., Phd Brady (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1996 

Physics of Magmatic Processes 
Robert B. Hargraves / Paperback / Published 1980 

Practical Sedimentology
Douglas W. Flewis, et al / Hardcover / Published 1994 

The Recovery and Refining of Precious Metals
C. W. Ammen / Paperback / Published 1997 

Roadside Geology of Alaska (Roadside Geology Series) 
Cathy Connor, Daniel O'Haire / Paperback / Published 1988 

Roadside Geology of Arizona (Roadside Geology Series) days
Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1986 

Roadside Geology of Colorado (Roadside Geology Series) 
Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1986 

Roadside Geology of Hawai'I (Roadside Geology Series)
Richard W. Hazlett, Donald W. Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1996 

Roadside Geology of Idaho (Roadside Geology Series)
David Alt, Donald W. Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1989 

Roadside Geology of Louisiana (Roadside Geology Series) 
Darwin Spearing / Paperback / Published 1995 

Roadside Geology of Montana (Roadside Geology Series) 
David Alt, Donald W. Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1986 

Roadside Geology of New Mexico (Roadside Geology Series) 
Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1987 

Roadside Geology of Northern California (Roadside Geology Series)
David D. Alt / Paperback / Published 1986 

Roadside Geology of Oregon (Roadside Geology Series)
David D. Alt, Donald W. Hyndman / Paperback / Published 1986 

Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series) 
John Paul Gries / Paperback / Published 1996 

Roadside Geology of Texas (Roadside Geology Series)
Darwin Spearing / Paperback / Published 1991 

Roadside Geology of the Yellowstone Country (Roadside Geology Series) 
William J. Fritz / Paperback / Published 1986 

Roadside Geology of Utah (Roadside Geology Series)
 Halka Chronic / Paperback / Published 1990 

Roadside Geology of Vermont and New Hampshire (Roadside Geology Series)
Bradford B. Van Diver / Paperback / Published 1987 

Roadside Geology of Virginia (Roadside Geology Series)
Keith Frye / Paperback / Published 1986 

Roadside Geology of Wyoming (Roadside Geology Series)
Darwin R. Spearing, David R. Lageson / Paperback / Published 1988 

Rock Collecting (Let'S-Read-And-Find-Out Book)
Roma Gans, Holly Keller / Paperback / Published 1990 

The Rockhound's Guide to California (Rockhound's Guide Series)
Gail A. Butler, W. R. C. Shedenhelm / Paperback / Published 1995 

The Rockhound's Guide to New Mexico
Melinda Crow, W.R.C. Shedenhelm (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1995 

The Rockhound's Guide to Texas
Melinda Crow / Paperback / Published 1994 

Rockhounding Arizona
Gerry Blair / Paperback / Published 1995 

Rockhounding Montana
Robert Feldman / Paperback / Published 1996 

Rockhounding Wyoming
Kenneth Lee Graham / Paperback / Published 1996 

Rocks & Fossils (Nature Company Guide)
Arthur Bresnahan Busbey (Editor), et al / Hardcover / Published 1996 

Rocks & Minerals (A Dk Pocket) 
Sue Fuller / Paperback / Published 1995 

Rocks & Minerals (Hotshots)
Lisa Miles / Paperback / Published 1997 

Rocks & Minerals (Ladybird Explorers Plus)
Dougal Dixon / Hardcover / Published 1997 

Rocks & Minerals (The Ultimate Sticker Books)
Helena Spiteri / Paperback / Published 1995 

Rocks & Minerals : A Portrait of the Natural World (Animals and Nature) 
Frederick D. Atwood, Marcus Schneck / Hardcover / Published 1997 

Rocks & Minerals of the World (Science Nature Guides) 
Michael O'Donoghue, Theodore Rowland-Entwistle (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1995 

Rocks and Fossils (An Usborne Guide / Book, Rocks and Magnifying Glass in Vinyl Bag)
 Martyn Bramwell, et al / Calendar / Published 1994 

Rocks and Minerals
Mary Packard, James Watling (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1995 

Rocks and Minerals
Illa Podendorf / School & Library Binding / Published 1982 

Rocks and Minerals
Illa Podendorf / Paperback / Published 1982 

Rocks and Minerals
Alan Woodley, Alan Woolley / Paperback / Published 1992 

Rocks and Minerals
Herbert Spencer Zim / Paperback / Published 1989 

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Books)
R. F. Symes / Hardcover / Published 1988 

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Books)
R. F., Dr. Symes / Library Binding / Published 1989 

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Explorers) Steve Parker, et al / Paperback / Published 1997 

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Handbooks)
Chris Pellant, Harry Taylor (Photographer) / Hardcover / Published 1992 

Rocks and Minerals (Eyewitness Handbooks)
Chris Pellant, et al / Paperback / Published 1992 

Rocks and Minerals (Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry Of)
Charles A. Sorrell / Paperback / Published 1978 

Rocks and Minerals (First Starts)
Keith Lye / Library Binding / Published 1993 

Rocks and Minerals (From This Earth)
William Russell / Library Binding / Published 1994 

Rocks and Minerals (MacMillan Field Guide)
Pat Bell, David Wright / Paperback / Published 1985 

Rocks and Minerals : When You're Out and About, Spot Rocks and Minerals and Stick in the Stars (Dk Spotters Guides)
Chris Pellant (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1997 

Rocks and Minerals Coloring Book
T. D. Burns / Paperback / Published 1995 

Rocks and Minerals of California
Vinson Brown, et al / Paperback / Published 1972 

Rocks and Minerals of the World (Using & Understanding Maps)
Scott E. Morris / Hardcover / Published 1993 

Rocks and Minerals; Hands-On Minds-On Science
Paperback / Published 1997 

Rocks and Rock Minerals
Richard Vincent Dietrich / Hardcover / Published 1979 

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils (Our World Series)
Keith Lye / Library Binding / Published 1991 

Rocks, Minerals and Fossils of the World
Chris Pellant / Paperback / Published 1990 

Rocks, Minerals, Gems, Crystals, Fossils : The Complete Collector's Companion
Harriet Stewart Jones (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1995 

Rocks, Rocks, Big and Small (First Facts) 
Joanne Barkan / Library Binding / Published 1990 

Sand and Sandstone
Potter, F. J. Pettijohn / Paperback / Published 1987 

Science Close-Up : Rocks
Lin Bass / Hardcover / Published 1991 

Sedimentary Rocks in the Field (Geological Field Guide Series)
Maurice E. Tucker / Paperback / Published 1996 

Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Martin Prinz, Annibell Mottana / Paperback / Published 1978 

Standard Catalog of Gem Values
Anna M. Miller, John Sinkankas / Paperback / Published 1994 

Stones : Their Collection, Identification and Uses
Richard Vincent Dietrich / Paperback / Published 1994 

The Super Science Book of Rocks and Soils (Super Science)
Robert Snedden / School & Library Binding / Published 1994 

Volcanoes : Passion and Fury
Stephen James O'Meara, Donna Donovan-O'Meara / Paperback / Published 1994 

X-Ray Diffraction and the Identification and Analysis of Clay Minerals
Duane M. Moore, Robert C. Reynolds / Paperback / Published 1989 

Yogo : The Great American Sapphire
Stephen M. Voynick / Paperback / Published 1987 

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