Encyclopedia of Rocks, Minerals, and GemstonesBook - 2001
Rocks, minerals, and gemstones have fascinated people throughout the ages. They have been used as building materials, decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes 288 different rocks, minerals, and gems. Each entry includes beautiful color photographs, locations, basic facts, and some interesting information about each stone's uses, myths, and legends. Pages are color-coded to indicate whether each substance is a rock, mineral, or gem.
Publisher: San Diego, CA : Thunder Bay Press : 2001
Branch Call Number: 549 En19m
Characteristics: 304p illus