Collector's Guide to Herkimer Diamonds
Michael R. Walter
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (2014)
In Collection
Quartz, USA
Paperback 9780764347108
This is the first published guide to Herkimer diamonds, striking quartz crystals, that includes all important aspects of interest to anyone curious about this unique form of the mineral quartz. Over 210 vivid color images of important specimens, associated minerals, and field shots illustrate the informative text and enhance the reader’s experience. The text includes the most recent scientific information regarding Herkimer diamonds’ geological and mineralogical history, where they can currently be found, descriptions of important historic locations, and the inclusion of noteworthy peripheral localities. The specific methods used to effectively field collect Herkimer diamonds are detailed, including photos of mining methods and a discussion of collecting strategy. Additionally, the mines are enumerated, the gear readers need is detailed, specimen preparation, mineral collections, and associated minerals recounted. This is the essential guide for every collector of these well known and much sought minerals, a guide only a seasoned field collector can provide.
Product Details
LoC Control Number 2014947473
Series Schiffer Earth Science Monographs
Issue No. 18
No. of Pages 96
Height x Width 280 x 215  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Location C 8
Purchase Price 15.30 CHF
Purchase Date janvier 2015
Condition Like new
Links Library of Congress