Collector’s Guide to the Black Tourmaline of Pierrepont, New York
Steven C. Chamberlain; George W. Robinson; Michael R. Walter; Jeffrey R. Chiarenzelli; Marian V. Lupulescu; David G. Bailey
Schiffer Publishing Ltd. (2016)
In Collection
Tourmaline, USA
Paperback 9780764351990
Since its discovery by a teenager in 1859, thousands of specimens of lustrous black tourmaline crystals from Pierrepont, New York, have found their way into both museum and private mineral collections worldwide. Pierrepont is a classic American mineral locality and a popular site for field collecting, and the discovery of new collecting sites there in the past decade has only enhanced its importance. Yet no detailed scientific research has been published until now. The six authors represent a team with comprehensive skills to tackle this study, which covers the locality’s history, geology, and mineralogy. The origin of the mineralization, the true nature of the black tourmaline, and the extensive suite of accessory minerals are presented in detail. The authors also resolve identification questions about the tourmaline and its many accessory minerals.
Product Details
LoC Control Number 2016947122
No. of Pages 128
Height x Width 280 x 215  mm
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Store Alibris
Location C 8
Purchase Price 15.00 CHF
Purchase Date décembre 2016
Condition Like new
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