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This is an auction for A FIELD GUIDE TO MINERALS, ROCKS & PRECIOUS STONES, by Dr Jaroslav Bauer. reviews:

'This is a comprehensive full-colour handbook for identifying and collecting minerals. What to look for, how to test, and how to identify more than five hundred stones--all the answers are provided in this essential rock collecting guide."

"FIVE STARSS! Nice addition to my collections of informational books on stones. Sorting by colour is another easy way to do a quick check!

"FIVE STARS!!! Wow! wonderfully comprehensive book. A must have for mineral enthusiast. Beautiful plates with extensive information on each specimen. The detailed information about locations where each mineral is found is super."

"A comprehensive guide to the collector of minerals, rocks and precious stones. Over 550 examples are beautifully illustrated in colour, and the easy-to-follow tables provide detailed information about hardness, lustre, physical properties, characteristic colouring and place of origin as well as many other interesting facts. Highly recommended."

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Hardback 1988.

208 pages including 576 full-colour photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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