Minerals of Georgia

Their Properties and Occurrences

Title Details

Pages: 344

Illustrations: 167 color photos

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 02/01/2016

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4558-1

List Price: $32.95

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Minerals of Georgia

Their Properties and Occurrences

The definitive guide to Georgia mineralogy

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Minerals of Georgia presents an illustrated, alphabetized record of every mineral (or mineral group) identified in the state. Under each entry is a county-by-county listing of every occurrence known, including both widespread species and obscure ones. In addition to economically important mineral deposits, this volume covers various mineral localities within the state that are well known among professional mineralogists, mineral collectors, and rockhounds as the source of outstandingstudy, display, and lapidary material.

Illustrated with over 150 color photographs this guide provides the most current listings and descriptions of mineral occurrences and mining activities documented in Georgia over the past 150 years.

Minerals of Georgia will be invaluable to the mineralogist, collector, and researcher with its definitive and updated listings of the distribution and specific localities of a mineral, the mineral’s association and geologic setting, and the varied mineralogy of a particular county or mineral district. Even the casual reader will gain a better appreciation of Georgia’s diverse mineral treasures.

A comprehensive and tightly knit treatment that will be the definitive reference for decades to come. . . . The entire mineral community owes the authors and editor a debt of gratitude for taking on this project and doing it so well. At 6×9 inches, the book is a convenient size, beautifully printed and bound, and quite readable, despite the small font. Mineral collectors, geologists, and academics working on Georgia minerals should definitely have this fine book in their library (or backpack).

—Robert J. Lauf, Rocks and Minerals

For the modest price asked, there is no excuse not to add this book to any regional-mineralogy library; for the Georgia collectors it can hardly be anything other than indispensable.

—Thomas P. Moore, Mineralogical Record

The volume is successful in presenting the most accurate, up-to-date information available on the subject. It is the ultimate bible of Georgia’s mineralogy. The work is well written and illustrated, with more than 150 color photographs. It is suited for collectors, mineralogists, and treasure hunters. It contains handy appendix sections, complete with a County Index, a Locality Index with mineral occurrences, and a Mineral Index. I highly recommend it.

—Guy Lalous, Gems and Gemology

About the Author/Editor

Robert B. Cook (Author)
ROBERT B. COOK is a professor emeritus of the Department of Geology and Geography at Auburn University.

Julian C. Gray (Author)
JULIAN C. GRAY is executive director of the Rice Northwestern Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Jose Santamaria (Editor)
JOSE SANTAMARIA is executive director of theTellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.