National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals

By Charles W. Chesterman; Chesterman
(Random House (NY), Paperback, 9780394502694, 850pp.)

Publication Date: May 1979

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Perfect for mountain climbers and hikers, this valuable reference covers more rocks and minerals in North America than any other available guide. 794 full-color photographs depict all the important rocks, gems, and minerals -- in many variations of color and crystal form -- and the natural environments in which they occur; written descriptions provide information on field marks, similar rocks and minerals, environment, areas of occurrence, and derivation of names. Includes a guide to mineral collecting and a list of rock-forming minerals

About the Author
Chesterman is Senior Scientist at the California Division of Mines and Geology and Honorary Curator of Mineralogy at the California Academy of Sciences.

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