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Gemstones of the World, Revised and Expanded Edition         Books about Gems and Minerals

Here is an alphabetical list of books about Gems, Minerals, Gemstones & Precious Stones, Gemology, Lapidary & Jewelry Making, and Collecting & Rockhounding, compiled by a science librarian, that are currently available (in print). Click on the image or title for additional information and availability (purchases are provided by The list is frequently updated; so check back often.

NOTE: There is a separate section for Children / K-12 Level Books.


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| Titles A-H | Titles I-S | Titles T-Z | Children/K-12 |

[ Here is a separate list for books about Geology ]

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Amber  Amber: Window to the Past  Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic  Canyon Country Rockhounding  Colorado Rockhounding: A Guide to Minerals, Gemstones, and Fossils

The Complete Guide to Petoskey Stones  The Complete Mineral Encyclopedia  Consumer Guide To Diamonds  Dana's Minerals and How to Study Them  Dana's New Mineralogy: The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana
and Edward Salisbury Dana  Dictionary of Gems and Gemology

Earth's Materials: Minerals and Rocks  The Essence of Gemstones  Familiar Rocks and Minerals North America  Firefly Guide to Gems  Fluorescence: Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light

The Gem and Mineral Collector's Guide to Idaho  Gem Identification Made Easy: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying and Selling  Gem Trails of Arizona  Gem Trails of Colorado  Gem Trails of Oregon  Gem Trails of Pennsylvania and New Jersey

Gemmology  Gemology  Gems: A Lively Guide for the Casual Collector  Gems and Crystals: From the American Museum of Natural History  Gems and Jewels

Gems, Granites, and Gravels: Knowing and Using Rocks and Minerals  Gemstone Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify, Select and Care for Colored Gems  Gemstones  Gemstones of East Africa  Gemstones of North America

Gemstones of the World, Revised and Expanded Edition  Gemstones: Quality and Value, Volume 1  Gemstones: Quality and Value, Volume 2  Gemstones: Quality and Value, Volume 3

Gemstones: Symbols of Beauty and Power  Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

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