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

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 |

Identification of Gemstones  An Introduction to Fossils and Minerals: Seeking Clues to the Earth's Past  Introduction to Lapidary  Introduction to Mineralogy

Jade  Manual of Mineralogy  Midwest Gem, Fossil and Mineral Trails: Great Lakes States  Mineralogy [paperback]  Mineralogy: In the System of Earth Sciences

Mineralogy of Arizona  Minerals and Gems From The American Museum of Natural History  Minerals: Identifying, Learning About, and Collecting the Most Beautiful Minerals and Crystals  Minerals of Arizona: A Field Guide for Collectors  Minerals of Nevada  Minerals of the World (Princeton Field Guides)  Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin  The Mobius Guide to Gems and Crystals

National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals  National Gem Collection  The Nature of Diamonds  Northwest Treasure Hunter's Gem and Mineral Guide  Opal: Advanced Cutting and Setting

Opal Identification and Value  Opals  Photographing Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Materials  Rockhounding Arizona  Rockhounding California  Rockhounding Colorado

A Rockhounding Guide to North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains  Rockhounding Montana  Rockhounding Nevada  Rockhounding Texas  Rockhounding Utah

Rockhounding Wyoming  The Rockhounds Guide to New Mexico  The Rockhound's Handbook  Rocks and Minerals (Collins Wild Guide)  Rocks and Minerals (Peterson Field Guides)

Rocks and Minerals: A Field Guide and Introduction to the Geology and Chemistry of  Rocks, Gems, and Mineral Collecting Sites in Western North Carolina  Rubies and Sapphires  Secrets of the Gem Trade: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones  Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones  Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals

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