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Collecting Fluorescent Minerals, by Stuart Schneider
This book offers an informative introduction to finding and collecting fluorescent minerals. The bulk of this book consists of around 870 color photos showing various rocks pictured in natural daylight, followed by one or more pictures showing the same rock under an ultraviolet light, highlighting the fluorescent minerals in the rock.

Collector's Guide to the Amphibole Group, by Robert J. Lauf.
With more than 130 full-color illustrations and an in-depth overview of the various species that comprise the amphibole group, this book provides both collectors and professionals with an edifying introduction to this complex and often beautiful group of minerals.

Collector's Guide to the Zeolite Group, by Robert J. Lauf.
Filled with more than 200 stunning color photographs, this book provides a survey of 62 zeolite mineral series. It also provides information on what zeolites are, how they are formed, and where they can be found.

Colored Gemstones, by Antoinette Matlins.
The Antoinette Matlins Buying Guide. How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Sapphires, Emeralds, Rubies and other colored Gems with Confidence and Knowledge.

Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology, by Cornelis Klein and Anthony Philpotts.
This book offers an accessible and fully-illustrated introduction to mineralogy for college students and rock hounds looking for information on how to scientifically identify rocks and minerals.

Gem Identification Made Easy, by Antoinette Matlins & A. C. Bonannoe.
Covering everything from how to set up a gem testing lab to tips on buying antique jewelry, this book provides step-by-step guidance on learning how to identify both natural and synthetic gems.

Introduction to Radioactive Minerals, by Robert Lauf.
Focusing on uranium and thorium, this book provides an excellent introduction to radioactive minerals, including how they are formed, mined, and used. It also provides advice on how and where you can collect them.

Iowa's Minerals: Their Occurrence, Origins, Industries, and Lore, by Paul Garvin.
Informative and engaging, Iowa's Minerals is a book that provides a detailed, yet a highly accessible overview of Iowa's minerals, along with information on collecting and identifying these varied minerals.

Mineral Treasures of the Ozarks, by Bruce L. Stinchcomb.
Part travel guide, and part collecting guide, this book provides a lively survey of the Mississippi Valley Type (MVT) minerals found in the Ozark Highlands, including galena, quartz, agates, barite, zinc, copper, cobalt, nickel, iron, calcite, dolomite, fluorite, and many more.

The Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook, by Garret Romaine.
A fun to read, and use, guidebook on the ins-and-outs of rock, fossil, and meteorite collecting, as well as offering insights into prospecting for gold. This handy guide also offers tips on getting outfitted for your rock collecting expeditions, and displaying your new treasures once you get them home.

Rappelling at North Bend State Park - A Unique Way of Viewing the Rocks of Ritchie County, WV, by Rochelle Caviness.
A quick overview of the types of surface rocks found in Ritchie County, WV, and how taking a rappelling course at North Bend State Park can provide you with a unique vantage point from which to look at these rocks.

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