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MANUAL OF MINERALOGY AND PETROGRAPHY James D. Dana 1899 Hardcover Near Fine
By Dana, James Dwight
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Manual of Mineralogy and Petrography Containing the Elements of the Science of Minerals and Rocks, for the use of the Practcal Mineralogist and Geologist and for Instruction in Schools and Colleges

John Wiley & Sons, 1889, 7th edition. 517 pages, illustrations, index. Brown cloth hardcover with gilt titles on spine and brown end papers. Book has bumped corners but very little wear, and text is clean and unmarked, binding tight, some tanning of pages due to paper used and age. Near Fine.  

This appears to be a book for the do it yourself prospector that has been revised several times and contains everything you need to know to recognize various minerals when you see them. Covers Crystallization of minerals, physical properties of minerals, chemical properties of minerals, sight description of minerals in and out of ground, the silica and silicates and determination of minerals. There is also a section on Rocks of all kinds and hydrocarbon compounds. Black and white illustrations and large index to minerals and rocks.

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