Rocks and Minerals of Western North America
Although we walk on rock everyday, we don't always realize how complex and fascinating they are. This guide contains concise information and vivid colour photographs presenting 107 types of rocks and minerals commonly seen in western North America, each with it's own color, texture, hardness, composition, luster, crystals and more.
It also contains tips on identifying and collecting rocks and minerals, as well as an extensive glossary and overview of the lapidary arts. It features in depth coverage of 74 minerals and 33 rocks found in western North America, 260 full-color photographs of rocks and minerals, and tips on where to find specimens.