Rocks, Minerals & Gems

Rocks, Minerals & Gems

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Bound in a special-effects cover, an introduction to hundreds of rock, mineral, crystal and gem varieties and how they were forged by some of the planet's most powerful evolutionary events describes their characteristics and what they are used for today. Original.

In Rocks, Minerals, and Gems, readers will learn about hundreds of rocks, minerals, crystals, and gems that were forged by the most powerful events in prehistory. Explore what specimens look like and how they're used today--readers can use the information to identify rocks and minerals themselves and open up a spectacular new world.

Find out all about star stones and cat's eyes, megagems, and phantom quartz. Discover which rocks fluoresce, which mineral once poisoned an emperor, and which gems are the rarest in the world!

Features a beautiful cover with special effects!

Publisher: New York : Scholastic, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780545947190
Branch Call Number: J 552 CAL
Characteristics: 224 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm.
Alternative Title: Rocks, minerals and gems


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