Pocket Guide: Rocks & Minerals of Southern Africa

Bruce Cairncross

This handy pocket guide presents the most fascinating and important rocks and minerals found in southern Africa. Accounts include diagnostic information, full-color photographs, concise descriptions, uses, and detailed information on where species occur.
Date Published :
March 2011
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781770074439

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$13.95

Overview
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This handy pocket guide presents the most fascinating and important rocks and minerals found in southern Africa. Accounts include diagnostic information, full-color photographs, concise descriptions, uses, and detailed information on where species occur. Physical characteristics of each mineral are summarized in tinted panels, and handy icons show other important information.

The rock section discusses how the three main rock types form. Pocket Guide: Rocks & Minerals of Southern Africa will be invaluable both to amateur geologists and budding collectors.

About The Author
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Professor Bruce Cairncross is chairman of the geology department at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. He has an inherent interest in Southern African mineralogy and geology, and his research efforts are aimed at ocumenting important geological sites and promoting the preservation of the region’s ineralogical heritage. He is the author and co-author of four books, The Minerals of South Africa, The Manganese Adventure, The Desmond Sacco Collection – Focus on Southern Africa and the First Field Guide to Gemstones of Southern Africa. He is consulting editor for an American journal, Rocks & Minerals, and is an accomplished photographer of minerals and gemstones.

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