Rocks and Minerals

A Field Guide

by Evelyn Mervine, Vlad Stankovic, Simona Chitescu-Weik

On Sale: 2023-12-12

Price: $18.99

Format: Downloadable audio file

Book Summary

A beautifully illustrated pocket-size guide to rocks and minerals---a must-have for any rock hound’s library.

About the Book

A comprehensive guide to rocks and minerals—a must-have for any rock hound’s library.

Rocks & Minerals is a field guide to 50 varieties of rocks and minerals. In this book, you’ll find profiles on individual specimens, each showcasing characteristics, chemical composition, origins, and key identifiers. Take a deep dive into geology, including:

  • Quartz
  • Biotite
  • Muscovite
  • Limonite
  • Gypsum
  • Olivine
  • Amphibole
  • Topaz 


And many more! From beautiful gemstones to sparkling geodes and incredible volcanic formations, this guide is an engrossing overview of natural environments. Use this book to learn tips for building your own collection. Rock hounds and geologists alike will find wonderful opportunities for discovery.

Chemical formulas, recommended reading, and a glossary are included in the audiobook companion PDF download.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781400342679
  • ISBN 10: 1400342678
  • Imprint: Cider Mill Press
  • On Sale: 2023-12-12
  • List Price: $18.99
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press
  • Series: Illustrated Field Guides
  • Publication Date: 2023-12-12
  • Category 1 : NATURE / Rocks & Minerals
  • Category 2 : NATURE / Fossils
  • Category 3 : SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
  • Category 4 : SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Mineralogy