Must Have Rock Books

A Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals, Frederick H. Pough and Jeffrey Scovil
A Golden Guide Rocks and Minerals, Herbert Spencer Zim
American Mineral Treasures, Various Contributors.
Ancient Forests : A Closer Look at Fossil Wood, Frank J. Daniels
A Sphere Maker’s Craft, A Systematic Review of Sphere Cutting, Robert F. Ritchie
Austin and the Reese River Mining District, Donald R. Abbe
Beginning Cabochon Cutting, DVD, Jim Barzee
Collecting Arizona—State of Mines, Legacy of Minerals, Various Contributors including Tony Potucek, Les Presmyk, Richard Graeme
Common Fossil Plants of Western North America, William D. Tidwell
Dana’s System of Mineralogy, Sixth Edition by Edward Salisbury Dana, John Wiley & Sons
Dorling Kindersley Handbooks to Rocks and Minerals, Chris Pellant
Earth Treasures: The Southwestern Quadrant, Vol. 4A, Allan W. Eckert
Encyclopedia of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones, Henry Russell and Chris Pellant
Fists Full of Gold, Chris Ralph
Fossils in America, Jay Ellis Ransom
Fossils, The visual guide to more than 500 species of fossil from around the world, Cyril Walker and David Ward
Gem Identification Made Easy, Third Edition: A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling, Antoinette L. Matlins and Antonio C. Bonanno
Gemology, Cornelius S. Hurlbut and Robert C. Kammerling
Gemstones of North America (Three volumes: Gemstones of the World Series), John Sinkankas
Gemstones of the World, revised and expanded third edition, Walter Schumann
Gem Trails of Arizona, James R. Mitchell
Gem Trails of Nevada, James R. Mitchell
Gem Trails of Oregon, James R. Mitchell
Gem Tumbling and Baroque Jewelry Making, Arthur and Lila Victor
Geology of Nevada, John H. Stewart, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 4
Geology of the Great Basin, Bill Fiero
Geology of the Sierra Nevada, Mary Hill
Geology Underfoot in Central Nevada, Richard L. Orndorff, Robert W. Wieder and Harry F. Filkhorn
Glossary of Mineral Synonyms, Jeffrey de Fourestier
Golden Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals, Charles A. Sorrell
Guide to Getting Around in the Black Rock Desert and High Rock Canyon, Chuck Dodd.
Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones, Walter Schumann
Handbook of Mineralogy, is a series of five volumes authored by John W. Anthony, Richard A. Bideaux, Kenneth W. Bladh, and Monte C. Nichols
How to Use Diamond Abrasives to Cut Gemstones, Arthur L. Riggle

Introduction to Lapidary, Pansy D. Kraus
Jewelry Design: The Artisan’s Reference, Elizabeth Olver
Jewelry Making: Tips & Tricks Of The Trade, Stephen O’Keeffe
Leischer’s Glossary of Mineral Species 2008, J. Mandarino and M. Back
Lapidary Drilling Tutorial, DVD, Jim Barzee
Manual of Mineralogy, 21st edition, Cornelius S. Hurlbut, Jr. and Cornelis Klein
Metal Detecting Previously Hunted Sites, Vincent C. Pasccucci
Mineral Identification: A Practical Guide for the Amateur Mineralogist, Donald B. Peck, Mineralogical Record.
Mineralogy of Arizona, Anthony, Williams, Bideaux, Grant
Minerals and Rocks, 21st edition, Cornelis Klein and Cornelius S. Hurlbut
Minerals: Identifying, Classifying and Collecting Them, Rupert Hochleitner
Minerals of Nevada, S. B. Castor and G. C. Ferdock, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Special Publication 31
Minerals of the World, Ole Johnsen
Minerals of the World, Walter Schumann
Minerals: Their Constitution and Origins, A. Wenk and A. Bulakh
Moods in Wire : An Extended Guide to the Fine Art of Wirewrapping, Ellsworth Sinclair
National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals, Charles Wesley Chesterman
Nevada Ghost Towns & Desert Atlas, vol. 1 and 2, Stan Paher
Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps, Stanley Paher
Nevada Ghost Town Trails, Mickey Broman
Nevada Map Atlas by the Nevada Department Of Transportation
Nevada Road & Recreation Atlas by Benchmark Maps
Peterson Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals, Frederick H. Pough
Petrified wood in the U.S.A: Where to collect it where to see it (A state -by-state field guide), Arthur Manning
Petrified Wood, the World of Fossilized Wood, Cones, Ferns and Cycads, Frank J. Daniels
Photographic Guide to Mineral Species (Vol. 1 & 2, second edition on CD), Excalibur Mineral Corp.
Photographing Minerals, Fossils, and Lapidary Materials, Jeffrey ScovilRoadside Geology of Arizona, Halka Chronic
Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California, David Alt
Rock and Gem, Ronald Louis Bonewitz, (A Smithsonian Book)
Rockhounding Arizona, Gerry Blair
Rockhounding California, by Gail A. Butler
Rockhounding Nevada, William A. Kappele
Rocks & Minerals: An Explore Your World Handbook, Robert W. Jones
Russian Gemstone Encyclopedia, V. Bukanov
Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Gems and Precious Stones, Kennie Lyman, editor
Simon and Schuster’s Guide to Rocks and Minerals, Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi and Giuseppe Liborio
Site reading for Gold and Silver: Understanding Beach, Shore and Inland Metal Detecting Sites, Clive James Clynick
Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones, Cally Hall, Harry Taylor
Smithsonian Handbook: Rocks and Minerals, Chris Pellant
Synthetic, Imitation and Treated Gemstones, Michael O’Donoghue
Taking a Closer Look at Metal Detector Discrimination, Robert C. Brockett
The Art of Jewelry Design: From Idea to Reality, Elizabeth Olver
The Basics of Bead Stringing: A Complete Illustrated Approach for Beginner and Advanced Designers, Debbie Kanan
The Complete Book of Jewelry Making: A Full-Color Introduction To The Jeweler’s Art, Carles Codina
The Complete Encyclopedia of Minerals, Petr Korbel and Milan Novak
The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall
The Design and Creation of Jewelry, Robert Von Neumann
The Encyclopedia of Jewelry-Making Techniques, Jinks McGrath
The Fred Ward Gem Series. Books in the series are:
Diamonds; Pearls; Opals; Emeralds; Rubies and Sapphires; Jade; Jades of Mesoamerica and Gem Care
The Frugal Collector, Vol. 1, Bob Jones
The Geology of Gems, Eugenii Kievlenko
The History of the Comstock Lode: 1850-1997 (Special Publication Of The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, No. 24.), by Grant H. Smith and Joseph V. Tingley
The Flat Lap, DVD, Jim Barzee and Jim Kelly
The Practical Geologist : The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks, Dougal Dixon
The Rockhound’s Handbook, James R. Mitchell
Traveling America’s Loneliest Road: A Geologic and Natural History Tour through Nevada along U.S. Highway 50 (Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology educational series), D. D La Pointe
Turquoise Unearthed: An Illustrated Guide, Joe Dan Lowry and Joe P. Lowry
Western Gem Hunters Atlas, H. Cyril Johnson
Where to Find Gold and Gems in Nevada, James Klein