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A Collector's Guide to The Granite Pegmatite
A Collector's Guide to the Granite Pegmatites
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by Vandall T. King
Schiffer Earth Science Monographs Volume 8, 2010
Granite pegmatites have long been admired by gem and mineral collectors as a source of fine specimens, gem materials and sometimes stupendously huge crystals. Pegmatites can also host important deposits of ore minerals and industrial commodities such as feldspar and mica. At the same time, their physical and chemial complexity present daunting challenges to researchers who seek to better understand their nature and origins.
With 209 stunning color photos and clear text this book provides the reader wtih a straight forward discussion of granite pegmatites. The chapters cover pegmatite forms and distributions, structures and crystal, mineral and gem pockets. Also includes references for further study. It contains examples from North America where possible, although worldwide crystal specimens also illustrate the text.