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FLUORESCENCE; Gems and Minerals Under Ultraviolet Light

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Rare first edition book long considered by fluorescent mineral collectors to be the premiere reference work. Three books are available. One is still sealed in its original plastic. The other two books are in pristine condition. The plastic wrap was removed in error. First edition 1994 by Manuel Robbins.
SEALED Item Code; MRs $ 150.00
 
OPEN      Item Code; MRo $ 100.00 

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"Mountain Building" Original color print from the Bibliographisches Institut in Leipzig. Circa 1880
This beautiful rare document is a piece of geological history as it reflects the then current knowledge of geological processes in mountain building. Document depicts various minerals involved with a reference text at the bottom (in German ).This original document is undamaged and is in a oak frame with a glass front. 11 inches by 13 inches
 
Item Code: grmou01 $100.00
 
 

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Mineraux
Circa 1880 from the Larousse Universei ( France). This document is in a double sided display frame. On the front is depicted 24 minerals in color. On the back are portrayal's of all the then known method's of mining, shoring, drifting, mining tools and methods. Descriptive text for the Minerals on the front and mining on the back are all in French. 
This is a pristine original undamaged document in a glass and oak frame.  9.25" x 12"
 
Item Code: frmin01 $200.00

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Marble
Circa 1880 from Larousse Universei (France). This document is in a double sided frame. On the front is 18 color representations and names (types) of Marble. On the back side are portrayal's of Marble mining and extraction techniques with descriptive text on the bottom (in French).
This is a pristine original undamaged document in an oak and glass frame. 9.5" x 13"
 
Item Code: frmarble01 $175.00
 

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Rock Drilling and Mining Stone and Coal
Dated 1880 from the Julius Bien & Co. Photo-Lith New York. This document is in a double sided frame. On the front are 9 pictures of the various methods of Rock Drilling including descriptive text at the bottom and dates of U.S. patent's issued. Also on the front bottom is a brief chronological history of mining techniques. On the back are 9 pictures of Mining Stone and Coal as well as the chronological and material use history. Statistic's (for 1880) detailing the number of men, horses,mules, explosives, and various machines used for mining and quarrying as well as dollar value.This original document has some minor damage to the edges of the paper, but none to the print itself. Sealed in an oak and glass frame 17.25" x 21.5".
  
Item Code: miningrockdrilling1880 $100.00
 
 

 

 

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Metallurgy Gold and Silver and Metallurgy Quicksilver
Dated 1880 Julius Bien & Co. Photo-Lith New York. This document is in a double sided frame. On the front is 4 pictures depicting the various smelting methods for Gold and Silver then available. On the bottom is descriptive text and a chronological use history as well as statistic's. On the back are 6 pictures depicting Quicksilver (Mercury) smelting method's, history, descriptive text and statistic's. This original document has some minor damage to the edges of the paper but none to the print itself. Sealed in an oak and glass frame. 17.25" x 21.5"
 
Item Code: metallurgy1880  $100.00
 

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