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Geodes : nature's treasures

Author: Brad L Cross; June Culp Zeitner
Publisher: Baldwin Park, CA : Gem Guides Book Co., ©2006.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brad L Cross; June Culp Zeitner
ISBN: 1889786349 1889786322 9781889786346 9781889786322
OCLC Number: 70274849
Notes: "Photographs by Donnette Wagner and David Phelps or the authors, except as otherwise credited"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 292 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
Part I: Gifts from ancient volcanoes --
What are geodes? --
The mysterious formation of geodes in igneous rocks --
Incredible coconuts: Mexican coconut geodes --
When geodes are gems --
More Latin surprises --
Geode curiosities --
Part II: Gifts from prehistoric seas --
From sediments to glamour --
Wonderful Warsaw --
Strange geodes of Indiana --
A few bonuses --
Amethyst surprises and baby rattle rocks --
Florida's ocean harvest --
Not always quartz --
Strange, stranger, strangest --
Part III: Thundereggs and more --
Dozens of eggs: United States; Mexico; Canada; Opening thundereggs --
Almost geodes: concretions and septarians --
Summary --
Geologic time scale --
Frequently asked questions about geodes --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Brad L. Cross, June Culp Zeitner.
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