Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Modern Prospecting - How to Find, Claim and Sell Mineral Deposits

In this 320 page book Roger McPherson condenses everything from 20 years experience as a prospector on how to find mineral deposits, stake a claim as well as how to sell mineral rights. 

All you need is a gold pan, a couple of screens, a small shovel, a rock hammer, a hand lens and some sample bags.  These are the essential tools needed to be a prospector. However, you can improve your chances of finding a valuable mineral deposit if you learn to recognize the signs of a viable mineral deposit.  It is necessary to know the land status, research old records and then follow through by filing a valid claim.  These are the skills needed to be a successful prospector.

In Modern Prospecting, an experienced prospector passes on information acquired through 20 years of classroom study, field work in the western states and Alaska, and trial and error. Chapters include descriptions of the major types of deposits; interviews with professional geologists; how to obtain an assay; use geochemical and geophysical methods; and stake a proper claim.
With its handy glossary and helpful information on government agencies, websites and other contacts for assays, suppliers, and geological bulletins, Modern Prospecting is the foremost how-to-do-it-right guide to prospecting in the twenty-first century.

Price USD $14.95 

Connecticut residents please add 6.35% sales tax.

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for shipping

Monday, July 4, 2011

Gem Identification Made Easy Vol, 4

A Hands-On Guide to More Confident Buying & Selling

6 x 9, 384 pp, Over 150 photographs and illustrations, 75 in full color; index
Hardcover, ISBN-13: 978-0-943763-59-0, ISBN-10: 0-943763-59-2

Enjoy learning the tools of the gem trade from two gem experts.

Gem Identification Made Easy Vol. 4 is the only book designed to make this difficult subject for an interesting rather than “tedious” even if you are not scientifically inclined. This book explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored stones as well as how to spot the difference between natural stones, imitations, treated stones and look-alikes. The approach the book takes is both direct and practical presented in a way that it is easy to understand. Using this book is highly accessible and easy to understand you can begin to master the art of gem identification.

The authors explained by using a simple step-by-step system how to properly necessary but uncomplicated instruments required to identify stones. They also explain what to look for gemstone by gemstone and the way to set up a basic gemstone lab to a moderate cost. In the book they explain how three of these basic instruments that are portable and can be carried in your pocket that when used in combination can identify about 85% of all the gemstones and other popular stones.

Knowing how to identify the different types of gemstones can prevent many costly mistakes and lead you to many profitable opportunities is what this book explains by telling you what to look for and not what to look for.

Gem Identification Made Easy will help you:
• Open your eyes to the types of treatments, imitations, synthetics, look-alikes, and fakes in the gem market today.
• Learn how to tell the difference between them. Quickly spot:
      • Synthetics, including synthetic emeralds and diamonds
      • Filled diamonds
      • Diffused “blue” sapphires and “red” rubies
      • HPHT-treated diamonds
      • … and much more!
• Learn how to identify recently discovered gems such as “Mandarin” garnet, red “emerald,” and North Carolina’s chromium-rich emeralds.
• Discover new treatments such as surface coatings to create “fancy color” diamonds and improve or change the color of many gemstones.
• Know when to seek help from a professional gemologist or lab.
• Become more professional in your business or hobby.

This book will help both the layman and novice to properly identify gemstones.

Price 36.99 plus 2.95 shipping and handling

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery

Connecticut residents please add 6.35% sales tax