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Collector's Guide to Quartz and Other Silica Minerals

By: Lauf, Robert J.
Price: $19.99

Shiffer Publishing, Atglen, PA, 2012. Chapters include: Taxonomy of the Silica Minerals, Formation and Geochemistry, and The Minerals (Chibaite, Coesite, Cristobalite, Lechatelierite, Melanophlogite, Moganite, Opal, Quartz, Seifertite, Stishovite, Tridymite). Well illustrated with color photos throughout, and with color drawings of crystal structures. Paperback, 11" x 8 1/2", 95 pages.