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The following books were used to develop our illustrated guides for gems and minerals occuring in the San Diego region. These and other mineral field guides can be purchased through our association with For more books on minerals, see our list of Recommended Books on Mineralogy. Note: Selecting a link to will open a new browser window. When you are finished browsing or buying from Amazon, close the new window to return to this website.

Busbey, Arthur Bresnahan (Editor), Robert R. Coenraads, David Roots, Paul M. Willis
Rocks & Fossils (Nature Company Guide)
Time-Life (1996)
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Burns, Diane (Editor), Frederick W. Bergen, Harold J. Clifford, Steven G. Spear
Geology of San Diego: Legacy of the Land
Sunbelt Publications (1997)
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Chesterman, Charles Wesley
Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals
Knopf (1979)
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Mottana, Annibale, Rodolfo Crespi, and Giuseppe Liborio
Simon and Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Simon & Schuster (1978)
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Ricciuti, Edward R.
Rocks and Minerals (National Audubon Society First Field Guides)
Scholastic Trade (1998)
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Schumann, Walter, K.A.G., Dr. Mills, R. Bradshaw (Translator)
Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones
Houghton Mifflin Company (1993)
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Woodward, Christine, Dr. Roger Harding (Contributor)
Sterling Publications (1988)
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Special thanks to Leslie Boockoff, Mineral Collection Assistant, for providing information about local gems and minerals.

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