Iowas Minerals: Their Occurance, Origins, Industries and Lore Paul Garvin

ISBN: 9780877456278

Published: May 1st 1998

Paperback

256 pages


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Iowas Minerals: Their Occurance, Origins, Industries and Lore  by  Paul Garvin

Iowas Minerals: Their Occurance, Origins, Industries and Lore by Paul Garvin
May 1st 1998 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780877456278 | 10.65 Mb

In his carefully written text, geologist Paul Garvin has combined scientific facts about minerals with an appreciation of their history and beauty to produce a book that will appeal to scholars, collectors, and the general public. Garvin begins withMoreIn his carefully written text, geologist Paul Garvin has combined scientific facts about minerals with an appreciation of their history and beauty to produce a book that will appeal to scholars, collectors, and the general public.

Garvin begins with a brief treatment of the origins of Iowas minerals, moving from the oldest - with ages well in excess of a billion years - to those most recently formed. He describes the states major mineral occurrences, providing detailed information for both specialists and amateurs, including how to obtain access to collecting sites.

A history of Iowas mineral industries complements Garvins more technical information- this history is supplemented with stories about the Cardiff Giant (who now has his own web page), Ottumwas Coal Palace, and the meteor falls of the late nineteenth century.



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