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A Field Guide to Australian Opals
O'Leary, Barry
ISBN: 0727003879
Rigby, Australia, 1977. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Signed by Author. Minor marks and edgewear to jacket and boards. Slight soiling to rear endpapers. Size: 12mo (7 to 7.5 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Edges slightly browned / foxed. Signed by Author. ISBN: 0727003879. ISBN/EAN: 9780727003874. Very Good Condition
Price: $28.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23078  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Fortunes in Minerals Including Uranium
Idriess, Ion L.
Angus & Robertson, Australia, 1947. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Front cover of jacket attached to front Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. Covered neatly with adhesive plastic. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 38767  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identification (2 volume set)
Webster, Robert
Butterworths, UK, 1962. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight. Jackets soiled/discoloured. Minor marks/wear to boards, jacket, page edges.. .** HEAVY BOOK - Over 2 kgs. Postage will exceed $40 to Asia & North America. $60 plus to Europe. Please contact us first for a quote ** Very Good Condition
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26400  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Gems: Their Sources, Descriptions and Identifications
Webster, Robert
ISBN: 0408011483
Butterworth & Co, UK, 1983. Fourth Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Fourth Edition. Gift inscription, neat to half-title page, some white-out. Also includes newspaper clipping of Robert Redford glued in. Prior seller's sticker. Large closed tear, small hole, and other minor edgewear to jacket. Minor foxing/browning to page block edges. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding good , not supertight. Dust Jacket sun faded, titling legible. ISBN: 0408011483. ISBN/EAN: 9780408011488. .** HEAVY BOOK - Over 2 kgs. Postage will exceed $40 to Asia & North America. $60 plus to Europe. Please contact us first for a quote ** Very Good Condition
Price: $95.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 37981  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Gold: Recovery, Properties, and Applications
Wise, Edited by Edmund M.,
D. Van Nostrand, USA, 1964. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding very good but slightly sagging. Dust Jacket edgeworn, small chips, tears and rubbing. Jacket spine lightly faded/sunned. Edges greyed with dust marks and slightly soiled. Minor marks/wear to boards. Good Condition
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27110  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Lapidary for Beginners: The Complete Book of Rock, Gem and Pebble Polishing
Fletcher, Edward
ISBN: 0713713801
Blandford Press, UK, 1984. 
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. . Minor creasing and edgewear to covers. Page block edges partially browned and slightly marked. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine slightly cocked. ISBN: 0713713801. ISBN/EAN: 9780713713800. Very Good Condition
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 36738  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Minerals, Rocks and Gems: A Handbook for Australia
Talent, John A.
ISBN: 0701600128
Jacaranda, Australia, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight. ISBN: 0701600128. ISBN/EAN: 9780701600129. Very Good Condition
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27777  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Pearls: A Natural History
Landman, Paula M. Mikkelsen, Rudiger Bieler, Bennet Bronson, Neil H.
ISBN: 0810944952
Harry N Abrams Inc., USA, 2001. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. . Minor scratch to jacket. Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Text body clean and un-marked. Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Minor marks and wear to jacket. Cover has light scratches and edgewear. ISBN: 0810944952. ISBN/EAN: 9780810944954. Very Good Condition
Price: $29.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 21246  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Precious Stones A Popular Account of Their Characters, Occurrence, and Applications, with an Introduction to Their Determination, for Mineralogists Lapidaries and Jewellers, Etc. With an Appendix on Pearls and Coral
Bauer, Dr. Max
Charles E. Tuttle Company, USA, 1971. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Reprint. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Minor marks & wear to boards and jacket. .** HEAVY BOOK - Over 2 kgs. Postage will exceed $40 to Asia & North America. $60 plus to Europe. Please contact us first for a quote ** Very Good Condition
Price: $47.90 (AUD)
Book Number: 20630  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Precious Stones A Popular Account of Their Characters, Occurrence, and Applications, with an Introduction to Their Determination, for Mineralogists Lapidaries and Jewellers, Etc. With an Appendix on Pearls and Coral
Bauer, Dr. Max
Charles E. Tuttle Company, USA, 1975. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact. Previous owner's signature in ink. Minor marks and wear to book. .** HEAVY BOOK - Over 2 kgs. Postage will exceed $40 to Asia & North America. $60 plus to Europe. Please contact us first for a quote ** Very Good Condition
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 37883  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Proceedings of the Copper 99 - Cobre 99 International Conference: Volume I : Plenary Lectures / Movement of Copper and Industry Outlook / Copper Applicatons and Fabrication
Eltringham, N.L. Piret and M. Sahoo, Edited by G.A.,
ISBN: 0873394356
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, USA, 1999. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. . Minor edgewear and rubbing to jacket including small open tears. Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Dust Jacket slightly sun faded. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. ISBN: 0873394356. ISBN/EAN: 9780873394352. Very Good Condition
Price: $75.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30684  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Prospecting For Gold
Idriess, Ion L.
Angus & Robertson, Australia, . Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Reprint. Size: 12mo (7 to 8 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Dust Jacket slightly worn at edges. Edges moderately browned/ foxed. ** LIGHT BOOK - Postage will be reduced by 25% after order is placed ** Good Condition
Price: $140.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 38662  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Rock and Gem: The definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils
Bonewitz, Ronald Louis
Dorling Kindersley, UK, 2008. 
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. . Size: Large 8vo ( 9 to 11 inches). Text body is clean & unmarked. Binding tight, spine fine. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. ISBN/EAN: 9781740336246. Fine Condition
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 34654  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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The World of Gold Today
Green, Timothy
ISBN: 0856174386
White Lion Publishers, UK, 1974. 
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Fair. . Size: 12mo (7 to 7.5 inches). Binding tight. Large chips and tear to jjacket, crasing and rubbing. Jacket spine lightly faded. Edges moderately browned/foxed. Minor water damage to boards and bottom edge of pages. ISBN: 0856174386. ISBN/EAN: 9780856174384. Good Condition
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26970  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Undara Volcano and its Lava Tubes
Atkinson, Anne and Vernon
ISBN: 0646201239
Self published, Australia, 1995. 
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/. . Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact, but spine is faded/sunned. Edges slightly browned/foxed. Minor marks and edgewear to covers. ISBN: 0646201239. ISBN/EAN: 9780646201238. Very Good Condition
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 25900  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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Undara Volcano and its Lava Tubes
Atkinson, Anne and Vernon
ISBN: 0646201239
Self published, Australia, 1995. 
 Softcover (with flaps) Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition/. . Size: 4to Quarto (11 to 13 inches). Binding tight, covers & spine fully intact, but spine is faded/sunned. Edges slightly browned/foxed. Minor marks and edgewear to covers. ISBN: 0646201239. ISBN/EAN: 9780646201238. Very Good Condition
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28060  Bookseller: Shiny Owl Books
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