This extraordinary book is a chronological compilation of the discovery, exploitation, and recovery of minerals and mineral specimens in Arizona as recounted by some of western America’s most noted mineral collectors, including Tony Potucek, Les Presmyk, and Richard Graeme. The book contains ten chapters preceded by a preface, outlining the events leading up to its publication in conjunction with the 2012 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show and the Arizona Centennial; a brief introduction points out the legacy of mineral discovery in what is now Arizona, outlines its overall mineral production, emphasizes its physiographic and climatic extremes, and describes important milestones...

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