Minerals of Arizona: A Field Guide for Collectors, Neil R. Bearce 1999, Geoscience Press, Tucson, 187p. (Softcover $19.95) ISBN: 0-945005-33-4.

The author states, “This book is intended to be a field guide for active collectors, not a scientific mineralogy text.” Consequently the greatest contribution the author makes is the presentation of documented, well-illustrated collecting sites. It clearly is a book about “places you can go and rocks you can find.” The topographic maps and accompanying photographs at key road intersections are of high quality and will be of great assistance to those attempting to find a collecting site. I particularly...

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