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Out-of-print Mineral Books and Mineral Magazine Back Issues

Below is a listing of mineral magazine back issues and out of print mineral books for sale from John Betts - Fine Minerals in New York City, NY. Included  on this page are back issues of Rocks & Mineral, Mineralogical Record, Lapidary Journal as well as various USGS publications.

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Books from my Private Library

MinDex 2011-2012 -The Mineral Locality Periodical Index - Index to Mineralogical Record, Rocks and Minerals magazine and Other


Index to the 15 volumes of The Mineral Collector; March, 1894 to February, 1909 Compiled and Edited by John Betts, $25 (plus $3 shipping)


BOOKS AND MAGAZINES FROM MY MINERAL LIBRARY

California-Nevada Ghost Town Atlas, 1967 from by Johnson, Robert Neil and Johnson, H. Cyril
#62264, California-Nevada Ghost Town Atlas, 1967, by Johnson, Robert Neil and Johnson, H. Cyril (lc) $15

Geology of the New Preston Quadrangle, Connecticut, 1952 from Miscellaneous Series No. 3, by Gates, Robert M. and Bradley, W.C.
#53871, Geology of the New Preston Quadrangle, Connecticut, 1952, by Gates, Robert M. and Bradley, W.C. (lc) $6

Guidebook to the Geology of Utah, No. 3 (Utah-Colorado Salt Dome Region), 1948 from Utah Geological Society, by Stokes, Wm. Lee
#62257, Guidebook to the Geology of Utah, No. 3 (Utah-Colorado Salt Dome Region), 1948, by Stokes, Wm. Lee (lc) $12

Gem Hunters Atlas, Southwest, 1959 from by Johnson, H. Cyril
#62251, Gem Hunters Atlas, Southwest, 1959, by Johnson, H. Cyril (lc) $10

Gem Trails of New Mexico, 1987 from by Mitchell, James R.
#62245, Gem Trails of New Mexico, 1987, by Mitchell, James R. (lc) $5

New Mexico Rocks and Minerals, The Collecting Guide, 1981 from by Kimbler, Frank S. and Narsavage, Robert J.
#62248, New Mexico Rocks and Minerals, The Collecting Guide, 1981, by Kimbler, Frank S. and Narsavage, Robert J. (lc) $8

Eyewitness Books: Crystal & Gem, 1991 from by Symes, R.F. and Harding, R.R.
#62063, Eyewitness Books: Crystal & Gem, 1991, by Symes, R.F. and Harding, R.R. (lc) $8

Gems and Jewels, Uncut Stones and Objets D'Art, 1972 from intro by Henri-Jean Schubnel
#62065, Gems and Jewels, Uncut Stones and Objets D'Art, 1972, intro by Henri-Jean Schubnel (lc) $7

Color Treasury of Crystals, 1976 from intro by Vincenzo de Michele
#62064, Color Treasury of Crystals, 1976, intro by Vincenzo de Michele (lc) $7

Rocks, Minerals & Fossils of the World, 1990 from by Pellant, Chris and Phillips, Roger
#62067, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils of the World, 1990, by Pellant, Chris and Phillips, Roger (lc) $8

A Glossary of the Mining and Mineral Industry, 1920 from by Fay, Albert H.
#57781, A Glossary of the Mining and Mineral Industry, 1920, by Fay, Albert H. (lc) $10

The Book of Stones - Who They Are & What They Teach, 2007 from by Simmons, Robert and Ashian, Naisha
#62069, The Book of Stones - Who They Are & What They Teach, 2007, by Simmons, Robert and Ashian, Naisha (lc) $9

Gem Trails of Arizona, 1964 from by Simpson, Bessie
#62085, Gem Trails of Arizona, 1964, by Simpson, Bessie (lc) $15

Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Ireland, 1956 reprint of 1922 edition from by Cole, Grenville A.J.
#57786, Memoirs of the Geological Survey of Ireland, 1956 reprint of 1922 edition, by Cole, Grenville A.J. (lc) $25

Index of Mining Properties in Cochise County, Arizona (1985 reprint of 1973 edition) from by Keith, Stanton B.
#62077, Index of Mining Properties in Cochise County, Arizona (1985 reprint of 1973 edition), by Keith, Stanton B. (lc) $12

Index of Mining Properties in Santa Crus County, Arizona,  (1990 reprint of 1975 edition) from by Keith, Stanton B.
#62083, Index of Mining Properties in Santa Crus County, Arizona, (1990 reprint of 1975 edition), by Keith, Stanton B. (lc) $12

Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona,  (1985 reprint of 1974 edition) from by Keith, Stanton B.
#62080, Index of Mining Properties in Pima County, Arizona, (1985 reprint of 1974 edition), by Keith, Stanton B. (lc) $12

Arizona Rock Trails, 5th edition, 1957 from by Bitner, Fred H.
#62086, Arizona Rock Trails, 5th edition, 1957, by Bitner, Fred H. (lc) $15

Minerals of Arizona (third edition), 1959, soft-cover from by Galbraith, Frederic W. and Brennan, Daniel
#62071, Minerals of Arizona (third edition), 1959, soft-cover, by Galbraith, Frederic W. and Brennan, Daniel (lc) $18

Arizona Gem Trails and the Colorado Desert of California, 1955 from by Ransom, Jay Ellis
#62072, Arizona Gem Trails and the Colorado Desert of California, 1955, by Ransom, Jay Ellis (lc) $18

The Basaltic Cinder Cones and Lava Flows of the San Francisco Mountain Volcanic Field, 1967 from by Colton, Harold S.
#62084, The Basaltic Cinder Cones and Lava Flows of the San Francisco Mountain Volcanic Field, 1967, by Colton, Harold S. (lc) $14

The Clifton-Morenci Strike, Labor Difficulty in Arizona, 1970 from by Kluger, James R.
#62079, The Clifton-Morenci Strike, Labor Difficulty in Arizona, 1970, by Kluger, James R. (lc) $24

Minerals of Laurel Hill, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1981 from by Facciolla, Nicholas W.
#59686, Minerals of Laurel Hill, Secaucus, New Jersey, 1981, by Facciolla, Nicholas W. (lc) $25

Copper Deposits of Part of Helvetia District, Pima County, Arizona, 1955 from Geologic Survey Bulletin 1027-F, cy Creasey, S.C. and Quick, George L.
#62082, Copper Deposits of Part of Helvetia District, Pima County, Arizona, 1955, cy Creasey, S.C. and Quick, George L. (lc) $16

The World's Finest Minerals and Crystals, 1973 from by Bancroft, Peter
#61688, The World's Finest Minerals and Crystals, 1973, by Bancroft, Peter (lc) $90

Mineral Books: Minerals do Brasil (Minerals of Brazil), volumes 1,2,3, published 1972 from by Franco, Leprevost, Bigarella, Bolsanellow
#53753, Mineral Books: Minerals do Brasil (Minerals of Brazil), volumes 1,2,3, published 1972, by Franco, Leprevost, Bigarella, Bolsanellow (lc) $100

The Nature of Diamonds, 1998 from by Harlow, George E.
#61835, The Nature of Diamonds, 1998, by Harlow, George E. (lc) $15

Midwest Gem, Fossil, and Mineral Trails, Prairie States, 1989 from by Zeitner, June Culp
#61698, Midwest Gem, Fossil, and Mineral Trails, Prairie States, 1989, by Zeitner, June Culp (lc) $12

Minerals of Indiana, Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin No. 18, 1960 from by Erd, Richard C. and Greenberg, Seymour S.
#61696, Minerals of Indiana, Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin No. 18, 1960, by Erd, Richard C. and Greenberg, Seymour S. (lc) $8

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals, 1977 from Edited by Prinz, Harlow, and Peters
#59676, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Rocks and Minerals, 1977, Edited by Prinz, Harlow, and Peters (lc) $12

1001 Questions Answered About The Mineral Kingdom, 1968 soft cover from by Pearl, Richard M.
#61691, 1001 Questions Answered About The Mineral Kingdom, 1968 soft cover, by Pearl, Richard M. (lc) $14

Corundum Deposits of Montana, Geological Survey Bulletin 983, 1952 from by Clabaugh, Stephen E.
#61709, Corundum Deposits of Montana, Geological Survey Bulletin 983, 1952, by Clabaugh, Stephen E. (lc) $45

Gem Minerals of Idaho with Field Trip Maps, 1972 from by Beckwith, John A.
#61713, Gem Minerals of Idaho with Field Trip Maps, 1972, by Beckwith, John A. (lc) $16

Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Mt. Prospect Complex, Connecticut, 1951 from Bulletin No. 76, by Cameron, Eugene
#53872, Preliminary Report on the Geology of the Mt. Prospect Complex, Connecticut, 1951, by Cameron, Eugene (lc) $6

Typical Rocks and Minerals in Illinois, 1931 from Educational series No. 3, by Ekblaw, George E. and Carroll, Don I.
#59699, Typical Rocks and Minerals in Illinois, 1931, by Ekblaw, George E. and Carroll, Don I. (lc) $5

Texas Geological Highway Map, 1963 from published by the Dallas Geological Society
#59752, Texas Geological Highway Map, 1963, published by the Dallas Geological Society (lc) $6

Guide to Some Minerals and Rocks in Indiana, 1958 from Indiana Geological Survey Circular No. 4, by Greenberg, Bundy, and McGregor
#59750, Guide to Some Minerals and Rocks in Indiana, 1958, by Greenberg, Bundy, and McGregor (lc) $8

Geology of the Shepaug Aqueduct Tunnel, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1927 from by Agar, William M. and Cairns, Robert A.
#53870, Geology of the Shepaug Aqueduct Tunnel, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1927, by Agar, William M. and Cairns, Robert A. (lc) $6

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones, 1986 from by Cipriani, Curzio and Borelli, Allesandr
#62268, Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones, 1986, by Cipriani, Curzio and Borelli, Allesandr (lc) $6

Gypsum Resources and Gypsum Industry of New York, 1929 from New York State Museum Bulletin 283, by Newland, D.H.
#53886, Gypsum Resources and Gypsum Industry of New York, 1929, by Newland, D.H. (lc) $8

Oxidized Zinc Deposits of the United States, Part 1. General Geology, 1962 from Geological Survey Bulletin 1135-A, by Heyl, Allen V., Bozion, C. N.
#61407, Oxidized Zinc Deposits of the United States, Part 1. General Geology, 1962, by Heyl, Allen V., Bozion, C. N. (lc) $18

Gypsum Deposits of New York, 1910 from New York State Museum Bulletin 143, by Newland, D.H. and Leighton, Henry
#53888, Gypsum Deposits of New York, 1910, by Newland, D.H. and Leighton, Henry (lc) $8

Bedrock Geology of the West Torrington Quadrangle, Connecticut, 1965 from Quadrangle Report No. 17, by Gates, Robert and Christensen, N. I.
#53858, Bedrock Geology of the West Torrington Quadrangle, Connecticut, 1965, by Gates, Robert and Christensen, N. I. (lc) $6

Paleozoic Rocks of the Canton Quadrangle, New York, 1920 from New York State Museum Bulletin 217, 218, by Chadwick, G. H.
#54744, Paleozoic Rocks of the Canton Quadrangle, New York, 1920, by Chadwick, G. H. (lc) $5

Historical Notes of the Iron and Zinc Mining Industry in Sussex County, New Jersey from Reprint of out-of-print 1927 edition, by Shuster, Elwood Delos
#59685, Historical Notes of the Iron and Zinc Mining Industry in Sussex County, New Jersey, by Shuster, Elwood Delos (lc) $10

Guidebook of the Western United States, Part F, Southern Pacific Lines, 1933 from Geological Survey Bulletin 845, by Darton, N. H.
#62254, Guidebook of the Western United States, Part F, Southern Pacific Lines, 1933, by Darton, N. H. (lc) $20

The Mining Districts of the Western United States, 1912 from USGS Bulletin 507, by Hill, James M and Lindgren, W.
#57779, The Mining Districts of the Western United States, 1912, by Hill, James M and Lindgren, W. (lc) $10

Rocks and Minerals Magazine May-June 2009, vol. 84 #3 - New York State Special Issue III from featuring The Minerals of New York City, by John H. Betts
#61515, Rocks and Minerals Magazine May-June 2009, vol. 84 #3 - New York State Special Issue III, featuring The Minerals of New York City, by John H. Betts (lc) $8



MinDex 2011-2012-The Mineral Locality Periodical Index Index to Mineralogical Record, Rocks and Minerals magazine and Other Mineral Journals $46.40 net 

 

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Rock and Gem

Magazine Month Year Price_Per_Issue Comments
Rock_&_Gem November 2006 $4.99 $3.00 Collecting quartz in Pennsylvania; hunting topaz in texas; minerals from Pakistan and Afghanistan; panning gold in Nevada; meteorites from space.
Rock_&_Gem November 2008 $4.99 $3.00 Field Trip for Keokuk Geodes; Using Geologic Maps; Tumbling Rocks; Light Sensitive Minerals, Field Trip to Hay Creek, Birdsboro, Pa.
Rock_&_Gem December 2008 $4.99 $3.00 Collecting at the Copiapo Mine, N.M.; California Tourmaline; Radioactive Minerals; Rockhound Profile: Harrison Yocum.
Rock_&_Gem June 2010 $4.99 $3.00 Modern Mineral Classics (Part 3); Illinois Fluorite; Mechanized Flat Lapping; Field Trip to Sulphur Springs, Texas; Collecting Tourmaline in Maine
Rock_&_Gem February 2011 $4.99 $3.00 Mineral Exhibition in China; California Mineral treasures; Handmake a Turquoise Ring; Opalized Fossils near Rincon, New Mexico; Collecting Benitoite
Rock_&_Gem August 2012 $4.99 $3.00 Color in minerals, part II; geology museums in Greece; the Denver Museum of Science mineral collection; azurite from around the world; mineral club networking to save costs; amethyst from Brazil
Rock_&_Gem April 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Variscite; Federation mineral show hosting; moss agate from Montana; rare-earth elements; Harvard Museum of Natural History; collecting barite and fluorite at Tonuco Mountain, NM; collecting fluorite at the Rock Candy Mine, B.C., Canada
Rock_&_Gem May 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Cinnabar; the Canyon Rock Shop in Utah; Scheelite' rock carving; collecting aquamarine in Nepal; collecting epidote and almandine garnet at the Calvert Mine, Montana; scoria from Black Mountain, NM
Rock_&_Gem June 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Jewelry made from fossilized ammolite; Smithsonite; meteorites from space; collecting fossils in the Morrison Formation, Wyoming; an Oregon mineral club promotes earth science; the Earthhaven Museum in Wisconsin; collecting sapphire at the Eldorado Bar, Montana.
Rock_&_Gem August 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Minerals from Maine; Bumble Bee Jasper; water in mineral crystallization; collecting minerals at Searles Lake, California; collecting giant geodes in Tennessee; fossil collecting in Montana on private land.
Rock_&_Gem September 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Mineral auctions; polishing minerals using flat laps; Arizona mineral museum seeking new home; mineral display cases; collecting agate and jasper in Blackfoot Canyon, Montana.
Rock_&_Gem October 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Malachite; seeing artistry in ordinary rocks; carving gems at the Wildacres workshop, azurite and malachite from Morocco, collecting sites in St. Lawrence County, New York; petrified palm wood collecting near Nephi, Utah.
Rock_&_Gem November 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Adamite; North Carolina mineral museums; fluorescent minerals; Morocco fossils; making a gemstone jewelry box; collecting marine fossils in Pierre Shale of Montana.
Rock_&_Gem December 2013 $4.99 $3.00 Jasper and Agate explained; Crater Rock Museum; Danburite; collecting topaz at the Texeirinha Mine, Brazil; collecting geodes and agates in the Cascade Mountains, washington; vanadinite from the Macy Mine, NM
Rock_&_Gem January 2014 $4.99 $3.00 Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas part I; collecting gold in Alaska; Pietersite; 3 collecting sites for fluorescent minerals in Arizona; gold panning at Cronan Ranch, California
Rock_&_Gem February 2014 $4.99 $3.00 Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas part II; a new source of Black Bay opal; Diamonds from the Earth; petrified forest in Arizona; sunstone gemstones; collecting orbicular granite in the Sandia Mountains, NM
Rock_&_Gem March 2014 $4.99 $3.00 Famous mineral personality Benny Fenn; birthstones part I; collecting amethyst at Four peaks, arizona; the Turquoise train in New Mexico, petrified wood
Rock_&_Gem April 2014 $4.99 $3.00 Mineral museum at Moose Lake, Minnesota; silver minerals; diamonds; minerals containing heavy elements; birthstones part II
Rock_&_Gem May 2014 $4.99 $3.00 Dallas Mineral Collecting Symposium; interview with gem hunter Bernie Gaboury; feldspar gemstones sunstone, moonstone, labradorite; Kutch Fossil Park in Indai; opal from Ethiopia; fluorescent mineral exhibit at Washington State University.
Rock_&_Gem June 2014 $4.99 $3.00 Sulfur; Facebook collecting groups for collectors; Tucson Mineral Show report; birthstones part IV; collecting quartz crystals in Brazil; collecting purple agate at Mulligan Peak, Arizona
Rock_&_Gem July 2014 $4.99 $3.00 Advice on metal-detecting for gold from an expert; Mineral Prices; Collecting gold at Hughes Creek in Montana; Cerussite; Keokuk Geodes, Ore Specimens.

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Rocks and Minerals Magazine May-June 2009, vol. 84 #3 - New York State Special Issue III from featuring The Minerals of New York City, by John H. Betts
#61515, Rocks and Minerals Magazine May-June 2009, vol. 84 #3 - New York State Special Issue III, featuring The Minerals of New York City, by John H. Betts (lc) $8

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