Minerals of Georgia
Their Properties and Occurrences

Robert B. Cook and Julian C. Gray
Edited by Jose Santamaria

The definitive guide to Georgia mineralogy


"A comprehensive and tightly knit treatment that will be the definitive reference for decades to come. . . . The entire mineral community owes the authors and editor a debt of gratitude for taking on this project and doing it so well. At 6×9 inches, the book is a convenient size, beautifully printed and bound, and quite readable, despite the small font. Mineral collectors, geologists, and academics working on Georgia minerals should definitely have this fine book in their library (or backpack)."
—Robert J. Lauf, Rocks and Minerals

"For the modest price asked, there is no excuse not to add this book to any regional-mineralogy library; for the Georgia collectors it can hardly be anything other than indispensable."
—Thomas P. Moore, Mineralogical Record

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Minerals of Georgia presents an illustrated, alphabetized record of every mineral (or mineral group) identified in the state. Under each entry is a county-by-county listing of every occurrence known, including both widespread species and obscure ones. In addition to economically important mineral deposits, this volume covers various mineral localities within the state that are well known among professional mineralogists, mineral collectors, and rockhounds as the source of outstanding study, display, and lapidary material.

Illustrated with over 150 color photographs this guide provides the most current listings and descriptions of mineral occurrences and mining activities documented in Georgia over the past 150 years.

Minerals of Georgia will be invaluable to the mineralogist, collector, and researcher with its definitive and updated listings of the distribution and specific localities of a mineral, the mineral’s association and geologic setting, and the varied mineralogy of a particular county or mineral district. Even the casual reader will gain a better appreciation of Georgia’s diverse mineral treasures.

A Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book

Page count: 360
167 color photos, 3 tables, 1 map
Trim size: 6 x 9

Read more about the Geology of Georgia at the New Georgia Encyclopedia.


List price: $32.95

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Robert B. Cook is a professor emeritus of the Department of Geology and Geography at Auburn University.

Julian C. Gray is executive director of the Rice Northwestern Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Jose Santamaria is executive director of the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.