Rock and Mineral Field Guides

  • Brown, V., D. Allan, & J. Stark. 1987, Rocks and Minerals of California, 3rd revised edition. Nautregraph Publishers, Happy Camp, CA, 200 pp.
  • Chesterman, C. W. 1979. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Rocks and Minerals. Knopf, New York, 850 pp.
  • Dixon, D. 1992, The Practical Geologist: The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks. Simon and Schuster, New York, 160 pp.
  • Johnsen, O. 2002. Minerals of the World. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 439 pp.
  • Mitchell, J. 2008. The Rockhound’s Handbook, revised edition. Gem Guides Book Company, Baldwin Park, CA, 299 pp.
  • Pellant, C. 2002. Rocks & Minerals. Dorling Kindersley (Smithsonian Handbooks), New York, 256 pp.
  • Prinz, M., G. Harlow, & J. Peters (eds.). 1978. Simon & Schuster’s Guide to Rocks & Minerals. Simon and Schuster, New York, 607 pp.


  • Vernon, R. H., 2000, Beneath Our Feet: The Rocks of Planet Earth. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, UK, 216 pp.


Rocks and Minerals of the South Central US