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., & R. L. Bernor, 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.