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gemstones

minerals

terra

yavorskyy

The author of the groundbreaking Terra Spinel in 2010 and Terra Garnet in 2014 is ready for a new statement on the world of Gems and Art. Terra Connoisseur is a sensational experience – celebrating the most beautiful, durable and valuable natural creations on the planet.

Over 2000 original gem photographs, of both faceted and rough, over 50 mineral specimens, jewelry and historical artifacts. The colors and sparkle of the gems strikingly naturalistic and tangible.

During the production period, the editorial team – alone or joined by other experts – ventured on a number of gem mining expeditions to take the most up-to-date shots, collect fresh specimens right from the source and see what was what in the world of gems.

  • 234 pages; 240 x 260 mm (9.5 x 10.25 inches) Full Color Throughout
$400.00

Geological Heritage of Hong Kong 香港地質瑰寶 (中英對照)

作者:   陳龍生 

出版社:           雅集

出版日期:       2014/11/01

重量:   1340 grams

ISBN-10:          9888243659

ISBN-13:          9789888243655

書城編號:       931519 

  • 範圍遍及全港,包括鮮為人知的有趣地貌
  • 以非一般角度拍攝,呈現壯麗的地質景觀
  • 特別為地質公園遊客撰寫,以能更深入了解本港的地質
  • 地質學家陳教授親繪多幅註釋圖,剖析各區地貌特徵
  • 與世界各地的例子比較,有助進一步認識本地的地質與地貌

 

About the Author

LS Chan is professor in Earth Sciences at the University of Hong Kong as well as College Principal of HKU SPACE Community College and HKU SPACE Po Leung Kuk Community College. He received his doctorate degree in geology from the University of California, Berkeley and is arguably the first Hong Kong native to receive formal training in geology. His research interests include tectonics of South China and Hong Kong, earthquake geology and applied geophysics. He is devoted to promotion of Earth Science education, and has led field trips to South China, Tibet, Taiwan, North America, Australia, Italy, Cyprus, Arctic region and Antarctica for students.

 

作者簡介

陳龍生是香港大學地球科學系教授,現任香港大學附屬學院及香港大學專業進修學院保良局社區書院校長。他在加州柏克萊大學獲得地質學博士學位,可說是香港首位土生土長的地質專家。他的研究範疇包括應用地球物理學、地震地質及香港和南中國的板塊運動。他在香港積極推動地球科學的普及教育,曾經帶學生到華南地區、西藏、臺灣、美國、澳洲、塞浦路斯、意大利、北極圈及南極等地進行地質考察。

 

Introduction

前言

 “Nature is best left as is”

Despite its reputation as a global city, Hong Kong actually has a rich geological heritage. Some geological localities within the country parks of Hong Kong are world-class showcases of geology. Deservedly, a large portion of Hong Kong’s country parks was designated a Global Geopark in 2011.

「貴乎原始,樂於自然」

香港雖是彈丸之地,卻蘊藏不少地質瑰寶。2011年,聯合國教科文組織更將香港地質公園列入世界地質公園名錄,以保育珍貴獨特的地質景觀。

Such a decoration may be as much a curse as a blessing, since the status will certainly boost local business, inevitably leading to construction of additional facilities within the parks to accommodate the increasing number of visitors. I was even a bit reluctant to produce the present book, lest it should further promote already excessive human traffic to the precious geological sites. However, while many geopark visitors are craving for more in-depth knowledge of the geologic exposures, guided visits to the geoparks are mostly led by amateurs with limited training in geology. It is my intention to present the visitors with fuller stories behind our geological treasures in this book. Many of the descriptions of the geological observations presented in the book are based on research findings made by the author.

地質旅遊應時興起。旅客透過參觀地質公園,可了解地質景觀的成因,體會大自然的浩瀚及奧妙,達到教育和啟發的目標。因此,不少人促請政府在景區內加建人工設施及配套,以進一步促進地質旅遊的發展。然而,這又與保育自然的概念有點背道而馳,而且旅客增多難免會破壞自然環境。地質旅遊陷入兩難局面。

The primary purposes of the geoparks should be to protect, to educate, and to inspire. The protection of our geological heritage must resort to sound management policies of the parks, as well as civilized and responsible behavior of the park users. For one to be inspired, one must see beyond the aesthetics of the geological sites and learn to appreciate the complex processes that led to their formation. The educating requires the devotion and effort of the geological professionals—a job too important to be left to amateurs.

編寫這本書前,我其實也有所顧慮,擔心介紹地質景觀會鼓勵更多人遊覽地質公園,變相對自然環境造成破壞。但是,眼見目前一些地質公園的導賞員沒有接受過正規的地質學訓練,公眾也普遍缺乏渠道深入了解地質景觀的故事。作為地質學者,我覺得自己有責任向公眾深入介紹地質景觀的成因及意義,讓更多有心人欣賞大自然的美。

I hope our geological heritage can be preserved forever, such that future generations can see the sites as we do today. This is unlikely to occur given Hong Kong’s unrelenting pursuit for economy and tourism growth. This book is a personal attempt to encapsulate the geological beauty of Hong Kong before it concedes to artificial structures and concrete walkways.

我深信我們應該保留一些不容易去到、甚至不能去到的地方,令香港的地質瑰寶得以保存。我有一個願望,就是百年之後,我們的後代仍能看見與今時今日一模一樣的地質景觀。

$380.00

Hong Kong

mining history

礦世鉅著

香港礦業史

作者:朱晉德、陳式立

香港,一向給人的印象是沒有任何自然天然資源的石屎森林。然而,這都是一般人對香港的誤解。其實過去幾百年,香港曾開採了不少的礦藏,包括方鉛礦,黑鎢礦,磁鐵礦,石墨,綠柱石,石英,長石和高嶺土。作為香港未來地質師,你們又知道多少關於香港的礦藏呢?這是全港首本中英並文關於香港礦業歷史的書。 從地質、歷史和文化角度,帶您了解這些鮮為人知的礦場。

The modern impression of Hong Kong is an international metropolis without any natural resources. However, it is not true. A high variety of earth resources, including galena, wolframite, magnetite, graphite, beryl, quartz, feldspar and kaolin had been mined and granite had been quarried in Hong Kong in the past hundreds of years. As a geology student, how much do you know about the mining industry in Hong Kong? This book is the first bilingual book ever about mining in Hong Kong and will take you on a journey through the geology, history, culture and development of these mines and quarries, allowing you to understand this once thriving and now forgotten industry of Hong Kong.

Mineral Acrylic Box - Rocks, Fossils & Minerals Mineral Acrylic Box - Rocks, Fossils & Minerals
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acrylic

box

minerals

  • Acrylic
  • Clear Top
  • White Bottom
  • Size: 80 x 80 x 79mm

*12 pieces per order

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acrylic

box

minerals

  • Acrylic
  • Clear Top
  • White Bottom
  • Size: 80 x 55 x 63mm

*18 pieces per order

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acrylic

box

minerals

  • Acrylic
  • Clear Top
  • White Bottom
  • Size: 60 x 40 x 40mm

*32 pieces per order

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$240.00

acrylic

box

minerals

  • Acrylic
  • Clear Top
  • White Bottom
  • Size: 50 x 50 x 50mm

*30 pieces per order

$200.00

mineral

mineralogical

collections

sam yung

Mineral Collections in Hong Kong edited by Elissa Sz, Trudy Kwong, Lai Siu Kwong, and Sam Yung.
Mineralogical Society of Hong Kong. 91 pages; 2016.
$5,000.00

Molybdenite

Minerals

A specimen of flat, silver-grey metallic hexagonal plates of molybdenite with quartz. This is a terrific specimen from Babu, Guangxi. The main crystal is 3.5cm across.

  • Locality: Babu District, Hezhou Prefecture, Guangxi Autonomous Region, China
  • Dimensions: 13 x 11 x 7cm
$40.00

minerals

mounting

putty

  • Non-staining
  • Never hardens
  • Easily removable
  • Approx. 80gram
$850.00

Namibia

Minerals

Localities

Ludi von Bezing, Rainer Bode, Steffen Jahn (published 2016)

NAMIBIA II is a one-of-a-kind reference book that gives you all you the information you need to know about the newest mineralogical finds and the most sought after rarities. The over 800 namibian minerals and gemstones are listed from A to Z. This second volume comes in the fine and matchless design of its predecessor and contains an enormous amount of new mineral photographs and many up-to-date references to localities. Many of the 1600 pictures have never been published before and were taken by top photographers like Jeff Scovil, Joe Budd, Olaf Medenbach, Matthias Reinhardt, John Schneider and Rainer Bode, to name a few.

  • Ludi von Bezing · Rainer Bode · Steffen Jahn: Namibia 2016 - in English language. Size 24 x 28 cm, hardcover, 664 pages, about 1.600 pictures, maps and drawings.

 

$1,500.00

Language: English

A unique illustrated book about the most beautiful specimens ever to be found in Namibia. Seven years after the publication of the book Namibia by Ludi von Bezing, Rainer Bode and Steffen Jahn, a sought-after out-of-print books, the publisher presents an even better and even more beautiful new book: Namibia: Minerals and Localities, Volume 1

Featuring a completely new design and an enormous amount of new and stunning mineral photographs and new localities. Namibia is currently one of the most fascinating mineral-rich countries. Not only does the magnificent landscape draw people to this fabulous land in the south of Africa, but gem and mineral collectors are mesmerized by the extensive variety of exquisite stones.

This book will be issued in two volumes. Volume 1 will bring you some of the most attractive and finest specimens in the world – among the prettiest minerals ever to be found in Namibia. The book’s pictured specimens come from some of the most important and most famous museums and private collections of the world. Many of these specimens have never been presented to the public before. Many outstanding and incredible specimens from the famous Heini Soltau Collection in Lüderitz – a world sensation, second to none in perfection and aesthetics, and many yet unpublished. Once a well-kept secret, this new book now holds all these true mineralogical treasures.

Over 600 pages, this unique book presents you with the prettiest and most significant recently found specimens of stunning beauty from the Erongo Mountains, around the Spitzkoppe, the Goboboseb-Mountains, in Rosh Pinah and many others exciting localities. A large chapter is dedicated to the famous and traditional mining-town of Tsumeb – more outstanding pictures of beautiful specimens from collections all over the world turn this chapter into one of the most interesting parts of the book.

As a special: an enclosed DVD with an enthralling film about the hard life of the small miners in the Erongo Mountains. The dangerous life of the miners in search for nice crystals caught on DVD.

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