• Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms by Roy E. Starkey

Crystal Mountains - Minerals of the Cairngorms by Roy E. Starkey

$35.00   €33  £30.00 approx.  

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ID: Crystal-mountain

Crystal Mountains tells the story of the early crystal hunters who roamed the mountains and glens of the Cairngorms during the 18th and 19th centuries in search of Scotland’s famous gem – the smoky quartz or cairngorm. The book provides a comprehensive history of this arduous and uncertain quest, and explains the geological background to the occurrence of the gem minerals. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of the wild and rugged scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, the text invites exploration and discovery. The author has been privileged to have obtained unprecedented access to both private and public collections, resulting in the inclusion of numerous previously unpublished photographs of mineral specimens, gemstones and artifact made from them. The book will appeal to all those interested in the natural and social history of the area, to park visitors, mineral collectors, gemologists and members of the antique jewelry trades.


2014 Softcover  

178 pages   

Dimensions: 275 x 220 x 15 mm

English language