Gem Minerals of Idaho: With Field Trip Maps (Paperback)
Designed for beginners and for those collectors visiting Idaho for the first time, this is a guide to some of the countless collecting areas of the state. It contain information of general value on the physical and optical characteristics of minerals, as well as facts concerning history, lore, and fashioning of many of the gems.
A Graduate Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America, and holding an M.A. in English, John A. Beckwith is a professor with multi-faceted talents in both the sciences and the humanities.