The spectacular terrain of the American Southwest contains some equally spectacular gems and minerals. Jennifer Sano provides an easy-to-read resource for identifying more than 80 minerals, including both real gold and "fool's gold," familiar gems such as opal and garnet, and more surprising specimens like hairy blue-green cyanotrichite, fluorescent purple fluorite, petrified wood, and talc.
About the Author:
Jennifer Sano received a degree in journalism from the University of Rhode Island and an M.S. in geosciences from the University of Arizona. She lives in Houston, Texas.
About the Photographer:
Jeffrey A. Scovil's photographs have been published in the United Sates, Russia, German, Spain, Poland, and France. He is associate photographer for Mineralogical Record magazine. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Author: Jennifer Sano
- Photographer: Jeffrey A. Scovil