Books - Minerals, Crystals, Gemstones, Lapidary and more

As a Central Coast mineral collector, I love learning new things about minerals and crystals and all things lapidary, so my home library is constantly growing. Below are the books in my library, covering topics such as geology, Australian gems and minerals and lapidary. A lot are waiting for their turn to be read.

The main reason for documenting this is so that I have something to easily reference, that way, I don’t end up buying books I already have.

Do you have a book recommendation? I’d love to hear about it. Contact me and let’s chat.

More book cover photos will be added soon.

Books - A Treasury of Australian Gemstones - Aussie Mineral Hub

A Treasury Of Australian Gemstones

K.J Buchester

Books - A Collectors Guide to the Minerals of Broken Hill & Olary Districts - Trevor Dart

A Collectors Guide To The Minerals Of The Broken Hill & Olary Districts

Trevor Dart

A Guide To The Mineral Wealth Of The Arkaroola & Mount Painter Area

Trevor Dart

Agate Creek Over The Years

Denis Bramer

All About Gemcutting

Frank Barnett

Amateur Gemstone Faceting – Volume 1

Tom Herbst

Amateur Gemstone Faceting – Volume 2

Tom Herbst

Australian and New Zealand Gemstones How and Where To Find Them

Bill Myatt

Australian Gemstones

Sharman N Bawden

Australian Gemstones

Nance & Ron Perry

Australian Journal of Mineralogy – Vol 18 #1

State Mineralogical Societies
Back issues may be available via the Australian Journal of Mineralogy website.

Australian Journal of Mineralogy – Vol 18 #2

State Mineralogical Societies
Back issues may be available via the Australian Journal of Mineralogy website.

Australian Journal of Mineralogy – Vol 19 #1

State Mineralogical Societies
Back issues may be available via the Australian Journal of Mineralogy website.

Australian Journal of Mineralogy – Vol 19 #2

State Mineralogical Societies
Back issues may be available via the Australian Journal of Mineralogy website.

Australian Mining, Minerals And Oil

John Alexander and Richard Hattersley

Australian Mining, Minerals And Oil

John Alexander and Richard Hattersley

Australian Opals In Colour

Nance & Ron Perry

Australian Rocks and Minerals

John Child

Collecting Australian Gemstones

Bill James

Diagrams For Faceting

Glenn & Martha Vargas

Faceting For Amateurs – Second Edition

Glenn & Martha Vargas

Gemboree 2018 – 54th National Gem and Mineral Show

Gemboree 2023 – 59th National Gem and Mineral Show

Gem Cutting Shop Helps

Hugh Leiper

Gemstones & Minerals of Australia

Lin Sutherland & Gayle Webb

George Smith’s A Contribution To The Mineralogy Of New South Wales

George Smith

Guide To Minerals Rocks & Fossils

A.C Bishop, A.R Woolley, W.R Hamilton

How To Create With Horseshoe Nails

Warren J. Link

How To Design Jewelry

Richard D. Austin and Iva L. Geisinger

How To Find Australian Gemstones

Douglas Stone

How To Repair Jewelry

William (Mike) Phelps

Minerama Glen Innes NSW

September 1995 Topaz

Minerama Glen Innes NSW

1999/2000 Sapphire

Popular Prospecting – A Guide To Australian Minerals

K.J Butcher

Simon & Schutters Guide To Rocks And Minerals

Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi & Giuseppe Liborio

The Australian Amateur Lapidary

K.J Buchester

The Complete Crystal Bible

Cassandra Eason

The Minerals Of The Mount Biggenden Mine

Trevor Dart

The Observers Book Of Rocks And Minerals Of Australia

Oliver Chalmers