J. Michael Howard has begun to sell his personal library of geological texts. He takes orders by paypal or check. See Mike's Books. For anyone who treasures old, rare, out-of-print professional geology books and professional papers, you might find this is the place to make a discovery. See his list of titles. Some of his books are also general interest geology and mineral books, with a few collecting guides.
Order Arkansas Mineral Collecting Literature from Arts & Ideas Studio. Information for ordering by mail given on the order form.
With updated crystal mine information, this book tells you the best places to collect quartz crystal and gives the tips, tools and techniques of how to collect crystal. It also shares the secrets of cleaning and preparing crystal for display. Discover the varietites of collectable crystal from one of the world's most important and accessible quartz-producing areas. Maps and travel guides make this text an invaluable guide for the beginning as well as the experienced collector. 100 black and white photographs and illustrations.
By Darcy and Mike Howard of RockhoundingAR.com
Paperback book: $16.95
A CD version of Collecting Crystals is also available for reading on your computer. The photographs are in color, which is a really big help to show how the crystals look in the ground, how the crystals look before and after cleaning, and gives an overall better view of how lovely the quartz crystals really are. The maps of collecting sites are printable; other text is read only.
CD version: $12.00
Rocks & Minerals Magazine, Arkansas Issue July/August 1989
The official publication of both the Eastern Federation of Mineralogical and Lapidary Societies and the Midwest Federation of Mineralogical and Geological Societies, all of the articles in this issue are about Arkansas.
Includes a general geology article and a varitey of articles about popular collecting sites from the past 40 years: Magnet Cove, Granite Mountain, wavellite, quartz, north Arkansas zinc mineral collecting, and one fossile article; lots of color photos. The authors include J. Michael Howard, Henry L. Barwood, Henry DeLinde, Arthur E. Smith, Albert L. Kidwell, Richard S. Mitchell, Robert I. Gait, and the Ouachita National Forest Service.
Magazine Price: $12.00 Supply very limited; this is an out-of-print issue.
Rocks & Minerals Magazine, AR Vanadium Mine article May/June Issue 1995
This issue contains an article about the minerals of the Wilson Springs Vanadium Mines of Potash Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, by J. Michael Howard and Don R. Owens. Although not as well known, these vanadium mines have yielded a larger variety of interesting mineral species than the Arkansas Magnet Cove locality. Article signed by the authors.
Magazine Price: $12.00 Supply very limited.