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Crystalline Treasures – The Mineral Heritage of China (supplement to Jan-Feb 2013)
Vol.44, No.1.1
Crystalline Treasures - The Mineral Heritage of China (supplement to Jan-Feb 2013)

Crystalline Treasures: The Mineral Heritage of China, is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the collecting of fine minerals from China. The first few chapters provide a general background and history of mineral collecting and of sculptural stone collecting in China, the differences between European-American style collecting and the Chinese orientation, an overview of the history of mining in China and a look at the regional geology of areas favorable to the occurrence of collector-quality minerals in China.

The main section provides photo portfolios (by province) of some of the finest specimens of collectible minerals from each of thirteen Chinese provinces. Over 150 color specimen photos are included. This is followed by a short descriptive essay on the Robert M. Lavinsky collection (the primary source of the specimens pictured) and a brief review of the spectacular “Crystalline Treasures of China” exhibition being held throughout 2013 at the Flandrau Science Center on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Harrison Schmitt
Jia Yueming
Jiahua Shou
Steve Smale
Eugene S. Meieran
9- 10
Guanghua Liu, Robert Lavinsky
11- 15
Guanghua Liu
16- 18
Mining History
Guanghua Liu
19- 21
The Role of Mining Culture in China vs. the West
Wendell E. Wilson
Minerals vs. Rocks
Guanghua Liu
23- 24
In Western Eyes
Thomas P. Moore, Robert Lavinsky
25- 28
Anhui Province
29- 30
Fujian Province
31- 34
Guangdong Province
35- 38
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
39- 44
Guizhou Province
45- 46
Hubei Province
47- 50
Hunan Province
51- 68
Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
69- 78
Jiangxi Province
79- 82
Shanxi Province
83- 84
Sichuan Province
85- 92
Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
93- 94
Yunnan Province
95- 98
The Lavinsky China Collection
Wendell E. Wilson
The University of Arizona Mineral Museum
Wendell E. Wilson
101- 102