July 1984 – This book is often referred to as the “mineral industry bible.” It takes readers around the world to 100 of the best mineral localities through engaging stories, a plethora of mining photos and great specimen details. It is unique in its depiction of the culture and life around the localities and is as much a survey of human culture as it is a valuable resource for classic mineral localities. Published in 1984, many of the minerals and localities have since been surpassed but even today, Gem & Crystal Treasures remains an invaluable resource for any mineral lover.