Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sample Pages from Nature's Garden of Crystals

 Nature's Garden of Crystals is now ready for general distribution! Copies are $34.95 plus $5.95 shipping by media mail in the USA. Insurance optional for $2.10 Payments by PayPal, check, or cash. Credit Card payments may be made though PayPal to n e w r y q s @ g m a i l . c o m (no spaces).  New York addresses pay 8.5 % sales tax = $2.97 per copy. High postal rates to Europe and Canada are astonishing and a European distributor is being sought. U.S. mail is $26.95 to Canada and $43.15 to Europe. The book does weigh in at over 4 pounds, however. The following images are sample photos of the book. Be sure to see additional original images in the earlier blogs so you can see what the full resolution images look like.

Rhodochrosite, N'Chwanning in Keith and Mauna Proctor Chapter

Wulfenite from Red Cloud and Pyromorphite from La Farges in Scott Rudolph's chapter.

Pink hureaulite, black columbite, and transparent fluorapatite from Hagendorf in Stephan Wolfsried chapter

Silvers - Kongsberg (left) and China (right) in Val and Jeff Collins' chapter

Smithsonite, Kelly Mine and Morganite, Afghanistan from Mario Pauwels' Chapter

Tourmalines, Madagascar from Laurent Thomas' Chapter

Gold, California from Wayne and Dona Leicht's Chapter

Aquamarine, Pakistan from Brice and Christophe Gobin Chapter

Fluorites from Elmwood in Steve Neely's Chapter

Azurite/Malachite nodule, Morenci and Agate, Argentina in Russ Behnke's Chapter
Amethyst, Maine and Azurite/Malachite, China from Paradise Woods' Chapter
Garnets, Italy, from Mateo Chinellato's Chapter

Tourmaline, Afghanistan and Topaz, Brazil from Stuart and Donna Wilensky's Chapter.

Arrival of Nature's Garden of Crystals to Rochester, New York

Nature's Garden of Crystals is now available! A few books were available at the Tucson Show by special shipment from the printer. Those few books were sold out before the Convention opened. On March 31, 2011 the truck with the shipment arrived and two neighbors, Melvin Jr. and his son Melvin III, helped unload the shipment. I hope you enjoy the photo essay.
Melvin Jr. putting box on the chute to the basement.

Melvin III ready for next carton.
Melvin Jr. begins the first pallet.

I'm helping to unload.
Someone had a sense of humor.

All My Pallets by Calculon