WorldCat Identities

Sinkankas, John

Overview
Works: 58 works in 271 publications in 2 languages and 7,715 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Catalogs  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QE392, 736.2028
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Sinkankas
Gem cutting; a lapidary's manual by John Sinkankas( Book )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemstones of North America by John Sinkankas( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mineralogy for amateurs by John Sinkankas( Book )

15 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The full sweep of mineralogy, from the atom to the collection of actual specimens, and all the intricacies of the how, where and why of crystals, will be found in this important volume by an experienced writer, mineralogist and lapidary. Over 136 especially prepared photographs by the author, and 191 line drawings, closely supplement the text. Amateurs who have advanced beyond the beginner stage will enjoy this modern approach to mineralogy as they learn how atoms form crystals, why crystals possess certain properties which distinguish them from each other, what to look for in the way of identifying habits, features and sizes, and where to look for excellent specimens
Gemstone & mineral data book; a compilation of data, recipes, formulas, and instructions for the mineralogist, gemologist, lapidary, jeweler, craftsman, and collector by John Sinkankas( Book )

21 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a compilation of data, recipes, formulas and instructions designed specifically for use by mineralogists, gemologists, jewelers and lapidaries."--Pref. The twelve chapters cover basic weights, measures, conversions and mathematical formulas; chemicals; equipment; abrasives, polishing agents, buffs and laps; metals and jewelry data; coloring gemstones and minerals; physical properties; chemical testing; cleaning; nomenclature and optical properties. Published 1972
Van Nostrand's standard catalog of gems by John Sinkankas( Book )

13 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospecting for gemstones and minerals by John Sinkankas( Book )

11 editions published between 1961 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The studio handbook of minerals; a guide to gem and mineral collecting by Hellmuth Bögel( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemstones and minerals, how and where to find them by John Sinkankas( Book )

7 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prospecting and collecting trips; Tools and how to use them; Rock classes and how to recognize them; How mineral deposits form; Field features of mineral deposits; Collecting practices; Preparation of specimens; Storage and exhibit; Marketing mineral specimens and gemstones
Mineralogy; a first course by John Sinkankas( Book )

27 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerald and other beryls by John Sinkankas( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field collecting gemstones and minerals by John Sinkankas( Book )

5 editions published between 1970 and 1988 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standard catalog of gem values by Anna M Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beryl by John Sinkankas( Book )

6 editions published between 1896 and 1986 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemology : an annotated bibliography by John Sinkankas( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemstones of North America by John Sinkankas( Book )

17 editions published between 1959 and 1997 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemstones of North America by John Sinkankas( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinkankas' Standard catalog of gem values by John Sinkankas( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1988 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bao shi kuang cheng gong tan cai shu by Xin ken ke si( Book )

2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in Chinese and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemstone and mineral data book by John Sinkankas( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Sinkankas American gemologist

Sinkankas, John

Languages
English (202)

Chinese (8)

Covers
Standard catalog of gem valuesGemstones of North AmericaGemstones of North America