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Notes and commentaries on letters to George F. Kunz. Correspondence from various sources, including Clarence S. Bement with facsimiles. New Canaan, 1986.


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Reflections upon perusing a 1942 bookseller's catalog. Mineralogical Record, volume 11 (1979), page 127.

American Geological Literature, 1669 to 1850. Book review—Mineralogical Record, volume 15 (1983), page 47.

On Kunz and kunzite.   Historical notes on mineralogy—Mineralogical Record, volume 18 (1987), pages 369-372.

On the old Morgan Hall.  Historical notes on mineralogy— Mineralogical Record, volume 18 (1987), pages 423-427.

The original specimens of kunzite. MATRIX volume 1, (1988), page 45.

The Harvard diamond crystal. MATRIX volume 1, (1988), pages 90-92.

Hugh Alexander Ford (1885 - 1966).  MATRIX volume 1, number 2 (1988) [revised March 2000]

The Peter Zodac Collection.  Historical notes on Mineralogy—Mineralogical Record, volume 19 (1988), pages 77-78.

Sammler, die man einfach kennen muss. [Collectors that one, simply, must know.] Munich Show Catalog (1988), Pages 48-51 and 102-103.

The Texas celestite. MATRIX volume 2, (1991), pages 28-30.

Anatomy of a mineral sale: the Dohrmann Collection. Mineralogical Record, volume 23 (1992), number 1, pages 7-13.

More is never enough. [The LHC eye-agates]. Lapidary Journal, volume 47 (1993), pages 35-37 and 102-103.

Charles W.A. Herrmann (1801-1898) mineralogist and mineral dealer. Mineralogical Record, volume 25 (1994), number 3, pages 225-226.

Collecting Mineral Books: An Introduction. Mineralogical Record volume 26, (1995), pages 9-22.

James Sowerby, his publications and collections. Mineralogical Record volume 26, (1995), pages 85-105.

An Introduction to Bookplates. With Examples from the Earth Science Library of Herbert P. Obodda. Mineralogical Record volume 26, (1995), pages 143-158.

Mineral Stories (column). Mineralogical Record volume 22, pages 151-152

My shot at the Detroit Challenge Cup, Free Advice and The visiting experts; volume 22, page 379; volume 22, pages 465-468

Tale of a Book Collection; volume 23, pages 439-441; volume 23, pages 501-502; volume 25, pages 307-309.

Kingsbridge. An early quarrying district on Manhattan island. Mineralogical Record volume 28, (1997), pages 457-473.

The Curious Lore of George Frederick Kunz. Part one. MATRIX volume 5, (1998), pages 108-114.

Dr. George F. Kunz. American National Biography. American Council of Learned Societies, 1999. Volume 12, pages 952-953.

I Spy Eyes! Von Achaten und Augen- Achat, Extra-LAPIS, No. 19, (2000), pages 74 - 77.

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