National Geographic : 2007 Mar
MINERALS A collection of genuine minerals and semi-precious stones so complete you'd expect to find it in a museum. MANY THOUSANDS OF YEARS AGO when man first walked the Earth, was very useful for him to understand t differences between the minerals that nature offered. There were hard materi from which he fashioned his tools and i ing weapons. And others, which were sc could be ground to make pigments and used those for his cave paintings. Thousands of years later, less comm minerals were sought after for making ( rative items like jewelry as was the case with gold and silver. Then, later still, someone discovere that, by mixing metals like copper with you could create an alloy which was eve harder - and more useful - bronze. Now, you can acquire many of Earth fascinating treasures - Mineralsof the Earth -in a collection so complete that you'd only expect to find it in a museum GREEN CALCITE Calcite crystals are bi-reflective giving semi-translucent sheen with sparkling reflections. Found worldwide. IRONPYRITE From the Greek, "stone which strikes fire," refers to the sparking produced when iron isstruck by a lump of pyrite. Has unique metallic luster and perfect cubic form. it he als hunt >fter, he ion Collected for you by experts Mineralsof the Earth have been collected from important geological sites on five con tinents. Delicately colored Rose Quartz found in Brazil and Madagascar. Clusters of Amethyst crystals (geodes) from Uruguay. Iron Pyrites, with their metallic luster, from Europe. Each specimen hand picked for your collection. leco- Each specimen comes with a colorful fact e sheet containing scientific data about its formation, origins and uses. d To house thesefact sheets, an attractive tin, binder is providedfreefor subscribers. en Special Introductory Price: Just $1.95 each i's for the first two minerals This collection of outstanding specimens is now available exclusively from del Prado. m. You will receive the first two minerals in the collection - Red Agate and Rose Quartz - at the special introductory price of only $1.95 each. Subsequent minerals in the collection are priced at just $5.95 each...an extraordi nary value! This heirloom collection will fas cinate everyone who sees it in your home, showcased in the custom-designed display cabinet, which is yours at no additional charge. A Certificate of Authenticity accom panies each collection. United to one collection per subscriber Naturally, specimens of some minerals are scarce. No two are completely alike and Quantities are limited. To subscribe to this comprehensive collection, you need send no payment at this time. Simply mail your order form today. FREE custom-designed display cabinet! I-------------------------------------- ORDER FORM - -- Please mail promptly. l ra Mail to: The del Prado Collection P.O.Box 688, Holmes, PA19043 YES. Please enter my subscription to Minerals of the Earth, consisting of 50 specimens. I need send no money now. Bill me the special introductory price of just $1.95 each (plus 95t for shipping) for the first two minerals. Thereafter, Iwill receive my collection at the rate of three per month at the regular price of $5.95* each. The custom designed display cabinet will be provided at no additional cost. I may cancel at any time. *Plus $1.95 each for postage and handling. Plus applicable state sales tax, PA and NY residents only. Name PLEASEPRINTCLEARLY Address City State Zip Telephone (__ ) 30-day Money-Back Guarantee AMETHYST A variety of quartz, the violet color isproduced by presence of iron. Geodes - crystal clusters - are found in South America, Australia, Russia and Madagascar. AZURITE Sharp, dark blue, crystalline mineral found in copper ore deposits in North and L Central Africa.