Understanding the Gem Minerals - A Pratical Guide
James E. Shigley; William Revell Phillips
Mineralogical Association of Canada (2016)
In Collection
Mineralogy, Gemology
Paperback 9780921294580
Gemstones have fascinated people for thousands of years because of their beauty, rarity, and monetary value. However, a true understanding of gemstones and their properties has only come about in the past two centuries resulting from the developing science of geology and mineralogy and an increasing need to distinguish natural gemstones from those that are treated or grown in the laboratory. Numerous books describe minerals, and a number of them report on the distinctive properties of gemstones, but there are almost no books that present a more detailed mineralogical description of the gem minerals, along with a clear explanation of basic concepts of interest from both mineralogy and geology. Understanding the Gem Minerals: A Practical Guide bridges this gap.
Product Details
Series The Canadian Mineralogist Special Publication
Issue No. 12
No. of Pages 259
Height x Width 300 x 210  mm
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Store Minsocam
Location B 8
Purchase Price 67.00 CHF
Purchase Date mars 2018
Condition Perfect
Links Mineralogical Association of Canada