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Gemstones & Minerals of Australia

by Lin Sutherland and Gayle Webb

Page Extent:128 pages
Book Size:286 x 225 x 26 mm (Height x Width x Depth)

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Australia's gemstones and minerals are a treasure chest of world renown. This guide describes Australia's common minerals and gems, some rarities and the odd curiosity. It will enable collectors to identify a wide range of specimens.

Part 1 introduces the reader to gems and minerals, and their chemical and crystal systems. It also gives tips on recognising and valuing specimens. Part 2 features 288 superb colour photographs to accompany each gem or mineral entry. The entries describe each stone, detailing its composition, structure and distribution. Useful additions to the book are a glossary, a list of the elements and information on the source and dimensions of each specimen pictured.

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