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Gemstones and Minerals of Australia : Updated Edition - Lin Sutherland

Gemstones and Minerals of Australia

Updated Edition

Paperback Published: 1st April 2014
ISBN: 9781921517297
Number Of Pages: 128

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Australia s gemstones and minerals are a treasure chest of world renown. This guide Gemstones and Minerals of Australia describes Australia s common minerals and gems as well as some rarities. It will assist collectors to identify a wide range of specimens. The book features over 300 colour photographs to accompany the gem and mineral entries.

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 describes each gemstone and mineral, detailing its composition, structure, habit, form, properties and distribution. Useful additions to the book are a glossary, a list of the chemical elements and information on the size and source of each specimen pictured.

About the Authors

Dr Lin Sutherland is a Senior Research Fellow in Geoscience and the Australian Museum.

Gayle Sutherland is a gemmologist in Geoscience at the Australian Museum. Most of the photographs were supplied by Jim Frazier and staff at the Australian Museum.

ISBN: 9781921517297
ISBN-10: 1921517298
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st April 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 1.3 x 17.4  x 21.5
Weight (kg): 0.41

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