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Gemstones in Victoria - Bill Birch


Published: 18th October 2013
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Victoria is often seen as the forgotten state when it comes to gem minerals. The history of gems in Victoria is inextricably linked to the discovery of gold in 1851. In 1854, George Milner Stephen publicised for the first time, the discovery of gems in Victoria. These included blue and white sapphires from Ballarat diggings and rubies, topaz and garnet from the River Ovens in northeast Victoria. In 1857, well-known German natural historian Ludwig Becker reported that these same gems could also be found where there was gold.



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I would recommend this book to all gemstone followers.


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    This book is a all round book for people interested in gemstones.

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    ISBN: 9781921833069
    ISBN-10: 1921833068
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 204
    Published: 18th October 2013
    Publisher: Museum Victoria Publishing
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0