Gemstones and Minerals of Australia
Featuring 288 colour photographs this book will assist collectors to identify a wide range of specimens.
This book will assist collectors to identify a wide range of specimens. It features 288 colour photographs to accompany the gem and mineral entries. + Full description
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.- Short description