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Geology of Gem Deposits

Edited By: LA Groat
288 pages, 24 col plates
Geology of Gem Deposits
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  • Geology of Gem Deposits ISBN: 9780921294375 Paperback Dec 2007 Usually dispatched within 1-2 months
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Gem deposits are rare because in general the conditions that promote their formation are unusual and thus worthy of scientific study. Recently, modern geological and analytical techniques have been applied to gem occurrences in Canada and elsewhere, and the models and understanding of their formation are being radically altered.

This volume looks at gemstones from a geological perspective and reviews the current understanding of diamond, ruby, sapphire, jade and emerald deposits and the lesser-known coloured gems.

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Edited By: LA Groat
288 pages, 24 col plates
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