Gemstones and Minerals of Australia

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Full colour guide to Australian gems and minerals

Australia’s gemstones and minerals are a treasure chest of world renown.

This guide 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.

Additional product information

ISBN: 9781921517297.
Size: 227mm X 172mm.
Pages: 144 pages.
Binding: Soft plastic cover. Perfect bound.
Publication Date: 2014.
Images (Colour or Mono) Full colour.
Author and/or publisher Lin & Gayle Sutherland. (New Holland).
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