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Precious gems and commercial minerals

William Hartley Holcomb

Precious gems and commercial minerals

San Diego County, California, the gem-adorned county of America

by William Hartley Holcomb

  • 168 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Press of Frye, Garrett & Smith in San Diego .
Written in English

    Places:
  • California,
  • San Diego County.
    • Subjects:
    • Precious stones -- California -- San Diego County.,
    • Mines and mineral resources -- California -- San Diego County.,
    • Gems -- California -- San Diego County.

    • Edition Notes

      Other titlesMineral wealth of San Diego County, California.
      Statementby Will H. Holcomb.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTN981.C2 H7
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28 p. :
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6978312M
      LC Control Number06044797
      OCLC/WorldCa5977140

      Cook, D. C. and Kirk, W. L. / MINERALS AND GEMSTONES, OF THE EARTH’S NATURAL TREASURES, London, , pb, pages, - 1 -, $ 20 [I regard this book one of the best small mineral books to come along in many years - the color illustrations are very good]. Encyclopedia of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones by Henry Russell, Chris Pellant. Rocks, minerals, and gemstones have fascinated people through the ages. They have been used as decoration, and have often been attributed special powers. This book, arranged in alphabetical format, describes different rocks, minerals, and gems.

      This clickable map has information about gems, minerals, and fossils in the United States. There are many locations throughout the country that have very valuable sources of minerals such as opals, turquoise, jade, tourmaline, amethyst, and beryl. Even precious gems like diamonds, emeralds, and aquamarine can be found in the U.S. By clicking on each state, you will find detailed information. Here is an alphabetical list of books about Gems, Minerals, Gemstones & Precious Stones, Gemology, Lapidary & Jewelry Making, and Collecting & Rockhounding, compiled by a science librarian, that are currently available. Click on the image or title for additional information and availability (purchases are provided by ).

      Wholesale is generally one third of retail. High-end gems are often marked up 30% or less, while low-priced, more “commercial quality” faceted gems are often marked up considerably more. Unless otherwise noted, all prices listed below are for cut gems, not .   There are over 4, minerals on earth, many of which we will never see in real e mineral assemblages and trace impurities have caused some of the world's rarest you Author: Trevor Nace.


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