The spectroscope and gemmology

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GemStone Press, 1998 - Antiques & Collectibles - 269 pages
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Contents include the history and development of spectroscopy; a discussion of the nature of absorption spectra and the absorption spectra of solids and gem minerals; the many uses of the spectroscope and the spectrophotometer; light sources and the causes of color; absorption in synthetic gemstones; and more. Written for gemologists everywhere and incorporating the latest developments, The Spectroscope and Gemmology is an indispensable textbook for professional and amateur gemologists and students of gemology.

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About the author (1998)

R. Keith Mitchell, FGA, Tully Medalist and vice-president of the Gemmological Association, was instructor to the G.A. courses for more than twenty years, and the author of many papers on gemology.