Gem Hunter's Guide: The Complete Handbook for the Amateur Collector of Gem Minerals

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Crowell, 1969 - Precious stones - 279 pages
"How to find and identify gem minerals. Including a complete directory of the best hunting locations with 89 detail maps and 8 pages of color photographs"--Jacket.

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Contents

Its fun to hunt for gems
1
How to identify gem minerals
4
Rock formations in which gems occur
16
How to hunt for gems
21
Characteristics of important gem stone materials
32
Gem materials in their full natural color
57
Black light for your minerals
59
Judging quality and value
69
Collectors and collections
75
Diamonds in the United States
84
Pearls in the United States
98
Directory and maps of gemhunting locations
106
Glossary
256
Sources of information
267
For further reading
275
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