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Gemstone & Mineral Data Book: A Compilation of Data, Recipes, Formulas, and Instructions for the Mineralogist, Gemologist, Lapidary, Jeweler, Crafts John Sinkankas

Gemstone & Mineral Data Book: A Compilation of Data, Recipes, Formulas, and Instructions for the Mineralogist, Gemologist, Lapidary, Jeweler, Crafts

John Sinkankas

Published May 1st 1981
ISBN : 9780442247096
Hardcover
352 pages
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 About the Book 

This working encyclopaedia of gemstones and minerals is the result of many years research and field work on the part of John Sinkankas, the acknowledged dean of American gemologist. The author has derived much original information from lab-testing hundreds of materials and techniques himself. Here is a solid bedrock of working data for the lapidary and mineral field, a how-to plus reference volume that is both handy and complete:lists of the properties (physical and optical) of gemstones - the most complete in paperbackchemical agents, methods, and precautions for cleaning over 1,400 minerals - the most extensive compilation available