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A field guide in colour to minerals, rocks and precious stones

Author: Jaroslav Bauer
Publisher: London : Octopus Books, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Over 550 examples are beautifully illustrated in color, and the easy-to-follow tables provide detailed information about hardness, luster, physical properties, characteristic coloring and place of origin"--Dustjacket.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jaroslav Bauer
ISBN: 0706403053 9780706403053
OCLC Number: 1147458
Notes: "Distributed in Australia by Rigby Limited ... Adelaide, South Australia."
Description: 208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Contents: Basic terms --
Minerals --
Crystals --
Pseudomorphs --
Precious stones --
Treatment of precious stones --
cutting form --
Imitations and synthetic precious stones --
Identification of precious stones --
Rocks.
Responsibility: by Jaroslav Bauer ; [translated from the Czech by Zdenka Naglova] ; photographs by František Tvrz.

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"Over 550 examples are beautifully illustrated in color, and the easy-to-follow tables provide detailed information about hardness, luster, physical properties, characteristic coloring and place of origin"--Dustjacket.

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