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Gems & crystals from the American Museum of Natural History

Author: Anna S Sofianides; George E Harlow; American Museum of Natural History.
Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the properties, history, lore, and sources of gems.
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Catalogs and collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna S Sofianides; George E Harlow; American Museum of Natural History.
ISBN: 0671687042 9780671687045
OCLC Number: 19887226
Description: 208 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Contents: Tracing the story of gems --
What is a gem? --
Diamond --
Corundum --
Beryl --
Chrysoberyl & spinel --
Topaz --
Tourmaline --
Zircon & peridot --
Turquoise & lapis lazuli --
Opal --
Feldspar --
Jade --
Quartz --
Chalcedony & Jasper --
Garnet --
Pearls & other organic gems --
Rare & unusual gemstones & ornamental material.
Other Titles: Gems and crystals from the American Museum of Natural History.
Gems & crystals.
Gems and crystals.
Responsibility: Anna S. Sofianides and George E. Harlow ; photographs by Erica and Harold Van Pelt.

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Discusses the properties, history, lore, and sources of gems.

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