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Gemstones of America

Author: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.Chris OgdenRoger S OlsonNational Museum of History (U.S.)Creative Vision (Firm)All authors
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : National Museum of Natural History, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn how the Earth's crystals are formed and why they are so rare. Journey to the richest mines in the United States and learn how gems are mined and crafted into spectacular jewelry. Discover the world's rarest, and most alluring gems as you're taken into the vaults and the high security room of the Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.; Chris Ogden; Roger S Olson; National Museum of History (U.S.); Creative Vision (Firm); STS Productions.
ISBN: 1563620103 9781563620102
OCLC Number: 24407561
Notes: Hi-fi, stereo.
Closed captioned.
Credits: Producer, Rick Larsen ; associate producer, J. Christine Tongish ; executive producers, Ray H. Albrechtsen, Rick Larsen ; director, Roger S. Olson ; writer, Chris Ogden ; director of photography, Matt Williams.
Performer(s): Hosted by Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS format, NTSC.
Responsibility: produced by Creative Vision & STS Productions in association with the Smithsonian Institution.

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Learn how the Earth's crystals are formed and why they are so rare. Journey to the richest mines in the United States and learn how gems are mined and crafted into spectacular jewelry. Discover the world's rarest, and most alluring gems as you're taken into the vaults and the high security room of the Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.

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