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Turquoise : the world story of a fascinating gemstone

Author: Joe Dan Lowry; Joe P Lowry
Publisher: Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the history and folklore of turquoise from around the world from prehistoric to modern times.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Dan Lowry; Joe P Lowry
ISBN: 9781423602897 1423602897
OCLC Number: 526057511
Awards: Winner of New Mexico Book Awards (Reference) 2011
Winner of New Mexico Book Awards (Best New Mexico Book) 2011
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Contents: Knowing the mystical qualities of turquoise --
Learning the international history of turquoise --
Studying geology & mineralogy of turquoise --
Mining turquoise --
Cutting turquoise : lapidary work --
Grading and caring for turquoise --
Identifying turquoise imitations --
Mapping classic turquoise mines.
Responsibility: Joe Dan Lowry and Joe P. Lowry.
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Presents the history and folklore of turquoise from around the world from prehistoric to modern times.

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