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Gemmology

Author: Peter George Read
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier/Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. edView all editions and formats
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Covers HPHT diamond enhancement methods and beryllium lattice diffusions techniques for corundum as well as the low pressure high temperature CVD synthesis of thick film diamond. This work includes  Read more...

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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter George Read
ISBN: 0750664495 9780750664493
OCLC Number: 254649166
Notes: Originally publ.: 1991.
Description: IX, 324 Seiten : Illustrationen, Karten, Diagramme
Contents: Preface; Introduction; The geological origin & occurrence of gemstones and their localities; The chemical composition of gemstones; Crystallography; Cleavage, parting and fracture; Hardness; Specific gravity, density and relative density; Colour Lustre & sheen; Reflection & refraction; Polarization & pleochroism; Spectroscopy; Luminescent, electrical & thermal properties of gemstones; The hand lens, microscope & Chelsea filter; Gemstone enhancement; Synthetic gemstones & gemstone simulants; Identifying inorganic gemstones & gemstone simulants; Identifying inorganic gemstone simulants; Identifying organic gem materials & their simulants; The fashioning of gemstones; Practical gemstone identification, Appendices; Index
Responsibility: P.G. Read.
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