In this book, John Sampson White, the curator of the Smithsonian's gem and mineral collection, describes how minerals are formed, discusses their physical properties, tells of the oddities of crystallization, and explains how minerals are classified and collected. The often confusing nomenclature is clarified and there is a description of the way artificial and synthetic gems are made.
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Book Description Augsburg Fortress Pub, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110800626761
Book Description Augsburg Fortress Pub, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0800626761