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Gems & Mines of Mogôk - The Forbidden Gem Land. Crisp and authoritative this comprehensive up-to-date book brings home a wealth of facts on the gem mining district of Mogôk in Upper Myanmar (Burma), the most remarkable geological site in the world that produce the most beautiful gems known to man. This book provides the coverage and detail needed for the geologist, mineralogist, gemologist, or just about anyone who has a keen interest on gems and mines of Mogôk. The book describes in detail the gem mining methods practiced in Mogôk since the late 1800s, licensing and gem production -all published for the first time. It illustrates the diverse cornucopia of the gemstone wealth of Mogôk found beneath the soggy soils or embedded in the marbles of Mogôk. Every time you turn the page you get a bonus -a detailed description of a particular mining site and the gems it contains illustrated with topographic maps, sketches and photographs - all published for the first time. For the geologist this book contributes facts to the complex and diverse geology of Mogôk accompanied with photographs of geological specimens collected by the author, schemes, models, satellite images and maps -all published for the first time- providing an account of regional geology every library should have. For the mineralogist this long-awaited book details the morphology and outlines the characteristic features on the important gems of Mogôk, contributing invaluable reference data. For the gemologist this book describes the diverse cornucopia of the gemstone wealth of Mogôk, as well as the recent new gems recovered, shedding more light into the gemological literature. Like its inseparable companion book, Mogôk - Valley of Rubies & Sapphires by the same author, it is filled with excellent color illustrations making this book an instant classic.
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