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Gemstones of North America, 3 Volumes

Sinkankas, John

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ISBN 10: 0945005229 / ISBN 13: 9780945005223
Published by D. Van Nostrand Company, 1961
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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1st Volume published in 1961, 2nd Volume in1976, 3rd Volume in 1997. An essential item for the rock hound or gemstone enthusiast. Former library books with the usual markings. Bookseller Inventory # 202816

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Title: Gemstones of North America, 3 Volumes

Publisher: D. Van Nostrand Company

Publication Date: 1961

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Book by Sinkankas, John

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Since publication of Volume II in 1976, the tempo for the search for gemstones in North America has greatly increased with demand and advanced technology. In this definitive and final volume, Sinkankas shares his continuing research, and updates the development of the older, well- establish gem deposits. New discoveries and key persons in mining are introduced along with a wealth of historical and technical detail.

There's exciting new information about: Montana sapphires; red beryl from Utah; pink and green tourmaline from California and Maine; strongly-banded agates from the Midwest; pearls; insect-bearing amber; new diamond finds, and the prospect of commercial production of diamonds in North America--and much more!

Enhanced by maps of localities; book and periodical references; full-color photos by world-class gem photographers, Erica and Harold Van Pelt, this authoritative treatment of North American gemstone exploration is a necessary reference tool for anyone involved in the fascinating world of gems.

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