Geology of Gems is touted as “…the first comprehensive English language publication to place gem deposits into a concise geological and genetic framework, which provides an understanding of existing deposits and the environments of gemstone formation.” The book is international in scope and covers many major deposits, including deposits in the former USSR and Russian Federation.

In addition to the eighteen chapters (360 p.) devoted to specific gem-forming minerals or mineral groups (co-rundum, beryl, precious opal, topaz, tourmaline, spinel, garnet, peridot, amethyst, turquoise, amber, lazurite, jadeite, nephrite, charoite, malachite, chalcedony and rhodonite), the introductory chapter (19 p.) “General data on...

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