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Pearls and corals; "trendy biomineralizations"

Jean-Pierre Gauthier and Stefanos Karampelas
Pearls and corals; "trendy biomineralizations"
Elements (June 2009) 5 (3): 179-180


Corals and pearls are "organic gems" produced by living beings. These esthetic "biomineralizations" are attractive for their color and the optical effects resulting from their structure.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 5
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Pearls and corals; "trendy biomineralizations"
Affiliation: Centre de Recherche Gemmologique, Nantes, France
Pages: 179-180
Published: 200906
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 9
Accession Number: 2009-066481
Categories: Environmental geologyEconomic geology, geology of nonmetal deposits
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Guebelin Gemmological Laboratory, CHE, Switzerland
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 200936
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