Gems and Minerals

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From gold and diamond to the less familiar staurolite and clinohumite, this attractive book brings together examples of 260 minerals produced over millions of years by the processes of our planet's geological activity. Information about each mineral's chemical composition, most common uses and the origin of its name appears alongside photographs illustrating the striking appearance of different crystal types and a selection of ancient and modern objects manufactured from these precious metals and jewels.

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Gems and Minerals

Gems and Minerals

Earth Treasures from the Royal Ontario Museum

Hardback256pp Illustrated252x252mm

9781554078806     Product Code: 225332

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From gold and diamond to the less familiar staurolite and clinohumite, this attractive book brings together examples of 260 minerals produced over millions of years by the processes of our planet's geological activity. Information about each mineral's chemical composition, most common uses and the origin of its name appears alongside photographs illustrating the striking appearance of different crystal types and a selection of ancient and modern objects manufactured from these precious metals and jewels.

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