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GEO 347K - Gems and Gem Minerals

Gems and Gem Minerals

Gems are precious or semi-precious stones, crystals or other substances whose color and sparkle can be enhanced by special cutting. Gemology is the science of gems. This guide was prepared for students in GEO 347k, Gem and Gem Minerals, and refers (with the exception of online resources) to materials available in the Walter Geology Library.

Resources

Specific Gem Materials

Varieties: Amazonite, Labradorite, MicroclineMoonstone, Orthoclase, Sunstone

Varieties: Carbuncle

Varieties: Agate, Amethyst, Adventurine, Carnelian, Chalcedony, Citrine, Jasper, Opal, Tiger's Eye

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