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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 refers (with the exception of online resources) to materials available in the Walter Geology Library.

Databases and Web Resources

Literature Search

Web Resources


Bibliographies: 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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