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    This short course volume looks at gemstones from a geological perspective and reviews our current understanding of diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald deposits, but also examines the lesser-known coloured gems

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    Short course volume SC44
    Geology of Gem Deposits
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    Cover Illustrations:
    • Main illustration: a spectrum from white to yellow diamond and also showing the transition from a sharp-edged octahedron to a dodecahedroid. Photograph by Anetta Banas
    • Secondary illustration: Ruby in marble from Mogok, Myanmar. Size of crystal: 2 cm high. Photograph by L.-D. Bayle/le Règne Minéral

    Special publication volume SP7
    Atlas of Non-Silicate Minerals
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    This authoritative book contains an exhaustive compilation of information and bibliography on 408 minerals amenable to study with transmitted-light microscopy.



    Short course volume SC43
    Uranium: Cradle to Grave
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    Short course volume SC42
    Quantitative Mineralogy and Microanalysis of Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks
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    Special publication volume SP10
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    Review by Tony Nikischer published in Mineral News
    Vol. 24, No. 11, page 8 (2008)
    Review by David Manning published in Elements
    Volume 4, No. 5, October 2008, page 356
    Review by Bruce Chappell and Alan White published in
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    London's book gives us an excellent and thorough review of the current state of the art in pegmatite studies.


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