William D. Birch and Dermot A. Henry

Gemstones in Victoria


"…as yet, no one country on the broad earth has yielded such an assemblage of varieties of rare and precious gems as Victoria." - Rev. John Bleasdale, 1868

"This new book on Victorian gemstones will be welcomed by mineral collectors, gemstone enthusiasts and jewellers alike. It provides a unique insight into the history and origin of some of our favourite gemstones." - Grant Hamid, honorary life member, Gemmological Association of Australia

With profuse full-colour illustrations of crystals, faceted gems, maps and diagrams, this book provides an authoritative account of the discoveries, localities and geological settings of a wide variety of colourful minerals and ornamental stones.

William D Birch was senior curator in Geosciences and Dermot Henry is Manager of Natural Science Collections at Museums Victoria.

  • Authors: William D. Birch and Dermot A. Henry
  • ISBN: 9781921833069 
  • Publisher: Museums Victoria Publishing
  • Date of Publication: 18th October 2013
  • Number of Pages: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Product Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0