Gemstones in Victoria

Gemstones in Victoria

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"…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.

  • Published: 18th October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781921833069 (Paperback)
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0

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