Gemstones and the Environment

Gemstones and the Environment

Book - 2005
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Gemstones are made from rare crystals that are mined throughout the world for their beauty and their value. Some gemstones also have special properties that make them ideal for use in manufacturing and industry. This book looks at natural and artificial gemstones-where they come from; how they are processed; how they are used in industry, space, medicine, and jewelry; and the impact that mining gemstones has on the environment. Book jacket.
Publisher: North Mankato, Minn. : Stargazer Books, c2005.
Edition: New edition
ISBN: 9781932799385
Characteristics: 32 pages :,color illustrations, color map ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Nevett, Louise


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