Collector's Guide to the Beryl Group

Collector's Guide to the Beryl Group

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For mineral collectors, Lauf, a technology consultant who was a researcher on nuclear fuel, coal by-products, materials synthesis, microwave processing, sensors, optical materials, and biomineralization, explains how beryl is formed and the conditions that create fine aquamarines and emeralds. He details the chemistry, taxonomy, formation, and geochemistry of the beryl group of gemstones, and then information on each mineral--bazzite, beryl, indialite, pezzottaite, and stoppaniite--including its locality, etching and surface features, and many color photos. There is no index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Atglen, Pa. : Schiffer Pub. Ltd., c2011
ISBN: 9780764338786
Characteristics: 93 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Guide to the beryl group


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