Gemstones and Their Origins

Main Author: Keller, Peter C.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Boston, MA Springer US 1990, 1990
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • The Gem Gravels of Sri Lanka
  • 2. Gemstones Formed from Surface Water: The Opals of Australia
  • II Gemstones of Igneous-Hydrothermal Origin
  • 3. Hydrothermal Gem Deposits: The Emerald Deposits of Colombia
  • 4. Gemstones Formed in Pegmatites: Gem Pegmatites of Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 5. Gemstones Formed Directly from Molten Rock: The Ruby Deposits of Chanthaburi-Trat, Thailand
  • III Gemstones Formed by Very High Temperatures and Pressures
  • 6. Gemstones Formed by Low-Pressure Regional Metamorphism: The Ruby Deposits of Mogok, Burma
  • 7. Gemstones Formed by High-Pressure Regional Metamorphism: The Jadeite Deposits of Tawmaw, Burma
  • IV Gemstones Formed at Great Depths
  • 8. Mantle Thrust Sheet Gem Deposits: The Zabargad Island, Egypt, Peridot Deposits
  • 9. Diamond Pipes: The Diamond Deposits of Argyle, Western Australia