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Minerals and gems, John Sampson White ; special photography by Chip Clark

Label
Minerals and gems
Title
Minerals and gems
Statement of responsibility
John Sampson White ; special photography by Chip Clark
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Study of and guide to the Hall of Gems and mineral collection at the National Museum of Natural History. Includes a full description of the gems and minerals
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, John Sampson
Dewey number
549
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE363.2
LC item number
.W55 1991
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clark, Chip
Series statement
The Smithsonian treasury
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mineralogy
  • Minerals
  • Gems
Target audience
adult
Label
Minerals and gems, John Sampson White ; special photography by Chip Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "A Gramercy book"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mineral kingdom -- What is a mineral? -- How minerals form -- Crystals -- Oddities of crystallization -- Replacements -- Physical properties -- Classifying minerals -- Mineral groups -- Modern mineralogy -- Collecting minerals -- The national mineral collection -- The world of gemstones -- Discovering gemstones -- How gemstones are cut -- Diamond -- Corundum -- The Beryl family -- Opal -- Quartz -- Topaz -- The garnet group -- Jade -- Lesser known stones -- Massive and decorative stones -- Organic gems -- Synthetic, imitation, and assembled gems -- The national gem collection
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780517059517
Lccn
91017141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm23767227
  • (Sirsi) o23767227
  • (OCoLC)23767227
Label
Minerals and gems, John Sampson White ; special photography by Chip Clark
Publication
Note
  • "A Gramercy book"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mineral kingdom -- What is a mineral? -- How minerals form -- Crystals -- Oddities of crystallization -- Replacements -- Physical properties -- Classifying minerals -- Mineral groups -- Modern mineralogy -- Collecting minerals -- The national mineral collection -- The world of gemstones -- Discovering gemstones -- How gemstones are cut -- Diamond -- Corundum -- The Beryl family -- Opal -- Quartz -- Topaz -- The garnet group -- Jade -- Lesser known stones -- Massive and decorative stones -- Organic gems -- Synthetic, imitation, and assembled gems -- The national gem collection
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
96 pages
Isbn
9780517059517
Lccn
91017141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm23767227
  • (Sirsi) o23767227
  • (OCoLC)23767227

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