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Colour-Composition Relationships in Spessartine from Amelia, Virginia

By: John Sinkankas and Arch M. Reid

Price: $8.00

Publisher: San Diego, California, Scripps Insitution of Oceanography: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000225

Condition: Near Fine


Card-stock covers, stapled. An author's preprint that was submitted and eventually published in the Journal of Gemmology. As I acquired this after the passing of John Sinkankas from his inventory from PeriLithon Books, I am assuming that he printed and bound this version through Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 12 pages (including 4 figures and a bibliography). View more info

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Emerald and Other Beryl

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Prescott, Arizona, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000226

ISBN: 0945005032

Condition: Near Fine


Dust jacket scuffed. Book was originally printed by Chilton in 1981, and is thus considered to be the second printing of the first edition. The most comprehensive book ever written on beryl and it's gem varieties. It includes the history of the gemstones going back to ancient and biblical times, the geology, crystallography and physical properties, gemology, as well as an extensive listing of localities where beryl is found worldwide. An important addition to the library of gemologists, gem cutters, gem dealers, mineralogists and collectors. 665 pages with numerous tables and figures and two... View more info

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Gemstones of North America: Volume III

By: John Sinkankas

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, GeoScience Press, Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000019

ISBN: 0945005229

Condition: New


New, in original shrink wrap. Last volume in a three volume set (1959, 1976 and 1997) describing the gem deposits of North America. This latest (and final volume) covers gem discoveries made between 1976 and 1997. Descriptive information on virtually every known gem deposit, including mineralogy, geology, mining/collecting history and current status. Extensive bibliography. 526 pages, with numerous maps and photographs. View more info