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Gems and precious stones of North America

George F. Kunz

Gems and precious stones of North America

a popular description of their occurrence, value, history, archaeology... [etc.].

by George F. Kunz

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Published by Dover in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

A reprint of the 2nd ed. (with appendix) published by The Scientific Publishing Co. 1892.

ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13798832M

Birthstones are gems assigned to the month of a person*s birth. They are popular gifts in the U.S. Gem Mineral Collections are a great way to learn about gem materials. + Gems - Photos of over beautiful gems ranging from the popular to the obscure. Sugilite is a rare mineral and a gemstone best known for its vibrant pink to purple color.   Bicentennial book on the origin of the study of gems, jewels, and precious. Rare illustrations from old books Joseph O. Gill BSC, GG, FGA, Gemologist, Retired director of Jewelry for Sotheby's, North America.

Charts and tables help you identify unknown gemstones and, when you're in the market, how to check for genuineness. This is truly the ultimate one-volume book every hobbyist, jeweler, jewelry maker and rockhound will ever need! (Hardcover -- October 1,) Simon and Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones by C. Ciprianai, et al. Jewelers tend to use both precious and semiprecious stones in all styles of jewelry, including rings, bracelets, necklaces, and charms to entice consumers to purchase these wares. Price The factors influencing the esteem in which gems are held are few in number but extremely important because they so directly affect value.

North America. American Mineral Treasures by various authors () Gorgeous coffee-table treatment of the finest minerals from the US. Gems and Precious Stones of North America by George F. Kunz. Reprint of this Kunz classic from the 19th century. Gemstones of North America, Vol. 1 by John Sinkankas (). Like all of John's books, these are. This book may be out of print, but is readily found among used mineral book dealers at a reasonable price around $ Gems and Precious Stones of North America. By George F. Kunz () Reprinted in by Dover Publications Inc. ISBN This book is an overview of the important gem and mineral occurrences known prior to


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Gems and precious stones of North America by George F. Kunz Download PDF EPUB FB2

John and his wife, Marjorie, also operate an out-of-print and rare book business, Peri-Lithon Books in San Diego. This book is a "must have" for anyone interested in gemstones and lapidary, and the valuable natural resources of North America. For gem and lapidary hobbyists, this book is one of the most important to be published in many by: Gems and Precious Stones of North America; A Popular Description of Their Occurrence, Value, History, Archaeology, and of the Collections in Which th.

Read more. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. See all reviews from the United States. Pages with related products. Cited by: The first-named locality is part of a group of conical mountains situated about twenty-two miles southeast of Santa Fe, N.

M., and north of the Placer or Gold Mountains, from which they are separated by the valley of the Galisteo River. The rocks of which they are composed are yellow and gray quartzite sandstones and porphyry dykes.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kunz, George Frederick, Gems and precious stones of North America (OCoLC) Material Type. Gems and Precious Stones of North America: A Popular Description of Their Occurrence, Value, History, Archæology, and of the Collections in which They Exist, Also a Chapter on Pearls, and on Remarkable Foreign Gems Owned in the United States.

Illustrated with. Gems and precious stones of North America: a popular description of their occurrence, value, history, archaeology, and of the collections in which they exist, also a chapter on pearls, and on remarkable foreign gems owned in the United States: illustrated with. The regular names that we associate with Gem stones, such as Emeralds, Rubies, Beryl and Sapphires are all mined in the USA.

But there are also many unique stones that are peculiar to the region. Some of the main gemstones are listed below and the areas in which they are mined: Main Areas for Gemstones. Opals: These are mainly found in the. Title:: Gems and Precious Stones of North America: Author:: Kunz, George Frederick, Note: New York: The Scientific Publishing Co., Link.

This clickable map has information about gems, minerals, and fossils in the United States. There are many locations throughout the country that have very valuable sources of minerals such as opals, turquoise, jade, tourmaline, amethyst, and beryl.

Even precious gems like diamonds, emeralds, and aquamarine can be found in the U.S. By clicking on each state, you will find detailed information. : Gems and Precious Stones of North America: A Popular Description of Their Occurrence, Value, History, Archaeology, and of the Collections in Which Foreign Gems Owned in the United States () by George Frederick Kunz and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(5).

Gems and precious stones of North America. Overview of all locations of famous gemstones such as emeralds, sapphire, rubies to rare ones such as hiddenite() available online and in pdf downloads from the Gem and Diamond Foundation.

Also available at the Internet Archive; History of Gems Found in North Carolina () at Internet ArchiveEducation: Cooper Union. Book digitized by Google from the library of University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.

Skip to main content. This banner text can Gems and precious stones of North America by Kunz, George Frederick, Publication date Topics Gems, Pearls, Precious stones Publisher New York, The Scientific. Gems and Precious Stones (), by Henry George Smith (illustrated HTML pages at ) Gems and Precious Stones of North America (New York: The Scientific Publishing Co., ), by George Frederick Kunz (illustrated HTML pages at ).

The geographical and locality index of gemstones is keyed to country province, state, county, most comprehensive work on the subject since Kunz' "Gems and Precious Stones of North America,2nd ed ". Same as edition but smaller issue. Inscribed by author: "This copy for Zan Thompson.

With the best wishes of John Sinkankas". First published init has been unavailable since those days and sheds important light on the gems and precious stones that may be found in North ed are chapters on diamonds, corundum, sapphire, ruby, topaz, emerald, disapore, spinel, turquoise, tourmaline, garnets, beyrl, peridot, zircon, quartz crystals, feldspars, pearls.

Finding Gems in North Carolina. Recent reports on the Huffington Post and ABC News websites describe how some visitors have found emeralds worth over $10, in-the-rough. If you want to read a great summary of North Carolina gemstones, see Joseph Hyde Pratt's classic article titled: Gems and Gem Minerals of North Carolina in the edition of American Mineralogist.

GEMS AND PRECIOUS STONES, Lymann. Popular field guide includes comprehensive entries on all major gems and precious stones and more than full-color photographs.

pgs., ISBN$ 9 [S&S GEMS] MINERALS OF THE WORLD (Princeton Field Guide series), Johnsen. Stands apart from many field guides by its exceptional colorFile Size: 5MB. The treasure hunt book, The Secret, has clues to 12 hidden gems.

Only two have been found. James Renner is on a quest to discover the others, and he invites you to join the hunt. Gemstones of North America, John Sinkankas: D.

Van Nostrand Company, Inc., Princeton,p. Gems and Precious Stones of North America--A popular description of their occurrence, value, history, archeology, and of collections in which they exist, G.F.

Kunz: Dover Publishing, New York, (reprint of a classic work dated ), p. ADS Classic is now deprecated. It will be completely retired in October Please redirect your searches to the new ADS modern form or the classic info can be found on our blog.

The vintage book, Gems and Precious Stones of North America, was written and illustrated by the 19th-century mineralogist, George Frederick Kunz. Kunz was born in in New York City and harbored a love for rocks and minerals from an early age.About this Book Catalog Record Details. Gems and precious stones of North America.

A popular description Kunz, George Frederick, View full .George Frederick Kunz’s Gems and Precious Stones of North America A prolific writer, this Kunz’s first major work. Even today it is one of the most important works on gems, and was first published in Russia's Treasure of Diamonds and Precious Stones One of the very few surviving catalogs promoting the sale of Russia's crown jewels.