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The encyclopedia of gemstones and minerals

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Published by Facts on File in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gems -- Encyclopedias.,
  • Mineralogy -- Encyclopedias.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesGemstones and minerals.
    StatementMartin Holden ; consulting editor, E.A. Mathez ; principal photography by the British Museum (Natural History), with line drawings from Viktor Goldschmidt"s Atlas der Krystallformen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE392 .H65 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination303 p. :
    Number of Pages303
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1530396M
    ISBN 100816021775
    LC Control Number91007782


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