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Pegmatites and their Gem Minerals

Pegmatites and their Gem Minerals

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Special Publication Volume 15

By: Michael Menzies and Jeffrey Scovil
Series Editor: Robert F. Martin

Michael Menzies and Jeffrey Scovil have teamed up to provide a systematic coverage of the topic. The volume provides a comprehensive description of the geology, worldwide occurrence and formation of gemstone-bearing pegmatites and their gem minerals. It features 40+ worldwide localities, and 40+ gem minerals and other important pegmatite species. The 616 pages are lavishly illustrated with more than 600 maps, diagrams, locality photos and photos of mineral specimens and gems.

This text has been created for a broad audience including mineral and gem enthusiasts and collectors, museum professionals, and those with a general interest in gem minerals, in addition to earth-science students and graduate students.

Format: 8.27″ x 11.69″ (21 x 29.7cm) – A4 format.

High-Quality Printing, Hardcover, Hardback / Case-Bound Binding. 616 pages. 2022.

ISBN: ISBN 978-0-921294-66-5


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