Gemstones of Afghanistan


GEMSTONES OF AFGHANISTAN is the first comprehensive, fully-documented book on the geology, history, and lore of the gems and minerals of this war-ravaged crossroads between the Near East and the Far East. GEMSTONES OF AFGHANISTAN features stunning color photographs, original maps, and geographic coordinates of significant mines. The authors have compiled a wide-ranging and thorough set of references that, like the book, will prove invaluable to jewelers, gem buyers, geologists, historians, and those who seek to make a careful assessment of the riches Afghanistan has to offer.

Author: Gary W. Bowersox, Bonita E. Chamberlain Ph.D
Foreword By: Richard T. Liddicoat
ISBN: 0945005199
Binding: Paperback, 242Pages
Published Year: 1995
Language: English

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GEMSTONES OF AFGHANISTAN is the first complete reference on gemstones of Afghanistan – the results of 23 years of researching over 6,500 years of history. o Hardcover, glossy 81/2″ x 11″, 244-page collection edition o 110 photographs, maps and figures, including 52 in color o History of geology and gem mining in Afghanistan, describing mining methods and production o Detailed topographical and geological maps pinpoint gem and mineral deposits o Over 1,400 gem and mineral locations by coordinates o 2,000 years of geological, geographical and gemological exploration o Over 500 references and suggested readings o Color photographs of new cutting styles, carved gems and new jewelry designs

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Weight 0.63 kg
Dimensions 26.4 × 20.6 × 1.4 cm


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