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Gems, minerals and rocks in Southern Africa.

J R. McIver

Gems, minerals and rocks in Southern Africa.

by J R. McIver

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Published by Purnell in Cape Town .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination268p.
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13728831M

The traditional sources for colored gemstones are usually found in South America and in Asia most especially in Brazil, Burma, and Sri Lanka. Nowadays, Africa is producing most of the enthusiasm around gemstones in the world. While most people will know that Africa is the major source of diamonds, the colored gemstone trade is gradually. Although the north-central areas of the country were known to be underlain by ancient rocks of Archean age—the rocks that also host diamondiferous kimberlites in southern Africa and elsewhere—there was little effort on the part of large mining companies to search for diamonds in the Slave craton (Pell, ; Carlson et al., ).

  McIver, J R GEMS, MINERALS AND ROCKS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA. No dust jacket, but loose glassine cover as produced. Full leather, gilt titles on front and spine. Frontispiece tipped in. Book very clean, tight and well preserved. 15 maps, some in colour, some b/w, some large fold-out, others 1/2 page. Pages [] Foreword by ight. Quartz is one of the most common of all minerals that make up the continental crust. It is found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is associated with many valuable ore deposits as well. Amethyst is a variety of quartz and owes its purple color to the presence of iron. It is composed of silicone dioxide SiO Rose Quartz is a variety of quartz and owes its pink color to the.

A gemstone (also called a gem, fine gem, jewel, precious stone, or semi-precious stone) is a piece of mineral crystal which, in cut and polished form, is used to make jewelry or other adornments. However, certain rocks (such as lapis lazuli and opal) and occasionally organic materials that are not minerals (such as amber, jet, and pearl) are also used for jewelry and are therefore often. Photograph your local culture, help Wikipedia and win! Template:Updated December 5, The mineral industry of Africa is the largest mineral industries in the world. Africa is the second largest continent, with million miles of land, which implies large quantities of resources. With .


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