Opals and sapphires

how to work, mine, class, cut, polish and sell them
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Statement[by] Ion L. Idriess.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTN997.O7 I32
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 231 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5656026M
LC Control Number68099219

As a practical and readable guide to the gem hunter who sets out, either in ernest or for fun, on such an adventure, Opals and Sapphires will undoubtedly prove invaluable.

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** the book is in good/very good condition while the jacket has small tears. Cyaniding for Gold is a book by Idriess. It is a follow up to Prospecting for Gold. It focuses on the cyaniding process. It included a chapter on mining-engineer E. O'Brien's air-slaked lime discovery.

According to the Adelaide Mail. The pen that has written so many fine books of the Australian out back here makes a valuable contribution in a simple and detailed account Author: Ion Idriess. This book is a nice addition to my "opal" library. It is not too technical, more dealing with the history of opal mining and then explaining the different opal types, including synthetics, triplets, etc., in addition to the different kinds of solid opals/5(12).

The Opal Book - A complete guide to the famous gemstone. Frank Leechman. Published A complete work, looking at Australian and foreign opal fields. This book also looks at early days in the evolution of the opal industry throughout Australia.

Rediscover Opals in Australia. Steven Aracic. Published -   Opals, Third Edition (Ward, Fred, Gem Book Series) (Fred Ward Gem Series) Perfect Paperback – Septem Each title, Rubies & Sapphires, Emeralds, Diamonds, Diamonds (in Russian), Pearls, Gem Care, Jade, and Phenomenal Gems, provides part of a continuing global exploration into the history, geology, lore, and sources of priceless /5(16).

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As a practical and readable guide to the gem hunter who Opals and sapphires book out, either in ernest or for fun, on such an adventure, Opals and Sapphires will undoubtedly prove invaluable. ** the book is in good/very good condition while the jacket has small tears, chips and rubbing**.

OPALS AND SAPPHIRES. Ion L. Idriess. How to Work, Mine, Class, Cut, Polish, and Sell them. Here is a book both for the prospector who wishes to make his living from mining, and for the family man seeking a holiday rich in interest--and, possibly, treasure. There are also articles on sapphires, emeralds, diamonds and pearls.

These books are only $15 each and are collector's Opals and sapphires book (front) We have an opal book published in describing many things about opal with some absolutely beautiful pictures from many of the fields. There are also articles on sapphires, emeralds, diamonds and pearls.

Here is a book for the prospector who wishes to make his living from mining, and for the family man seeking a holiday rich in interest - and, possibly, treasure. As a practical and readable guide to the gem hunter who sets out, either in ernest or for fun, on such an adventure, Opals and Sapphires will undoubtedly prove invaluable.

** the book is in good/very good condition while. Description: Book based on author’s experiences as a prospector and miner of opals and sapphires in Australia.

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After reading this book you will be on-sight familiar with the major varieties of opal, assembled stones, simulants and synthetics.

Advice is also given on buying opals and the truth instead of the myths about caring for them. This book is a 6" x 9" paperback with 64 pages. Revised edition. From the Fred Ward Gem Book Series. Jaded Gentleman Series 6 primary works • 6 total works The men meet in a dungeon in India during the Sepoy Rebellion of and if you thought a romance hero was required to be a Author: Renee Bernard.

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See more ideas about Opal jewelry, Opal and Gemstones pins. ‘Some of their pieces are made of plain white gold, while others are embellished with diamonds, sapphires, rubies or pearls.’ ‘Gemstones such as diamonds, opals, sapphires, and rubies are produced in Brazil.’ ‘The hardest stones, such as diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, are normally cut and polished and mounted as jewellery.’.

Although opals from these two countries can be similar, Australian opals tend to be valued more. This is partly because Australian opals are more well-known, and the country has a longer history of opal mining. This makes Ethiopian opals an excellent option for budget shoppers, who want to save on their opal purchase without compromising on.

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Opals, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, garnets, jasper, emeralds all beautiful stones regularly found in Australia, by amateur fossickers. They can be discovered all over the country: on beaches, in streams, in gravel deposits, and in erosion - - QBD Books - Buy Online for Better Range and bility: Out of stock.

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A modern twist to the traditional brooches, you'll find a gorgeous stones ranging from Rubies to Opals. Hydrangeas made of Sapphires to Whales made of Opals, these pendants are each exquisite.

Are opals fragile? Opals rank at 5 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale, making them one of the softer mineral gems, which makes them unsuitable for engagement rings unless set carefully to protect the need looking after and can be cracked by exposure to heat.

Ironically, it is their high water content - which varies between 5% and 20% - that gives them .Speaking of Lightning Ridge, Australia Did you know that 97% of the world’s sedimentary opals come from our fine country Down Under and that Lighting Ridge is the main source for precious black opal gemstones?

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