Identification of Quartz and Its Varieties

by Trudy Toohill

Publisher: Wild Colonial Press

Series: Australian Gemstone Series

Publication Date: December 19, 2016

ISBN: 1230001476002

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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This book contains a wealth of information on all aspects of the mineral quartz, and its ornamental varieties. Designed for the beginner or experienced, it will greatly assist those wishing to find out more about how to correctly identify quartz. Each quartz variety is shown, with information on the physical and optical properties. There is also details on the correct readings for quartz and its ornamental varieties, from various gemmological instruments, such as chelsea filter, spectroscope, ultra-violet light, refractometer, polariscope, to name just a few, which will aid in accurate identification. This book will also prove useful to the gem fossicker in the field as it includes useful visual information which can also be used to determine correct identification.