Gemstones of Afghanistan - Hardcover Book

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Hardcover Version

This 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.

Hardcover, glossy 8-1/2 x 11, 244-page collection edition

• 110 photographs, maps and figures, including 52 in color

• History of geology and gem mining in Afghanistan, describing mining methods and production

• Detailed topographical and geological maps pinpoint gem and mineral deposits

• Over 1,400 gem and mineral locations by coordinates

• 2,000 years of geological, geographical and gemological exploration

• Over 500 references and suggested readings

• Color photographs of new cutting styles, carved gems and new jewelry designs


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