Semi-precious Stone Identification Using Infrared Spectroscopy, 350 pages, full color, spiral bound. Price is $145.00 + $10 s/h in the U.S. Released Winter 2016.
Full infrared analysis with key tables for identification of unknowns in various mineral groups. Covers all semi-precious faceted stones, non-faceted cabochons used in jewelry, carving and ornamental stones. Shows the differences from manmade simulants and specimens confused with discussed minerals. Includes silicates, carbonates, natural materials such as amber and pearls, all sold for these artistic purposes. Applies a suite of discoveries in infrared behavior to study targeted minerals in detail.
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