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  • Diamond Depositsby Edward I Erlich; W. Dan Hausel

    SME 2003; US$ 129.00

    Written for geologists and diamond prospectors, this guidebook provides a general overview of diamond exploration and exploitation. The text covers how to find, recognize, and evaluate the potential of diamond deposits. As examples, the book reviews the history of some important diamond discoveries in the western United States and Russia. Much of the... more...

  • Kentucky Agateby Roland L. McIntosh; Warren H. Anderson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 45.00

    Among the rarest and most prized minerals, agate is one of the most exquisite examples of nature's artwork. A striking rock that occurs in various shapes and sizes, with a vivid assortment of colors, agates are coveted by collectors and becoming rarer across the globe. Although the Bluegrass State is usually overlooked in the international study of... more...

  • Lime and Limestoneby J. A. H. Oates

    Wiley 2008; US$ 255.00

    Modern uses of traditional materials 'Lime and Limestone' is a comprehensive and up-to-date presentation of the main scientific and technological aspects of the quarrying, processing, calcining and slaking of lime and limestone products. It places emphasis on how the processes are designed to ensure that the products meet market requirements and... more...

  • The Physics of Diamondby A. Paoletti; A. Tucciarone

    IOS Press 1997; US$ 204.00

    Diamond is an extreme material among possible atomic aggregations in nature, and as such has many extreme properties. This unique position makes it a fascinating subject both for science and for applications. This has been particularly true in recent years, since the surprising discovery at Union Carbide (1953) of the possibility of chemical vapour... more...

  • The Archaeology of Stoneby D P S Peacock; Jennifer Micham; Susan Wright

    English Heritage Publishing 2013; US$ 29.17

    This report considers retention and processing policies, evaluates the needs of stone identification and provenancing, and examines ways of recording technological traces of stone working or use. more...

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