Abstracts; Summer 2009
This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.
Characterisation of Chinese Hydrothermal Synthetic Emerald
Synthetic emeralds grown hydrothermally in an alkali-free, chlorine-bearing solution have been manufactured in Guilin, China, since 1987.
Characterisation of the New Malossi Hydrothermal Synthetic Emerald
A new production of hydrothermal synthetic emeralds.
Emeralds of the Panjshir Valley, Afghanistan
With the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan, villagers in the Panjshir Valley are turning their attention to the emerald riches of the nearby Hindu Kush Mountains.
Growth Method and Growth-Related Properties of a New Type of Russian Hydrothermal Synthetic Emerald
A new type of Russian hydrothermal synthetic emerald is produced.