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.
Bohemian Garnet – Today
Red garnets have been mined in the Bohemian Hills of Czechoslovakia since the 16th century.
The Andradites of San Benito County, California
Mines in San Benito County, California, produce andradite in various colours; some are chatoyant.
The Elahera Gem Field in Central Sri Lanka
The Elahera gem field currently provides approximately 35% of the gemstones exported from Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: The Gem Island
An overview of the many types of gem-quality material, and its inclusions, currently found in Sri Lanka.
Demantoid from Val Malenco, Italy: Review and Update
New data are presented for demantoid from Val Malenco, Italy, as obtained by classical gemmological methods.