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.
A Survey of the Gemstone Resources of China
China has identified many deposits with significant potential to produce gemstones; various species are discussed.
Burmese Jade: The Inscrutable Gem
The jadeite mines of Upper Burma (now Myanmar) occupy a privileged place in the world of gems, as they are the principal source of top-grade material.
Jadeite of Guatemala: A Contemporary View
Many deposits of jadeite have been found in Guatemala during the last two decades.