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.
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.
A Status Report on Gemstones from Afghanistan
An overview of the plentiful and various gem materials being discovered and produced in Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka: The Gem Island
An overview of the many types of gem-quality material, and its inclusions, currently found in Sri Lanka.