Gem News International Gems & Gemology, Spring 2008, Volume 44, No. 1

Spring 2008 Gem News International

Tucson 2008
            Emerald-Bearing Gem Pockets from North Carolina
            Spessartine from Loliondo, Tanzania
GNI Regular Features
Colored Stones and Organic Materials
            Gem-Quality Afghanite and Haüyne from Afghanistan
            A Blue Manganaxinite
            Gem News from Myanmar
            Gems on the Market in Taunggyi, Myanmar, 1990–2007
            Large Gem Pocket Discovered at the Oceanview Mine, San Diego County, California
            Green Sodic Plagioclase from East Africa
            A Blue Topaz with 2500+ Facets
Synthetics and Simulants
            An Imitation "Elephant Pearl"
            An Interesting Synthetic Sapphire
            Lead Glass-Filled Color-Change Sapphire
            Myanma Gem Emporium Offerings for 1992–2007
Conference Reports
            2008 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry
            Gemological LA-ICP-MS User Group (GLIUG) Workshop and Meeting
            First International Pearl Convention
            New Portuguese-Language Gemology Newsletter
            Association of the Study of Jewelry & Related Arts
            Exhibits at the GIA Museum
            Diamond Divas
            Gems! Colors of Light and Stone at the Bowers Museum
            The Aurora Collection at The Vault
            Gold: Visions of the Americas
In Memoriam
            Grahame Brown (1936-2008), editor of The Australian Gemmologist
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