Since the discovery of diamonds in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, the mining and processing of these precious gems has developed into one of the State’s major industries. Less well known is that Western Australia contains a plethora of other gemstones, decorative stones and ornamental stone used for sculptural purposes.
An original collaborative project between the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) and the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA) produced Mineral Resources Bulletin 25 Gemstones of Western Australia. This publication systematically organises and discusses the history and quality of virtually all known occurrences of gemstones and ornamental stones in Western Australia.
The second edition of Gemstones of Western Australia is an updated version published in response to public demand following depletion of copies of the 2013 edition. These editions form the first systematic works on the subject of gemstones found in the State since the formal inception of GSWA in 1896.
What’s in the book?
In this second joint publication by GSWA and the GAA, the authors have once again assembled a comprehensive resource on almost all gemstones and decorative stones used in jewellery and ornamental sculpture known in the State. The second edition has been updated and expanded to include additional occurrences of emerald, opal, agate, chalcedony, organic gems, tiger eye jasper, aragonite, cordierite, black jade, mookaite, fuchsite, jasper, Munjina and Print stones, together with numerous, new gemstone images.
Geographical locations are indicated where possible, and abundant references to earlier work given.
Who should buy the book?
While systematically sound and scientifically authoritative, the second edition of Gemstones of Western Australia is written not only for the professional geologist and gemmologist, but also with the experienced fossicker and amateur rockhound in mind.
How to access the book
To buy a physical copy of Mineral Resources Bulletin 25 Gemstones of Western Australia second edition by J Michael Fetherston, Susan M Stocklmayer, and Vernon C Stocklmayer, go to the DMIRS eBookshop. Stock of the casebound version is now available for sale at the same cost as the soft cover version ($55 inc. GST). If you wish to purchase 10 copies or more, the cost is $45 per book.
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Mineral Resources Bulletin 25 Gemstones of Western Australia second edition