Literally a lifetime of experience in gemstone mining, mining engineering, mineral specimen preparation, and gemstone grading - from alluvial to hard-rock mining, in mines on several continents - is distilled in this new book. There is, quite literally, no other book like it.
Jim Clanin addresses the subject material with warmth and humor, sharing experiences through case studies, that lead to an understanding of principles and techniques. This is no dry textbook, though it is thorough and comprehensive.
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