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GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN GEMSTONES (includes Gold) All States and NT 1stEd 1977
GUIDE-TO-AUSTRALIAN-GEMSTONES-includes-Gold-All-States-and-NT-1stEd-1977
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Used (good or better condition - cover wear/ rubbing); localised area (frontcover) rubbing wear with

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

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261542801172
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: Used (good or better condition - cover wear/ rubbing); localised area (frontcover) rubbing wear with loss of printlayer surface + cover wear/ folding/ creasing; minor rusting staple backs/ legs; minor discolouration free leaf edges; minor folding/ turning free corner (frontcover/ first pages); tight binding - no evidence of 'pulling in' of staples; minor discolouration inner cover - refer to detailed description
Format:

stapled softcover

Publication Details:

first edition; 1976 printing

ISBN:

0 909486 36 0

Language:

English


Guide to Australian Gemstones – Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd, Sydney

ISBN: 0 909486 36 0

© 1976 Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd, Sydney

Published by: Reader's Digest Services Pty Ltd, Sydney

Printed by: FEP International Ltd, Jalan Boon Lay, Jurong, Singapore – 1976

Format: glossy pictorial stapled softcover

Pages: 52 numbered pages

Size: 12.3cm x 18.6cm x 0.4cm

Mass: approx 100g

Special Attributes: Booklet; stapled (2) binding. First published in 1977/ first edition – presumed first printing; glossy pictorial softcover; comprises high quality/ high gloss papers; in two column format (major medial [text]; minor lateral [captions]; contains 10 chapters/ sections – including glossary; illustrated (colour photographs + colour maps); glossary; input from officers on Australian museum

Condition: Used (good or better conditioncover wear/ rubbing); localised area (frontcover) rubbing wear with loss of printlayer surface + cover wear/ folding/ creasing; minor rusting staple backs/ legs; minor discolouration free leaf edges; minor folding/ turning free corner (frontcover/ first pages); tight binding – no evidence of 'pulling in' of staples; minor discolouration inner cover

Text: appears unread; minor age tanning discolouration free leaf edges; minor folding/ turning upper and lower free corners first pages; minor rusting staple ends – no transfer/ staining in contact page surfaces – textbody is otherwise clean, and free of previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting

Cover: rubbing wear irregular area (approx. 10.5cm x 3.5cm – frontcover) where surface printlayer has been thinned/ lost; rubbing wear spine ridge with loss of cover material top and bottom of ridge + thinning, and localised loss, of printcolour (ridge and cover area immediately adjacent to ridge; rubbing wear backcover with localised thinning/ loss of printcolour (upper backcover); vertical score line (with associated loss of printcolour) running immediately adjacent to lateral edge backcover; rubbing wear cover edges with associated loss (flecks) of printcolour; general rubbing wear (front and backcover) with associated localised loss of glossy finish; minor rusting spine backs; minor oblique folding/ turning/ creasing area associated with upper free corner (frontcover); rubbing wear apices of free corners (front and backcover) with associated loss of printcolour layer (upper free corner backcover); minor scoring/ indentations (front and backcover) due to contact with grit or similar; minor age tanning discolouration inner aspect of front and backcover

Description: Guide on gemstones (including gold) in Australia – includes identification/ gem characteristics (colour photographs), maps of Australian States/ part(s) of States (colour), collector's gear, fossicking, cutting polishing

Contains (estimated) 60 illustrations (59 colour photographs; 1 diagram) + 12 maps + cover colour photograph

Contents:

illustrated title page – frontispiece (colour photograph)

publication details

table of Contents (illustrated – colour photograph)

What are gemstones?

Starting a collection

Gem and ornamental minerals

[headings comprise: Agate – Amethyst – Aquamarine – Beryl – Chalcedony – Chert – Chiastolite – Chrsoprase – Citrine – Citron Crysoprase – Corderite – Diamond – Emerald – Garnet – Iolite – Jade – Jasper – Jaspilite – Magnasite – Malachite – Moss agate – Moss opal – Onyx – Opal – Petrified wood – Prehnite – Quartz – Rhodonite – Ribbon stone – Rock crystal – Ruby – Sapphire – Silciophite – Thunder egg – Tiger-eye – Topaz – Tourmaline – Turquoise – Variscite – Zircon]

Gemstone identification – colour photographs

[photographs comprise: Agate x 2 – Amethyst x 3 – Beryl x 4 – Chiastolite x 2 – Chrsoprase – Citrine x 2 – Corderite – Emerald – Jade x 2 – Jasper – Jaspilite x 2– Magnasite – Malachite – Opal x 6 – Prehnite x 2 – Quartz x 4 – Rhodonite x 2 – Sapphire – Thunder egg – Topaz x 4 – Variscite – Zircon]

Prospecting for gold

[headings comprise – Panning for gold]

Gemstone areas of Australia (text + 12 scale colour maps)

map: The opal fields

map: North-west of Western Australia

map: South-west of Western Australia

map: Inland northern Australia

map: Eastern South Australia and western New South Wales

map: North-eastern Queensland

map: Central Queensland

map: North-east New South Wales and south-east Queensland

map: Northern New England and the north-west slopes

map: Southern New England

map:Tasmania

map: Victoria and the central and southern New South Wales

The collector's gear

[headings comprise – How to fossick]

Polishing and cutting

Fossicking etiquette

[headings comprise – The miner's right – Safety in mine workings – Sources of information]

Glossary

Note on domestic postage/Australian destinations only

Australia Post introduced changes and new charges for domestic letter services, effective 31 March 2014

For a packaged item less than 2cm in thickness, Australia Post would classify this as a large letter and, provided the total mass is less than 250g, a flat rate of $2.10 should apply – for packaging/ post (allowing for packaging viz Tough Bag Tb1 (A5) envelope plus plastic sleeve/ cardboard support) this would come to $3.45 all up (all destinations within Australia).

Alternatively (ie at buyer's request) it could be sent

[1] by express mail – $7.10 (includes packaging) or

[2] by registered mail – this would cost $6.95 (ie an additional $3.50)

I'm happy to combine items, overall dimensions and mass permitting.

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