Gemstones & Minerals of Australia


Australia's gemstones and minerals are a treasure chest of world renown. This guide -  Gemstones and Minerals of Australia - describes Australia's common minerals and gems as well as some rarities.

It will assist collectors to identify a wide range of specimens. The book features over 300 colour photographs to accompany the gem and mineral entries.

Part 1 introduces the reader to gems and minerals and their chemical and crystal systems. It also gives tips on recognising and valuing specimens.

Part 2 describes each gemstone and mineral, detailing its composition, structure, habit, form, properties and distribution. Useful additions to the book are a glossary, a list of the chemical elements and information on the size and source of each specimen pictured.

Dr Lin Sutherland is a Senior Research Fellow in Geoscience and the Australian Museum. Gayle Sutherland is a gemmologist in Geoscience at the Australian Museum. Most of the photographs were supplied by Jim Frazier and staff at the Australian Museum.

By: Lin & Gayle Sutherland

Format: Softcover, 128 pages

ISBN: 9781921517297

Dimensions & Weight: 175x215x15mm, 400g approx

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