Gemstones and the EnvironmentBook - 2005
Gemstones are made from rare crystals that are mined throughout the world for their beauty and their value. Some gemstones also have special properties that make them ideal for use in manufacturing and industry. This book looks at natural and artificial gemstones-where they come from; how they are processed; how they are used in industry, space, medicine, and jewelry; and the impact that mining gemstones has on the environment. Book jacket.
Publisher: North Mankato, Minn. : Stargazer Books, 2005
Branch Call Number: JUV 553.8 MER 2005
Characteristics: 32p. : ill