by Hayes, Amy,
|Format:||Print Book 2016|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
A garnet's deep red color can easily be mistaken for a ruby by the untrained eye. However, garnets' color ranges from colorless to black to red and even green! They've been precious gems for many thousands of years, commonly found in metamorphic rocks. This volume introduces readers to the creation, structure, and properties of garnets. Dazzling photographs highlight the valuable gem as important geology topics are explained in an age-appropriate, understandable way. Fun fact boxes offer readers surprising bits of knowledge, such as garnets' use in sandpaper, and a graphic organizer allows readers to process this information in another way.
ContentsWhat are garnets?
What do garnets look like?
Finding a gem
Choosing a gem
Making garnet jewelry
What makes garnets valuable?
Really rare garnets.
|Series||Gems, nature's jewels.|
-- Juvenile literature.
Precious stones -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Juvenile literature.
|Publisher|| New York, NY :2016
24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.