Garnets

by Hayes, Amy,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 553.8 H32
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 553.8 H32
 
 
Summary
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.
Contents
What are garnets?
Worldwide gem
What do garnets look like?
Finding a gem
Garnet mining
Choosing a gem
Making garnet jewelry
What makes garnets valuable?
Really rare garnets.

Additional Information
Series Gems, nature's jewels.
Subjects Garnet -- Juvenile literature.
Precious stones -- Juvenile literature.
Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Garnet.
Precious stones.
Gems.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Language English
Description 24 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 23) and index.
ISBN 9781482428667
1482428660
9781482428643
1482428644
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