How gems are formed

by Keppeler, Jill,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 553.8 K44
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 553.8 K44
 
 
Summary
They're sparkly with varied hues. You might see them in a beautiful necklace, a breathtaking ring, or even in a computer. They're gems. Gems are some of Earth's most precious resources, and some of them are millions, or even billions, of years in the making. This detailed text, accompanied by colorful photographs, informs readers about the remarkable processes that take place under the surface of Earth to form different kinds of gems. They'll also learn how some gems are mined, while others are replicated in laboratories. Future lapidaries will also find out how they might find and polish gems for themselves.
Contents
Beautiful and valuable
Through fire and water
The toughest gem
A gemstone rainbow
Creating the colors
From the forest and the sea
From there to here
You decide
From Earth or laboratory?
Bringing out the shine
Pieces of the past.

Additional Information
Series From the Earth, how resources are made.
Subjects Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Precious stones -- Juvenile literature.
Geology -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York, New York :2017
Language English
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 31) and index.
ISBN 9781482447118
1482447118
9781482447095
1482447096
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