by Martin, Claudia,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction IN TRANSIT
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction

A gemstone is a mineral or rock that is sparkling or colorful. Most gemstones are minerals which form in the ground as rock heated in the Earth cools down. As minerals grow, they make regular shapes called crystals. With stunning photographs and easy-to-follow captions, this book explains how different environments affect different gemstones and is full of fabulous, quirky facts such as: although most diamonds are formed underground, sometimes, they fall to Earth from space, inside rocks called meteorites. Gemstones included in the book are agate, amber, amethyst, diamond, emerald, jasper, lapis lazuli, opal, ruby, and sapphire. There's a helpful glossary so readers can familiarize themselves with the topic.

Additional Information
Series Martin, Claudia. Rock explorer.
Subjects Gems -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Lake Forest, CA :2018
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description 24 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
ISBN 9781682973257
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