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By P.C. Keller

each one gem deposit-whether of fundamental foundation within the mother or father rocks; or secondary as alluvial placers in valley flooring, river gravels, or the sand of oceanic cabinets­ provides an eloquent chronicle of the Earth's existence tale. It unearths to the professional the prodigious procedures which shaped the current crust of our planet, of which this quantity discloses a small yet intriguing element. The fabrics of the Earth's crust are the rocks. during this publication, the writer expounds on how they have been shaped, why they altered, why they turned the cradles of helpful gems, how they're classified, and the way they're now exploited by means of guy. What initiates the expansion of gems? How do they crystallize? Why do gem stones of an identical species, originating from diversified resources, differ? What factors the incidence of types? Why do diamonds, in contrast to different invaluable stones, take place no longer close to the Earth's floor in its crust, yet deep down underneath it within the higher mantle? those are just the various entrancing topics mentioned during this enlightening quantity. The reader learns that the Earth is strangely alive and changing constantly-sometimes via gradual and equable adjustments and now and then by means of violent and great cataclysms, occasions from which gems issue.

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