Hard cover edition of Gemstones of Western Australia now available

Comprehensive resource on Western Australian gemstones reprinted
Date: Thursday, 29 June 2023

Due to popular demand, and following several reprints, Gemstones of Western Australia is now available in a hard cover version.

The second edition of this best-selling book is an updated version of the first systematic works on the subject of gemstones found in the State since the establishment of the Geological Survey of Western Australia (GSWA) in 1896.

In this joint publication by GSWA and the Gemmological Association of Australia (GAA), the authors have assembled a comprehensive resource on almost all gemstones and decorative stones used in jewellery and ornamental sculpture known in the State.

The book has been updated and expanded to include additional occurrences of emerald, opal, agate, chalcedony, organic gems, tiger eye jasper, aragonite, cordierite, black jade, mookaite, fuchsite, jasper, and Munjina and Print stones, together with numerous new gemstone images. Geographical locations are indicated where possible, and abundant references to earlier work have been given.

The book is not only for the professional geologist and gemmologist in mind, it’s also for the experienced fossicker and amateur rock and mineral collector.

Stock of the casebound version is now available for sale at the same cost as the soft cover version ($55 inc. GST) plus postage.