The geology and genesis of gem corundum deposits

Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D. and Fallick, A.E. (2014) The geology and genesis of gem corundum deposits. In: Geology of Gem Deposits. Series: Mineralogical association of Canada short course series, 44. Mineralogical Association of Canada: Tucson, pp. 35-112. ISBN 9780921294542

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The aim of this review is to present the state of the art on the geology and genesis of gem corundum deposits, including the main characteristics and classifications, to an audience of non-specialists, academic students, professional geologists and gemologists. The careful detailed descriptions and studies on the geology, mineralogy and structures of the deposits carried out over the last century provides a foundation to unravel their genesis through new field and laboratory research including petrography, mineralogy, gemology, fluid inclusions, and stable and radiogenic isotopes. Descriptive geology coupled with recent advances in geology of gems permits decoding of how some of these historical and fabulous deposits formed as well as to estimate exploration potential in the future. New oxygen isotope data are presented here for the first time.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:2nd Edition
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fallick, Professor Anthony
Authors: Giuliani, G., Ohnenstetter, D., and Fallick, A.E.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Publisher:Mineralogical Association of Canada

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