Minerals & Gemstones of East Africa

Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

Bruce Cairncross

A focus on the minerals and gemstones of the East African region. A comprehensive introduction unpacks the topic and the regional geology; it is followed by an A to Z of minerals and gemstones, incorporating detailed text and multiple superb images for each specimen.
Date Published :
February 2020
Publisher :
Penguin Random House South Africa
Language:
English
Illustration :
450
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781775845560
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 8.26 X 9.84 inches
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Overview
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A focus on the minerals and gemstones of the East African region. A comprehensive introduction unpacks the topic and the regional geology; it is followed by an A to Z of minerals and gemstones, incorporating detailed text and multiple images for each specimen. The large format allows for a superb selection of photographs – pre-cut and polished specimens (and images to portray uses and jewelry where relevant) – to bring the subject alive.

About The Author
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Professor Bruce Cairncross is chairman of the geology department at the Rand Afrikaans University in Johannesburg. He has an inherent interest in Southern African mineralogy and geology, and his research efforts are aimed at ocumenting important geological sites and promoting the preservation of the region’s ineralogical heritage. He is the author and co-author of four books, The Minerals of South Africa, The Manganese Adventure, The Desmond Sacco Collection – Focus on Southern Africa and the First Field Guide to Gemstones of Southern Africa. He is consulting editor for an American journal, Rocks & Minerals, and is an accomplished photographer of minerals and gemstones.

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