Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Gemstones in Victoria by Bill Birch

Victoria is often seen as the forgotten state when it comes to gem minerals. The history of gems in Victoria is inextricably linked to the discovery of gold in 1851. In 1854, George Milner Stephen publicised for the first time, the discovery of gems in Victoria. These included blue and white sapphires from Ballarat diggings and rubies, topaz and garnet from the River Ovens in northeast Victoria. In 1857, well-known German natural historian Ludwig Becker reported that these same gems could also be found where there was gold.

Buy Gemstones in Victoria by Bill Birch from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781921833069
ISBN-10: 1921833068
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 200mm x mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Museum Victoria Publishing
Publisher: Museum Victoria Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2011
Country of Publication: Australia

Book Reviews - Gemstones in Victoria by Bill Birch

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Gemstones in Victoria book by Bill Birch and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review