GO 340 Gemstones & Gemology
ES 567 Gemstones of the World
Emporia State University
Dr. Susan Ward Aber, Geologist & Gemologist
Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas USA

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Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Shows 2008-present!

From Kansas to Arizona!
Tucson and Surroundings
The Shows
The Fossils
The Minerals
The Gems

Gems

A gemstone is an object of adornment and must possess beauty, durability, and rarity! They are difficult to photograph, but a small selection of what I saw is shown below.


A shell with attached
pearls makes a lovely
display for a rare twinned
pearl! Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Tom Stern, M.D., and
Prince of North Borneo,
shows off these magnificant
specimens. Image by
S.W. Aber; photo date 2/08.

This close up was
taken by Dr. Stern
and posted on an
online pearl blog. This
forum is a part of
www.pearl-guide.com/.

This shell came from
the South China Sea
off Borneo. According
to legend, this King
Shell should be placed
under a bed to attract
luck and wealth!

(www.pearl-guide.com/
forum/showthread.
php?t=1959&page=2
)

Close up of attached
tridacna pearl from
left image. Dime coin
for scale. (www.pearl-guide.com/
forum/showthread.
php?t=1959&page=3
)

Natural golden pearl!
(www.pearl-guide.com/
forum/showthread.
php?t=1959&page=4
)

Colors and shapes vary in saltwater
pearls. Image taken from the pearl blog.

Image taken from the pearl blog.
Dr. Stern's description: This
suite is probably 17th Century
and belonged to a Sultan!



Amber from Kaliningrad, Russia.
Image by S.W. Aber; photo date 2/08.



Baltic amber from Poland.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.



Amber from Chiapas, Mexico.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.



Amber from Chiapas, Mexico.
The miner and lapidary.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.


Extraordinary jade sculptures.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

Extraordinary jade sculptures.
Image by S.W. Aber;
photo date 2/08.

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This page originates from the Earth Science department for the use and benefit of students enrolled at Emporia State University. For more information contact the course instructor, S. W. Aber, e-mail: esu.abersusie@gmail.com Thanks for visiting! Webpage created: February 2008; last update: November 19, 2012.

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