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The Book of Diamonds Their Curious Lore, Properties, Tests and Synthetic Manufacture 1940 by J. Willard Hershey

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


  • Mineralogy,
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Earth Sciences - Mineralogy,
  • Science / Mineralogy

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8464328M
ISBN 101417977159
ISBN 109781417977154

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