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PostPosted: May 15, 2010 05:24    Post subject: MicroWorld of Gems  

For those collectors who are interested in inclusions in transparent crystals, you will want to add to your library the publications of John Koivula, indisputedly the leading authority today on inclusions in gems and minerals. If you are unfamiliar with John's work I urge you to click on this link: https://www.microworldofgems.com
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PostPosted: May 16, 2010 05:46    Post subject: Re: MicroWorld of Gems  

To amplify my last posting let me add that I have received a new press release relating to the books of John Koivula, which I am happy to copy here:

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VISTA, Calif. - May 15, 2010 – microWorld of Gems (mWG) announces its new streamlined, official website www.microworldofgems.com. With the convenience of PayPal, customers may now purchase online The Photoatlas of Inclusions in Gemstones, Vol. 1, 2, and 3 as a specially priced complete set or each separately. With a combined total over 5,500 photomicrographs, each book builds upon the next without duplicating information. This set is an essential and comprehensive reference for gemologists, mineralogists, gem enthusiasts, and photomicrographers alike.

Released in Nov. 2008, the much-anticipated Photoatlas, Volume 3 completes the series, which is the crowning achievement of the collaboration between John I. Koivula and the late Dr. Edward J. Gübelin. This book includes dedicated chapters on diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and smaller chapters on 21 rare gemstones.

microWorld of Gems welcomes you to visit the new website and invites you to enter the stunningly beautiful internal world of gems and minerals.

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PostPosted: May 22, 2010 16:56    Post subject: Re: MicroWorld of Gems  

Hi John and all,

The whole series takes two arms to carry and every page has at least 4 absolutely stunning photomicrographs; I've hauled the first two volumes around the world with me and can attest to their heft along with their worth. They are fascinating even if you don't know anything about inclusions, minerals, gems, or even microscopy... the images themselves invoke one's imagination just as clouds in the sky. And as those of you who know John Koivula or have gone to his presentations know, John is delighted to no end when he finds internal scenes which are reminiscent of something else entirely, such as a bird in quartz or a heart in morganite beryl... or something like the little guy atop the whole stack here....Leporidea. Which brings to mind lepidocrocite; John notes in Vol. 2, page 564, that earlier literature citations regarding red inclusions in quartz had them incorrectly identified as lepidocrocite (including in his Photoatlas Vol. 1, pg 316). He presents half a dozen photomicrographs in Vol. 2 depicting different manifestations of these red hematite inclusions which some refer to as "beetle legs," speaking of invoking imagery. John White has a great "Let's Get it Right" article in the latest issue of Rocks & Minerals: "Lepidocrocite - It Just Won't Go Away!" that should also start to set history straight on the matter or at least the strawberry quartz folks.

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