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Posted in response to Re: Good reference book from Carey Bradford on November 09, 2007 at 17:43:18:

Re: Re: Good reference book

Cary-Freetings from the Redneck Riviera(aka "Eerald" Coast of FLorida)
Thanks so much for your reply. I think, on further reflection, that your views are well validated. Having taken every opportunity to see fine stones I have come to appreciate what Paraiba tourmaline or Burmese (rusy) or Norway peridot imply- these terms paint as vivid a picture as a page of analytical data could. So, I guess all of these terms, descriptive and analytical, have a place. Tade names and locality names may seem confusing, overly-romanced and hyped, but many of them, as in the examples I cite, seem widely accepted and fixed in the lexicon, while others are relatively meaningless. Being a relative neophyte, though, I would love to have a resource that gives me the "short and sweet" of what these trade names, etc. are referring too. I guess little worthwhile comes easy.

From Mark H. - November 14, 2007 at 22:24:04
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