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 Post subject: Tourmaline-dedicated book
PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:28 pm 
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Can someone point me in the direction of a book that is comprehensive or specialises with Tourmaline and its species,prefer something that covers Paraiba and paraiba type material (cuprian)through all species,need accurate info,looking for the Bible of tourmaline i guess.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 11:55 pm 
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This is an excellent title.
It is currently out-of print and sells for over $200 on Amazon.
I bought copy on eBay for $30.


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Barbra -- Do they make one of these books for spinel? I haven't found one.

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I can't see any ExtraLapis on spinel on their website.

Anyway, if you know some German, the tourmaline issue is available directly from the Lapis website @ 17.80 Euro.

It comes handy knowing some German from time to time: I was looking for a mokume gane book (Midgett's more comprehensive one) and on amazon.com now is @ 495.00 $ +S&H (+ taxes) :lol: I got the German version (it's a translation: it should be more expensive) for 47.77 $, shipping included. In the EU website(s) of amazon, again. :mrgreen:


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Wow! Didn't know there were so many ExtraLapis titles :shock: . I only have the first three. Wonder why they haven't done one on spinels? :(

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:47 pm 
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MoDo, there is a new spinel book mentioned up in a thread in the top section you might be interested in.

Here it is.
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=13202

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Yes, I've seen it, thanks, Mooie :D . I was hoping for a more ... umm ... wallet-friendly book 8-[ . That one is $95 plus another $65 for shipping. I will try to check it out while in Tucson, however. Purchased there saves the shipping cost, so if it's really a great book I might have to have it 8)

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Excellent, besides.... you can't get cosy by a crackling fire and read a kitchen gadget. :wink:

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Thank you Mehoose for the spinel book link. I had missed it the first time around and spinel is one of my very favorite gemstones.
It sounds like a great book and a must have for spinel lovers.

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No probs Lyric.

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Just had to revisit this thread after seeing this! Are these people serious? Guess I'd better lock my copy up somewhere! :shock:

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Barbara O. Ellis, GG wrote:
Just had to revisit this thread after seeing this! Are these people serious? Guess I'd better lock my copy up somewhere! :shock:


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Apparently it's still for sale (English version) at 25 euro directly from the lapis website. There's a new 2nd issue about tourmaline (in German, at 17.80 euro), though. :idea:
No spinel monographs (yet?), anyway.

I should stop browsing that website before I take my card out of the wallet. There are sure some potentially interesting publications... must-wait-next-mineral-show-to-check-titles... :)


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