Prospectors’ Guide to Gemstones in Australia
by N & R Perry
AH & AW Reed, 1982, [First Edition], ISBN 0589503014, black and white photographs and maps throughout, paperback
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“This guide for gemstone hunters provides all the information you will need to go fossicking, from the basics of selecting tools, planning the trip and safety measures to how and where to fossick. Comprehensive lists f the gemstone areas of each state and what stones can be found there are given. As well, for the convenience of the reader, a list of the gemstones and in which areas they can be found gives a useful cross-reference.
The authors, who have been actively involved in all aspects of the lapidary trade for many years, have not only drawn on their own vast experiences in the field, but on state authorities, prospectors and other fossickers in compiling these lists.”