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The Sinkankas Symposium has been described as the most important gemological conference in North America.  Organized by Roger Merk, the annual one-day event features presentations by specialists who address a variety of topics related to a different gem mineral each year.  A book produced for each year’s gem theme features articles that cover diverse topics, including the gem’s history,  crystallography and mineralogy, inclusions and gemological research, causes of color, geology and gem localities, a photo gallery of collector specimens, and literary references.

Visit our website at:  www.sinkankassymposium.net

 

Eleventh Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Ruby (Revised Edition)

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements   3

Speaker and Author Biographies   4

Program Abstracts   9

Papers –

Dr. James E. Shigley, Ruby geology and localities   12

Map: Worldwide Ruby localities   16

Shane McClure, Ruby treatments   18

W. G. Fitz-Gerald, City built on rubies   24

Richard Hughes, Pigeon's blood:
     A pilgrimage to Mogok – Valley of rubies   32

Elise A. Skalwold, Dr. Allen M. Bassett and the Ruby Mines of Nepal:
     A historical overview   42

Gary W. Bowersox, The rubies of Afghanistan and Tajikistan: An update   49

Dr. James E. Shigley, Selected bibliography: Ruby   66

Richard Hughes, A collector's guide to the literature on rubies and sapphires   72

Lisbet Thoresen, Gamini Ratnavira and Eberhard Equit:
     Extending the legacy of the art and science of mineral illustration   104

Robert Weldon, The Conundrum, a poem   111

Rubies from the Collection of William F. Larson   112

 

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Title: Eleventh Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Ruby

Edition: Revised Edition 

Edited by: Lisbet Thoresen 

Publisher: Pala International, Inc. (February 7, 2014)

Pala International, Inc.

912 Live Oak Park Rd S

Fallbrook, CA 92028  USA

www.palagems.com

www.sinkankassymposium.net

Publication date: 2/7/2014

Correspondence: Roger Merk, merksjade@cox.net or Lisbet Thoresen, info@sinkankassymposium.net 

 

Cost: USD45.00 + S/H + sales tax (where applicable; shipping cost varies based on destination)

Dimensions: 8.25" x 10.75"

Soft cover:  127 pp., 205 color photographs, maps and illustrations

Binding: perfect bound

Weight: 1 lbs
Language: English

ISBN-10: 0991532007

 

ISBN-13: 978-0-9915320-0-1

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