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Gemstones

Mining Engineering

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Abstract

Part of the 2006 industrial minerals review. During 2006, total U.S. gemstone trade with all countries and territories exceeded $28.3 billion. Estimates indicate that U.S. gemstone markets accounted for over 35 percent of world gemstone demand in 2006. Natural gemstone production from U.S. deposits during 2006 was worth an estimated $13.3 million, a slight decrease from 2005, and included agates, amber, beryl, coral, garnet, jade, jasper, opal, pearl, quartz, sapphire, shell, topaz, tourmaline, turquoise, and many other gem materials. Laboratory-created gemstone production in the U.S. was worth an estimated $47.4 million, a 7 percent drop compared to 2005 production.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Gemstones
Series title:
Mining Engineering
Volume
59
Issue:
6
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
SME
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
2 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
32
Last page:
33