Australiana Bibliography

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ABSALOM'S OUTBACK PAINTINGS, Jack Absalom & Jocelyn Burt, 1987.

ABSALOM'S OUTBACK, John Mabey, 1981.

AUSTRALIA & AUSTRALIANS, R.M.Younger, 1982.

AUSTRALIAN PUB CRAWL, Douglas Baglin & Yvonne Austin, 1977.

Opal Bibliography

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opalbooksA CENTURY PLUS OF OPAL PUBLICATIONS, Hans E.R. de Boer, 1994.

A CLOSE CALL AT YOWAH, Herman Kreller, 1998.

A FIELD GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN OPAL, Barry O'Leary, 1977.

A GUIDE TO PRECIOUS OPAL, Douglas M.Stone & Robert A.Butt, 1976.

A JOURNEY WITH COLOUR Vol I, A HISTORY OF QUEENSLAND, Len Cram, 1998.

A JOURNEY WITH COLOUR Vol II Part A, A HISTORY OF WHITE CLIFFS, Len Cram, 2002.

A JOURNEY WITH COLOUR Vol II Part B, A HISTORY OF LIGHTNING RIDGE, Len Cram, 2004.

Magazines & Catalogues

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AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY, The Australian Museum-Quarterly, 1963.

AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY, Opal Fossils; Flashes From Lightning Ridge, by Alex Ritchie, Vol.21 No.9, 1985.

AUSTRALIAN NATURAL HISTORY, Sea Monsters; Search for Opalised Fossils, Vol.23 No.7, 1990-1991.

THE LINDSAY GREENBANK COLLECTION: Classical Minerals of Northern England, A Supplement to the Mineralogical Record, 2010.

CRYSTALLINE TREASURES: THE MINERAL HERITAGE OF CHINA, A Supplement to the Mineralogical Record, 2013.

DES SACCO: A FEW AFRICAN FAVOURITES, A Supplement to the Mineralogical Record, 2014.

GEMS MINERALS AND LAPIDARY WORKS OF ART, Bonhams - Los Angeles, December 10, 2013.

GEO AUSTRALASIA, Opal Fossils Reveal Our Past, by E. Smith, June/July, Vol.21 No.2, 1999.

GEO AUSTRALASIA, Opal Mining; White Cliffs, Lightning Ridge & Coober Pedy, Vol. 5 No.1, 1983.

HILTON AUSTRALIA, Article: 'Opals - Australia's National Gem' by E. Gregory Sherman, Vol.2 No.4, Summer Issue 1987/88.

KENDELL CONNECTION, Wild about Opals, Autumn 2001.

LAPIDARY JOURNAL, Numerous issues

METAL STONE AND GLASS, Most issues

MINERAL COLLECTIONS IN ARIZONA, A Supplement to the Mineralogical Record, 2013.

MINERAL COLLECTIONS OF THE CRYSTAL GAZERS & FRIENDS, A Supplement to the Mineralogical Record, 2013.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, Coober Pedy; Opal Capital of Australia's Outback, Vol.15 No.4, October 1976.

SOLITAIRE, The Opal Diggers of Coober Pedy, August/September 2002.

THE ALLISON COLLECTION OF RARE JEWELS & GEMSTONES, 1971.

THE INTERNATIONAL OPAL JOURNAL, Vol.1. No.1, 1977.

THE MARC P. WEIL COLLECTION OF FINE MINERALS, Daniel Trinchillo, A Supplement to the Mineralogical Record, 2008.

THE NATURE OF OPALS, Bonhams - San Francisco, November 10, 2010.

THE WORLD OF OPALS, THE SPLENDOUR OF GOLD, Bonhams - Los Angeles, December 11, 2012.

THE LIVING AUSTRALIA, Lynette Coutts

VERANDA, Vol.XXII No.7, ‘Personal Luxury: Opal Essence-Kaleidoscopes of Colour’, October 2007.

QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT MINING JOURNAL, Vol.XXV July 1924.

Jewellery Bibliography

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100 YEARS OF PASSION FOR GROSSE & BIJOUX CHRISTIAN DIOR, Vivienne Becker (et al.), 2010.

500 BRACELETS, Marthe LeVan, 2005.

500 EARRINGS, Marthe LeVan, 2007.

500 GEMSTONE JEWELS, MartheLe Van, 2010.

500 NECKLACES, Marthe LeVan, 2006.

Gemstones & Geology Bibliography

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A BOOK OF JEWELS, J & A Bauer, 1966.

A FIELD GUIDE TO AUSTRALIAN ROCKS, MINERALS & GEMSTONES, Wolf Mayer, 1976.

A KEY TO PRECIOUS STONES, L.J. SPENCER, 1937.

A TEXT BOOK OF PRECIOUS STONES, Frank B. Wade, 1918.

A TREASURY OF AUSTRALIAN GEMSTONES, KJ Buchester, 1972.

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