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January 1, 2013

Part of the 2000 annual review of the industrial minerals sector. A general overview of the gemstones industry is provided. Although no extensive commercial mining of gemstones takes place in the U.S., it is the world's leading gemstone market. Total U.S. gemstone trade exceeded $16.9 billion in 2000.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2001
Title Gemstones
Authors D.W. Olson
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Mining Engineering
Index ID 70045648
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center