Transparent stones, 1869.

Transparent stones, 1869.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm


Diamond, Cascalho, Brazil; diamond sand, Borneo; sapphire, Ural; sand with sapphires, Ceylon (Sri Lanka); rubies, United States; sand with rubies, Burmah; emerald, Colombia; topaz and rock crystal, Brazil; garnet, Bohemia, (Czech Republic). Illustration from 'Underground life, or, Mines and miners' by Louis Simonin (1830-1886), published in London in 1869.

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