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Currently there are 279 bibliographical references and abstracts to publications with gemmological or mineralogical thematics in the ‘Library’. The section comprises also a glossary with 381 terms.

Publications
Pansner, J. H. L., 1815 — Korrespondenz — Published in 1815 in ‘Taschenbuch für die gesammte Mineralogie mit Hinsicht auf die neuesten Entdeckungen’; contains the original description of the mineral pargasite.
Prior, G. T., Coomáraswámy, A. K., 1903 — Serendibite, a new borosilicate from Ceylon — Published in 1903 in ‘Mineralogical Magazine’; contains the original description of the mineral serendibite.
Stromeyer, F., 1819 — Saphirin von Fiskenaes oder Kikertarsoeitsiak — Published in 1819 in ‘Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen’; contains the original description of the mineral sapphirine.


Glossary
phosphosiderite — species of mineral; see phosphosiderite in ‘Classification’
pleochroism — оn optical phenomenon in which the gemstone appears to be different colours when observed at different angles
pleonaste — variety of spinel; see pleonaste in ‘Classification’
pneumatolysis — the alteration of rock or mineral crystallisation effected by gaseous emanations from solidifying magma

All terms