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There's more than gold in them thar hills: South Dakota's thriving gemstone production.

Authors
Austin-GT
Source
Colored Stone 1992 Mar; 5(2):1
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011557
Abstract
During the five years prior to 1991, the value of gemstone production averaged $112,000 per year, but in 1991 a single new producer, International Rose Quartz and Minerals Inc., entered the scene, producing gem materials worth millions of dollars. This firm's production catapulted the state from 25th into 2nd place in the United States in terms of value of gemstones produced. The value of South Dakota's gemstone production in years to come will depend greatly upon the ability to market materials such as rose quartz. If a stable market for carving quality rose quartz can be established, then the future of South Dakota gemstone production is very bright.
Publication Date
19920301
Document Type
OP; Journal Article
Fiscal Year
1992
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 24-92
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
1046-462X
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Colored Stone
State
SD; DC
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