Vestnik Otdelenia nauk o Zemle RAN VOL. 2, NZ10006, doi:10.2205/2010NZ000061, 2010

Development of the gemology in the Russian Far East

V. A. Pakhomova

Far East Geological Institute of RAS, Vladivostok, Russia


A short review about the origin, development and modern state of the gemology in the world and in Russia are given in the article. There are considered the prospects of development of this science connected with the forecast of deposits resources in Russia. Establishment of gemological laboratory in the FEGI FEB RAS by the Academician A. I. Khanchuk is an illustration of realization of this tendency in the Russian Far East. One of the important directions of the laboratory activity is perfection of theoretical bases of methodology of forecasting and exploration of mineral deposits, substantiation of new approaches to mineralogical division of the Russian Far East.

Received 30 September 2010; published 23 October 2010.

Citation: Pakhomova V. A. (2010), Development of the gemology in the Russian Far East, Vestn. Otd. nauk Zemle, 2, NZ10006, doi:10.2205/2010NZ000061.

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