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Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia

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Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia

By Anselmus de Boodt


“In his Gemmarum et Lapidum Historia, Boodt made the first attempt at a systematic description of minerals, dividing the minerals into great and small, rare and common, hard and soft, combustible and incombustible, transparent and opaque. He uses a scale of hardness expressed in three degrees and …

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