Introduction to Crystals

Crystals is a one-day short course designed for crystal lovers, enthusiasts and those with a curious mind to learn the wonders of the science behind the formation of crystals. Students will gain a solid foundation of knowledge to help identify popular crystals by understanding their physical features, characteristics, inclusions and optical properties. This one-day course is taught by a qualified Gemmologist with a passion for crystals.

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COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to what crystals are (minerals)
  • Chemistry of minerals
  • Geology of minerals (geological occurrences)
  • Crystallography basics – crystal systems, forms and faces
  • Visual identification
  • Crystal system & form identification task

ESSENTIAL STUDY FOR

  • Prospective Diploma in Gemmology students
  • Lapidarist
  • Prospectors
  • Crystal collectors
  • Retail staff
  • Gemmology graduates wanting a refresher
  • Gem enthusiasts

COURSE DATES, FEES & ENROLMENTS

Courses are provided by Gem-Ed Australia and individual State Divisions. Select a division below to view upcoming course dates, fees and to enrol.

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