Diamonds in California.
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Diamonds in California.

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Published in Sausalito, Calif .
Written in English


  • Diamond mines and mining -- California.,
  • Diamonds.

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Includes bibliography.

The Physical Object
Pagination55 p.
Number of Pages55
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22988217M

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