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Gems & Minerals of Gor
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Gems & Minerals Emerald Green gem, six of which are worth perhaps fifty silver tarsks "I saw the scabbard was set with six stones. Emeralds. Perhaps not of great value, but worth taking." (Outlaw of Gor) Opal, Common One of two types of opals found on Gor, milky in color. The opal is worth much more on Gor than on Earth. "Before Suleiman, now, there lay five stones, three sereem diamonds, red, sparkling, white flecked, and two opals, one a common sort, milky in color, and the other an unusual flame opal, reddish and blue. Opals are not particularly valuable on Earth, but they are much rarer on Gor; these were excellent specimens, cut and polished into luminscent ovoids; still, of course, they did not have the value of the diamonds." (Tribesman of Gor) Opal, Flame A much more unusual opal than the common milky sort, it is reddish and blue in coloring and more valuable than the same stone if sold on Earth. "Before Suleiman, now, there lay five stones, three sereem diamonds, red, sparkling, white flecked, and two opals, one a common sort, milky in color, and the other an unusual flame opal, reddish and blue. Opals are not particularly valuable on Earth, but they are much rarer on Gor; these were excellent specimens, cut and polished into luminscent ovoids; still, of course, they did not have the value of the diamonds." (Tribesman of Gor) Pearl The pearl of the vosk sorp seems to be worth almost nothing, being spoken of as a false stone. "They are probably false stones, amber droplets, the pearls of the Vosk sorp, the polished shell of the Tamber clam, glass colored and cut in Ar for trade with ignorant southern peoples." (Nomads of Gor) Ruby Presumably the same as the earth stone, its cost is not mentioned but presumably it would be a precious stone. "I thrust out the silver paga goblet, studded with rubies, and Telima, standing beside my throne like chair, filled it." (Raiders of Gor) Sapphires General deep blue but others are purple, white or yellow. "One of her most famous and precious, exports are the small carved sapphires of Schendi. These are generally a deep blue, but some are purple and others, interestingly, white or yellow. They are usually carved in the shape of tiny panthers,but sometimes other animals are found as well, usually small animals or birds. Sometimes however the stone is carved to resemble a tiny kailiauk or kailiauk head." (Explorers of Gor) "You will note, he said, that you wear a common slave leash and collar. There is nothing unusual or valuable about them. The collar, for example, is neither set with sapphires nor is it trimmed with gold. The leash, similarly, is of plain but sturdy material. Both devices are quite ordinary, but, of course, quite efficient." (Kajira of Gor) Sereem Diamond A very valuable stone, sereem diamonds are red with white flecks. "Before Suleiman, now, there lay five stones, three sereem diamonds, red, sparkling, white flecked, and two opals, one a common sort, milky in color, and the other an unusual flame opal, reddish and blue. Opals are not particularly valuable on Earth, but they are much rarer on Gor; these were excellent specimens, cut and polished into luminscent ovoids; still, of course, they did not have the value of the diamonds." (Tribesman of Gor) Topaz "Policrates, sitting beside me, behind the broad, low table, musingly fitted together the two pieces of yellowish, brown stone, the two halves of the once-shattered topaz. Again I found it startling, and impressive, how the figure of a river galley emerged from the brownish discolorations in the two pieces of stone, once they were fitted together. There was no mistaking that they were the two halves of what was once an unusual, divided stone. (Rogue of Gor) "One of her most famous and precious, exports are the small carved sapphires of Schendi. These are generally a deep blue,but some are purple and others, interestingly, white or yellow. They are usually carved in the shape of tiny panthers,but sometimes other animals are found as well, usually small animals or birds. Sometimes however the stone is carved to resemble a tiny kailiauk or kailiauk head." (Explorers of Gor) Minerals Bronze "Four of the others actually carried spears. The spears were large, with curved bronze heads. They seemed heavy. I could not have thrown one." (Captive of Gor) "Make way! Make way!" laughed the brawny young fellow. He had a naked girl over his shoulder, bound hand and foot. He had won her in Girl Catch, in a contest to decide a trade dispute between two small cities, Ven and Rarn, the former a river port on the Vosk, the second noted for its copper mining, lying southeast of Tharna. (Beasts of Gor) "To the oases caravans bring various goods, for example, rep-cloth, embroidered cloths, silks, rugs, silver, gold, jewelries, mirrors, kailiauk tusk, perfumes, hides, skins, feathers, precious woods, tools, needles, worked leather goods, salt, nuts and spices, jungle birds, prized as pets, weapons, rough woods, sheets of tin and copper, the tea of Bazi, wool from the bounding Hurt, decorated, beaded whips, female slaves, and many other forms of merchandise" (Tribesmen of Gor) "We did not even know, now, if they were behind us or not. Too, we had seen no new evidence of Shaba ahead of us. A month ago we had eluded the net of vines and, by paddling into the darkness, had escaped our pursuers. They would not remain on the river at night. It is impossible to convey, in any brief measure, the glory and length of the river, and the hundreds of geographical features, and the varieties of animal and vegetable life characterizing it and its environs. The river alone seems a world of nature in its own right, let alone the marvels of its associated terrain. It was like a road to wonders, a shining, perilous, enchanted path leading into the heart of rich, hitherto unknown countries. It, in its ruggedness, its expanse, its tranquility, its rages, was like a key to unlock a great portion of a burgeoning continent, a device whereby might be opened a new, fresh world, green, mysterious and vast. Not a geographer, I could scarcely conjecture the riches and resources which lay about me. I had seen traces of copper and gold in cliffs. The river and forests teemed with life. Fibrous, medicinal, and timber resources alone seemed inexhaustible. A new world, untapped, beautiful, dangerous, was opened by the river. I think it would be impossible to overestimate its importance." (Explorers of Gor) Feldspar "I turned about and looked at the great rock, the granite, streaked with feldspar." (Slave Girl of Gor) Ferrous Oxide "Most salt at Klima is white, but certain of the mines deliver red salt, red from ferrous oxide in its composition, which is called the Red Salt of Kasra, after its port of embarkation, at the juncture of the Upper and Lower Fayeen. (Tribesmen of Gor) Granite I turned about and looked at the great rock, the granite. streaked with feldspar." (Slave Girl of Gor) Iron "We are not fond of men of Port Kar," Ho-Hak said. There was a rusted, heavy iron collar riveted about the neck of Ho-Hak, with a bit of chain dangling from it." (Raider of Gor Iron Oxide As nearly as I could determine from the map and my memory of the location of the Vosk and the direction I had been carried, I was somewhere in the Voltai Range, sometimes called the Red Mountains, south of the river and to the east of Ar. That would mean that I had unknowingly passed over the great highway, but whether ahead of or behind Pa-Kur's horde I had no idea. My calculations as to my locale tended to be confirmed by the dull reddish colour of the cliffs, due to the presence of large deposits of iron oxide. (Tarnsmen of Gor) Lead, Red "Suddenly the foot of Kron swept through the white perfumed sand, bright with mica and red lead, and kicked a broad sheet of particles toward my eyes. It came like a silver and crimson storm, taking me by surprise, blinding me. (Outlaw of Gor) Marble "Though the pool was marble and the walkways about it, much of the area was planted with grass and ferns and various other flora were in abundance (Assassin of Gor) Mica "Suddenly the foot of Kron swept through the white perfumed sand, bright with mica and red lead, and kicked a broad sheet of particles toward my eyes. It came like a silver and crimson storm, taking me by surprise, blinding me (Outlaw of Gor) Quartz The only mention of quartz in the books is seen here in a wrecked ship of the Priest-Kings. All other minerals seem to appear in several places and in ways that suggest the element existed and was available to average Goreans. "I then approached the ship, half buried in the grass. I looked inside, trough one of the great rents in the steel. Its edges seemed to have melted and hardened. In places there were frozen rivulets of steel, as though heavy trickles of paint had run from a brush and then hardened. The inside of the ship was black and scorched. The piping, in several places, was ruptured. Panels were split apart, revealing a complex, blackened circuitry within. The heavy glass, or quartz or plastic, in the ports was, in many places, broken through (Captive of Gor)
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