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Hanneman book


Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Hanneman’s book " Pragmatic Spectroscopy for Gemologists"


It seems Dr. Hanneman published this himself through the Hanneman Gemological Institute. I do not know of an issued ISBN which would make searching possible with the library of congress or other search options. I have read the PowerPoint presentation here discussing is approach here,

Perhaps if you contacted the Hanneman Institute or someone at the Canadian Institute of Gemology they could help you out.

Also, if you’re looking for a book on diffraction grating spectrography you may conside This is a free site filled with facts and has an easy search function.

For a hard copy you may consider the book called Gem Blue Chart. You can find that here is a good reference book.

Lastly, as my vision progressively deteriorates (old age is not for ninnies) I’ve discovered seeing the lines in my trusty spectroscope is a challenge, so I’m working on setting up online with It’s a free site that uses a diffraction grating spectroscope kit you can order from them and the portal called “workbench”. The kit is fairly inexpensive @ 45.00. With the kit, an online computer, and the public lab portal “workbench” you can see the diffraction grating on-line live, and the lines are much easier for me to see. Plus, for those still learning the nm scale the graph is numbered.

Hope this helps,