An Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals
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This revised edition has entailed a thorough re-writing of the text, taking account of the impressive advances that have been made in all aspects of earth sciences, particularly mineralogy, over the recent years.

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  • Paperback | 712 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 38mm | 1,079.54g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0582300940
  • 9780582300941
  • 94,180

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This revised edition has entailed a thorough re-writing of the text, taking account of the impressive advances that have been made in all aspects of earth sciences, particularly mineralogy, over the recent years.

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Table of contents

PART 1 ORTHO: Di- and ring silicates: olivine group; humite group; zircon; sphene (titanite); garnet group, vesuvianite; sillimanite, mullite, andalusite, kyanite; topaz; staurolite, chloritoid; epidote group; lawsonite, pumpellyite; melilite group; beryl, cordierite, tourmaline; axinite. PART 2 CHAIN SILICATES: pyroxene group; wollastonite; sapphirine; amphibole group. PART 3 SHEET SILICATES: mica group; stilpnomelane; pyrophyllite; chlorite; serpentine; clay minerals; apophyllite; prehnite. PART 4 FRAMEWORK SILICATES: feldspar group; silica minerals; nepheline group; petalite, leucite; sodalite group; cancrinite - vishnevite, scapolite; analcite, zeolite group. PART 5 NON-SILICATES: oxides; hydroxides; sulphides; sulphates; carbonates; phosphates; halides

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