Introduction to Mineralogy

Introduction to Mineralogy

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"Introduction to Mineralogy" is a modern, introductory mineralogy book that provides detailed descriptions of over 100 minerals. It discusses classical crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth, providing readers with a solid foundation to help them better understand the nature and occurrence of minerals. Included with the book is a companion CD by Daniel J Schulze, "An Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section". It contains images of minerals as seen in thin section using a polarizing microscope, listed both by structure and composition and alphabetically. Each mineral page includes the mineral name, chemical formula, two to four images, and explanatory text. All images can be enlarged to near-screen size.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 464 pages
  • 218.4 x 287 x 30.5mm | 1,700.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195221338
  • 9780195221336

Table of contents

SECTION 1: CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; 3. CRYSTAL CHEMISTRY; 4. CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; 5. CRYSTAL GROWTH; SECTION 2: MINERAL PROPERTIES, STUDY, AND IDENTIFICATION; 6. PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MINERALS; 7. OPTICAL MINERALOGY; 8. INTRO TO X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY; 9. CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF MINERALS; 10. STRATEGIES FOR STUDY; SECTION 3: MINERAL DESCRIPTIONS; 11. SILICATES; 12. FRAMEWORK SILICATES; 13. SHEET SILICATES; 14. CHAIN SILICATES; 15. DISILICATES AND RING SILICATES; 16. ORTHOSILICATES; 17. CARBONATES, SULFATES, PHOSPHATES, BORATES, TUNGSTATES, AND MOLYBDATES; 18. OXIDES, HYDROXIDES, AND HALIDES; 19. SULFIDES AND RELATED MINERALS; 20. NATIVE ELEMENTS; APPENDIX A: EFFECTIVE IONIC RADII OF THE ELEMENTS; APPENDIC B: DETERMINATIVE TABLESshow more

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