Silicate Crystal Chemistry

Silicate Crystal Chemistry

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This advanced mineralogy text focuses on the principles of crystal chemistry and crystal structure as they apply to the major silicate groups. The text fulfills two principle needs by covering the systematics of the mineral groups that are of primary interest to mineralogists and petrologists, as well as the crystal chemical principles that govern the behaviour of mineral groups. This will prove to be an essential and useful volume.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 451 pages
  • 160.02 x 241.3 x 30.48mm | 952.54g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195044428
  • 9780195044423

About D.T. Griffen

Dana T. Griffen is Professor of Geology, Brigham Young University.
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Table of contents

PART I: The Systematic Crystal Chemistry of Silicates. 1: The Silica Polymorphs. 2: The Feldspars. 3: Micas. 4: Pyroxenes. 5: Amphiboles and Nonclassical Biopyriboles. 6: The Aluminum Silicate Polymorphs. 7: Olivines. 8: Garnets. PART II: Supporting Concepts. 9: Crystal Symmetry. 10: Instrumental Methods. 11: Atomic Bonding Models in Mineralogy. 12: Phase Diagrams. Appendix: Summary of unit-cell data for ambient conditions
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