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Introduction to Mineralogy consolidates much of the material now covered in traditional mineralogy and optical mineralogy courses and focuses on describing minerals within their geologic context.
It presents the important traditional content of mineralogy including crystallography, chemical bonding, controls on mineral structure, mineral stability, and crystal growth to provide a foundation that enables students to understand the nature and occurrence of minerals.
Physical, optical, and X-ray jineralogy diffraction techniques of mineral study are described in detail, and common chemical analytical methods are outlined as well. Detailed descriptions of over common minerals are provided, and the geologic context within which these minerals occur is emphasized.
Introduction to Mineralogy – Hardcover – William D. Nesse – Oxford University Press
Appendices provide tables willuam diagrams to help students with mineral identification, using both physical and optical properties. Numerous line drawings, photographs, and photomicrographs help make complex concepts understandable.
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Table of contents Chapter 1.
Mineral Growth Introduction Mineral Stability 5. Mineral Properties, Study, and Identification Chapter 6: Physical Properties of Minerals 6. Measurement of Index of Refraction 7. Introduction to Yo Crystallography 8.
Introduction to Mineralogy
Chemical Analysis of Minerals 9. Strategies for Study Mineral Descriptions Chapter Disilicates and Ring Silicates Oxides, Hydroxides, and Halides Sulfides and Related Minerals Determinative Tables Table B.
Non-metallic minerals with white, inrroduction, or other pale colored streak. Non-metallic minerals with distinctly colored streak.
Minerals with metallic and submetallic luster. Minerals that may fluoresce. Color of minerals in thin section and grain mount. Indices of refraction of isotropic minerals Table B. Indices of refraction of uniaxial minerals. Indices of refraction of biaxial negative minerals arranged in order of increasing n?.
Indices of refraction of biaxial positive minerals arranged in order of increasing n?.
Minerals that produce pleochroic halos in surrounding minerals. Colors exhibited by opaque nease in polished section viewed in air. Opaque or nearly opaque minerals that display internal reflections with reflected light. Mineral Associations Table C1.
Mineralogy of Sedimentary Rocks Table C3. Mineralogy of Hydrothermal Sulfide Deposits show more. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our introductikn pages to help you find your new favourite book.