Rock-forming minerals

Author: J. F. W. Bowles,R. A. Howie,D. J. Vaughan,J. Zussman

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862393158

Category: Science

Page: 920

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Volume 5A of this second edition of Rock-Forming Minerals focuses on oxides, hydroxides and sulphides. Since the publication of the first edition, in 1962, there has been an enormous increase in the literature devoted to these minerals. This new edition, greatly expanded and rewritten, covers aspects that include crystal structures, chemical compositions, electronic structures, phase relations, thermochemistry, mineral surface structure and reactivity, physical properties, distinguishing features and parageneses (including stable isotope data).

Rock-forming Minerals


Author: M. E. Fleet,William Alexander Deer,Robert Andrew Howie,J. Zussman

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781862391420

Category: Science

Page: 758

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Description based on: v. 3, published in 2003.

Rock-Forming Minerals

Single-chain Silicates, Volume 2A

Author: William Alexander Deer,Robert Andrew Howie,J. Zussman

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 9781897799857

Category: Science

Page: 668

View: 1403


A second edition, in two parts, of volume two of this reference series. This part deals mainly with the pyroxene minerals, but also with pyroxenoids, sapphirine and aenigmatite. The advances in research over the 15 years since the first edition was published are summarized in this text.

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Author: Andrew J. Barker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315778696

Category: Nature

Page: 182

View: 5995


Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full colour, with 330+ high quality mineral photomicrographs from a worldwide collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it also provides a comprehensive atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section. Commencing with a brief introduction to mineral systems, and the properties of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised light, the mineral key also includes line drawings, tables of mineral properties and an interference colour chart, to further aid mineral identification. To minimise the chance of misidentification, and enable less experienced petrologists to use the key with confidence, the key has been arranged to prioritise those properties that are most easily recognised. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, it is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of mineralogy and petrology, but should also provide a valuable source of reference for all practising geologists dealing with rock thin sections and their interpretation.

Rock-forming Minerals in Thin Section

Author: Hans Pichler,Cornelia Schmitt-Riegraf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412644603

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 6688


The book should be of interest to lecturers in departments of geology, mineralogy, geochemists, geophysics, geological engineering, mining and mineral resources; and to professionals in the ceramics industry.

Atlas of the Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Author: W.S. Mackenzie,C. Guilford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873793

Category: Science

Page: 104

View: 4048


'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Mineralogy, Determinative

Page: 335

View: 7116


This is an ideal textbook for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. The chapters on optical theory include discussions of the nature and properties of light, the petrographic microscope, and the behavior of light in isotropic materials and in uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic materials. Thoroughly revised to include recent developments in the field, the book includes step-by-step procedures to guide students through the determination of all optical properties by which minerals are routinely identified with a petrographic microscope. Readers will find descriptive information on over 125 common rock forming minerals, and many photomicrographs and illustrations. The book also includes a flow sheet to guide students through the process of identifying an unknown mineral.

A Project Guide to Rocks and Minerals

Author: Claire O'Neal

Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1612281133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 9127


Calling all rock hounds! Learn about rocks and minerals with these fifteen simple science experiments you can do yourself. You’ll think like a geologist as you start your own rock collection, learn about earth processes, explore the properties of minerals, and even grow your own crystals.

Minerals: A Very Short Introduction

Author: David Vaughan

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191505331

Category: Science

Page: 144

View: 9783


Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to understand. Exploring the traditional strand of mineralogy, which emphasises the important mineral families, the well-established analytical methods (optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction) and the dramatic developments made in techniques over recent decades, David Vaughan also introduces the modern strand of mineralogy, which explores the role minerals play in the plate tectonic cycle and how they interact with the living world. Demonstrating how minerals can be critical for human health and illness by providing essential nutrients and releasing poisons, Vaughan explores the multitude of ways in which minerals have aided our understanding of the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

An Introduction to Marine Geology

Author: M. J. Keen

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483293491

Category: Science

Page: 228

View: 556


An account of some aspects of marine geology and marine geophysics, comprehensible to those at an early stage in their study of geology and to scientists who are not specialists in these fields. There are many biologists, chemists, mathematicians or physicists who work in the laboratory or on board ship with geologists and geophysicists and this book will help them to understand the aims of their colleages' experiments. Wherever possible, without a loss of necessary precision, terminology is deliberately simplified.