Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

ISBN-10: 0195149106
ISBN-13: 9780195149104
Edition: 3rd 2003 (Revised)
Authors: William D. Nesse
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Description: The third edition of Introduction to Optical Mineralogy provides comprehensive coverage of the optical properties of minerals. It describes in detail more than 125 common rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Revised chapters  More...

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List price: $134.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/21/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 370
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.420

The third edition of Introduction to Optical Mineralogy provides comprehensive coverage of the optical properties of minerals. It describes in detail more than 125 common rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Revised chapters on optical theory discuss the petrographic microscope, the nature and properties of light, the behavior of light in isotropic and anisotropic materials, and uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic optics. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in optical mineralogy, this accessible text is also an essential resource for petrology/petrography courses. Features of the Third Edition BLIncludes a new section on reflected light optics BLReorganizes material so that silicates-which comprise over 95% of the earth's crust-are discussed first in order to reflect their abundance and petrologic significance BLContains numerous photomicrographs and revised illustrations throughout BLProvides step-by-step procedures for using the petrographic microscope and a flow chart detailing the process of identifying unknown minerals Also Available: Companion CD A Textural Atlas of Minerals in Thin Section by Daniel Schulze contains color images of 65 minerals in thin selection, pictures of common alteration products-all indexed by mineral structure and composition-and more than 200 illustrations of important optical properties used in thin selection identification.

Preface
Light
The Nature of Light
Electromagnetic Radiation
Phase
The Perception of Color
Interaction of Light and Matter
Transmitted Light
Velocity
Index of Refraction
Reflection
Critical Angle and Total Internal Reflection
Optical Class
Dispersion
Light Absorption and Color
Polarized Light
Polarization by Double Refraction
Polarization by Reflection
Polarization by Scattering
The Petrographic Microscope
Direction Conventions
Samples
Illuminator
Substage Assemby
Microscope Stage
Objective Lenses
Vertical Illuminator
Upper Polarizer
Bertrand Lens
Ocular Mechanism
Focusing Mechanism
Accessories
Additional Equipment
General Care of the Microscope
Adjustment of the Microscope
General Considerations
Adjusting the Oculars
Focusing
Adjusting the Illuminator
Adjusting the Substage
Alignment of the Polarizers
General Considerations
Refractometry
Relief
Becke Line Method
Dispersion Effects
Oblique Illumination Method
Practical Considerations
Accuracy of the Immersion Method
Determining Indices of Refraction in Thin Section
Optics of Isotropic Materials
Isotropic Indicatrix
Distinguishing Between Isotropic and Anisotropic Minerals
Identification of Isotropic Materials
Grain Mount
Thin Section
Optics of Anisotropic Minerals: Introduction
Interference Phenomena
Monochromatic Illumination
Retardation
Birefringence
Interference of the Two Rays
Polychromatic Illumination
Orders of Interference Colors
Anomalous Interference Colors
Determining Thickness of a Sample
Thin Section
Grain Mount
Determining Birefringence from the Color Chart
Thin Section
Grain Mount
Recognizing the Different Orders of Interference Colors
Extinction
Categories of Extinction
Use of the Accessory Plates
Sign of Elongation
Relief
Pleochroism
Uniaxial Optics
Optic Sign
Crystallographic Considerations
Uniaxial Indicatrix
Use of the Indicatrix
Birefringence and Interference Colors
Extinction
Textragonal Minerals
Hexagonal Minerals
Rhombohedral Cleavage
Prismatic and Pinacoidal Cleavage
Pleochroism
Interference Figure
Optic Axis Interference Figure
Formation of Isochromes
Formation of Isogyres
Determining Optic Sign
Off-Center Optic Axis Figures
Flash Figure
Selecting Grains to Give Interference Figures
Optic Axis Figure
Flash Figure
Determining Indices of Refraction
Grain Mount
Determining nw
Determining ne
Thin Section
Spindle Stage
Biaxial Optics
Biaxial Indicatrix
Mathematical Relationships
Use of the Indicatrix
Normal Incidence Parallel to an Indicatrix Axis
Normal Incidence Parallel to an Optic Axis
Normal Incidence in a Random Direction
Inclined Incidence
Crystallographic Orientation of Indicatrix Axes
Orthorhombic Minerals
Monoclinic Minerals
Triclinic Minerals
Biaxial Interference Figure
Acute Bisectrix Figure
Formation of Isochromes
Vibration Directions and Formation of Isogyres
Centered Optic Axis Figure
Obtuse Bisectrix Figure
Optic Normal Figure
Off-Center Figure
Determining Optic Sign
Acute Bisectrix Figure
Obtuse Bisectrix Figure
Optic Axis Figure
Flash Figure
Determining 2V
2V Versus 2E
Mallard''s Method
Tobi''s Method
Kamb''s Method
Wright Method
Selecting Grains to Produce Interference Figures
Pleochroism
Extinction
Orthorhombic Minerals
Monoclinic Minerals
Triclinic Minerals
Sign of Elongations
Indicies of Refractio

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