Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

ISBN-10: 0395511372
ISBN-13: 9780395511374
Edition: 1993
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Description: This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties.

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 1/4/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

This handbook includes more than 600 stunning color photographs showing rocks, minerals, and gems from all over the world. Each specimen is described in detail: its origin and structure, chemical composition, hardness, color, and other properties.

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General introduction
Minerals
The Science of Minerals
The history of the mineral sciences
The origins and structure of minerals
Properties of minerals
Classification of minerals
Rock-Forming Minerals
Minerals of igneous rocks
Minerals of sedimentary rocks
Minerals of metamorphic rocks
Ore-Forming Minerals
Ore deposits
Minerals of precious metal ores
Minerals of ferrous metal ores
Minerals of the non-ferrous metal ores
Ore minerals of copper
Minerals as Gemstones
Rocks
Introduction to Petrology
Igneous Rocks
Plutonic rocks
Volcanic rocks
Dyke rocks
Sedimentary Rocks
Clastic sedimentary rocks
Chemical-biogenic sedimentary rocks
Metamorphic Rocks
Meteorites
Stones from Outer Space
Appendix
Hints for collectors
Table of chemical elements
Selection of British Standard and ASTM regulations on natural stone
Geological column
Bibliography
Mineral determinative tables
Aids to the identification of rocks
Index

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