Minerals of the World

ISBN-10: 069109537X
ISBN-13: 9780691095370
Edition: 2002
Authors: Ole Johnsen
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Description: Minerals of the Worldis an attractive and up-to-date guide to more than 500 minerals from around the world. The succinct text--covering crystallography, properties, names and varieties, structure, diagnostic features, and occurrence--and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 440
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782

Minerals of the Worldis an attractive and up-to-date guide to more than 500 minerals from around the world. The succinct text--covering crystallography, properties, names and varieties, structure, diagnostic features, and occurrence--and the discussion of less common minerals not found in other guides make this an invaluable resource. With over 600 exquisite color photographs and crystallographic diagrams, this book is unequalled. It is set to become the field guide of choice for mineral collectors and students of mineralogy. The most up-to-date popular guide to minerals available Text covers crystallography, physical properties, chemical properties, names and varieties, diagnostic features, and occurrence More than 500 minerals treated with examples from around the world More than 600 superb color photographs and crystallographic diagrams Tabular overview of common minerals and their properties

Mineralogy and Crystallography
What is a mineral?
Mineral names
Crystallography
Crystal geometry
The cubic system
The tetragonal system
The hexagonal system
The trigonal system
The orthorhombic system
The monoclinic system
The triclinic system
Formation and growth of crystals
The chemical properties of crystals
The physical properties of crystals
The optical properties of crystals
Mineral Descriptions
Native elements
Sulphides
Halides
Oxides and hydroxides
Carbonates, nitrates, and borates
Sulphates, chromates, molydates, and tungstates
Phosphates, arsenates, and vanadates
Silicates
Nesosilicates
Sorosilicates
Cyclosilicates
Inosilicates
Phyllosilicates
Tectosilicates
Organic minerals
Tables
Common minerals and their properties
Minerals with metallic or submetallic lustre
Minerals with non-metallic lustre
The Periodic Table of the Elements
Symbols and atomic numbres of selected elements
Glossary
Index

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