Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

ISBN-10: 0199846278

ISBN-13: 9780199846276

Edition: 4th

Authors: William Nesse

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Introduction to Optical Mineralogy provides comprehensive coverage of the optical properties of minerals. It describes in detail more that 125 rock-forming minerals and a selection of common ore minerals. Revised chapters on optical theory discuss the petrographic microscope, the nature andproperties of light, the behavior of light in isotropic and anisotropic materials, and uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic optics. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in optical mineralogy, this accessible text is also an essential resource for petrology/petrographycourses.
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List price: $202.95
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464

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
Optical Indicatrix
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 Assembly
Microscope Stage
Objective Lenses
Epi-Illuminator
Upper Polarizer
Bertrand Lens
Ocular
Focusing Mechanism
Accessories
Additional Equipment
General Care of the Microscope
Adjustment of the Microscope
Adjusting the Oculars
Focusing
Adjusting the Illuminator
Centering the Objectives
Adjusting the Substage
Alignment of 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 Minerals
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
Extincti�n
Tetragonal 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 Figure
Flash Figure
Selecting Grains to Give Interference Figures
Optic Axis Figure
Flash Figure
Determining Indices of Refraction
Grain Mount
Determining n<sub>�</sub>
Determining n<sub>&#8364;</sub>
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 Minterals
Monoclininc 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 Figures
Selecting Grains to Produce Interference Figures
Determining Optic Sign
Acute Bisectrix Figure
Obtuse Bisectrix Figure
Optic Axis Figure
Flash Figures
Determining 2V
2V Versus 2E
Mallard's Method
Tobi's Method
Kamb's Method
Wright Method
Pleochroism
Extinction
Orthorhombic Minerals
Monoclinic Minerals
Triclinic Minerals
Sign of Elongation
Indices of Refraction
Grain Mount
Spindle Stage
Dispersion in Biaxial Minerals
Orthorhombic Minerals
Monoclinic Minerals
Triclinic Minerals
Reflected Light Optics
Physical Properties Observed with Polished Sections
Crystal Form and Habit
Hardness
Observation in Plane Polarized Light
Reflectance
Bireflectance
Measurement of Reflectance and Bireflectance
Color and Pleochroism
Isotropic Minerals
Anisotropic Minerals
Observations with Crossed Polarizers
Polarization Colors
Isotropic Minerals
Anisotropic Minerals
Internal Reflection
Observations Related to Conoscopic Illumination
Practical Considerations
Identification of Minerals
Descriptive Features
Cleavage
Twinning
Alteration
Association
Tactics for Mineral Identification
Thin Section Identification
Grain Mount Identification
Polished Section Identification
Use of the Identification Tables
Nonminerals
Problems in Paradise
Inconsistencies in Crystallographic Settings
Poor Data
Framework Silicates
Silica Group
Quartz
Chalcedony
Tridymite
Cristobalite
Opal
Volcanic Glass
Feldspars
Plagioclase
Thin Section
Grain Mount
Alkali Feldspars
Sanidine
Orthodase
Microdine
Adularia
Anorthoclase
Feldspathoids
Nepheline
Sodalite Group
Leucite
Cancrinite-Vishnevite
Zeolites
Analcime (Analcite)
Natrolite
Thomsonite
Stilbite
Chabazite
Heulandite
Laumontite
Other Framework Silicates
Scapolite
Sheet Silicates
TO Layer Silicates
Kaolinite
Serpentine
TOT Layer Silicates
Pyrophyllite
Talc
TOT + Interlayer Cation Layer Silicates
Muscovite
Biotite
Lepidolite
Glauconite
Margarite
Clintonite
TOT + O Layer Silicates
Chlorite
Clay Minerals
Other Sheet Silicates
Stilpnomelane
Prehnite
Apophyllite
Chain Silicates
Pyroxenes
Enstatite-Ferrosilite (Orthopyroxene)
Pigeonite
Calcic Clinopyroxene (Augite)
Aegirine, Aegirine-Augite
Omphacite
Jadeite
Spodumene
Amphiboles
Anthophyllite
Gedrite
Cummingtonite-Grunerite
Tremolite-Actinolite-Ferro-actinolite
Hornblende
"Oxyhornblende"
Kaersutite
Richterite
Arfvedsonite and Eckermannite
Glaucophane-Riebedtite Series
Pyroxenoids
Wollastonite
Rhodonite
Pectolite
Other Chain Silicates
Sapphirine
Disilicates and Ring Silicates
Disilicates
Lawsonite
Pumpellyite
Melilite
Vesuvianite (Idocrase)
Epidote Group
Zoisite
Clinozoisite-Epidote
Piemontite
Allanite
Ring Silicates
Tourmaline
Axinite
Beryl
Cordierite
Orthosilicates
Olivine
Monticellite
Hurnite Group
Garnet Group
Andalusite
Sillimanite
Kyanite
Staurolite
Chloritoid
Titanite (Sphene)
Topaz
Zircon
Dumortierite
Carbonates, Borates, Sulfates, and Phosphates
Carbonates
Calrite
Magnesite
Siderite
Rhodochrosite
Dolomite-Ankerite
Aragonite
Strontianite
Witherite
Malachite
Azurite
Borates
Borax
Colemanite
Sulfates
Barite
Celestine (Celestite)
Gypsum
Anhydrite
Alunite
Phosphates
Apatite
Monazite
Xenotime
Native Elements, Sulfides, Halides, Oxides, and Hydroxides
Native Elements
Sulfur
Graphite
Gold
Silver
Copper
Sulfides and Related Minerals
Pyrite
Marcasite
Sphalerite
Galena
Pyrrhotite
Chakopyrite
Halides
Halite
Sylvite
Fluorite
Oxides
Periclase
Cuprite
Rutile
Anatase
Cassiterite
Corundum
Hematite
Ilmenite
Perovskite
The Spinel Group
Spinel Series
Magnetite
Chromite
Chrysoberyl
Hydroxides
Brucite
Gibbsite
Diaspore
B�hmite (Boehmite)
Goethite
Lepidocrocite
Limonite
Sample Preparation
Grain Mount
Thin Section
Spindle Stage
Polished Section
Identification Tables
Mineral Associations
Mineral Index
Subject Index
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