A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section / Edition 1

A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section / Edition 1

by W. S. MacKenzie, A. E. Adams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470233389

ISBN-13: 9780470233382

Pub. Date: 03/28/1994

Publisher: Wiley

A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section is a clear and accessible introduction to the use of thin sections in the study of Petrography—the scientific description of rocks. Illustrated with a wealth of full color thin section photographs the book explains how to observe mineral and rock samples under the microscope. It covers all covers all rock types&

Overview

A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section is a clear and accessible introduction to the use of thin sections in the study of Petrography—the scientific description of rocks. Illustrated with a wealth of full color thin section photographs the book explains how to observe mineral and rock samples under the microscope. It covers all covers all rock types—igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic—with equal emphasis and authority, providing the student with an excellent overview of the subject. Each photograph, specially produced for the book, has been chosen to instruct the beginner and offer valuable resource material to the teacher and lecturer of geology. As well as being a useful teaching and learning tool, the atlas is a concise reference and review of rock and mineral identification.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470233382
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:

OPTICAL MINERALOGY.

The Polarizing Microscope.

Description of Minerals.

MINERALS.

Olivine.

Amphibole.

Quartz.

Microcline.

Calcite.

Garnet.

IGNEOUS ROCKS.

Basalt.

Gabbro.

Andesite.

Diorite.

Microgranite.

Phonolite.

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS.

Sub-Arkose.

Greywacke.

Micaceous Sandstone.

Ooid Grainstone.

Bioclast Packstone.

Dolomite.

Replacement Chert.

Banded Ironstone.

Volcaniclastic Rocks.

METAMORPHIC ROCKS.

Mylonite.

Biotite Hornfels.

Serpentinite.

Garnet Mica Schist.

Kyanite Gneiss.

Two Pyroxene Granulite.

Retrograde Eclogite.

Index.

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