Mineral Science: An Introductory Survey

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780023399459
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 11/28/1992
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368

Table of Contents

1 Principles of Crystal Architecture 1
1-1 Atomic Models 3
1-2 Chemical Bonds 10
1-3 Properties of Ions 14
1-4 Packing of Spherical Ions 20
1-5 Deviation from Perfection 31
1-6 Ionic Configurations 37
1-7 Noncrystalline and Cryptocrystalline Matter 42
1-8 Thermochemistry 43
2 Crystal Structures 55
2-1 Native Elements 56
2-2 One-Cation Structures 58
2-3 Two-Cation Structures 65
2-4 Island Silicates 72
2-5 Chain and Sheet Silicates 78
2-6 Framework Silicates 87
3 Crystal Symmetry 99
3-1 Symmetry Operations 101
3-2 Directions and Planes 111
3-3 Point Groups 120
3-4 Space Lattices 130
3-5 Space Groups and Crystal Systems 138
3-6 Crystal Forms 144
3-7 Mineral Habits 154
4 Physical Properties of Minerals 166
4-1 Density and Specific Gravity 167
4-2 Elastic and Thermal Properties 170
4-3 Hardness and Tenacity 173
4-4 Electrical Properties 178
4-5 Magnetic Properties 186
4-6 Radioactivity 191
4-7 Surface Properties 194
5 Radiant Energy and Crystalline Matter 199
5-1 Mineral Spectra 202
5-2 Mineral Colors 207
5-3 Quantum Emission and Absorption 215
5-4 Interaction of Waves and Minerals 221
5-5 Light Waves in Anisotropic Minerals 230
5-6 Diffraction 238
6 The Phase Rule and Phase Diagrams 246
6-1 Phases, Components, and Intensive Variables 247
6-2 Gibbs' Phase Rule 252
6-3 Binary Systems with No Compounds 255
6-4 Binary Systems with Compounds 264
6-5 Liquidus Surfaces in Ternary Systems 266
6-6 Ternary Systems with Compounds 271
6-7 Ternary Isothermal Isobaric Sections 278
6-8 Quaternary Systems 281
7 Mineral Genesis 285
7-1 Crystal Growth 287
7-2 Magmas and Crystallization 293
7-3 Sedimentary Mineral and Rock Formation 312
7-4 Metamorphic Minerals and Rocks 320
7-5 Formation of Minerals from Aqueous Fluids 331
Glossary 339
Index 351
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