Minerals of the World
  • Minerals of the World
  • Minerals of the World

Minerals of the World

by Ole Johnsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 069109537X

ISBN-13: 9780691095370

Pub. Date: 05/06/2002

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Minerals of the World is 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

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Minerals of the World is 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


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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691095370
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
05/06/2002
Series:
Princeton Field Guides Series
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
846,711
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.22(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

PART I: MINERALOGY AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

What is a mineral? 11

Mineral names 15

Crystallography 18

Crystal geometry 19

The cubic system 26

The tetragonal system 31

The hexagonal system 34

The trigonal system 37

The orthorhombic system 41

The monoclinic system 43

The triclinic system 45

Formation and growth of crystals 46

The chemical properties of crystals 54

The physical properties of crystals 60

The optical properties of crystals 65

PART II: MINERAL DESCRIPTIONS

Native elements 77

Sulphides 93

Halides 129

Oxides and hydroxides 145

Carbonates, nitrates, and borates 183

Sulphates, chromates, molydates, and tungstates 209

Phosphates, arsenates, and vanadates 227

Silicates 249

Nesosilicates 253

Sorosilicates 275

Cyclosilicates 287

Inosilicates 299

Phyllosilicates 331

Tectosilicates 354

Organic minerals 395

PART III: TABLES

Common minerals and their properties 397

Table 1. Minerals with metallic or submetallic lustre 398

Table 2. Minerals with non-metallic lustre 402

The Periodic Table of the Elements 421

Symbols and atomic numbres of selected elements 422

Glossary 423

Index 429

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