Layered Silicates Excluding Micas and Clay Minerals
This extensive revision deals with the minerals talc, pyrophyllite, chlorite, serpentine, stilpnomelane, zussmanite, prehnite and apophyllite. The text has been completely rewritten and very much expanded to take account of the many advances that have been made in all aspects of the Earth sciences, not least mineralogy. Each chapter is headed by a brief tabulation of mineral data and ends with full references. Crystal structures are described and illustrated, followed by discussion of structural information gained from spectroscopic as well as X-ray and electron-optic methods. Chemical sections include many analyses and structural formulae, phase relations, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary geochemistry, alteration and weathering. Examples are given of a range of mineral parageneses. Correlation between the various aspects of mineralogy are emphasized in order to provide a scientific understanding of minerals as well as their description and identification. So great has been the expansion of research on layered silicates that a separate volume (3A, 2003) was devoted entirely to micas and another (3C), entirely for clay minerals will also be published. Rock-Forming Minerals is an essential reference work for professionals, researchers and postgraduate students in Earth science and related fields in chemistry, physics, engineering, environmental and soil sciences.
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Acta Alps Amer anal analyses antigorite apophyllite assemblage associated Bailey basal biotite blueschist Brindley brucite calculated cations cell parameters chamosite chemical chlorite chloritoid chrysotile Clays & Clay clinochlore composition Contr cookeite crystal structure dehydroxylation deposit diaspore diffraction dolomite eclogite Eggleton electron epidote equilibrium experimental facies Fe2+ ferristilpnomelane fluid formation garnet Geol geothermal greenschist Guggenheim high-pressure HRTEM hydrogen bonding hydrothermal hydrothermal alteration increasing interlayer iron kaolinite kbar kyanite layer Liou lizardite low-grade metamorphism magnetite Mellini metamorphosed metapelites metasomatic mica mineralogy muscovite occur octahedral octahedral sites olivine ophiolite optical oxygen pelitic Petr phase polygonal serpentine polytypes prehnite pressure pumpellyite pyrophyllite quartz range reaction reproduced with kind rocks schists Schreyer serpentine serpentine minerals serpentinite sheet showed silicates spectra stability stacking stilpnomelane substitution sudoite talc temperature tetrahedral textures thermal tremolite tri-octahedral ultramafic veins whiteschist Whittaker X-ray zone Zussman zussmanite