Rutley’s Elements of Mineralogy

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 560 pages
The last thorough revision of Rutley's Elements of Mineralogy appeared as the 23rd Edition in 1936. In subsequent editions, an effort to keep abreast with the great progress in the science was made by small (and often awkward) modifications and, especially, by the addition of an independent chapter on the atomic structure of minerals. For this present edition, the complete re-setting of the book has made possible not only the integration of the added chapter on atomic structure into its proper place in the accounts of the chemical and physical properties of minerals, but also extensive rewriting and rearrangement of the material in the first part of the book. To this part, also, has been added a short chapter on the classification of minerals. In the second part, the Descrip tion of Minerals, numerous, if not so extensive, modifications and modernisations have been introduced. A couple of dozen new figures have been added, mostly in the early part of the book. More specifically, the major changes in this new edition are the following. The electronic structure of atoms supplies the guide lines for the whole account of mineral-chemistry; additional items concern the electrochemical series, of interest in the occurrence and metallurgical treatment of ores, and chemical analysis. On the physical side, the dependence of physical properties of minerals on their atomic structure is emphasized and, in addition, a brief account of radioactivity and isotopic age-determination is given.
 

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Contents

Atomic Atomic Atomic Atomic
32
CERTAIN PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF MINERALS
48
THE ELEMENTS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
73
HYDROGEN H 1008 47 SILVER Ag 10788
107
Stereographic Representation of Crystal Symmetry
110
41
114
BERYLLIUM Be 9 013 50 TiN Sn 11870
118
BORON B 10 82 51 ANTIMONY Sb 121 76
121
THE CLASSIFICATION OF MINERALS
220
GROUP 1A LITHIUM SODIUM POTASSIUM
227
GROUP 1B COPPER SILVER GOLD
241
GROUP 2A CALCIUM STRONTIUM BARIUM RADIUM
270
GROUP 2B BERYLLIUM MAGNESIUM ZINC CADMIUM
292
GROUP 3B BORON ALUMINIUM
312
GROUP 4A TITANIUM ZIRCONIUM CERIUM THORIUM
327
GROUP 4B CARBON SILICON TIN LEAD
338

CARBON C 12011 52 TELLURIUM Te 12761
126
OXYGEN O 16 000 54 XENON Xe 131 30
132
NEON Ne 20183 56 BARIUM Ba 137 36
138
MAGNESIUM Mg 24 32 58 CERIUM Ce 14013
140
Monoclinic System
142
THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF MINERALS
157
THE OCCURRENCE OF MINERALS
199
GROUP 5A VANADIUM TANTALUM
467
GROUP 6A CHROMIUM MOLYBDENUM TUNGSTEN URANIUM
486
GROUP 6B SULPHUR SELENIUM TELLURIUM
497
GROUP 7A MANGANESE
503
GROUP 7B FLUORINE CHLORINE BROMINE IODINE
511
GROUP 8B RUTHENIUM RHODIUM PALLADIUM OSMIUM
538
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