Manual of Mineral Science
The classic in the field since 1848, this extraordinary reference offers readers unsurpassed coverage of mineralogy and crystallography. The book is known for integrating complete coverage of concepts and principles with a more systematic and descriptive treatment of mineralogy. The revised edition now includes a CD-ROM to let readers see the minerals and crystals, while also viewing chemical composition, symmetry, and morphological crystallography.
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Disciplines of Mineral Science 9
Minerals in Our Lives 15
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albite amphibole angle anions atoms axis bond calcite carbon cation Chapter chemical cleavage color colorless common commonly Composition and Structure coordination copper crystal structure crystallographic axes Crystallography cube cubic deposits Diagnostic Features diagram diamond diffraction dipyramid dolomite electron energy example faces feldspar ﬁeld ﬁne ﬁrst grains green Harvard Mineralogical Museum hexagonal igneous rocks illustrated ionic ions Isometric lattice layers light limestone Luster massive melt metallic metamorphic metamorphic rocks mica Mineralogical Society mineralogy minerals mirror plane monoclinic motif occurs octahedral olivine optical orbitals orthopyroxene Orthorhombic oxides oxygen parallel pegmatites Physical Properties plagioclase Plate point groups polymorphs prism prismatic pyrite pyroxene quartz reﬂected refractive result rotation shown in Fig silicates solid solution space group speciﬁc gravity sphalerite spinel Streak surface symmetry elements Table temperature Tetragonal tetrahedral tion tourmaline Triclinic twin unit cell usually vertical VVhen X-ray yellow zeolites