Dana's Minerals and How to Study Them (After Edward Salisbury Dana)
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 27, 1998 - Science - 328 pages
This short, practical guide to the identification of hand specimen minerals utilizes simple methods of observation and inexpensive tools. It gives a guidline on how to collect minerals as well as a tone and language that evoke the charm of an earlier scientific era. A companion volume to the newly revised Dana's New Mineralogy, this book will reward the student of nature seeking an introduction to minerals and their identification.
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Thorough introduction to minerals and mineralogy. Technically detailed but well written and accessible for the non-specialist reader. Includes useful tables of characteristics for identification of minerals.
Physical Properties of Minerals
Description of the Mineral Species
On the Determination of Minerals
Common Minerals Arranged According