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Minerals: A Firefly Guide

Minerals: A Firefly Guide

by Alessandro Guastoni and Roberto Appiani

Only $24.95
"A comprehensive illustrated guide to the forms, physical properties, classification and study of minerals from around the world. More than 400 photographs, tables, charts, glossary, bibliography and richly informative descriptions of 288 minerals." This book is a 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" sturdy paperback with 256 pages.

Minerals: A Firefly Guide
Table of Contents

Foreword
7
INTRODUCTION
    The science of mineralogy
10
    The forms of crystals and twinning
12
    Physical properties
16
    How minerals are studied
24
    The environments in which minerals form
28
    The classification of minerals
39
MINERALS
    Class 1: Native Elements
42
    Class 2: Sulfides and Sulfosalts
50
    Class 3: Halides
70
    Class 4: Oxides and Hydroxides
76
    Class 5: Carbonates
104
    Class 6: Borates
118
    Class 7: Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, Tungstates
124
    Class 8: Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates
138
    Class 9: Silicates
160
    Class 10: Organic Minerals
244
REFERENCES
    Essential Glossary
250
    Classification of Minerals
251
    Index of the Minerals
254
    Bibliography and Websites
256