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Minerals of the World

 
Minerals of the World Minerals of the World by Walter Schumann. Second edition.

An introduction to minerals, their properties and identification. A detailed reference for hundreds of minerals with photos, properties and descriptions for hundreds of minerals. Hardcover book measures 5 1/4" x 7 7/8" and has 232 pages.

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Minerals of the World
Table of Contents

Preface
6
Organization
7

INTRODUCTION

How to Find a Particular Mineral

8
    The Rapid-Identification System
8
    Example - Fluorite
10

External Shapes of Minerals

11
    Structure of Minerals
11
    Crystal Systems
13
    The Law of Constant Angles
14
    Twinning in Crystals
15
    Mineral Aggregates
16

Mineral Characteristics

17
    Color of Minerals and Streak
17
    Pleochroism
18
    Light Effects and Surface Luster
18
    Mohs' Hardness
20
    Tools for Testing the Scratch Hardness
21
    Specific Gravity
22
    Cleavage
23
    Fracture
24
    Tenacity and Toughness
25
    Magnetism
25
    Transparency
26
    Luster
26
    Refraction of Light and Double Refraction
26
    Radioactivity
27
    Fluorescence
28
    Flame-Test Color
28
    Other Characteristics
29
    Imitations
29

GUIDE FOR IDENTIFICATION

Minerals Arranged by Streak Color

30
    White and Colorless
30
    Green
134
    Gray and Black
148
    Red and Orange
184
    Gold and Brown
192
    Blue
210
Bibliography
218
Glossary
219
Index
224

 

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