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Minerals of the World

Minerals of the World

by Walter Schumann

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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. Second edition.

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