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Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

National Audubon Society

Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals

by Charles W. Chesterman

Only $21.95
An introduction to minerals with photos and descriptions designed to aid you in field or at-home study. A comprehensive reference with hundreds of photos. Durable plastic covers. 4" x 7 3/4", 856 pages.

Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Table of Contents

    Introduction
13
    How to Use This Guide
19
Part I: Minerals
    A Guide to Mineral Identification
25
    Visual Key to Minerals
47
    Color Plates
52
        Green, 1-84
        Blue, 85-132
        Violet to Pink, 133-174
        Red, 175-222
        Brown, 223-288
        Orange, 289-300
        Yellow, 301-354
        Colorless, 355-396
        White, 397-474
        Gray, 475-504
        Black, 505-540
        Multicolored or Banded, 541-558
        Metallic, 559-654
    Gemstones, 655-702
263
    Descriptive Key to Minerals
281
    The Common Minerals of North America
343
    Native Elements
345
    Sulfides, Arsenides and Tellurides
357
    Sulfosalts
383
    Simple Oxides
393
    Hydroxides
407
    Multiple Oxides
415
    Halides
425
    Carbonates
431
    Borates
447
    Sulfates
453
    Chromates
469
    Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadates
471
    Vanadium Oxysalts
493
    Molybdates and Tungstates
495
    Silicates
501
Part II: Rocks
    A Guide to Rock Identification
597
    Visual Key to Rocks
615
    Key to Rock Classes
618
    Color Plates
634
        Igneous - Volcanic Rocks, 703-722
        Igneous - Plutonic Rocks, 723-746
        Sedimentary Rocks, 747-766
        Metamorphic Rocks, 767-794
    The Common Rocks of North America
681
    Igneous - Volcanic Rocks
683
    Igneous - Plutonic Rocks
693
    Sedimentary Rocks
713
    Metamorphic Rocks
731
Part III: Mineral Collecting
    Tools and Techniques for Collectors
753
    Mineral Environments and Associations
759
Part IV: Appendices
    Glossary
785
    Bibliography
799
    Rock-Forming Minerals
803
    The Chemical Elements
805
    Localities
809
    Picture Credits
827
    Index
831