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Rocks and Minerals - Peterson Field Guides

Rocks and Minerals

Peterson Field Guide Series

by Frederick H. Pough

Only $20.95
An introduction to rocks and minerals with detailed photos, description and identification information. Sponsored by the National Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. This book is a 4 1/2" x 7 1/4" paperback with 401 pages.

Rocks and Minerals - Peterson Field Guides
Table of Contents

PART I: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks and Minerals
Your Mineral Collection
1
        Care of the collection, collecting and testing equipment, reagents, testing supplies
Rocks and Minerals and Where to Find Them
12
    Geographical Distribution
13
    Rock Classifications
15
    Igneous Rocks
15
    Sedimentary Rocks
26
    Metamorphic Rocks
31
    Mineral Environments
37
Physical Properties of Minerals
42
    Distinguishing Characteristics
42
        Color, luster, hardness, specific gravity, streak, fracture, cleavage, parting, translucency, fluorescence and phosphorescence
    Mineral Textures and Outlines of Aggregates
50
Crystal Classifications
53
    The Crystal Systems
57
    Other Forms and Phenomena
65
        Twinning, distorted crystals, parallel growths, crystal habit, psuedomorphs
The Chemical Classification of Minerals
71
Tests, Techniques, and Tips
78
        Fusibility, flame tests, bead tests, tube tests, wet tests in test tubes, fluorescence and phosphorescence
PART II: Mineral Descriptions
    Elements
97
    Sulfides and Sulfosalts
108
    Oxides
142
    Halides
174
    Carbonates
182
    Nitrates
201
    Borates
203
    Sulfates
208
    Phosphates, Arsenates, Vanadates, and Uranates
226
    Tungstates (Wolframates) and Molybdates
262
    Silicates
267
Glossary
365
References
375
Index
381