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Minerals of the World - Princeton Field Guides

 
Minerals of the World - Princeton Field Guides Princeton Field Guides presents Minerals of the World by Ole Johnsen.

Information on over 500 minerals, complete with detailed color photographs, crystallographic diagrams, physical and chemical properties, and much more. This book is a 5 3/4" x 8" paperback with 439 pages.

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Minerals of the World - Princeton Field Guides
Table of Contents

PART I: MINERALOGY AND CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

What is a Mineral?

11
    Mineral names
15

Crystallography

18
    Crystal geometry
19
    The cubic system
26
    The tetragonal system
31
    The hexagonal system
34
    The trigonal system
37
    The orthorhombic system
41
    The monoclinic system
43
    The triclinic system
45
    Formation and growth of crystals
46
    The chemical properties of crystals
54
    The physical properties of crystals
60
    The optical properties of crystals
65

PART II: MINERAL DESCRIPTIONS

Native elements

77

Sulphides

93

Halides

129

Oxides and hydroxides

145

Carbonates, nitrates, and borates

183

Sulphates, chromates, molybdates, and tungstates

209

Phosphates, arsenates, and vanadates

227

Silicates

249
    Nesosilicates
253
    Sorosilicates
275
    Cyclosilicates
287
    Inosilicates
299
    Phyllosilicates
331
    Tectosilicates
354

Organic minerals

395

PART III: TABLES

Common minerals and their properties

397
    Table 1. Minerals with metallic or submetallic lustre
398
    Table 2. Minerals with non-metallic lustre
402

The Periodic Table of the Elements

421

Symbols and atomic numbers of selected elements

422
Glossary
423
Index
429

 

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