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Minerals of the World - Princeton Field Guides

Princeton Field Guides presents

Minerals of the World

by Ole Johnsen

Only $26.95
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.

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