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Dana's New Mineralogy: The System of Mineralogy of James Dwight Dana and Edward Salisbury Dana

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By: Richard V Gaines

1819 pages, Illus

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1997 | Edition: 8 | #65246 | ISBN: 0471193100
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Following in the tradition of the "System of Mineralogy" introduced by Wiley in 1837, this one-of-a-kind reference brings mineralogy into the 21st century. It describes all of the over 3700 recognized mineral species. New features include emphasis on mineral structure, presenting descriptions of all the important species. New specially commissioned structure diagrams describe all the important mineral groups. All homologous species are classified and all polymorphic forms identified. Compact and convenient in one volume, it offers exceptional coverage on where minerals can be found and accurate, up-to-date references.


Native Elements and Alloys.; Sulfides and Related Compounds.; Oxides.; Halogenides.; Carbonates.; Nitrates.; Iodates.; Borates.; Sulfates.; Selenates and Tellurates; Selenites and Tullurites.; Chromates.; Phosphates, Aresenates, and Vanadates.; Animonates, Antimonites, and Arsenites.; Vanadium Oxysalts.; Molybdates and Tungstates.; Organic Compounds.; Nesosilicates: Insular SiO 4 .; Sorosilicates: Isolated Tetrahedral Noncyclic, N>1.; Cyclosilicates.; Inosilicates Two--Dimensionally Infinite Silicate Units.; Phyllocilicates.; Tektosilicates.; Appendix.; Indexes.

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About the editors RICHARD V. GAINES is a mineralogist and economic geologist. A former engineer of mines at Colorado School of Mines, he received his doctorate from Harvard University. H. CATHERINE W. SKINNER is a research scientist in the department of geology and geophysics and at the medical school, Yale University. EUGENE E. FOORD, recently retired from the United States Geological Survey, Denver, is a specialist in descriptive mineralogy who has described numerous new mineral species. BRIAN MASON joined the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in 1965, and is Curator Emeritus in the department of mineral sciences there. ABRAHAM ROSENZWEIG was a member of the faculties of the University of New Mexico and Oberlin College, and was at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a member of the board of directors and the editorial board of the Mineralogical Record.

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