Mineralogy for Petrologists: Optics, Chemistry and Occurrences of Rock-Forming Minerals
This set, consisting of a book and a CD-ROM, provides a categorized and visualized overview and presents microscopic observations, systematic mineralogy, chemistry, geology, stability, paragenesis, occurrence and use in petrology of 137 minerals. Structural formula calculations are included in the appendix.
The CD-ROM contains more than 400 colour plates with mineral microscopic visuals under various circumstances.
1. Rocks and minerals
2. Observations with the Petrographic Microscope
3. Systematic mineralogy
3-1. Major tectosilicates: quartz - feldspars - feldspathoids
3-2. Major ferro-magnesians minerals : micas, chlorites, amphiboles, pyroxenes, olivines
3-3. Aluminous minerals
3-4. Calcic, magnesian and calc-magnesian minerals
3-5. Accessory minerals
3-6. Minerals of sedimentary rocks and alterites
Appendix - Calculation of the structural formula of a mineral
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