By: Cornelis Klein
641 pages, Col plates, bw plates, illus, figs, tabs
Provides a complete coverage of concepts and principles with a more systematic and descriptive treatment of mineralogy. Also contains a CD-ROM to enable viewing minerals and crystals, while also viewing chemical composition, symmetry, and morphological crystallography.
1. Introduction; 2. Physical Properties of Minerals in Hand Specimen; 3. Elements of Crystal Chemistry; 4. Mineral Reactions Stability and Behavior; 5. Overview of Crystallographic Concepts; 6. Selected Point Groups and Space Groups; 7. Analytical Methods in Mineral Science; 8. Crystal Chemistry and Systematic Descriptions of Native Elements, Sulfides, and Sulfosalts; 9. Crystal Chemistry and Systematic Descriptions of Oxides, Hydroxides, and Halides; 10. Crystal Chemistry and Systematic Description of Carbonates, Nitrates , Borates, Sulfates, Chromates, Tungstates, Molybdates, Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates; 11. Crystal Chemistry of Rock-Forming Silicates; 12. Systematic Descriptions of Rock-Forming Silicates; 13. Gem Minerals; 14. Determinative Tables; Mineral Index; Subject Index
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