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Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystalchemistry and Typomorphism

Presents a thorough guide to amazonite, a mineral in geologic formations that often signifies the presence of rare earth elements
Characterizes the distinctive features of influence in the geological setting of amazonite, as well as in the relationship between deposits and specific genetic types of the granitoids
Includes discussion of amazonite science topics, including the crystal chemical and spectrometric parameters of amazonite and the gemological significance of the amazonite
Provides the first English translation of the popular Russian reference book on the topic

By: Mikhail Ostrooumov (Author)


Paperback | Oct 2015 | #232084 | ISBN-13: 9780128037218
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NHBS Price: £72.99 $89/€82 approx

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Amazonite: Mineralogy, Crystal Chemistry and Typomorphism provides in-depth coverage of the geological setting, mineralogy, chemistry,spectroscopic parameters, typomorphic features, and potential technological and economical uses associated with amazonite discovery. Featuring detailed characterization of the geological settings of amazonite, as well a full investigation of its chemical composition, structural features, and properties with respect to each genetic type of granite, this essential reference covers all key aspects of amazonite and the benefits of its discovery.

Both newcomers and seasoned professionals in the field of mineralogy worldwide will find this translation of the popular Russian text a welcome addition to the literature on amazonite.


    Chapter 1. Research History of Amazonite
        1.1. Discovery and Research Conducted before the End of the Nineteenth Century
        1.2. Studies of Amazonite in the First Half of the Twentieth Century
        1.3. Research of Recent Decades
    Chapter 2. Geological Setting of Amazonite
        2.1. Geography of Amazonite
        2.2. Amazonite’s Geological Setting and Spatial-Temporal Distribution Patterns in Granitoid Formations
        2.3. Main Genetic Types of Amazonite-Containing Rocks
        2.4. Main Provinces and Deposits of Amazonite
    Chapter 3. Associated Minerals and Geochemistry of Amazonite
        3.1. Rock-Forming, Secondary, and Accessory Minerals of Amazonite-Containing Rocks
        3.2. Geochemical Particularities of Amazonite-Containing Paragenesis
    Chapter 4. Morphology, Crystal Chemistry, and Properties of Amazonite
        4.1. Morphology and Anatomy
        4.2. Chemical Composition
        4.3. Structural State
        4.4. Color and Its Spectral-Colorimetric Research
    Chapter 5. Color and Genesis of Amazonite
        5.1. Models of Color Centers
        5.2. Genesis of Amazonite
    Chapter 6. Significance of Amazonite
        6.1. Typomorphism and Prospecting Significance of Amazonite
        6.2. Brief History of Finds and Use of Amazonite as a Gemmological Stone

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Mikhail Ostrooumov is a researcher and lecturer at the Institute of Earth Science at the University of Michoac n in Morelia, Mexico. He has studied and written extensively on minerals over the last 40 years. He received his Doctorate in Mineralogy at the Saint Petersburg Mining Institute in Russia. He has also lectured at the Mining Institute in Cuba, Mainz University in Germany, Nantes University in France, and the Technological Institute of México. He has authored three books in Russian, four books in Spanish, contributed to six chapters in scientific books, and received 700 citations to his published works.

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