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Dana's Minerals and How to Study Them (After Edward Salisbury Dana)

Handbook / Manual

By: Cornelius S Hurlbut and W Edwin Sharp

328 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Paperback | Feb 1998 | Edition: 4 | #83208 | ISBN: 0471156779
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This short but practical guide to the identification of hand specimen minerals utilises simple methods of observation and inexpensive tools, and is based on the Dana system of classification.


Minerals and Mineralogy. Preliminary Hints on How to Study Minerals. Crystals and Crystallography. Physical Properties of Minerals. Mineral Chemistry. Mineral Genesis. Description of the Mineral Species. On the Determination of Minerals Determinative Tables. Appendices. Index.

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CORNELIUS S. HURLBUT, Jr. is Professor Emeritus of Mineralogy at Harvard University. W. EDWIN SHARP is Professor of Geology at the University of South Carolina.
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