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Photographic Guide to Minerals of the World

Geology GuideOut of Print
A great encyclopedia of minerals

Series: Oxford Photographic Guides

By: Ole Johnssen

439 pages, Col photos, illus, tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Apr 2002 | #127747 | ISBN: 0198515685
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About this book

Comprehensive guide to minerals of the world aimed primarily at serious amateur geologists and illustrated with photographs and colour line drawings. The text consists mainly of a mineral by mineral guide that includes information on crystallography, physical and chemical properties, and identification characters with references to where the minerals are to be found.


PREFACE; WHAT IS A MINERAL?; Crystallography; NATIVE ELEMENTS; Sulfides; Halides; Oxides and Hydroxides; Carbonates, Nitrates, and Borates; Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates, and Tungstates; Phosphates, Arsenates, and Vanadates; Silicates; Organic Minerals; Tabular Overview of the most Common Minerals and their Properties; The Periodic Table of Elements; Symbol and Atomic Number for Selected Elements; List of Words; Index

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