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The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide

  • Concise, full-color pictorial reference for scientists and geologists
  • Explains how to describe and identify microscopic samples of minerals
  • Draws material from prominent literature yielding more than 400 different minerals

Series: Atlases in Geoscience Series Volume: 3

By: Bernhard Pracejus(Editor)

1098 pages, colour photos


Hardback | Jul 2015 | Edition: 2 | #226107 | ISBN-13: 9780444627254
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The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide, Second Edition, is a very detailed color atlas for ore/opaque minerals (ore microscopy), with a main emphasis on name and synonyms, short descriptions, mineral groups, chemical compositions, information on major formation environments, optical data, reflection color/shade comparison with four common/standard minerals of a similar color or grey shade, and up to five high-quality photos for each mineral with scale.

In addition, The Ore Minerals Under the Microscope: An Optical Guide contains a compilation from some of the prominent publications in the field of ore microscopy presented on a list of 431 minerals.

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Acknowledgements and Sample Sources
Instrument Settings
Mineral Description. Explanations and Abbreviations

I Elements
II. Sulfides and Sulphosalts
III. Halogenides
IV. Oxides
V. Nitratesm Carbonates and Borates
VI. Sulfates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
VII Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates
VIII. Silicates.


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Dr. Bernhard Pracejus currently works as Associate Professor at the Earth Science Department, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman. He is specialised in Mineralogy, Geochemistry, and Economic Geology and his research concentrates on topics such as the alteration of geologic bodies over time (particularly metal deposits), environmentally friendly remediation of heavy metal polluted effluents and solid wastes from mining activities and other industries, and processes at the Bio-Geo-Interface. He has published various articles in journals such as Ore Geology Reviews, Marine Geology, and Chemical Geology.

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