Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy
Author: William D. Nesse,Professor Emeritus of Geology at the Department of Earth Sciences William D Nesse,William D.. Nesse
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 335
Release: 1991
Genre: Mineralogy, Determinative
ISBN: UCSD:31822005681184

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This is an ideal textbook for both advanced undergraduates and graduate students. It contains valuable coverage of the optical properties of minerals, as well as up-to-date descriptions of common rock-forming minerals. The chapters on optical theory include discussions of the nature and properties of light, the petrographic microscope, and the behavior of light in isotropic materials and in uniaxial and biaxial anisotropic materials. Thoroughly revised to include recent developments in the field, the book includes step-by-step procedures to guide students through the determination of all optical properties by which minerals are routinely identified with a petrographic microscope. Readers will find descriptive information on over 125 common rock forming minerals, and many photomicrographs and illustrations. The book also includes a flow sheet to guide students through the process of identifying an unknown mineral.

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology

Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
Author: Swapan Kumar Haldar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013-10-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780124167100

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Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology presents the essentials of both disciplines through an approach accessible to industry professionals, academic researchers, and students. Mineralogy and petrology stand as the backbone of the geosciences. Detailed knowledge of minerals and rocks and the process of formation and association are essential for practicing professionals and advanced students. This book is designed as an accessible, step-by-step guide to exploring, retaining, and implementing the core concepts of mineral and hydrocarbon exploration, mining, and extraction. Each topic is fully supported by working examples, diagrams and full-color images. The inclusion of petroleum, gas, metallic deposits and economic aspects enhance the book’s value as a practical reference for mineralogy and petrology. Authored by two of the world’s premier experts, this book is a must for any young professional, researcher, or student looking for a thorough and inclusive guide to mineralogy and petrology in a single source. Authored by two of the world’s experts in mineralogy and petrology, who have more than 70 years of experience in research and instruction combined Addresses the full scope of the core concepts of mineralogy and petrology, including crystal structure, formation and grouping of minerals and soils, definition, origin, structure and classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks Features more than 150 figures, illustrations, and color photographs to vividly explore the fundamental principles of mineralogy and petrology Offers a holistic approach to both subjects, beginning with the formation of geologic structures followed by the hosting of mineral deposits and concluding with the exploration and extraction of lucrative, usable products to improve the health of global economies

Introduction to Mineralogy

Introduction to Mineralogy
Author: William D. Nesse
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0199827389

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"Undergraduate textbook for mineralogy students in the department of geology"--Provided by publisher.

Earth Materials

Earth Materials
Author: Cornelis Klein,Anthony R. Philpotts
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2012-08-27
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9780521145213

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Key concepts in mineralogy and petrology are explained alongside beautiful full-color illustrations, in this concisely written textbook.

An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy

An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy
Author: Cumhur Aydinalp
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2012-02-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789533078960

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An Introduction to the Study of Mineralogy is a collection of papers that can be easily understood by a wide variety of readers, whether they wish to use it in their work, or simply to extend their knowledge. It is unique in that it presents a broad view of the mineralogy field. The book is intended for chemists, physicists, engineers, and the students of geology, geophysics, and soil science, but it will also be invaluable to the more advanced students of mineralogy who are looking for a concise revision guide.

Mineralogy

Mineralogy
Author: Martin Okrusch,Hartwig E. Frimmel
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2020-09-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783662573167

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This book presents a translation and update of the classic German textbook of Mineralogy and Petrology that has been published for decades. It provides an introduction to mineralogy, petrology, and geochemistry, discussing the principles of mineralogy, including crystallography, chemical bonding, and physical properties, and the genesis of minerals in a didactic and understandable way. Illustrated with numerous figures and tables, it also features several sections dedicated to the genesis of mineral resources. The textbook reflects the authors’ many years of experience and is ideal for use in lectures on mineralogy and petrology.

A Practical Introduction to Optical Mineralogy

A Practical Introduction to Optical Mineralogy
Author: Colin Gribble
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789401178044

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Microscopy is a servant of all the sciences, and the microscopic examina tion of minerals is an important technique which should be mastered by all students of geology early in their careers. Advanced modern text books on both optics and mineralogy are available, and our intention is not that this new textbook should replace these but that it should serve as an introductory text or a first stepping-stone to the study of optical mineralogy. The present text has been written with full awareness that it will probably be used as a laboratory handbook, serving as a quick reference to the properties of minerals, but nevertheless care has been taken to present a systematic explanation of the use of the microscope as well as theoretical aspects of optical mineralogy. The book is therefore suitable for the novice either studying as an individual or participating in classwork. Both transmitted-light microscopy and reflected-light microscopy are dealt with, the former involving examination of transparent minerals in thin section and the latter involving examination of opaque minerals in polished section. Reflected-light microscopy is increasing in importance in undergraduate courses on ore mineralisation, but the main reason for combining the two aspects of microscopy is that it is no longer acceptable to neglect opaque minerals in the systematic petrographic study of rocks. Dual purpose microscopes incorporating transmitted- and reflected-light modes are readily available, and these are ideal for the study of polished thin sections.

An Elementary Introduction to Mineralogy

An Elementary Introduction to Mineralogy
Author: William Phillips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 425
Release: 1837
Genre: Mineralogy
ISBN: COLUMBIA:CU50501313

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An Introduction to Mineral Sciences

An Introduction to Mineral Sciences
Author: Andrew Putnis
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 457
Release: 1992-10-22
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0521429471

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An Introduction to Mineral Sciences explains the principles underlying the modern study of minerals.

Mineralogy

Mineralogy
Author: Dexter Perkins
Publsiher: Pearson Higher Ed
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2014-01-13
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780321986573

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. This student-friendly text is written in a casual, jargon-free style to present a modern introduction to mineralogy. It emphasizes real-world applications and the history and human side of mineralogy. The author approaches the subject by explaining the larger, understandable topics first, and then explaining why the “little things” are important for understanding the larger picture.

Rock forming Minerals

Rock forming Minerals
Author: J. F. W. Bowles,R. A. Howie,D. J. Vaughan,J. Zussman
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2011
Genre: Science
ISBN: 186239315X

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Volume 5A of this second edition of Rock-Forming Minerals focuses on oxides, hydroxides and sulphides. Since the publication of the first edition, in 1962, there has been an enormous increase in the literature devoted to these minerals. This new edition, greatly expanded and rewritten, covers aspects that include crystal structures, chemical compositions, electronic structures, phase relations, thermochemistry, mineral surface structure and reactivity, physical properties, distinguishing features and parageneses (including stable isotope data).

Minerals A Very Short Introduction

Minerals  A Very Short Introduction
Author: David Vaughan
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-10-23
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780191505331

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Minerals existed long before any forms of life, playing a key role in the origin and evolution of life; an interaction with biological systems that we are only now beginning to understand. Exploring the traditional strand of mineralogy, which emphasises the important mineral families, the well-established analytical methods (optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction) and the dramatic developments made in techniques over recent decades, David Vaughan also introduces the modern strand of mineralogy, which explores the role minerals play in the plate tectonic cycle and how they interact with the living world. Demonstrating how minerals can be critical for human health and illness by providing essential nutrients and releasing poisons, Vaughan explores the multitude of ways in which minerals have aided our understanding of the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction to Clay Minerals

Introduction to Clay Minerals
Author: Velde
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789401123686

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Introduction to Clay Minerals is designed to give a detailed, concise and clear introduction to clay mineralogy. Using the information presented here, one should be able to understand clays and their mineralogy, their uses and importance in modern life.

Metals and Society

Metals and Society
Author: Nicholas Arndt,Clément Ganino
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-01-05
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9783642229954

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This book focuses not only on the nature and origin of ore deposits but also explores the economic issues that surround the exploitation of mineral resources. Coverage includes demand from developing nations, exploitation and exhaustion of resources and more.

Optical Mineralogy

Optical Mineralogy
Author: C.D. Gribble
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781461596929

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This book is the successor to A practical introduction to optical mineralogy, which was written in the early 1980s, and published by George Allen & Unwin in 1985. Our intention, once again, is to introduce the student of geology to the microscopic examination of minerals, by both transmitted and reflected light. These techniques should be mastered by students early in their careers, and this text has been proposed in the full awareness that it will be used as a laboratory handbook, serving as a quick reference to the properties of minerals. However, care has been taken to present a systematic explanation of the use of the microscope, as well as to include an extended explanation of the theoretical aspects of optical crystallography in transmitted light. The book is therefore intended as a serious text that introduces the study of minerals under the microscope to the intending honours student of geology, as well as providing information for the novice or interested layman.