Download e-book for kindle: A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin by Andrew J. Barker

By Andrew J. Barker

ISBN-10: 1138001147

ISBN-13: 9781138001145

ISBN-10: 1138430161

ISBN-13: 9781138430167

Structured within the type of a dichotomous key, akin to these frequent in botany, the mineral key presents an effective and systematic method of choosing rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This special approach covers a hundred and fifty+ of the main generally encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a couple of rarer yet noteworthy ones. Illustrated in complete color, with 330+ prime quality mineral photomicrographs from a global choice of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it additionally presents a complete atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section.

Commencing with a quick creation to mineral platforms, and the houses of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised mild, the mineral key additionally comprises line drawings, tables of mineral homes and an interference color chart, to extra reduction mineral identity. To minimise the opportunity of misidentification, and allow much less skilled petrologists to take advantage of the major with self assurance, the foremost has been prepared to prioritise these homes which are most simply recognised.

Designed for simplicity and straightforwardness of use, it's basically aimed toward undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of mineralogy and petrology, yet must also supply a worthwhile resource of reference for all training geologists facing rock skinny sections and their interpretation.

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