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Optical Mineralogy

Principles And Practice, 1st Edition

By Colin D Gribble

CRC Press

324 pages

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Covering theory and practice, this wide-ranging introductory textbook covers the main optical properties of rock-forming minerals that can be recognized under the polarizing microscope. The authors elucidate the basic elements of microscopy, the theory of light transmission through translucent minerals, and the properties of light reflected from opaque minerals. They discuss properties of the main silicate and non-silicate minerals, both translucent and opaque and how the optical properties may be used to identify a mineral. The book features many diagrams, summary tables, and four pages of color illustrations, making it an ideal textbook as well as an authoritative reference.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the microscopic study of minerals; Silicate minerals; The non-silicates; Transmitted-light microscopy; Reflected-light theory Appendices: Biaxial minerals; Uniaxial positive minerals; Uniaxial negative minerals; Isotropic minerals; 2 V and sign of biaxial minerals; Properties of ore minerals; Mineral identification chart; Gangue minerals.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General