Atlas of the Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section


Author: W.S. Mackenzie,C. Guilford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873807

Category: Science

Page: 104

View: 1900

'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist

Atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin section


Author: W. S. MacKenzie,C. Guilford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 98

View: 1614

'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist

A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section


Author: Andrew J. Barker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1315778696

Category: Nature

Page: 182

View: 9122

Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full colour, with 330+ high quality mineral photomicrographs from a worldwide collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it also provides a comprehensive atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section. Commencing with a brief introduction to mineral systems, and the properties of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised light, the mineral key also includes line drawings, tables of mineral properties and an interference colour chart, to further aid mineral identification. To minimise the chance of misidentification, and enable less experienced petrologists to use the key with confidence, the key has been arranged to prioritise those properties that are most easily recognised. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, it is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of mineralogy and petrology, but should also provide a valuable source of reference for all practising geologists dealing with rock thin sections and their interpretation.

Petrology of the Metamorphic Rocks


Author: R. Mason

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780045520275

Category: Science

Page: 230

View: 9818

There has been a great advance in the understanding of processes of meta morphism and of metamorphic rocks since the last edition of this book appeared. Methods for determining temperatures and pressures have become almost routine, and there is a wide appreciation that there is not a single temperature and pressure of metamorphism, but that rocks may preserve, in their minerals, chemistry and textures, traces of their history of burial, heating, deformation and permeation by fluids. However, this excit ing new knowledge is still often difficult for non-specialists to understand, and this book, like the first edition, aims at enlightenment. I have concen trated on the interpretation of the plate tectonic settings of metamorphism, rather than following a geochemical approach. Although there is an impress ive degree of agreement between the two, I believe that attempting to discover the tectonic conditions accompanying rock recrystallization will more readily arouse the interest of the beginner. I have used a series of case histories, as in the first edition, drawing on my own direct experience as far as possible. This m

Rock-forming Minerals in Thin Section


Author: Hans Pichler,Cornelia Schmitt-Riegraf

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412644603

Category: Science

Page: 220

View: 8327

The book should be of interest to lecturers in departments of geology, mineralogy, geochemists, geophysics, geological engineering, mining and mineral resources; and to professionals in the ceramics industry.

A Colour Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section


Author: W. S. MacKenzie,A. E. Adams

Publisher: Manson Publishing


Category: Geology

Page: 192

View: 5419

This concise volume is designed for the introductory undergraduate level. With the help of colour photographs, the authors explain how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarizing microscope.

Trap Magmatism and Ore Formation in the Siberian Noril'sk Region

Volume 2. Atlas of Magmatic Rocks


Author: V.V. Ryabov,A.Ya. Shevko,M.P. Gora

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400768818

Category: Science

Page: 628

View: 7475

The basis of this investigation is the petrographic and geochemical understanding of principal igneous rock types of the Noril’sk region, in order to demonstrate that these data provide unique and self-evident solutions to the problems of petrogenesis and mineralization. The results of the investigations are presented in two volumes: the first includes mainly text and the second contains illustrations. In the first volume, the state of the main problems of the genesis of igneous rocks with reference to Traps and related ore deposits is discussed, as well as short petrological descriptions of igneous complexes in the region, the mineral and geochemical diversity of the rocks, and aspects of the differentiation of basaltic melts and mineralization are described. Taking into account the vast number of publications on the petrology of Traps of the Noril’sk region, primary attention in the monograph is given to earlier unknown phenomena, as well as other aspects that are of great importance for solving genetic problems. Some exotic geologic targets such as the Mikchandinsky differentiated cover, the magnetite lava flow of the Putorana Plateau, the magmatogenic breccia of Kharaelakh and others are described in detail. The second volume contains an atlas of Rock Indications of igneous rock-types; formally identified reference rocks from all igneous complexes of the region, as well as photographs of thin sections of typical rocks and analytical tables of rocks and minerals from the key sections of sedimentary units and intrusions. Each rock type has been geochemically and petrographically analysed thereby providing a formal identity, complete with a photograph of the thin section. Photomicrographs of the rocks in this book will be a useful aid in visualizing the diversity of rock types in the Traps; each photograph reflecting a unique combination of minerals.

Atlas of Economic Mineral Deposits


Author: Colin J. Dixon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401165114

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 139

View: 6489

reader who wishes to study economic mineral deposits. I have in mind that it they do include references to the source material. Full bibliographies are in could be the basic descriptive part of a university course on the subject. many cases unnecessary because of the monumental work of Ridge (Ridge, Many teachers of economic and mining geology prefer to lecture on the 1972 and 1976). formative geological processes and origin of mineral deposits, and most of The Scope, Purpose and Layout of the Book Terminology. This is a persistent problem in geology. What I have tried to the existing textbooks do likewise. The Atlas is intended to be a compen Air, sea, surface water and soil support life, from which comes our food; the dium of descriptive material on which a more analytical series of lectures, or do is use a consistent, and internationally acceptable set of terms, making as much use as possible of the recent attempts by international organizations to fossil remains of life, that is: coal, oil and gas, together with solar and course of reading, could be based.

Introduction to Optical Mineralogy


Author: William D. Nesse

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195149104

Category: Science

Page: 348

View: 8833

The purpose of this book is to serve the needs of students in learning the procedures and theory required to use the petrographic microscope. In the second edition the book has been updated and there has been a number of changes.