By Andrew J. Barker
Structured within the kind of a dichotomous key, equivalent to these commonly used in botany, the mineral key presents an effective and systematic method of deciding on rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This new angle covers one hundred fifty+ of the main generally encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a couple of rarer yet noteworthy ones. Illustrated in complete color, with 330+ top of the range mineral photomicrographs from a world choice of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it additionally presents a accomplished atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section.
Commencing with a quick creation to mineral platforms, and the homes of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised gentle, the mineral key additionally contains line drawings, tables of mineral homes and an interference color chart, to extra reduction mineral id. To minimise the opportunity of misidentification, and allow much less skilled petrologists to take advantage of the most important with self belief, the most important has been prepared to prioritise these homes which are most simply recognised.
Designed for simplicity and straightforwardness of use, it's essentially aimed toward undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of mineralogy and petrology, yet also needs to supply a worthy resource of reference for all practicing geologists facing rock skinny sections and their interpretation.
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