Encyclopedia of Minerals

Encyclopedia of Minerals

Book - 1990
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Baker & Taylor
Provides information on the chemical, physical, optical, and crystallographic properties of minerals

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The first edition (1974) was cited in Sheehy. An essential reference on every accepted mineral species, revised and updated to reflect new information in the science of mineralogy. This edition contains: some 3,200 alphabetical entries, 1,000 of which are entirely new; 338 photos, most in color, mostly of large specimens; 45 new crystal drawings of rare species; and complete coverage of silicates. All entries include the mineral's formula, its crystal system, locality, and physical property data. Lovingly done, and the color photography is exemplary. Too bad that the paper's acidic. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold, c1990
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780442276812
Branch Call Number: 549.03 R544e 1990
Characteristics: 979 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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