Mineralogy: A Geologist's Point of View
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The final two chapters, in Part VI, present the systematics of mineral classification in accord with the modified Dana classification, and an alphabetical description of minerals.The strengths of this book is the upgraded classicial mineralogy, the inclusion of geochemical and geological aspects of mineralogy, and appropriate level of optical mineralogy and an exceptionally through section on analytical instrumentation and techniques.. The presentation of mineralogical information in this book builds from atomistic components, thorough geochemical principles, to the formation of crystal structures and crystalliz
Sarah E. Troedson said Truly Mineralogy for Geologists. The problem with most mineralogy textbooks is that they're written by and for mineralogists. For the average geologist, this can make learning mineralogy unnecessarily difficult. This book solves that problem. It is by far the best intro to mineralogy text I've been exposed to. It wasn't released until after I'd already taken my first minearlogy class and I bought it anyway on a professor's recommendation. I was not dissappointed. I used this book more often as a reference in my last year of geology study (to get my BS) than the text I'd learned from, bookmarked and written notes in. I also us. Lloyd Kunar said An extremely good book. I used it to teach Mineralogy to. An extremely good book. I used it to teach Mineralogy to my second year students at University and it was used by students to their satisfaction.