By Andrew J. Barker
Structured within the kind of a dichotomous key, such as these conventional in botany, the mineral key presents a good and systematic method of deciding on rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This new angle covers one hundred fifty+ of the main in general encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a couple of rarer yet noteworthy ones. Illustrated in complete color, with 330+ prime quality mineral photomicrographs from a world number of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it additionally presents a finished 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 additional relief mineral id. To minimise the opportunity of misidentification, and permit much less skilled petrologists to take advantage of the foremost with self belief, the most important has been prepared to prioritise these houses which are most simply recognised.
Designed for simplicity and simplicity of use, it really is essentially aimed toward undergraduate and postgraduate scholars of mineralogy and petrology, yet must also offer a invaluable resource of reference for all training geologists facing rock skinny sections and their interpretation.
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A Key for Identification of Rock-Forming Minerals in Thin Section by Andrew J. Barker