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Rock Forming Minerals, Volume 1B: Disilicates & Ring Silicates

Product Code: RFM1B
Series: GSL Rock-Forming Minerals
Author/Editor: By W.A. Deer, R.A. Howie and J. Zussman
Publication Date: 01 December 1986
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If you wish to buy all 11 volumes in this series then you can receive a 20% discount. See RFMSET11 to view and purchase the set.

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A second edition, in two parts, of Volume 1 of this well-known reference series. This volume deals mainly with the disilcates and ring silicates including the epidote, melilite, cordierite, and tourmaline groups. In addition to the minerals dealt with in the first edition, some of the rarer but typical minerals in the calc-silicate rocks and the accessory minerals of nepheline-syenites and related rocks have been included. The orthosilicates, in particular the olivine, garnet and humite groups are covered in Volume 1A. In the years since the first edition was published, the quantity and scope of research on the disilicates and ring has grown enormously and has given rise to a widevariety of literature. This book, which has been completely rewritten and considerably expanded, summarizes the important research results and presents them in anorganized fashion. Each mineral chapter is divided into sections on structure, chemistry, optical and physical properties, distinguishing features and paragenesis. Each chapter is headedby a tabulation of mineral data and a sketch showing optical orientation, and concludes with full references to the literature. Diagrams of the crystal structures arepresented and are followed by a discussion of the structural features. The chemical sections include a large number of analyses from which structural formulae havebeen calculated, illustrating the chemical and paragenetical variation exhibited by each mineral; phase equilibria in relevant systems are fully considered. In thesections on optical and physical properties, particular attention is paid to the correlation of these properties with chemical composition. The principal modes of occurrence are described and discussed in the paragenesis sections; here again correlation with chemistry is emphasized.

2nd edition published 1982. Reprinted by GSL in 1997 and 2001.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-89-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-89-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 638
Weight: 1.47 kg

Contents

Abbreviations and Symbols
Preface to first Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Acknowledgements

Epidote group

Zoisite
Clinozoisite-Epidote
Piemontite
Allanite

Lawsonite
Pumpellyite
Larnite
Merwinite
Spurrite
Rankinite
Tilleyite
Melilite group
Låvenite
Rosenbuschite-Götzenite
Eudialyte-Eucolite
Catapleiite
Beryl
Cordierite
Osumilite
Tourmaline group
Axinite


Index

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