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Rock Forming Minerals, Volume 2A: Single-Chain Silicates

Product Code: RFM2A
Series: GSL Rock-Forming Minerals
Author/Editor: By W.A. Deer, R.A. Howie and J. Zussman
Publication Date: 01 December 1978
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A second edition, in two parts, of Volume 2 of this well-known reference series. This volume deals mainly with the pyroxene minerals, but also with pyroxenoids, sapphirine and aenigmatite. The double-chain silicates are covered in Volume 2B. In the fifteen years since the first edition was published, the quantity and scope of research on pyroxenes and other minerals has grown enormously, and has been reported in a wide variety of literature. This book, which has been completely rewritten, summarizes the important research results and presents them in an organized fashion.

Each mineral chapter is divided into sections on structure, chemistry, optical and physical properties, distinguishing features and paragenesis. Each chapter is headed by a brief tabulation of mineral data and a sketch showing optical orientation, and concludes with full references to the literature. Diagrams of the crystal structures are presented and are followed by a discussion of the structural features. The chemical sections include a large number of analyses from which structural formulae have been calculated, illustrating the chemical variation exhibited by each mineral; phase equilibria in relevant systems are fully considered. In the sections 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 1978. Reprinted by GSL in 1997, 2001 and 2013.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-897799-85-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-897799-85-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 678
Weight: 1.4 kg

Contents

Single-Chain Silicates: Pyroxenes 
 
Introduction 

Magnesium-Iron Pyroxenes 
Orthopyroxenes
Pigeonite 

Calcium Pyroxenes
Diopside-Hedenbergite
Augite 
Fassaite 
Johannsenite

Calcium-Sodium Pyroxenes
Omphacite

Sodium Pyroxenes
Jadeite
Aegirine
Aegirine-augite 
Ureyite

Lithium Pyroxenes
Spodumene

Single-Chain Silicates: Non-pyroxenes 
Wollastonite
Pectolite
Bustamite
Rhodonite 
Pyroxmangite
Sapphirine
Aenigmatite
Rhonite
Serendibite 

Index 

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