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Rock-Forming Minerals, Volume 3B: Layered Silicates: Excluding Micas and Clay Minerals

Product Code: RFM3B
Series: GSL Rock-Forming Minerals
Author/Editor: By W.A. Deer, R.A. Howie and J. Zussman
Publication Date: 06 March 2009
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This extensive revision deals with the minerals talc, pyrophyllite, chlorite, serpentine, stilpnomelane, zussmanite, prehnite and apophyllite. The text has been completely rewritten and very much expanded to take account of the many advances that have been made in all aspects of the Earth sciences, not least mineralogy. Each chapter is headed by a brief tabulation of mineral data and ends with full references. Crystal structures are described and illustrated, followed by discussion of structural information gained from spectroscopic as well as X-ray and electron-optic methods. Chemical sections include many analyses and structural formulae, phase relations, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary geochemistry, alteration and weathering. Examples are given of a range of mineral parageneses. Correlation between the various aspects of mineralogy are emphasized in order to provide a scientific understanding of minerals as well as their description and identification.

So great has been the expansion of research on layered silicates that a separate volume (3A, 2003) was devoted entirely to micas and another (3C), entirely for clay minerals will also be published.

Rock-Forming Minerals is an essential reference work for professionals, researchers and postgraduate students in Earth science and related fields in chemistry, physics, engineering, environmental and soil sciences.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-259-5
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-259-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 328
Weight: 0.81 kg

Contents

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

Talc
Pyrophyllite
Chlorite
Serpentine
Stilphomelane
Zussmanite
Prehnite
Apophyllite


Acknowledgements

Index

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