A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section

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ISBN: 0470236280
Release Date: 1997-01-01
Number of pages: 192
Author: W. S. MacKenzie
Publisher: Wiley

Download and read online A Color Atlas of Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB An introduction to the use of thin sections in the study of petrography—the scientific description of rocks. It covers all rock types—igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic—and provides readers with an excellent overview of the subject.


Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section

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ISBN: 9781317873792
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 104
Author: W.S. Mackenzie
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB 'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist


Atlas of Igneous Rocks and Their Textures

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ISBN: 0047027339
Release Date: 1982
Number of pages: 148
Author: W. S. MacKenzie
Publisher:

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A Key for Identification of Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section

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ISBN: 9781138001145
Release Date: 2014-11-21
Number of pages: 182
Author: Andrew J. Barker
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online A Key for Identification of Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB Structured in the form of a dichotomous key, comparable to those widely used in botany, the mineral key provides an efficient and systematic approach to identifying rock-forming minerals in thin-section. This unique approach covers 150+ of the most commonly encountered rock-forming minerals, plus a few rarer but noteworthy ones. Illustrated in full colour, with 330+ high quality mineral photomicrographs from a worldwide collection of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks, it also provides a comprehensive atlas of rock-forming minerals in thin-section. Commencing with a brief introduction to mineral systems, and the properties of minerals in plane-polarised and cross-polarised light, the mineral key also includes line drawings, tables of mineral properties and an interference colour chart, to further aid mineral identification. To minimise the chance of misidentification, and enable less experienced petrologists to use the key with confidence, the key has been arranged to prioritise those properties that are most easily recognised. Designed for simplicity and ease of use, it is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students of mineralogy and petrology, but should also provide a valuable source of reference for all practising geologists dealing with rock thinsections and their interpretation.


Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section

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ISBN: 1138091847
Release Date: 2017-08-16
Number of pages:
Author: Kate Brodie
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Rocks and Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB The Second Edition of this concise, clear, and handy-sized volume, highly respected and successful authors explain to the reader, with the help of 180 superb color photomicrographs, how to observe, describe and identify thin section samples of rocks and minerals using the polarising microscope. The book is aimed at the introductory undergraduate level and highlights important diagnostic features of minerals and deals with all rock types-- igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic--with equal emphasis and authority, giving students the knowledge and confidence to begin to identify specimens for themselves. Each photograph has been specially prepared for the book and has been reproduced in a generous size to the highest quality. In addition to its value to students and instructors in geology, geography, civil engineering and materials science, the book stands on its own as a beautiful collection of photomicrographs and a permanent source of reference and fascination for all those interested in the nature and science of the world of rocks and minerals.


Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope

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ISBN: 047027476X
Release Date: 1984-08-06
Number of pages: 104
Author: A. E. Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Download and read online Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope in PDF and EPUB Atlas of sedimentary rocks under the microscope A third volume to accompany the successful Atlas of Rock-forming Minerals in Thin Section and Atlas of Igneous Rocks and Their Textures, this full-colour handbook presents over 200 colour illustrations of the common constituents and textures of sedimentary rocks as seen using thin sections or acetate peels. Since carbonate rocks show the greatest variety of grain types half the book is devoted to them, but the authors also cover sandstones, ironstones, phosphatic rocks, evaporites and cherts. In addition to the plates and their captions a short introduction outlines the classifications used and the staining techniques applied to most of the limestone samples. Like its predecessors, this atlas provides an essential guide and laboratory manual for geology students and teachers. Amateur geologists will also find much to help them enjoy the study of sedimentary rocks under the microscope with the aid of relatively simple equipment. A.E. Adams is Lecturer in Geology at the University of Manchester. W.S. MacKenzie is Emeritus Professor of Petrology at the University of Manchester. C. Guilford was formerly Superintendent of the Department of Geology at the University of Manchester.


Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope

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ISBN: 9781840765403
Release Date: 1998-04-01
Number of pages: 184
Author: Anthony Adams
Publisher: CRC Press

Download and read online Carbonate Sediments and Rocks Under the Microscope in PDF and EPUB More than half of the world's petroleum is to be found in carbonate rocks, for example in the Middle East, the former USSR and in North America. These rocks show a bewildering diversity of grains and textures, due in part to the wealth of different fossil organisms which have contributed to carbonate sedimentation, and in part to a wide variety of diagenetic processes which can radically modify textures and obscure the depositional fabric. Careful petrographic study with a polarising microscope is a key element of any study of carbonate sediments, as a companion to field or core logging, and as a necessary precursor to geochemical analysis. This atlas, which illustrates in full colour a range of features not attempted in any general textbook, is designed as a laboratory manual to keep beside the microscope, as an aid to identifying grain types and textures in carbonates. It appeals alike to undergraduate and graduate students and to professionals in teaching institutions, research laboratories and industry.


Structural Geology

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ISBN: 9781107057647
Release Date: 2016-03-03
Number of pages: 524
Author: Haakon Fossen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Structural Geology in PDF and EPUB This market-leading textbook has been updated to include a chapter on joints and veins, additional examples and stunning new photos.


An Introduction to Mineral Sciences

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ISBN: 0521429471
Release Date: 1992-10-22
Number of pages: 457
Author: Andrew Putnis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online An Introduction to Mineral Sciences in PDF and EPUB The subject of mineralogy has moved away from the systematic treatment of mineral groups toward the study of the behavior of minerals in response to geological processes. It is vital that we understand the physics and chemistry of minerals as this response generally involves structural and chemical changes within individual minerals as well as reactions between minerals. This is the first text to provide an introduction to modern mineralogy for undergraduate students. The main, and often complex, concepts required to understand minerals and the processes that take place within them are presented in an easy to follow manner without any complex mathematical treatment. The book deals with solid-state transformations in minerals, which take place in response to changes in temperature and pressure, as well as introducing the basic crystallography, physics and chemistry needed to understand these processes. No knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics beyond high-school level is assumed.


A Color Guide to the Petrography of Carbonate Rocks

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ISBN: 9780891813583
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 474
Author: Peter A. Scholle
Publisher: AAPG

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Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section

Filename: atlas-of-the-rock-forming-minerals-in-thin-section.pdf
ISBN: 9781317873808
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 104
Author: W.S. Mackenzie
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Atlas of the Rock Forming Minerals in Thin Section in PDF and EPUB 'Hurray for Mackenzie and Guilford for at last we have a pictorial guide to the rock-forming minerals! . . . such feasts of colour in mineralogy books are rare . . . an admirable guide' New Scientist


Minerals

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ISBN: 9781107393905
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Number of pages:
Author: Hans-Rudolf Wenk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Minerals in PDF and EPUB Minerals: Their Constitution and Origin is an introduction to mineralogy for undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geology and materials science. It has been designed for a one-semester course and covers all aspects of mineralogy in an up-to-date and integrated style. The book is divided into five parts that discuss structure and bonding within minerals; mineral physics and optical properties; modes of mineral formation and thermodynamics; mineral groups within the context of mineral-forming environments; and the application of mineralogy for the exploitation of metal deposits, gems, and cement. Identification of minerals in hand specimen and under the microscope are also covered. Throughout the text emphasis is placed on linking mineral properties with broader geological processes, and on conveying their economic value. Containing beautiful colour photographs, handy reference tables and a glossary of terms, this textbook will be an indispensable guide for the next generation of mineralogy students.


Sedimentary Petrology

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ISBN: 9781444311594
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Number of pages: 272
Author: Maurice E. Tucker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Sedimentary Petrology in PDF and EPUB The earlier editions of this book have been used by successive generations of students for more than 20 years, and it is the standard text on the subject in most British universities and many others throughout the world. The study of sediments and sedimentary rocks continues to be a core topic in the Earth Sciences and this book aims to provide a concise account of their composition, mineralogy, textures, structures, diagenesis and depositional environments. This latest edition is noteworthy for the inclusion of 16 plates with 54 colour photomicrographs of sedimentary rocks in thin-section. These bring sediments to life and show their beauty and colorful appearance down the microscope; they will aid the student enormously in laboratory petrographic work. The text has been revised where necessary and the reference and further reading lists brought up-to-date. New tables have been included to help undergraduates with rock and thin-section description and interpretation. New 16-page colour section will mean students do not need to buy Longman Atlas All illustrations redrawn to higher standard Complete revision of text - new material on sedimentary geochemistry, etc


Global Tectonics

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ISBN: 9781118688083
Release Date: 2013-05-28
Number of pages: 496
Author: Philip Kearey
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Global Tectonics in PDF and EPUB The third edition of this widely acclaimed textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of global tectonics, and includes major revisions to reflect the most significant recent advances in the field. A fully revised third edition of this highly acclaimed text written by eminent authors including one of the pioneers of plate tectonic theory Major revisions to this new edition reflect the most significant recent advances in the field, including new and expanded chapters on Precambrian tectonics and the supercontinent cycle and the implications of plate tectonics for environmental change Combines a historical approach with process science to provide a careful balance between geological and geophysical material in both continental and oceanic regimes Dedicated website available at www.blackwellpublishing.com/kearey/


Ceramic Petrography

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ISBN: 1905739591
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 251
Author: Patrick Sean Quinn
Publisher:

Download and read online Ceramic Petrography in PDF and EPUB "...this book illustrates the spectrum of compostional and microstructural phenomena that occur within ancient ceramics under the microscope and provides comprehensive guidelines for their study within archaeology."--Back cover.