Natural Zeolites

  • Glauco Gottardi
  • Ermanno Galli

Part of the Minerals and Rocks book series (MINERALS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 1-34
  3. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 35-75
  4. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 76-121
  5. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 122-167
  6. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 168-222
  7. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 223-255
  8. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 256-305
  9. Glauco Gottardi, Ermanno Galli
    Pages 306-316
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 317-411

About this book


Zeolites form a family of minerals which have been known since the 18th century, but they remained a curiosity for scientists and collectors until 60 years ago, when their unique physicochemical properties attracted the attention of many researchers. In the past 30 years there has been an ex­ traordinary development in zeolite science; six International Conferences on Zeolites have been held every 3 years since 1967, and a large number of interesting contributions have been published in their proceedings. Many books, written either by individual authors or by several authors under a leading editor, have been published on these interesting silicate phases, but none has been devoted specifically to natural zeolites, even though this theme may be of interest not only to earth scientists, but also to chemists, as the in­ formation obtained from natural samples completes and in­ tegrates the characterization of many zeolites. We are trying to fill this gap on the basis of 20 years of research on natural zeolites, which we performed at the University of Modena together with many friends and colleagues. If it is in general difficult to write a scientific book with­ out upsetting somebody, this is particularly true for a book on natural crystals, because mineralogy is an interdisciplin­ ary science which covers some fields of physics, chemistry, it is almost impossible to meet every petrology, geology, and requirement.


chemistry formation geology mineral mineralogy petrology

Authors and affiliations

  • Glauco Gottardi
    • 1
  • Ermanno Galli
    • 1
  1. 1.Istituto di Mineralogia e PetrologiaUniversità di ModenaModenaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-46520-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-46518-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0343-2181
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