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Mineral Reference Manual

  • Authors
  • Ernest H. Nickel
  • Monte C. Nichols

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. A
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 1-14
  3. B
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 15-30
  4. C
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 31-50
  5. D
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 51-57
  6. E
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 58-62
  7. F
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 63-72
  8. G
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 73-81
  9. H
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    Pages 82-94
  10. I
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 95-98
  11. J
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 99-103
  12. K
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 104-114
  13. L
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    Pages 115-123
  14. M
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    Pages 124-144
  15. N
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    Pages 145-152
  16. O
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    Pages 153-156
  17. P
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 157-173
  18. Q
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    Pages 174-174
  19. R
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    Pages 175-183
  20. S
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 184-204
  21. T
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    Pages 205-217
  22. U
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 218-220
  23. V
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    Pages 221-225
  24. W
    Ernest H. Nickel, Monte C. Nichols
    Pages 226-231
  25. X
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    Pages 232-232
  26. Y
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    Pages 233-234
  27. Z
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    Pages 235-238
  28. Back Matter
    Pages 239-250

About this book

Introduction

of a Roman numeral, an alphabetic character and an Arabic numeral. This designation constitutes the classification symbol based on the system in Mineralogische Tabellen by Hugo Strunz (a summary is shown in Appendix A). The Roman numeral and alphabetical character divide the minerals into broad groups based mainly on chemistry, with the silicate subdivision based on silicate polymerization. The Arabic numeral specifies the group to which a particular mineral belongs; a group is defined mainly on the basis of crystallographic similarities, but minerals with similar chemical compositions are sometimes included in the group even though they do not exhibit crystallographic affinities with other members of the class. The next entry gives the name of the author of the mineral and the date of its introduction into the literature. In some cases where a mineral has been redescribed or the name has been changed from the original, this entry will reflect the person and time when this was done. This is followed by a reference to what we have tried to make the latest, or most authoritative, literature report. We have attempted to include at least one reference for each species. If there is a second reference following the first, it will be a reference to the determination of the crystal structure. The abbreviations used in the references are given in Appendix B. The final entry, when present, gives the names of similar or related minerals and is preceded by the deSignation "See also" .

Keywords

chemistry classification crystal crystal structure mineral

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