Minerals, Ores, and Gemstones

  • François CardarelliEmail author


In this chapter the main definitions and properties of minerals, ores and gemstones are detailed and explained. A table summarising the most important properties of more than 400 mineral species commonly used in the mining, chemical and metallurgical industries is also included.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Electrochem Technologies & Materials Inc.Montréal (QC)Canada

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